Originally Posted by YouStupidBunny
In good cosmetic and running condition, how much is something like that worth? Do they have collectible value yet?
Ever heard of wagonmasters? Late model (not even old ones) wagoneers that are fully restored to factory new condition (dont actually do alot to the motors though) that generally sell for 30k+
A clean (not immaculate and not even necessarily low mileage) late model or final edition (maybe an 88-91) can easily pull in 7-9 grand.
The older ones can be worth just as much if they are clean. A kid i know on IFSJA drove a total basket case one (all different color body panels, mid 80's, beat to hell and not running well) and got hit by somebody and it was totaled. insurance company gave him 6 grand for it because the only pricing info they could find was looking for grand wagoneers for sale at car lots.
They have become VERY popular with the ll bean eddie bauer, tommy hilfigger type preppy crowd and are making a comeback with those folks. They are a classic, the original luxury SUV.
Keep in mind that in 1988 a grand wagoneer that was pretty much fully loaded cost over $28,000 bucks. Thats a luxury vehicle price right there.
I used to have some 120W lights on the back of my old exploder! They were GREAT for setting up camp at night. They also were GREAT for tailgaters!!! LOL
No concern of crushing/breaking them mounted low like that? I'm not super familiar with how aggressive you are with the wagon...
Also, do you tow/haul with it? Ever think about pulling the overload leaf out of the pack to see if the ride is better and if it flexes better?
Not worried about crushing them, and if i go rock crawling, i can remove them from where they are mounted in about 30 seconds each, bracket and all, and tuck them up into the frame.
I dont do much crazy stuff, most technical trail i've ever run was potato ridge with the waggy.
I'm planning to tow, and i need those AAL's, they are part of my lift. If I remove them, my tires wont fit. Not that those springs have anything to do with it, but this rig was set up for heavy duty towing by some unknown previous owner (6 pin harness, trailer brake, oversized booster, beefy hitch, adjustable air shocks, auxiliary fuel tank, etc etc).
I dont ever want to tow anything thats heavy enough to need a trailer break.