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Unread 06-27-2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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Considering 1983 Cherokee Purchase...Need Help!

Hi all,

I'm considering purchasing a 1983 Cherokee, but I need some help to understand what things I should be careful of, be certain about, avoid, etc. Basically, how to buy the thing!

- originally 145K miles
- engine was partially rebuilt 7 years ago with the following
. RV cam
. honed out pistons
. intake manifold
. carburetor
- "new" engine has 30K miles
- repainted about a year ago
- undercarriage is coated with spray on bedliner type protectant
- no rust on undercarriage
- completely reupholstered and clean inside
- radio doesn't work / no antenna

The background is that it's someone's baby and that person's illness has taken away their ability to drive. Sad. The owner treated it like a lady apparently.

Anyway, I'd like to know what to ask about, look for, and be ready to pay for something like that. I know it's minimal information for a big question, so any insight is appreciated.


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Unread 06-27-2013, 05:22 PM   #2
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Picture would be good. Do you know if it is a wide track (obvious fenders) or narrow track? It's 2 doors correct?

Rust is the biggest problem rear quarters are a good place to look for it. Also, with the wide tracks, the corners of the fenders.

What are you thinking of offering?
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