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post #1 of 12 Old 04-24-2013, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Looking at a J3000 project?

I found a 1966 J3000 with a 327 vigilante engine manual transmission. Frame is good body not so much. The price is pretty good at 500 bucks. I love the look of these old trucks. I am kind off on the fence with it being right in the middle of my TJ rebuild.





I know you all are going to say go for it cause its a Jeep and or a J series but what do you all think about the condition for a less than showroom more of a functional rebuild?

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post #2 of 12 Old 04-24-2013, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Oh yeah! Are those cab lights factory original?
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post #3 of 12 Old 04-24-2013, 03:52 PM
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Those cab lights are reason enough for me to say go for it
I have no idea if there stock, but they look period correct. I don't see any rot on the body from the pics, how's the bed

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post #4 of 12 Old 04-24-2013, 11:58 PM
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i would so do it. 500 is a steal. Just check for rust. Usually by the time the frame rusts, the floorboards are rusted through.

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post #5 of 12 Old 04-26-2013, 11:49 PM
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For that price, in that condition, go for it! I have 4 jeeps from JKUR to J20....you can't have too many can you?
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post #6 of 12 Old 06-10-2013, 09:28 PM
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Did you buy it?
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post #7 of 12 Old 06-10-2013, 10:04 PM
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Even if the floorboards are rusted through I would buy it. For 500 bucks you can tear it all apart and do things right with not that much money into it.

Just about all the body metal seems to be 16 gauge, so it's pretty darn easy to work on, even if you're new to the whole process like me.

http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=161426

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post #8 of 12 Old 06-11-2013, 05:16 AM Thread Starter
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I have not bought it yet. It is still there. The old man that owns it has had offers for 3 or 400 but he is 500 firm. My TJ build is is the stages of costing money so I am at a stand still. I want to buy it and sit on it till the TJ is done. If he still has it when I get the V8 in the TJ ill get it.

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post #9 of 12 Old 06-11-2013, 07:25 PM
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Bump

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post #10 of 12 Old 06-14-2013, 05:13 PM
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darn, the grill and lights are worth 500 bucks! Seriously cool rig. And body doesn't look bad.

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post #11 of 12 Old 06-14-2013, 06:18 PM
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Buy it and park it for later! the TJ can wait til you recover the $500.
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post #12 of 12 Old 06-14-2013, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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I should just bite the bullet and buy it. I want the v8 swap done so bad in the TJ. I drove by it again today.
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