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post #1 of 7 Old 10-14-2010, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Seeking Advice on Wagoneer

I have a 1989 Wagoneer. It was my daily transportation for years until the fuel bills got too high. I did not inspect it for the last couple of years as I was not driving it. It runs and has many parts that I replaced over the years. I have 8 tires and wheels. Some of the electrics (sun roof, back window) have stopped working, probably due to lack of use. I start it regularly.

Here is the question. Is it better to sell it as is or, sell it as parts? I really would feel bad about the latter because, like it's predecessor (another Wagoneer) it was a faithful steed. I just cannot restore it as I do not have the room or the time.

Over to you.

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-14-2010, 02:30 PM
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Hello Sarge,
It would personally kill me to sell a vehicle of mine that I had for any period of time for parts. As for advise, its would be a lot more dramatic of an experience trying to part it out that to just out right sell it. Besides the tearing apart for the desireables, and the accumulated mess from that, you have a hull that will end up needing towed away. Let alone watching this happen to something I'm sure you grew to appreciate. Sir, what shape is the body in? Floorboards solid? Rear fenders? FSJ folks expect things like the sunroof and rear window to go out. Its pretty common on these beasts of burden that we love. That won't stop someone from buying it. And with BJ's Offroad and others selling a wide variety of parts, those gremlins can be remedied. If it were me I would put it on the For Sale board on this forum, list it on your local craigslist, and sell it with the dignity these vehicles deserve.
Just my two cents.
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post #3 of 7 Old 10-14-2010, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Facts as I know them:
The body is in decent shape. It is getting some rust at the rear quarter panel. The clear coat is gone on some panels due to parking under my oak trees. I had a new rear headliner made but, have not installed it. There is a brush guard on the front from a military jeep. The interior leather is not bad. The A/C lost the freon. I closed the system but never replaced the gas. There is a tow bar and electric brake package. I had the engine rebuilt about 30K ago. The trans was rebuilt at a previous date.

The vehicle is suffering from not moving. I suspect the exhaust will need work to pass inspection. Actually, I think it is a good vehicle for someone to restore who has the time and place. Unfortunately, my garage has become a storage shed and I cannot get a vehicle inside like I once could.
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post #4 of 7 Old 10-17-2010, 11:07 PM
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I think selling it as a whole to a person who will take care of it/restore it would be awesome. Then again I'm agree with Tom all the way. I have issues getting rid of vehicles that I put my heart into and that is basically everything I own. Post it up on here and IFSJA.ORG.. there are a lot of guys there that will give it what it deserves. Good Luck!


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post #5 of 7 Old 10-18-2010, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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Unfortunately, I have to have 25 posts to advertise something in classified. At this point, that is a way off.

Guess it will have to wait. Thanks for the reply.
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post #6 of 7 Old 04-18-2014, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Well. I still have the jeep & the time has come to make a decision. If someone one the forum wants it, make me an offer. Otherwise, I will, very reluctantly, have to part it out. Condition is about the same.
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post #7 of 7 Old 04-18-2014, 10:29 PM
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I've parted out several vehicles. Be prepared to get to the point where lots of the parts just don't sell and you end up hauling it off for scrap. There are just some parts that there is almost no demand for.

Surely you have other outlets to sell it other than this forum. There are local freebie classifieds papers, craigslist, and a large number of Jeep forums on the web other than this one.
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