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post #1 of 4 Old 04-25-2002, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Hey, I was looking in the paper and I saw this ad: </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial"> 69 CJ5, V6, 4 Spd, new hubs/batt/ starter/rear end/heavyduty trans & Warn winch, extras: hood, tow bar, etc $2,000 </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I called and the guy said it's reliable but it has rust on the tub below the doors, how much would it cost me to fix it and maintain? Any insight greatly appriciated.

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post #2 of 4 Old 04-25-2002, 09:13 PM
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How mechanically inclined are you? You can't just waltz into Wal-Mart and pick up some floor boards. Often people will accessorize junk vehicles to give it a nice appearance (sorta like the one I just bought! ) Check out the frame and body mounts for rust. Dude, if you have any chance of having a mechanic friend to look at it with you, do it (and fast). There could be a million unknowns that a mechanic could detect and project into $$ to fix up. That's bargaining power, too, if you had to put $1500-$2000(for example) into fixing motor, floorboards, brakes, steering, etc.. to make it reliable AND safe. Always offer less, maybe $1100 and top out at $1400 (unless the engine, and body is in mint condition--which it's likely not). There's lots of headaches that the current owner doesn't want, so you'll get em if you buy it. Give it a test drive for sure! Warning-you might fall in love with it.

But let me tell you--from a recent, first-time Jeep owner--I LOVE the headaches because driving my '71 CJ is awesome! The intangebles are great, especially on an older model '69. Give it a drive and give us more details!
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Doesn't seem like a bad buy. Even if you have to buy another tub(worst case scenaro about 2K less paint) and other misc. you are still at 5k or so. Make sure it's a truck 4 speed(should be a T98), the winch works, Check the rear body mounts for breakage.Steering tight?Check the wiring loom, is it all chopped up? Check it as you would a used car.The big plus to this Jeep is it's simplicity, nothing fancy here.Use whatever problems as leaverage on the price.Good luck!

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Hey, Hippo,

Sounds like another gem like yours! I'd love to get my hands on one with the Buick V6 someday! Those little motors are powerhouses!

Hi709, providing you check it all out like already mentioned, it sounds pretty good to me! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
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