buying a parts jeep - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep CJ Forum > buying a parts jeep

Introducing MONSTALINERô UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LinePoison Spyder JK Evap SkidRockridge 4WD IS Taking Zone Offroad Suspension Lift Kits

Reply
Unread 10-18-2013, 08:45 AM   #1
lsukevinc
Registered User
1979 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Geismar, Louisiana
Posts: 310
buying a parts jeep

I found a 79 CJ5 without a title that seems to be in good shape. The body looks decent, but i don't have any pictures of the frame. The tires look farily new as well. No gas tank, but he has it running off of a tank in the bed. It has the 258, 4 speed, and not sure of the transfer case. He is asking 1500. What has been your experience with owners? He knows he can't do much since he has no title (long story about it, it was a repo and no one ever claimed it). So can you negoiate alot with your sellers? if i show up with 1000 or 1200 and a trailer, you think we would move?

I plan to part it out and keep a few parts for myself.

picture-03511.jpg

picture-3512.jpg

picture-03211.jpg

lsukevinc is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-18-2013, 08:53 AM   #2
seabass1858
Registered User
1983 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: FT Benning, Georgia
Posts: 1,204
i wouldnt use that good of a jeep for a parts jeep, knowing me it would be another project but it does look to have a solid tub and frame. you can get them titled in alabama through a company using a bill of sale and vin. I would use the 4 speed for your self if u use it as a parts jeep.
seabass1858 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-18-2013, 08:54 AM   #3
dhubbs
Registered User
1979 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: mitchell, ne
Posts: 169
Depends on the state, but its often not too hard to get a new title from a bill of sale. I have done that a few times without too much trouble.
dhubbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-18-2013, 09:02 AM   #4
JeepnBlake
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lincoln Nebraska
Posts: 3,062
If you're interested in parting it you should be able to get 200-300 for the dog house, 100 for the frame, 250 or so for the engine, tcase around 100, axles 100 for the pair, that tub is somewhere around 300-500 cj5s vary more than cj7s,

Those tires should fetch an easy 500 on the wheels.

I would buy it and file for lost title as they do in my state, some states are called bonded titles, or rebuild titles.
__________________
-Blake-

Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/j...thread-985907/
Dad's Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/d...build-1474170/
OEM Fog Light Connectors, Conversions, and Extension Info:http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f20/o...ngler-1008928/
JeepnBlake is offline   Reply With Quote




Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.