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Unread 11-20-2013, 12:11 PM   #1
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I'm trying to find a cj7 for my husband for Christmas. Where should I look?

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Unread 11-20-2013, 05:11 PM   #2
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Classifieds, craigslist, autotrader, here on JF in the classifieds (for sale).
Maybe in this forum,
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Unread 11-21-2013, 12:09 PM   #3
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i don't know where you are, but if you're in the rust belt, i'd be looking for cj's from the desert southwest. Ca, Az, NM, Nv, Ut. you should find frames and bodies without rust or corrosion in those states. it's more than worth the extra money (typically $500-$900 depending on how far it's shipped) to get extra years out of a body and frame, imho. i've bought 2 vehicles off ebay from the west coast. one i had shipped, the other i flew out and drove it back home to Minn. that one made for a nice vacation as well.
best of luck in finding the right one for your lucky husband!
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Unread 11-21-2013, 01:52 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by imafishingfred View Post
Classifieds, craigslist, autotrader, here on JF in the classifieds (for sale).
Maybe in this forum,
Those are all good suggestions. Although you can't hurt anything by looking on Ebay for CJs, if you do much comparison you'll see that the Ebay CJs seem to be overpriced.

Regardless of the source, be careful for scams. If you see a Jeep that looks too good to be true, it's likely a scam. These elements usually make for a suspicious seller:
  • You have to wire them the money
  • The Jeep will be shipped to you (typically for no extra cost)
  • The person is in the military/overseas/leaving the country and has to sell it ASAP and is offering a super low price.

Also, keep in mind that a CJ can be a very personal object. As such, you should try to get some idea of what your husband is specifically looking for in a CJ. That a will help narrow down the field. For example: color, tire size, suspension modifications, top options (hard, soft, bikini), metal of fiberglass tub, beat up vs. restored, trail Jeep or daily driver Jeep, etc.

I also suspect you will be unable to find a suitable CJ before Christmas, unless you happen to live in an area with a lot to choose from, or you have a pile of cash to spend.
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Unread 11-21-2013, 06:13 PM   #5
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dont limit yourself from the good old south either. there’s good solid ones here inland ga, al, fl also. mine don’t count as it came from Tennessee and sat for 15 years. solid frame just not rocker panels.
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Unread 11-21-2013, 06:22 PM   #6
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You are a lovely lady!!!!!

My wife bought me Bagusjeep some years ago as a present. It was rough and needed a lot of work but we have had many years of fun together doing it.

Fingers crossed for a Jeep Gladiator sitting outside my window on Christmas Day with a big ribbon around it!!
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Unread 11-21-2013, 10:42 PM   #7
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You're an awesome wife!

Good luck on the CJ hunt!
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Unread 11-22-2013, 06:29 AM   #8
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It all depends what you are willing to, ebay, autotrader, and of course craigslist are all good places to find them. just make sure if you arent knowlegable about jeeps or mechanics bring someone that is when you go to purchase so you dont get taken advantage of. also do not pay straight over the net. go in person. I have a buddy that got scammed guy said he was in maine they sent the money and were supposed to ship it. Turned out the acct they sent the money to was in portugal and nothing could be done because they were out of the country.
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Unread 11-22-2013, 10:44 AM   #9
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I just want to know what it is you must do for your wife to get her to buy you a Jeep for Christmas!!
What part of the country are you in? I see a good many for sale in the Ga. & SC. area. They are few and far between in the N.East.
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