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Unread 04-29-2013, 08:32 PM   #1
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Is this a good Cj?

So I'm looking into buying a Cj7 I have always wanted on as a kid. Is this a fair price? Also what should I look for? I'm test driving it tomorrow. Is it ok if there is some rust on the leaf springs? I want to make sure the 4wd functions properly. I have to lock the hubs right? Here is the link http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/3747257453.html
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Unread 04-29-2013, 08:35 PM   #2
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Also is the Amc 20 axel better than the danna 35?
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Unread 04-29-2013, 08:38 PM   #3
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It was rigged for a plow.
Where was it first sold?
You had better check the frame for RUST!
Take somedangbody with you that knows CJ's.
AMC '20' is CRAP. I put a Ford 9" in mine 22 years ago.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 10:02 PM   #4
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She looks like a peach,
Rust on the leaf springs is normal... probably just surface rust.
Yes, you have to get out and manually engage the hubs...they look like some nice warn or superwinch hubs
$8900 seems a bit high....mid $7 would be a good starting point....it does have a great combo of V8, 4spd, and dana 300.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 10:33 PM   #5
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Way to high on the price
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Unread 04-29-2013, 10:39 PM   #6
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^^ x2

Careful, its probably worth more to him than it is actually worth, which is always a loss for the buyer.

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Unread 04-29-2013, 10:52 PM   #7
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^^ x2

Careful, its probably worth more to him than it is actually worth, which is always a loss for the buyer.

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His grandson is in the Airforce and is deployed overseas. He gave it to his grandpa to sell it
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Unread 04-29-2013, 11:10 PM   #8
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Did not know that back-story! So maybe he is starting high because he is unsure. Sweet looking ride though. Good luck!

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Unread 04-29-2013, 11:35 PM   #9
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I like the very, very rare bit on the end, so rare that he changed the color when repainting it. It's a nice looking jeep, but asking too much! Good luck with it.
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Unread 04-30-2013, 02:16 AM   #10
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Its been on Craig's List for quite a while. I don't recall the original price but it's apparent he's proud of it.
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Unread 04-30-2013, 04:53 AM   #11
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All those pics, but not a single one of the engine compartment. Dumb.

From what I've seen of comparable CJs, he's got this one priced about right.

Collins Bros would put a $20K price tag on it, and probably get it.

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Unread 04-30-2013, 06:14 AM   #12
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I thought 1980 was the last year the 304 V8 was offered as an engine option, and 81 was just the 151 and 258 were available??

It is a clean looking CJ, no more rare than the rest of them.
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It was rigged for a plow.
I wouldn't say it was rigged with a snow plow, more likely a winch plate (some of these years came stock with an optional Warn M8274) -which would explain the slight surface rust in front of the grill on the frame rails. It looks to have been removed fairly recently as the side shots show newer bolts where the plate mounts to the side of the frame...

I take that back as I've noticed the "western" control panel on the interior pics... my bad

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Unread 04-30-2013, 07:09 AM   #14
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It was rigged for a plow.
Where was it first sold?
You had better check the frame for RUST!
Take somedangbody with you that knows CJ's.
AMC '20' is CRAP. I put a Ford 9" in mine 22 years ago.
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AMC 20 is not "crap". It's a perfectly acceptable rear end for the VAST majority of Jeep owners. There are tens of thousands out there right now running along just fine. Application is the key.
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Unread 04-30-2013, 07:45 AM   #15
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AMC 20 is not "crap". It's a perfectly acceptable rear end for the VAST majority of Jeep owners. There are tens of thousands out there right now running along just fine. Application is the key.
I'm not doing anything crazy with it just playing in the mud and moderate offroad trails. This Cj would be my daily driver around college
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