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Unread 04-30-2013, 08:03 AM   #16
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Whether it had a plow on it or not, it looks like a fair jeep for the price. We also need to keep in mind that these are Texas prices, and that one's not that far out of line for Texas and not a bad deal no matter where you are for the condition it appears to be in.

First thing I'd do is drop those rims and get some factory chromes. Everything else looks fairly OEM, why not get the rims to finish it. Driver seat is worn out, but you can get replacements from George (CJLaredo on eBay) that look damn close.

Let us know what you decide!

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Unread 04-30-2013, 08:05 AM   #17
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The plow switch is very easy to see in the upper left side of the dash pictures.
I have rebuilt about 75-80, AMC 20's over the years. They are CRAP! 2-piece axles and way to thin of axle tubes that spin and bend. Axle bearings are on the 'lite' side too.
If all you do is to drive to the mall then you might be OK with that '20'. IF, you really use your CJ, as I do. Change it out..........Pay now or pay later..
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Unread 04-30-2013, 08:45 AM   #18
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CJs are crap because everyone on this forum seems to be rebuilding them. Buy a JK instead.

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Unread 04-30-2013, 08:48 AM   #19
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CJs are crap because everyone on this forum seems to be rebuilding them. Buy a JK instead.
Good idea
Then you can pay the dealer to keep IT run'n.
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Unread 04-30-2013, 02:48 PM   #20
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So I checked out the Jeep today. It's a piece of ****. The pictures are really deceiving. Everything was falling apart. I didn't even bother test driving the thing
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Unread 04-30-2013, 03:08 PM   #21
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NO surprise there ...
Just keep look'n, you'll find something.
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Unread 04-30-2013, 03:15 PM   #22
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This one seems like a better deal to me http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f153/...-sale-1513683/
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Unread 04-30-2013, 03:32 PM   #23
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I wouldn't have bought it because the rims are ugly.
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Unread 04-30-2013, 04:51 PM   #24
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What a Bummer... for that kind of dough you should be able to find something pretty decent.
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Unread 04-30-2013, 05:01 PM   #25
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We also need to keep in mind that these are Texas prices, and that one's not that far out of line for Texas.
THIS!

Texas jeep prices run high. Bought mine in texas for $4,500. I thought it was a steal...until I saw what jeep prices were in the NE. That said, it had barely any rust, so I guess it was worth it.
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Unread 04-30-2013, 06:24 PM   #26
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I would look at jeeps in las vegas you can find better deals and no rust!YOU CAN FLY OUT THERE CHEAP!and drive in back!
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Unread 04-30-2013, 09:02 PM   #27
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I would look at jeeps in las vegas you can find better deals and no rust!YOU CAN FLY OUT THERE CHEAP!and drive in back!
I like your style
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Unread 05-01-2013, 02:16 AM   #28
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For that kind of money, I like this one:

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/cto/3765460136.html

If you are starting out, I know the owner of a place in the Mansfield/Arlington area that wont screw you if he has one available.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 09:18 PM   #29
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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.
What he said, the AMC 20 rear end itself is not bad at all. The problem is with the two piece axle and flange design. I wouldn't worry about the axles until a problem develops and then replace with a one piece axle kit from aftermarket manufacturers, and there are several that sell these kits.

Two of my CJs had the AMC 20 rear end. The only problems I ever had was with the 2 piece axle and flange design. They did not have one piece axle kits back then.
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