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post #31 of 61 Old 07-28-2013, 06:01 PM
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not even close in "attention to detail". your purchase is a beautiful rig!. regardless of wether or not it was built to be "bullet proof". that is a beautiful rig, saturday night cruise "pismo beach c definitley having fun!
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post #32 of 61 Old 07-28-2013, 06:19 PM
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im not hacking on you

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You're saying it's worth $4,500?

If that's the case, in this town, I'd have to disagree. If it's a Jeep (and 4x4) and it runs, it will bring 4k+ all day. Stupid, but the truth nonetheless.

I definitely wouldn't give him what he's asking, but it's the cleanest looking one I've seen around here in the price range!
but look beyond the "big tires". it just does not look like even close to $10k. there is simply nothing original about it!. the dash is gone, the bumpers are gone and im sure everything else except the "original steel tub". "F" that. for $10k you can get a restored original interior, rust free, rock crawling drive train, V8 powerhouse delivered to your door step.
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post #33 of 61 Old 07-28-2013, 06:24 PM
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Both of those jeeps look great. At $11,500, the OPs jeep isn't ridiculously over priced: the tub looks straight and paint is fresh, engine and trans are freshly rebuilt, new 37" tires, lift to fit tires under, twin-sticked diff, after-market gauges, seats, softtop/doors,...these things cost money. You'd need to determine what the axles are, the gear ratio and whether or not it has lockers, and the condition of the frame. Since he has 37's, it probably has lower gears.

Although it is true that most CJs are a box of repairs waiting to happen, $10k to $11k is a decent price for this one.
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post #34 of 61 Old 07-28-2013, 06:32 PM
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[QUOTE="ghostship;15728942"]Both of those jeeps look great. At $11,500, the OPs jeep isn't ridiculously over priced: the tub looks straight and paint is fresh, engine and trans are freshly rebuilt, new 37" tires, lift to fit tires under, twin-sticked diff, after-market gauges, seats, softtop/doors,...these things cost money. You'd need to determine what the axles are, the gear ratio and whether or not it has lockers, and the condition of the frame. Since he has 37's, it probably has lower gears.

Although it is true that most CJs are a box of repairs waiting to happen, $10k to $11k is a decent price for this one.[

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Black one was bought for under 10k. Owner had to sell because he will be getting deployed to Afghanistan. Jeep will be sent from an army base from texas. He dropped his price considerably so I think I'm getting a pretty solid deal.
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post #35 of 61 Old 07-28-2013, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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I definitely don't care for the big tires.

Where is the best place to look for these things if they are so plentiful? Not being able to see one in person before purchase would concern me. I also don't so much care about original if its not a hack job.
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post #36 of 61 Old 07-28-2013, 06:55 PM
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Both of those jeeps look great. At $11,500, the OPs jeep isn't ridiculously over priced: the tub looks straight and paint is fresh, engine and trans are freshly rebuilt, new 37" tires, lift to fit tires under, twin-sticked diff, after-market gauges, seats, softtop/doors,...these things cost money. You'd need to determine what the axles are, the gear ratio and whether or not it has lockers, and the condition of the frame. Since he has 37's, it probably has lower gears.

Although it is true that most CJs are a box of repairs waiting to happen, $10k to $11k is a decent price for this one.
Nope. Lots of stuff he'll never recoup.

I'd rather be lost on the trails than found at home!

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post #37 of 61 Old 07-28-2013, 06:57 PM
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Lumpy got 1 more on the drive line.

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post #38 of 61 Old 07-28-2013, 06:59 PM
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That's an OEM, AMC 20 rear. They used 2 piece axles that had TONS of documented failures.
Std Dana 30 front.
What's the ring & pinion ratio?
That jeep is surface 'bling' only.
BTW, with those side pipes. You'll be breathing a lot of exhaust fumes at the stop lights.
Any interior pics??

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post #39 of 61 Old 07-28-2013, 07:08 PM
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that's an oem, amc 20 rear. They used 2 piece axles that had tons of documented failures.
Std dana 30 front.
What's the ring & pinion ratio?
That jeep is surface 'bling' only.
Btw, with those side pipes. You'll be breathing a lot of exhaust fumes at the stop lights.
Any interior pics??

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post #40 of 61 Old 07-28-2013, 07:11 PM
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No rust no dings no scratches clean title and no accidents. All new bushings and everything was rebuilt. This is what was stated.
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post #41 of 61 Old 07-28-2013, 07:15 PM
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Confirm it a T-5, 5 speed tranny. 37" tires and OEM, R&P makes for short life of a T-5.
It is VERY clean in the pictures.
BUT, with that engine, you'll HAVE TO drive it like an old-lady.
Not worth $11,500 at all. I wouldn't give more than 5K and ONLY after I drove it and had it on a rack.
It's your $$$$, do as you wish......
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post #42 of 61 Old 07-28-2013, 09:13 PM
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This thread hi-jack is confusing folks here.

The black Jeep does not have 37's - the OP's CL red '7 does, which he originally asked for opinions on.

Nick, are you sure this wasn't a scam? Did you have a trustworthy source lay eyes on the Jeep prior to sending the money? I've seen these slime ball scammers use the deployed Military line far too often. They always refer to shipping the vehicle from a Military base as well.

Certainly hope it isn't for your case, but most of the time they use pics of super clean vehicles and/or the price is too good to be true. Having deployed to the Middle East 5 times myownself, I have never given away my toys prior to leaving for cheap, nor have any of my buddies. If you didn't have a trust worthy person lay eyes on the actually CJ, how was the grammar in the email traffic? Did they refer to it as an 'item' and/or pressure you to quickly send a money order to Nigeria?


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post #43 of 61 Old 07-28-2013, 09:28 PM
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By way of comparison, $10k got me this http://m1275.photobucket.com/albumvi...l?o=0&newest=1 with 304 v8, ps, pb, factory air, BRAND new 33"x12.5" BFG at's, loads of new parts, running perfectly, interior almost like new.

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post #44 of 61 Old 07-28-2013, 09:51 PM
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By way of comparison...

Luis

Sharp looking '7 ya got there Luis!

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post #45 of 61 Old 07-28-2013, 09:56 PM
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SKT-THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
I have sent 3 sons to war for a total 8 'tours'. Trust me, my wife I know of the toll.
Respectfully,
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