You're missing the point in that I Am Not estimating a price. I was saying that a price couldnt be accuretely estimated because of lack of details. You don't need to wrench on jeeps for 30 years to know when estimating price on anything, not just jeeps a base understanding of the details is required.
So to answer your question "if I saw a repaired frame blah blah blah". I was addressing this one thread. Which doesn't have images of a frame. Therefore was does my skill level in "isolating repaired frames" have to do with anything.
The same fundementals apply to many things.
It's like asking "should I buy this house, or is it to expensive?". You need the details of the house and without them you're just guessing. Where I live this is called "common sense" and 30 years experience isn't required.
And On a side note, I get snapped at often on this forum for being new to jeeps(FYI this is my third)and for not thaving extensive "wrenching" experience and at the end of the day the community of "jeep lovers" should be more excepting and cooperative with the younger generations rather than challenging every thought, question, and opinion they have.
We ARE "excepting" you! Falcon CMH, is that you?
You're getting "snapped at" because of WHAT you're posting, not that you ARE posting. This argumentative post is an example. "Common Sense" isn't all that common; and when it DOES come it's frequently at the expense of at least someone's experience. Common sense AND my experience tell me that someone that hasn't completed his Jeep and is trying to sell it at above market value is asking too much for his project. Oh, I suppose
it could be worth $12K, and I guess the sun might not
come up tomorrow. But what are the odds?
Everyone who has posted to this thread except
you has urged caution to the OP on this Jeep. You're arguing semantics, while we are looking at practicality.
Looking at some of your posts and questions in your threads, experienced and knowledgeable people such as Lumpy Grits have answered your questions and given you a good place to start in diagnosing your trouble. Yet, you don't seem to accept
them. Sometimes the answer is NOT to throw money at a problem but to systematically diagnose it. That's hard to do with limited "wrenching" under your belt. I understand that as well as do others. Many of the posters here are more than patient because
they understand that all are not skilled mechanics. It just takes time to get there. I urge you to stick around and keep asking questions when you're stumped. Beware though of other posters eager to spend YOUR money to solve a problem or build a Jeep THEY'D LOVE TO HAVE. And I urge you to not be "that guy". We had a guy here who seems to have disappeared lately who was famous for not turning one wrench ever and recommending stuff he'd never used. He'd read up on a product and all the testimonials about it and then start dispensing all kinds of advice on how to use it to people asking for advice. He's since been called on it and he's gone. A lot of us try hard to discourage spending needless money. If you look hard enough, there's all kinds of guys shepherding "newbies" into not going the "wallet route". Some are just curmudgeonly, that's all.