If you don't even know if this thing drives yet. Hold off on the 2500 $. If it has the T18a ,which has granny gear 6.32:1 or whatever that would add value to it for me. It would be cool to have if you do wheel it. 2500$ ? I guess your'e not going to open the top cover on the tranny and bottom cover on the transfer case and take a peek in there ,so you're going on the guys word that the axles, transmission and/or transfer case works and doesn't grind or anything like that. If you do decide to take his word I wouldn't pay the 2500$ for it unless he is knowledgeable about the drive train and engine. I guess the body is salvageable as long as its not full of bondo. Think of all the stuff you might be replacing on that jeep. If you're going to be replacing a lot of stuff on that jeep. I would get it closer to 2000 $ than 2500 $
1984 jeep cj7, 258 I6, rebuilt T176,rebuilt Dana 300, amc 20 , dana 30, 4.10's Trac-lok in rear , 4.10's detroit soft locker in dana 30, 2.5 inch bds suspension lift, 1 inch polyurethan body mount lift. Line ex. weber carburetor. factory tach. factory clock ,oem replacement speedomter cluster, and oil pressure gauge, factory volt gauge.