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Unread 02-27-2008, 06:56 PM   #1
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Old Willys Jeep

I have a chance to purchase a running Willys Jeep for $900.00. It needs brakes, seats, windshield, wheels, tires, gas tank, paint and the transmission won't stay in second. And that's without lifting the hood.

It's an old flat fendered jeep from the fifties. Does this sound like a smart purchase. I'm afraid it'll be a huge money pit. How available are the parts for these old jeeps?

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Unread 02-27-2008, 07:34 PM   #2
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It's a huge money pit. Parts are available, but I can guarantee it will be a huge money pit. What you've got there sounds like a parts Jeep. Trying to make a parts Jeep whole piece by piece gets reeeeeeeeaaal expensive quick.
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Unread 02-27-2008, 07:39 PM   #3
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Unread 02-27-2008, 07:58 PM   #4
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Unread 02-28-2008, 07:01 AM   #5
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do it, do it, do it.

and get 2nd or 3rd job.
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Unread 02-28-2008, 07:03 AM   #6
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get it, do what I did get a job overseas making big bucks then dump it into the jeep...then go work another year to cover the costs you spent and youll be good
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Unread 02-28-2008, 08:07 AM   #7
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Go for it! All the parts are out there. There are a multitude of suppliers. They're small, easy to work on and depending on how you restore it, will always bring a good return. Plus the fun of having something different! See if you can get it for $500 cash?
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Unread 02-28-2008, 09:19 AM   #8
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Unread 02-28-2008, 01:30 PM   #9
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You better buy it before someone else does while your reading this on your PC.
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Unread 02-28-2008, 04:38 PM   #10
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I agree sounds like a money pit to me too. Doesnt mean you still shouldnt buy it. What model is it?

If its the T90 trans, my 3A had the same problem, popping out of second, i did a tranny rebuild and no more problems. i believe it was a bad synchro. That tranny is really easy to rebuild too.

Brakes arent too bad, tires are easy, gas tank is easy especially if its the under the drivers seat kind, and evern easier since you say you need new seats also.

Its its got a straight, non rusty body though id buy it.
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there are really not money pit, but only if you keep it orignal, will it be exspenive. can the flat four, find a 226. swap the steering for saginaw. little tip. postal jeep are identical except 2wd. you get the seat, tank, rear end brakes from postal
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Unread 05-12-2010, 07:42 PM   #12
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What's a Jeep if you don't have to dump a lot of money into it?
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Unread 05-12-2010, 08:23 PM   #14
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Good deal? Yes as long as it's not a rust bucket. I've seen beat up but running flatfenders for 3-5k easy.
Money pit? That depends what u want to do with it...most likely it will be, as well as lots of time spent if u can do things yourself. If not...then lots of money! Buy it, everbody needs a project.
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