I have basically the same jeep, 80, 304, auto, 75,000 miles, but the rust is to a minamial.
I paid 2500 for mine, but i stole it. It wasnt running and when it did, it ran so bad is scared everyone away from it. The jerkoff that let it start rusting (carpet in a CJ
) wanted 5000 for it. Well with it not running i finally got him down to 2500. If it was running the way it runs now, i would have paid him the 5,000 for it. Finding a good almost rust free CJ in New Jersey is like finding a needle.
After i got it home, cleaned it up, dropped the tank, rebuilt the carb, gave her a tune up. I was offered 6,500 for it the first time out of the garage. Since i have lifted it and built rears for it and on and on, i have been offered 9,000 for it. So depending on how nice the body is and how it runs, will really make it what it is worth.