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post #1 of 8 Old 11-12-2004, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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searching for a used CJ

I am going to begin my search for a used CJ in the next few months. I am interested to see if there are any books saying what to look for when looking to buy? Certain aspects or parts of the cj i should look for that are potential problems? Things of that nature. Does any one know of or suggest a certain book for this?
Also, a book of how to restore CJ's. I am not looking to completely restore, but some basic work is always fun.

Thanks for your help.

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post #2 of 8 Old 11-12-2004, 12:01 PM
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Not to be a wiseguy, but, just about everything on a CJ can be a potential problem. I am sure many will chime in, but here are a few issues I have come across owning two '78 CJ7s.

Rust - everywhere; Frame Rust, Rot, Sagging; Electrical - previous owner's mangling; Typical mechanical problems. The list can go on and on.

Good luck in your search.

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post #3 of 8 Old 11-12-2004, 12:13 PM
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I have read my articles about what to look for in a used Jeep. Go to the many 4X magazines web sites and check it out. Otherwise just be sure of what you're looking at.
I look for bandaids. Jerry fixes!
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post #4 of 8 Old 11-12-2004, 09:58 PM
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Get someone to help you that's in the know, even if you have to pay: you won't regret it.


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post #5 of 8 Old 11-13-2004, 12:14 AM
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find an 86, nuff said

d44 rear, stock
T-18 trans - option, I think

The rest, you'll replace, if you're like most wheelers, it only gets deeper, even though some of us only stay on the rocks, they get bigger.

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post #6 of 8 Old 11-13-2004, 06:22 AM
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What did I here...
J =just
E =empty
E =every
P =pocket

But hay, When you're finiehed you will have the COOLEST Jeep around!
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post #7 of 8 Old 11-13-2004, 12:40 PM
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i got mine on ebay. Im not saying its the best place and you might pay a little more but you will find the highest concentration of beautiful CJs.

i got this one for $9,500 and as you can see the guy wanted $12,000. Dont be afraid to call and make an offer. Thats what i did.

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post #8 of 8 Old 11-13-2004, 01:14 PM
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Here is my 82 CJ5 i have for sale.

If you have any questions, send me a PM or email me
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