I can kind-of relate. I wanted a CJ real bad, found one that was supposed to be fully restored and perfect. Didn't know what I was looking at, bought it and started uncovering issues from there. I had ZERO clue what to do (and still hardly have a clue). I wanted to get rid of it and the wife helped me realize that I should keep it and just take baby steps with it. Have fun.
Now I'm learning bit-by-bit and having fun when I work on it. Plus I've got room in the garage for it, so it isn't taking up space that I don't have.
Anyway, what I'm saying is I know how you were feeling....I also bet that you can find another one that you'll like just as much, if not more, if you look around a bit. Good luck to you my friend......
-KJ Newbs / Jersey
1983 lime green CJ7 - 258 with DUI & Weber, Crane cam, 2" lift, MTs w/ BFGs
2010 2-Door, 6-Speed Black JK Sahara - Teraflex 3" Coil Lift with Front Lower and Rear Upper Flex Arms - Bilstein 5100 Shocks -JKS Front Adjustable Track Bar - Teraflex Front Knuckle Gussets - Rock Hard Oil Pan/Engine Skid - Rock Hard Transfer case skid - Rock Hard Evap relocation Kit - Poison Spyder Rocker Knockers - MBRP off-road exhaust - AEV Pintler Wheels - GoodYear MTR/K 35x12.5x17 - Detroit Track Loc Carrier up Front - Yukon 4.88 Gears - Cobra 75 CB with Cool Tech bracket - Die-Tech mirror relocation brackets