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Unread 01-08-2012, 06:01 AM   #1
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Seller's remorse

A little over a year ago I jumped into the Jeep world with the purchase of a fully retsored '73 CJ5. Sold it a few months later with fear of being in over my head with long term maintenance of an older vehicle. Now I am sitting here kicking myself. Thankfully I lost no $ in the process, but now fear never finding another that I like as much. Here's a link to it when I registered here on the forum.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f281/new-73-cj5-1116146/

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Unread 01-08-2012, 06:30 AM   #2
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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......
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Unread 01-08-2012, 07:00 AM   #3
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I remember that clean '5, as it fetched a lot of attention here!

You're gonna be hard struck to find another one similiar but they're out there...just be patient!

Hang around here to ensure you caught the bug enough to pull the trigger on getting another CJ.

Keep us posted with what you find!



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Unread 01-08-2012, 07:00 AM   #4
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now fear never finding another that I like as much.
Jeeps are like women that way - you'll find another, don't fret.

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Thankfully I lost no $ in the process
You usually don't come out that far ahead with Jeeps, or women, so consider yourself lucky.
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Unread 01-08-2012, 07:18 AM   #5
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I know how you feel. About a year ago I sold my 69 mustang. It was also my first car. I miss but to be honest I think I like my jeep more hahaha
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Unread 01-08-2012, 03:35 PM   #6
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Remorse is my middle name. I buy old trucks or whatever, then I get buyers remorse, so I sell them, then I am kicking myself for selling. Hang in there, it took me a while to find the jeep I wanted, but now it's cluttering my garage. I don't think the jeep bug is something that will ever leave ya!
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Unread 01-08-2012, 03:41 PM   #7
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This time don't buy a fully restored one. Once you build it yourself you will never want to part with it. Beside the fact that you will be so far underwater with it you could never get your money back. It makes keeping it an easy decision.
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Unread 01-08-2012, 03:55 PM   #8
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What were you thinking..haha..that is a nice jeep. I feel it to some days I wish I would have never traded my bike in for the Rzr4 but once i plant my but in the rzr and a cold drink in my hand kids playing in the creek I know i made the right decision..plus I got a big raise this yr and going to buy a harley this spring or summer
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Unread 01-08-2012, 04:35 PM   #9
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Been there done that.I had a 70 Cutlass Supreme many years ago.Convertible with a 4 speed.All factory.Man I miss that car.
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Unread 01-08-2012, 04:44 PM   #10
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Yeah, I had a sweet rust free CJ7 that I had fixed everything already and sold it to build a hot rod which was way over my head once I had a son...

Now I am slowly and expensively trying to rebuild a clunker into what my old one was on a much smaller budget. It happens...

This is what I had:


Traded the blue jeep for this + a nice 220 welder:


This is what I had to restart with (Looks better than it is)
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Unread 01-08-2012, 04:57 PM   #11
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Not to make you feel worse, but that was a nice CJ. As far as the fear of long term maintenance, what was to fear? I'd love to have my Jeep to a point where all I had to focus on was maintenance. I'm a long ways off from that. We all probably have that vehicle that we regret having sold. Mine was a super clean '84 Bronco XLT that a guy flew in from Ontario, Canada to buy. As others have said you'll find another. Looking forward to seeing it when you do.
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Unread 01-08-2012, 05:01 PM   #12
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Yeah, I had a sweet rust free CJ7...

This is what I had:
Wow, that was a clean looking '7!

Do you have any more pics of it?


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Unread 01-08-2012, 07:32 PM   #13
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Wow, that was a clean looking '7!

Do you have any more pics of it?


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I got a bunch in front of my house... Never got to wheel it though...
https://picasaweb.google.com/bill.le...eat=directlink

For fun, here's the rat rod too:
https://picasaweb.google.com/bill.le...eat=directlink
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Unread 01-08-2012, 08:05 PM   #14
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Sold it...

Now I am sitting here kicking myself.

Thankfully I lost no $ in the process, but now fear never finding another that I like as much.
Have you tried to contact the person that bought it?

I've seen several threads here on JF, where someone tracked down the new/current owner of an old vehicle, and they were able to buy it back.

Just a thought, as it is certainly worth asking...

Good luck though, as that was a super clean CJ!

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I got a bunch in front of my house...]
Thanks!




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Unread 01-08-2012, 08:43 PM   #15
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Dumba$$

Get it money makes us do dumb things.I will be buried with my Cj7.never going to sell it.
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