Should I buy parts from the salvage yard at these prices?
So I went by the u-pull here yesterday and they had a 1980 CJ7 with plenty of usable on it. Here's a list of the stuff I asked about, and I was wondering if anyone can advise me whether these are reasonable or not. I have a '77 CJ7.
The carcass is in the 'premium' section which means they pull the parts and you have to buy 'whole sections' instead of just little parts so...
I asked about the fender flares. They were in decent shape.
Fronts: Can't have them without the front fenders which were in decent shape, $75 each.
I asked about the wiring harness. The guy didn't really get what I meant, but he asked his guy over the walkie and he said I could have the whole dashboard (with all gauges including clock and tach, and all the wiring and fuse panel leading up to it) for $180. That seemed pretty decent to me.
I asked about the sport bar. It is one of the 79+ that bolts to the front of the rear wheel wells so it would take some refitting for my '77. $100
Also on the thing were an offenhauser intake with a 4bbl carb (didn't catch the CFM) and a couple other goodies, if anyone is interested in my asking about other parts. Soft top was on it, but the vinyl was in bad shape.
There was also a wrangler tub (purple) there, but I didn't ask about it.
The question is, are those even worth bothering with? The wiring looked fairly decent, nothing melted (like mine) or messed up, chopped, spliced, etc.
How hard would it be to swap '80 fuse panel/wiring into my '77? My harness is pretty messed up and I am att he point where it needs to be redone/replaced, and I don't really want to spend the $500 on a painless.
Thanks for any and all opinions and advice!