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post #1 of 11 Old 03-02-2013, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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thinking of buying this cj5

I'll start off with saying that I've never owed a jeep and always wanted one. I found this on craigslist and hopefully I'll have it on monday. Is this a good buy? What should I be looking for? I was wanting this one for a project for me and my 2 kids. All the help would be great. Thanks a lot




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post #2 of 11 Old 03-02-2013, 08:18 AM
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I'll start off with saying that I've never owed a jeep and always wanted one. I found this on craigslist and hopefully I'll have it on monday. Is this a good buy? What should I be looking for? I was wanting this one for a project for me and my 2 kids. All the help would be great. Thanks a lot




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I 'spose you could part out the Jeep and get your money back. But what are you intending to do with it? Street rig or trail only? It has had quite a bit of modifications. Whether they were done in a quality way or just "bubba'd" is what you will learn when you inspect it. If you want a trail/rock rig only, this may be a good base. As a street/mild offroad I see lots of work and money. God bless.
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post #3 of 11 Old 03-02-2013, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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I'd like it for street and off road fun with the family later on. I'll be doing all the work myself in my shop / garage.
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post #4 of 11 Old 03-02-2013, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
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If I get it this mon, the first thing I'm doing is stripping it down to the frame and start.....
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post #5 of 11 Old 03-02-2013, 09:12 AM
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You're going to spend money. If it was me, I'd pass on this one, look for something more stock and put the money in that instead. Too much has been done on this one that needs fixing that you're not going to get anything close to driving for quite some time.

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X2^^^ There's a reason it's only $1200, alot needs fixing. Frame off builds are expensive and take a loooooong time.

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Those tires are over $200 apiece new.
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post #8 of 11 Old 03-02-2013, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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I think I'm going to to it. I am looking for a long project build. I have all the tools and a lift in my garage. I've always wanted a jeep since I was a kid.
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Good luck! You'll love it, it's addicting as hell!

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post #10 of 11 Old 03-03-2013, 06:36 AM
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I think I'm going to to it. I am looking for a long project build. I have all the tools and a lift in my garage. I've always wanted a jeep since I was a kid.
Hey, A lift in your garage! Can I come over and bring my Jeep? Then I say, "press on.." God bless.
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post #11 of 11 Old 03-04-2013, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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I'll tell ya to come over whenever you want but im in Indiana :-) long drive. I'll be on this forum for a while figuring this jeep out.
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