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post #1 of 30 Old 08-15-2013, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking of buying this cj7 - would appreciate opinions

Hey guys, just like the title says. I'd like to sell my 4.2 and get a v8.

If you could take a look at the link and let me know you I initial thoughts it would be appreciated. Basically just photos. I'm not to concerned with it not looking original. Just want a beefy cj that looks clean

http://www.carsforsale.com/used_cars...7_196867571_10

Also curious what your thoughts are on the price?

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post #2 of 30 Old 08-15-2013, 11:39 PM
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So much more to know, what tops does it come with, and rebuilds, axles, transfercase? The fact that all he says is big tires and headers would make me somewhat cautious as to whether or not he added these and knows what he was doing, or payed someone due to what seems to be a very inflated price where he is simply trying to get money back out of his spendings. Just my 2 cents good luck
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post #3 of 30 Old 08-16-2013, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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Very inflated price by how much? Hundreds or thousands.

No tops or doors.
Won't know about rebuilds because this was a trade in.
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post #4 of 30 Old 08-16-2013, 08:48 AM
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too expensive.. lots of really nice CJ's for less

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with no top or doors and VA i wouldn't pay that much. Gonna be a cold winter in that thing

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post #6 of 30 Old 08-16-2013, 11:39 AM
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no top is definatly a negative but over all you would have a lot more money in it if you bought a beater and fixed it up. like some said its hard to see the details, a close inspection could show a lot of things. . also most of us on here like the fix up our self part. you also know what you have if you do the work yourself
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post #7 of 30 Old 08-16-2013, 01:23 PM
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Very inflated price by how much? Hundreds or thousands.

No tops or doors.
Won't know about rebuilds because this was a trade in.
I personally from virginia wouldn't go above 6, depending on what all is in it.
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post #8 of 30 Old 08-16-2013, 03:33 PM
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Hope your real good with a wrench
NO '83 CJ-7 came with an '8'. What engine is in it? Looks like a SBC??? What tranny?
Hope it don't have the stock rear '20' diff. That '8' will kill it, PDQ.
WAY over priced!
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post #9 of 30 Old 08-16-2013, 05:53 PM
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Looks to me like there was a lot of love applied to that jeep. New tires, new interior, fresh paint, engine bay and the underside look clean.

As said above, I'd pay attention to the engine and drive train to make one doesn't overwhelm the other.

A replacement top will be pricey, depending on your needs that may or may not be a problem. And depending on your skills, a DIY project may not be what you are looking for. I'd say the 9k price is a little high, but the dealers always start out that way. I'd guess it's worth 7-8k realistically - your market may vary.

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post #10 of 30 Old 08-16-2013, 06:41 PM
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Too much money. Also, LG is right; it came from the factory with a 258 I-6.
IF the auto transmission is the original, (this Jeep was built with one) it's a weak link behind that engine. That engine looks like an SBC.

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post #11 of 30 Old 08-17-2013, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. I have some drive tran questions to ask.

Not sure where you would buy a clean finished cj for 6k...but if you find one let me know.
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It's a lot of money, but someone has done a lot of work on it. If you like it, buy it. You can find hard tops and doors around. PM me if you buy it, I'm in Charlottesville, Va.

Many on this board are rock crawlers and want their rigs for this type of driving. This looks like a City vehicle with occasional trail riding. If you can afford it and are happy with the modifications, go for it.

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post #13 of 30 Old 08-17-2013, 05:04 AM
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Thanks guys. I have some drive tran questions to ask.

Not sure where you would buy a clean finished cj for 6k...but if you find one let me know.
Well, you asked for opinions and you got 'em.

Personally, even if it was $6K, the guy in the plaid sport coat that says "headers & big tires" doesn't know squat about the vehicle. I wouldn't buy a kiddie car from a used dealer...and hence the $89XX asking price.

Go find one that someone with a CJ that put work into and needs to sell. Look the seller (who did the work) in the eye and ask questions.....get answers. Be patient and wait for the right one.....and yeah, I do see nice CJs for $6K...


And oh yeah, don't buy something and run to the board looking for affirmation. I'm on boat boards, diesel boards, car & truck boards....see it ALL the time.....DID I GET A GOOD DEAL? Just sayin'.....
Just my .02
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post #14 of 30 Old 08-17-2013, 05:05 AM
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Looks like a clean jeep to me, previous owner definitely sunk some cash into it.

For me I would look at that Chevy v8. Make sure the swap was some correctly. Good engine mounts, exhaust, and good drive line angles.

If it looks good and you like it, try and haggle the price down.
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post #15 of 30 Old 08-17-2013, 06:00 AM
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Not sure where you would buy a clean finished cj for 6k ... but if you find one let me know.
I bought an 85 Laredo in pristine original condition (except for paint fade). All original, from the second owner (who had it for twenty plus years), with all factory Laredo amenities. No butchered wires or hacked mods. With it's hard top/doors, a new soft top, and a bikini top. The door key fits the glove box lock, the center console, and the rear hatch. Automatic, factory/dealer A/C, cruise control. I paid $4,000.00.
It takes patience. I bought it when I already had a pretty good 83 Laredo which I also bought for $4,000.00. I sold that one later for $4,500.00.

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