Value of my 79 CJ5 in your opinion?
I have owned this CJ 5 for almost 4 years, and I am thinking about selling it to move onto another project. I have put countless hours to get it to look the way it does now. It has the 304, 3 speed tranny, dana 30/amc 20 axles with 3.54 gears, and power steering. As far as the vin number goes, the jeep appears to have the factory powertrain.
The good....the engine runs strong, I have added a msd box, headers and new mufflers, elelbrock aluminum intake, Holley 470 TA carb, edelbrock cam, team rush distributor, and all new fuel lines. I built a rear tire carrier, replaced the power steering box, new steering shaft and tire rod ends, upol raptor inside of the jeep, new seat belts, double cardan rear drive shaft, 4" 4WD lift, upgraded the head lights, warn M8000 winch, Goodyear MTR 32" tires with American racing aluminum rims, replaced all brakes, new rear main seal, all gauges correctly work, and Kenwood radio with detachable face. All lights and blinkers work, it has a current Louisiana inspection sticker. The jeep is really reliable and I would drive it almost anywhere. With all of the steering upgrades, it steers and stops really well for a jeep this age. I also have a two hitch that bolts to the front bumper so it can be towed anywhere. It does have a bikini top, but no stop top or doors.
the bad..the previous owner slapped a coat of paint on it prior to me buying it. The hood, fenders, and windshield frame have rust issues that have been painted over. I personally welded in patch panels from quadratec on the rear of the frame where the front of the rear left spring attached to the frame. This repair really came out well. No heater components, but I do live in Louisiana, so a heater is rarely needed.
I know I will never get all of my money back, but if I were to put it on the market, what do you think it is worth?