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post #1 of 8 Old 04-16-2007, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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What is this heap worth? :)

http://tampa.craigslist.org/pts/312081387.html

A picture speaks a thousand words...

But, I gave him a call and he said that there are 2 frames, both are 1962. The tub is rusted badly on the floor, but the other parts are solid. There are 2 grills, 2 hoods, fenders, and the tub. One frame/chassis is complete with the I4, transmission, transfer case, driveshafts, axles, etc. He said it looked to have been rebuilt not too long ago. There is one correct and straight title.

Now, not that I don't have enough of a Jeep project on my hands already, but what do you think you guys would pay for this find? He's asking $850, and I'm thinking about $600 cash or less. They were about to haul it away for scrap, so they've got nothing in it really... What do you think?


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post #2 of 8 Old 04-16-2007, 06:05 PM
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Shoot, if they were about to haul it away, I'd come in waaaay low and work my way up to a max of maybe $400-$500.. and that's only if I were dying to have an early CJ5 project.

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Also, that motor doesn't look original. My dad's friend has a 1958 and it's got the flathead 4 popper. That one looks like a newer 2.5L or something. Any ideas???

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I would offer him $250 tops and then walk away. Too much of a project by the looks. Looks like an 80's 4 banger by the valve cover and manifold.
Just tell him needs this and that, etc. Works like a charm and I am not a salesman.

Off topic - I can usually buy a complete CJ7 with a hardtop, doors, etc for close to $500.
Just have some patience and keep looking.

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Hehe I'll just take a look tomorrow and see what all it would take to get at least one frame/body all put together. The guy I talked to seemed to believe it was fairly complete except for steering column, wiring, and possibly a radiator. I would imagine those older motors are fairly simple.

The reason this one really caught my eye was because my dad's friend has a 1958 at the ranch where we grew up fishing/hunting and I've always loved that thing. I'll just have to convince him to sell it to me or let me inherit it. At least his is still 100% all original, running strong, and entirely rust-free. He still uses it to drive around in the orange groves. The 4x4 and everything still works like a charm, and believe it or not the engine and transmission have never been rebuilt, or even opened up. The only major thing he's repaired on that old Willys was the carburetor, which he finally had to have rebuilt because she was having trouble cranking up. Those things are bullet-proof I tell you...

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One word, "envy". I would love to find one like that and fix it up. Then I would have my DD

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Yes, it is a true gem to any Jeep lover. I'm actually headed over there once some of my projects at work slow down and school is out (only 2 more weeks yay) for summer, so I'll have to take it for a ride when I do. I haven't been on a ride in that thing for probably 7-8 years...

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Yes, it is a true gem to any Jeep lover. I'm actually headed over there once some of my projects at work slow down and school is out (only 2 more weeks yay) for summer, so I'll have to take it for a ride when I do. I haven't been on a ride in that thing for probably 7-8 years...
Maybe you should bump that ride date up to this weekend.
Then go on and on about the junker Jeep(s) you found for sale and how much you want to have one of your own.
Tell him just like his, blah, blah, blah. Totally stock, blah, blah, blah.
Maybe he will offer it up for sale.
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