Should I trade my YJ for this Scrambler? - JeepForum.com
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post #1 of 9 Old 12-12-2016, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Should I trade my YJ for this Scrambler?

I have an offer to trade my YJ for a Scrambler (sort of).

My YJ: 1990; 4.0; AW4; NP242; 2.5 skyjacker with 31" general grabbers. Tom woods SYE, Tom Woods front and rear shafts, Warn 6500. Some other custom stuff I've done like upgraded seats, custom bumper etc. Runs great, drives great, very little rust on the frame and body.

I've been offered a flat trade for a fully restored, reinforced, painted, coated, and bed-lined factory Scrambler tub, frame, hood, grill, all hardware and harnesses, everything except for running gear (no engine, trans, tcase, springs, axles, wheels or tires). Also includes factory steel doors in great shape, factory dash with all gauges, tailgate, and boxes of other goodies.

I pulled my current engine, trans, tcase out of an XJ and did the wiring to run them in my YJ. I also installed everything else including drive shafts, lift, shocks etc on my current wrangler. I've also swapped a 4.0 into my brothers CJ-7. I'm not intimidated by putting a driveline into jeeps.

I've been to check out the scrambler tub and frame, they are better than factory with all the right areas reinforced and have been professionally painted and rust-proofed.

My current situation (wheeling buddies moved away, new baby who cannot ride in a jeep until 3 years old per Wife, Wrangler is our third vehicle) means I don't have much need for a running jeep at the moment.

so the question is... do I take the swap? Am i getting ripped off? YJ's are a dime a dozen, good scramblers are impossible to find for reasonable money?

any/all input appreciated

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post #2 of 9 Old 12-12-2016, 08:03 PM
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Any pics of both?


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post #3 of 9 Old 12-12-2016, 08:27 PM
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Some of the Scrambler parts
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post #4 of 9 Old 12-12-2016, 08:38 PM
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3 years old? That's still too young to help push.

I'd make sure scrambler has a clean title.
Otherwise, Question is whether you'd be happy with a project over what you have?

I've made similar trades and got a lot of crap for them, but they worked out to be very good in the end.
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post #5 of 9 Old 12-13-2016, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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can't post pics of my YJ or a link yet, need more posts!
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post #6 of 9 Old 12-13-2016, 08:42 AM
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Just trade, you'll never find a scrambler body and frame at this price that's done
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post #7 of 9 Old 12-13-2016, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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trade becomes all that more enticing if the frame and body are bolted together using those new body mounts we talked about...(wink wink, nudge nudge). Sure is easier to put one huge piece of steel on a trailer than two...
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post #8 of 9 Old 12-13-2016, 09:32 AM
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You would want to do that after you get the axles and drivetrain in, way, way easier, wink, wink, nudge nudge

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post #9 of 9 Old 12-13-2016, 09:37 AM
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Plus the 2 together will be very, very heavy. By themselves we can lift one at a time and get it in there

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