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post #16 of 64 Old 05-19-2019, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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Ole boy thinks highly of himself, the license plate said it all.
Mine says just the opposite.

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post #17 of 64 Old 05-19-2019, 07:44 AM
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Hmmm? The ad states it's a manual, and it clearly ain't. Jeepers don't refer to their rigs as 'cars'...so my guess is he's just trying to flip it with some bling and waiting for some fool to 'talk' him down to half-price...There are people out there dumb enough you know....
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I bet that thing makes a lot of wind noise going through the air with all of the stuff on it.
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Hmmm? The ad states it's a manual, and it clearly ain't. Jeepers don't refer to their rigs as 'cars'...so my guess is he's just trying to flip it with some bling and waiting for some fool to 'talk' him down to half-price...There are people out there dumb enough you know....
I notice all those things and typically email the seller to bust his balls. I'm a TJ guy , but looking for a CJ. I love the TJ 4.0L V6 ads, almost as much as the Heavy Duty Dana 35 axle posts. My favorite craigslist ad was "37" tires with stock 3.07 gears. Drives great with plenty of power." My head exploded!

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Why is there a mirror on the glove box door? Hmmmm.......

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I notice all those things and typically email the seller to bust his balls. I'm a TJ guy , but looking for a CJ. I love the TJ 4.0L V6 ads, almost as much as the Heavy Duty Dana 35 axle posts. My favorite craigslist ad was "37" tires with stock 3.07 gears. Drives great with plenty of power." My head exploded!
A co-worker of mine had a JK with stock gears and 35's. Avid outdoor guy....he knew he was under-geared. He finally destroyed his front d30 so he bought Rubicon axles ($3200 for the front, $2200 for the rear). I told him in advance, once he gets those new gears under it, it's going to feel like a new jeep.

First time he drove it on the street with the new gears he texted me and said he was shocked at the difference. It was substantially better than he expected.

He and a buddy are in Tuscon this weekend giving the axles a work out.
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I live near a shop called Davisautosports. Google them or check them out on Ebay. They specialize in clean XJs, but sell everything. They use cheaper parts like RE, RC, $hittybilt and still sell Jeeps for ridiculous prices (above $20,000). Even if I win the Lottery, I'm not even paying $10,000 for that clean CJ. A mint CJ restored might be $50,000 at their place. I buy cheap, fix them up as much as I can afford to look nice and fit my needs. After 18 Jeeps, it comes down to this...I'm poor and love Jeeps. I only sell mine to pay bills and luckily I always make a few bucks. Being poor sucks! Jeeps don't!
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Good jeeps are built......not bought........

Half the fun is doing it myself....
Exactly...but I did find that taking a rig apart and putting it back together was 2x's the work of starting from scratch...So I just go get (and start with) frames.
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BTW.....no response from the seller yet......I suspect he does not know how to answer my questions.


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Can someone explain this price?

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The wife said he had to sell it. So he listed it on Craigslist. She didn't say how much to sell/list it for.



Now he can say that "no one wanted to buy it. I guess I have to keep it."


That’s a very likely possibility


But to be honest; I see this kind of thing over here all the time; where people are completely deluded and in another dimension about what their stuff is worth.....especially when trying to sell something “build” / “custom” / “modified”.

What you are seeing here would just be a typical example of that.


And it’s not just with cars either, I see this all the time within the hunting community and tech world as well.....and I work in the video / film production industry, it’s the same story there with video cameras, drones etc.
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The guy is an E7 MP. I think that pretty much sums up the issue.

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This reads like a scam.
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post #28 of 64 Old 05-20-2019, 09:14 AM
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Nah, classic case of too much money and no knowledge.

Used to work at a local 4x4 fab shop, and would see this once or twice a year.

A guy with no vehicle knowledge/ skills would bring in the 'killer rig they just scored' , and subsequently, during a repair or just conversations, would find out what all it really needed just to be decent. They would then start down the rabbit hole of having to have the 'best of everything (according to them, not conventional wisdom). These guys were unable to disseminate any vehicle/ build/part info on their own.

Often, new parts were replaced with new / custom parts, and the vehicle spent more time in shops then ever on the road.

When all was said and done, they'd be in a ****-ton of money, both in labor and parts. We often joked (to the side) that they spent $50K and we're able to build a beautiful $10K jeep!

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post #29 of 64 Old 05-20-2019, 01:26 PM
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I saw this 79' CJ7 for sale and thought maybe it was a typo. I guess I offended the seller when I asked. What would make him think it's worth that amount?

https://fredericksburg.craigslist.or...887403820.html
The pimped out paint job and the fact that he left the crap magnet turned on when he cruised the accessory aisle at Kragen?
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post #30 of 64 Old 05-20-2019, 03:17 PM
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He is hoping to get 4 door JK prices, which won't happen. But... it does appear to have good bones. Heavy duty steering box mount, Warn Premium Hubs, Twin stick which hopefully means a TF/Dana 300 combo, Borgeson steering shaft, billet serpentine acc drive kit, willwood power brakes. Body looks good, but with a new wrap and rhino lined floors, that may be deceiving. Ditch the rack and that is easily a 12K-15K ride. I can easily see $50K invested if the work was farmed out.

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