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Old 09-22-2010, 02:27 PM   #1
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Thumbs up $80,000 tj?

This Jeep is for sale at a dealership in Iowa. I sell trucks to this guys brother in law out of Nebraska here and when he was in last he told me about this Jeep. The guy has invested over $80,000 on this rock crawler but he past a way and Hawkeye Ford got a steal on it from an auction out of Denver. The dealership has more pictures of it at www.hawkeyeford.com.



Not trying to promote this dealership cause I work for a different one but thought people would thinks its awsome.

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Old 09-22-2010, 08:04 PM   #2
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It's got a sticker of 29k thats nice.

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Old 09-23-2010, 12:03 AM   #3
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That's only about 2 hours from me...
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:30 AM   #4
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if I had an extra 30k lying around Id get it
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:43 AM   #5
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wow. looks badass.
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yeah, if I had the 30k lying around I would buy that in a heart beat.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:56 AM   #7
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damn. is it still fully streetable?
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damn. is it still fully streetable?
On their website it says it is street legal, but that might just be in that state. I am sure in some state this baby will be illegal.
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:04 AM   #9
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hmmm. being as how it's carbed, i wonder if it had catalytic converters on it? if not, it's FEDERALLY illegal, though many states don't check for them from my understanding. still, you can't build a serious trail rig for that money!!
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:43 PM   #10
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That thing looks like a hell of alot o'Fun!

I wonder why the dealership didn't try to clean it up a bit before taking all the pics and posting it though?
I mean sure, it will sell itself to the right person.
But come on....
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:49 PM   #11
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I beg to differ, I built my last trail/street YJ for 13,500.00....my truggy this go around is a budget rig at 5500.00 invested.
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B.A...do you work for Performance? I'm in Lincoln as well.
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I beg to differ, I built my last trail/street YJ for 13,500.00....my truggy this go around is a budget rig at 5500.00 invested.
dude, but did it look that bad ass? if so, my hat's off to you. there's also the quality of parts used to consider, labor costs (probably at least HALF the budget on that thing), paint, serious engine........
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I'd like to think so, tit was in the MTX booth a few times...here's the thread before I went full crawler with coilovers

My first YJ project circa 1999

The biggest thing on any high dollar rig is the labor, most people have way over what the rig actually costs to build because of the labor. I had 4 years in mine off and on and the only labor I paid for was to have the engine block machined and the heads done.

Anyone can build one from scratch if they want to bad enough...you just can't be afraid to try something
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nice!! i like the 5.0 over the traditional SBC.
i considered putting an injected 347 in my 55 chevy just to piss people off. well, that and i know the 5.0 pretty well.
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B.A...do you work for Performance? I'm in Lincoln as well.
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I actually work for Sid Dillon Ford in Crete but live in Lincoln and commute every day.

My best friend works at the Lincoln Sid Dillon store and also has a Jeep too.
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nice!! i like the 5.0 over the traditional SBC.
i considered putting an injected 347 in my 55 chevy just to piss people off. well, that and i know the 5.0 pretty well.
Yeah I miss that lil motor, she was a screamer. Neighbor has the jeep now and it looks like a smashed can. My ole lady wants a 67 Camero with a BBF in it lol
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WOW 20% Jeep, 80% Aftermarket, fabrication and transformation. Cool as all hell! I'm not worthy, I can only dream.
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Yeah I miss that lil motor, she was a screamer. Neighbor has the jeep now and it looks like a smashed can. My ole lady wants a 67 Camero with a BBF in it lol
lol.
i have absolutely nothing against GM engines, they're cheap and proven performers, but i learned engines on the 5.0. i built my first GM for my 55 and it's kinda neat to see how similar they can be, yet how different. my main beef with the SBF is the number of head bolts. i've seen guys literally lift heads off the block under high boost applications. blown head gaskets left and right. a good lock wire gasket will help that, though, but at additional expense.
now the BBF i have little experience with. i'm a small block guy. i prefer a big inch small block that makes a gang of torque and you can still rev the piss out of.
my dream engine for the 55 is a roots blown 409 chevy. something about those w-shaped valve covers between the fender of a tri-five just looks right.
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Yeah my ole man is a chevy guy (grandpa was a chevy dealer in the 50's)...I am the black sheep. The biggest difference in BBF and BBC is the amount of power you can get out of a BBF for alot less money. Next spring I'm gonna put together a blown 557 on E85 for my 79 truck...should be alot of fun
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i've seen the exact opposite, actually. i've seen some really nasty basically junkyard BBC motors.
a buddy of mine (died a few years back) was big on the cleveor engines. you put cleveland heads on a windsor block. it takes some work, but when you get them together, they are some mean mothers. he had one in his 64 fairlane sports coupe, a drop dead sexy car i might add. it went low 10's all day on a fairly modest hit of the laughing gas.
this guy was a genius with setting a car up to go fast. i learned so many things from him. engine angles, driveline angles, setting up suspension. he did all his own work, he painted the car, upholstered it, did the body work.

i could shed a tear now, lol.

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Good lookin car! My best friends cousin started doing that kinda swap about 15 years ago....and is still running it in NHRA

Here's his:
1969 Mercury Cougar - Hardtop - Mustang and Fords Magazine

He comes flyin by my shop a few times a month lighting the tires up lol
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nice, i had a 69 cougar myself!! it was a base model, with a 357w in it, but mated to the lame duck fmx trans. it would lay a patch for a damn mile. the mechanical turn signal sequencer was one of the coolest pieces of mechanical art i have ever seen.
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My tranny guy swears an FMX is the toughest tranny in the world lol....him and his brother tried to blow one up in a truck back in the 80's and the only thing they ever got it to do was burn the clutches out of it. And we are talking 50 mph third to reverse shifts lol
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I'd rather drop 30k on my own rig. Real rigs are built, not bought. Who wants to buy someone else's idea of a perfect rig? I'd much rather build my own. Personally.
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My tranny guy swears an FMX is the toughest tranny in the world lol....him and his brother tried to blow one up in a truck back in the 80's and the only thing they ever got it to do was burn the clutches out of it. And we are talking 50 mph third to reverse shifts lol
they actually are tough, the input and output shafts have a higher spline count than a c4, but there's is next to no aftermarket support for them. i think i found 1 or 2 converters and NO shift kits, beefed internals, shifters or anything. mine had a b&m cooler and that was it.
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I'd rather drop 30k on my own rig. Real rigs are built, not bought. Who wants to buy someone else's idea of a perfect rig? I'd much rather build my own. Personally.
x2, but not everyone has the time or ability.
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X3 way more pride when you do it yourself
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aint that the truth.
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I actually work for Sid Dillon Ford in Crete but live in Lincoln and commute every day.

My best friend works at the Lincoln Sid Dillon store and also has a Jeep too.
Nice little commute for you. Glad to see other Jeepers in Lincoln!

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