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Old 05-11-2014, 08:44 PM   #1
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I'm in the market for my first Jeep CJ/Wrangler rebuild project. I've never owned one and want to rebuild the first one I get. I don't know a whole heck of a lot about the various models so I'm hoping to learn a little bit on here from other forums and members, get a better idea of exactly what I'm looking for, and maybe even find one.

My first question is how realistic my expectations are...

1. A project. I expect to put a lot of hours into this, and as much as I'd love to be driving in a finished product in a week, that's not going to happen. Plus half the fun is the work.

2. Spend under $10k for the first go around. $10k may not get me the most badass Jeep in the world, but I'd like to at least have it running well and looking decent. Over the years I might keep working, adding, etc...and spend some more money but for now I'm not in a position to sink a whole lot more into this project. I don't really care where the $ is spent, but the closer I get to that $10k number on the initial purchase obviously the less money I have to put in, and I don't want to buy a finished product.

3. A older model. I don't want anything fancy, simple is better. Jeep, 4 wheels, a couple of seats, and a standard transmission.

4. End product...a Jeep I can take to the beach, throw my dog, fishing poles, cooler in and hose out when I get back. Most of the time driving will be without a top, so somewhat indifferent about soft or hard as long as I can take it off. Good sized tires, a little lift, not going to be doing much offroading, some on the sand though. Nothing fancy or flashy.


So that's where I'm at right now. What are some things I need to consider? Read up on? Is $10k enough?

And probably the most important question....there's so much info out there, forums, etc, so where's a good place to begin?

Thanks y'all

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I would say that price is pretty realistic. As mentioned above, you my want to check in on the CJ and YJ forum areas here to talk to the current owners.

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