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Old 04-01-2008, 12:30 PM   #1
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Jeep Guys I Need Help Please Comment!!!

I am looking to purchase my first wrangler . The guys said it was a mutt/(different years frame and body). The title and vin match 1983, and it says yj7 on and emblem on the fender. He said it has dana40 front and rearends with international scout axles. It has leaf springs front and rear. I included a picture, just want to make sure i know what im getting and make sure its worth it. I have no idea how to identify rearends, frames,body styles,ect,ect any info would be appreciated.
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:39 PM   #2
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It has the body of a YJ. The rollbar is angled so you have the body from anywhere from an '87 to a '91 YJ. The frame off of an '83 CJ7.

Dana40? I must be missing something. I didn't think such a thing existed. Hell, I even knew about the Dana28! But Dana40? Maybe it was an International Scout thing, but I thought they had Dana44 fronts and Dana60 rears. I dunno, I'm not a Scout guy.

It also appears that he re-routed the fuel system to the rear quarterpanel on the passenger side. The YJ has it under the license plate on the drivers side, and a CJ7 had it below the taillight on the passenger side...

It looks built fairly well, but to me, it smells a bit like a lemon waiting to rot.

Unless he is offering it for a ridiculously low price even with the mods, I'd stay away from it. If the price is less than $3500, I'd take it just for fun. You never know.

If it's $3500 or less, buy it.

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Old 04-01-2008, 01:43 PM   #3
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Judging by your question I would say that this one is not a real good choice for your first jeep. I've seen some pretty weird setups where you spend more time figuring out what hell tranny/transfer case/diff/etc it is than it takes to get it out and fix it. For you first jeep you really should have a vin printout that matches the jeep you buy. It's like you buy a jeep with one of the aftermarket disc brake conversions and then go thru hell trying to figure out what rotors they used or whose brake pads will fit. Just my take on it, that one would be a real steep learning curve I'm thinking....
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:46 PM   #4
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dana 44

Sorry thats what he said dana 44s. The jeep has a 350 sbc manual 4speed trans and 2001 interior. new wheels and tires. You think its worth only $3,500?
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Sorry thats what he said dana 44s. The jeep has a 350 sbc manual 4speed trans and 2001 interior. new wheels and tires. You think its worth only $3,500?
That depends, I'm pretty good with TJ's, YJ's and XJ's but I would probably not get that one, like I said, too many variables, I like my junk to run and while it does appeal to me it would be relegated to toy status, not anywhere near a daily driver or one I needed to get around with.
What are you looking for, a DD, weekend toy, dedicated off roader ?
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:52 PM   #6
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This Jeep its to complicated to be your first jeep.
Unless you are real familiar with jeeps or a mechanic then go a head.
I think you are buying someone else problem.
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:52 PM   #7
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it wasnt driven daily and it wont be when i get it
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:57 PM   #8
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it wasnt driven daily and it wont be when i get it
Alright, have fun. But we are gonna have to teach you the ropes of Jeeping pretty damn fast if you ask me. I hope you have a daily driver, and I hope its not a Honda.
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:57 PM   #9
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it wasnt driven daily and it wont be when i get it
Then go for it, it will be a learning experience, just be aware of what you are getting your self into, basically a one off custom build and I hope he has a total parts list of EVERYTHING that went in it so when you need a water pump you know what kind [what year is the motor, what did it come out of, etc] Think I'm kidding, go into a parts store and ask for a 350 water pump but you don't know what year, they will bring about 12 out for you to look at...
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:58 PM   #10
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Alright, have fun. But we are gonna have to teach you the ropes of Jeeping pretty damn fast if you ask me. I hope you have a daily driver, and I hope its not a Honda.
yea, they are pretty hard to haul big parts around in... Unless it's a ridgeline.
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:59 PM   #11
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Woah woah wait a minute...How much is he asking you for it?
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33" General Grabbers
Massey Ferguason Grey body
Kubota Orange suspension components
lots more...

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Old 04-01-2008, 02:08 PM   #12
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:11 PM   #13
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i am a certified mechanic+pro welder so working on it wouldnt be a problem plus the jeep is ready to run anyway it has full posi front and rear spools. no rust holes or patches in the body/floor at all.
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i am a certified mechanic+pro welder so working on it wouldnt be a problem plus the jeep is ready to run anyway it has full posi front and rear spools. no rust holes or patches in the body/floor at all.
If you're a certified mechanic then how did you not know any of the technical stuff?

It sounds to me like you're a 16 yr old kid who looked on craiglist and found the Frankenstein Jeep.

Good luck.
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3.5" lift kit
33" General Grabbers
Massey Ferguason Grey body
Kubota Orange suspension components
lots more...

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Old 04-01-2008, 02:37 PM   #15
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I am 26 i rebuilt only one jeep engine in my life time. And i am not familiar with wranglers. Quit talking shit i asked for help identifing what it is not your smart ass input.
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:41 PM   #16
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Here is a 2.5l turbo dune buggy i built from scratch my senior year and the jeep in the back is the one i rebuilt the engine on it was my grandfathers
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I am 26 i rebuilt only one jeep engine in my life time. And i am not familiar with wranglers. Quit talking shit i asked for help identifing what it is not your smart ass input.
And I didn't ask for your lip either. have fun with the lemon.
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Dana44s
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33" General Grabbers
Massey Ferguason Grey body
Kubota Orange suspension components
lots more...

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Old 04-01-2008, 02:45 PM   #18
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$6500
I personally think that is a little much but I guess what you are paying for is all the work he put into it.

Yall two chill out a little...

Here is a link to the wrangler models and different trims. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeep_Wrangler

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Come on everyone lets go fight for BUSH!! IDIOT!
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Come on everyone lets go fight for BUSH!! IDIOT!
huh?

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Old 04-01-2008, 02:52 PM   #21
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that was 4 yjguy thanks for the link
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Yea, Newbie peckerhead is slamming the Army.
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Massey Ferguason Grey body
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not dawging the army my grandfather was in world warII and my father and 3 uncles where in veitnam when war was for our country and freedom. not for good insurance and a job in the future, fighting for bush's oil hurray!
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Think yall just got off on the wrong foot think we could go back to tech talk?

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Think yall just got off on the wrong foot think we could go back to tech talk?

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33" General Grabbers
Massey Ferguason Grey body
Kubota Orange suspension components
lots more...

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I'm not seeing where the hostility came from in this thread, but it's done.
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I already messaged Scout. He was the only WF Moderator online at the time.
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