sounds like a plan. it depends on your area. i searched for 4 years to find a yj with a good body and bad motor for a low priced jeep for my frame off build. body and frame are excellent, engine had a knock, jeep sat for 4 years. i still paid 1000 or 1200, can't remember now, hard top to though.
so if the frame isn't rotting, and the body is good its worth it, oh yeah, mine is 87, so at that price jump on it, even if its a little more i'd say go for it.