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Old 02-19-2012, 04:08 PM   #1
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Newbie, looking for a little help/advice or direction.

As you would hear on a radio call-in show, "longtime listener, first-time caller", and I need a litlle bit of advice or a direction in which to go. I have had the Teal-Terror that you see shown below since '97 but now it is time to let it go and move on to a new/different Jeep.



Would I be better served in trying to sell it out right, or would it be better to part it out? As with most used vehicle, I would guess that it is worth more as parts that it would be as a whole. I have a number in mind but I am not sure if I am even in the ball park or just out of my mind. So any help or advice anyone could offer would be appreciated. I am not really up to speed on the going prices for "modern" iron, I am more of a pre-war car guy (mostly 1914-1934), so I am definitly out of my wheelhouse.



The Jepp is a '95 with the 4.0 six cylinder, with 167,XXX miles on the odometer. The drivers side floor would need to be replaced in front of the seat, as well as the left front fender would be considered scrap. It has what I would consider the normal rust areas for the Wrangler, but the frame and undercarriage are solid. It has not been started for a few years, not because of any mechanical issues, just due to the fact that it was not needed, and it was left to sit.

Again, I am just looking for some help/ideas as to which way to go with this, sell out right Vs. parting out. I am wanting to move on with a different Jeep project, but I just need to get this out of the way first. Thanks for taking the time to read this and for any help or advice that you can/may offer.

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Old 02-19-2012, 05:08 PM   #2
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sell outright i think would be your best bet. Even with sitting a few years......i would be VERY tempted to give it a whirl at gettin it going.

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Old 02-19-2012, 05:18 PM   #3
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I would start with $2,000 if you sell it outright.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:55 PM   #4
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Should start by checking how much they are going for in your area. Jeep prices seem kinda regional. They bring more money in Florida for example because they are more of a year around vehicle down here and unless near the coast have less rust. If it's not running you will have a hard time parting it out since they can't test the axles, engine and tranny. Hard top and the doors are where I see your money right now in the pics.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:58 PM   #5
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i would say it depends on your situation. if you are looking to get the most cash out of it id part it out. but as with any part out you wont sell it all and youll be left with spare parts everywhere. if you are looking to get rid of it due to space constraints id sell it as is. as far as selling it as is id say ur looking at somewhere in the ballpark of 1500-2000 area. parting out your could get 3 grand ish id guess.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:03 PM   #6
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^ Agreed! with crafty. The hardtop and doors during fall/ winter months bring a mint. You could sell the hartop and doors. Buy a cheap or used soft top and doors for less than half of what you would get out of the hardtop. Then get her running becuase thats gonna increase your price a lot.

Then start about 3500 and see whats out there.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:33 PM   #7
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Yeah man I would sell the top and doors, and get it running. You have some rust issues which would keep the price way down around here. In the 3rd pic it looks like the rust is just falling off with it sitting there. I would give you $800.00 for it without the top and doors of you are close to me, but that is all it is worth around here like it is. If you want more, take video of it running and driving with a time/date stamp, and part it out. You will get more for it if it is as rusty as it looks

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Old 02-19-2012, 09:09 PM   #8
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All good advice. It's worth 2000.

If you are getting another YJ, then KEEP the TealTerror as a parts rig if you have room. Most of us would kill for a parts rig!

If your next jeep is a TJ/CJ etc then I think the YJ would be mostly useless.

If you like a lot of visitors to your house for weeks then parting it out might even net you more $$$ because you could get that for a good trans and engine alone. Not to mention the top, doors, seats dash etc.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:21 PM   #9
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I hate to see easily fixable ones get parted, especially 4.0s
parting out should always be a last resort if you really need the extra cash
you might be able to trade it whole for something else
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Thanks for the help and advice, it is very much appreciated. Getting rid of the Jeep is not a cash issue, it's an I need the space issue and I should have sold it two tears ago. As I had thought, parting it out would definitly bring more money, but that is more time and work than I would care to invest. My whole idea is not to wring every last nickle out of it, rather just move it down the road to someone that can use it, or part it out themselves. I will see what I can do about getting it started, but as it sits I think I will price it to move, leaving enough meat-on-the-bone so that if someone does buy it whole, they can part it out.

It always ran well and never gave me any problems, I just stopped driving it because of a family situation. If I had known what was going on would have lasted this long, and the Jeep would end up sitting, I would have sold it when I stopped driving it. I have parted out more than one car in my time and I can say that I just don't want to do that again. Some of the number that you guys had thrown around sounded fair (even a little high to me), so I think if I price it around where I was thinking (towards the low end of the estimates) it should move out pretty quick and give the new owner a chance to recoup some of what they paid.

Thanks again for taking the time to read this, and for offering your help.
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Sell the hard top. $400+ around here. Full steel doors. $300+. The rest, sell whole for $2000-$2500 and call it a day. You'd have close to or even over $3000 in your pocket this weekend at those prices. The only thing you might be sitting on for more than a couple of days would be the full steel doors.
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if you get it started and price it right, it will sell fast
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If it where cost to here [no shipping] I'd give $300. for the doors right now, I need them in the hot summer for the A/C to work better.
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What is your location? If it's not too far some may come get it for the right price. Including me.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:05 PM   #15
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Well, I went out and put the spurs to it a little bit today. I optimisticly put the battery on the charger, pulled the plugs and oiled the cylinders and then let it sit with the charger on it for a few hours. It turns over, but turns over slow, mostly because it is only drawing the amps from the battery charger/starter which is nowhere near what it needs, so a new battery is definitly needed (battery currently shows about 8 volts and almost no amps). I will also have to get under it and fix the fuel line at the tank due to a bit of a leak, but not a big issue. But all this will wait until the weather is more hospitable for working flat on your back. So I would think by April the weather will be more helpful and I will get back on it then and in short-order it should be running again.

Thanks again for the help and direction, it is always appreciated.

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