I may be getting rid of my TJ unfortunately. Gas is money and money is what I don't have. Also the usual Jeep repairs are beginning to run me into the ground. Economy sucks for a 17 y/o like me.. I live in Western Massachusetts.
Here are a ton of pics of the jeep, parts listed below. I don't expect to get my dimes worth of what I've put it in, I know that never happens.. Flickr: Kippknox's Photostream
Parts on when I bought it:
2 inch suspension lift
I have the stockers+wheels outback, 32 AT's currently.
Hard top+Bikini top
Within the last few thousands miles:
Rebuilt D35, Stock parts-$803
Frame was professionally welded due to rust
Speed Daddy Dual core Radiator-$145
Oil pan gasket+resealed
Oil change ~800 miles ago, every 3k
Wet Okole Seat Covers, Driver+Pass. Heated-$600
Head Unit+Mounting Bracket-$180
Wiring kits+harnesses for subs+amp-$120
Smittybilt Rock Sliders-$225
Gas Tank Skid-$250?200?
Green Dash LED's-$25
Entire Frame has been wire wheeled, cleaned with thinner, primed, por15'ed, and sprayed with rubber undercoating.
Like I said I know I'm not going to get back what I've put into it, but if you have an estimate please post!
I would guess that the low mileage is worth more than everything else put together. Repairs don't really add any value. I think if you could get over $10,000 you will be lucky and it might be closer to $8k. I bought a rust free 2000 Sahara 2 years ago for $9000 and it had been for sale for a while.
What is the deal with the paint on the hood? Is that some type of flower design? Is the entire rig painted like that?
It's on the hood. It's from the previous owner. The guy's wife drove the jeep to work and back. His brother is a painter so he had him do that stencil on the hood. Before the stencil was done the guy painted the entire jeep with a second coat of paint.
Keep in mind, unless you are a dealer you are under no legal obligation to disclose the frame work unless you are asked directly about it.
Dealers are kept to higher standards.
If you position it right, you can turn it into a positive.
"Man, this thing was rusted to hell. I had it welded and treated. Should be good now."
"Jeep frames are notorious for rusting. I planned on keeping it forever, so I removed any signed of rust, did any work it needed, and coated it with POR. It's better now than any jeep off the factory floor.