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Old 12-03-2012, 01:56 PM   #61
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The guy went over to the Ford place this morning and the mechanic we had talked to wasn't working today. Instead of asking for someone else to do the work OR giving us a call, he left and went to another shop to get it checked over. Didn't have any of the things checked that we wanted but we did find out that the radiator is leaking, axle seals are leaking and the trans seals are leaking. At this point I'm really ticked off with the guy but I'm going to try and get him to go back over to the Ford shop and get it checked out.

Edit: Looks like the deal is off. He is now refusing to take it anywhere and says he is selling it "AS IS". It's really his fault because he didn't take it where we told him.
I'm going to try and see if I can get him to come to his senses but if not, I'll just have to start looking again.

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The guy went over to the Ford place this morning and the mechanic we had talked to wasn't working today. Instead of asking for someone else to do the work OR giving us a call, he left and went to another shop to get it checked over. Didn't have any of the things checked that we wanted but we did find out that the radiator is leaking, axle seals are leaking and the trans seals are leaking. At this point I'm really ticked off with the guy but I'm going to try and get him to go back over to the Ford shop and get it checked out.

Edit: Looks like the deal is off. He is now refusing to take it anywhere and says he is selling it "AS IS". It's really his fault because he didn't take it where we told him.
I'm going to try and see if I can get him to come to his senses but if not, I'll just have to start looking again.
Sucks that things are happening like that but if it were me I would have already bought it. Everything you just named that's wrong isn't hard to fix. It's a heck of a deal and has some quality parts. But that's just my .02

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Old 12-04-2012, 01:33 AM   #63
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I hear ya. Parents just don't want to see me get a POS and watch me try and dig myself out of a money pit.

The ball is in the guy's court now. We called the Ford shop and had a ticket made out so ANY mechanic can check it out. All he has to do is get it over there and we have a deal. Just want to make sure the frame isn't bent. He said $7,600 is his BOTTOM number even if it does have problems.

Hopefully we work something out...
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:05 AM   #64
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I hear ya. Parents just don't want to see me get a POS and watch me try and dig myself out of a money pit.

The ball is in the guy's court now. We called the Ford shop and had a ticket made out so ANY mechanic can check it out. All he has to do is get it over there and we have a deal. Just want to make sure the frame isn't bent. He said $7,600 is his BOTTOM number even if it does have problems.

Hopefully we work something out...
I hear ya. Nothing wrong with being cautious sometimes.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:37 PM   #65
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Tough to do, but waiting for the next one might be the best option. Quick search locally turned up a salvage title 04 with under 60k miles for 7500. I'd wait for a clean title jeep with no excuses.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:33 PM   #66
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Tough to do, but waiting for the next one might be the best option. Quick search locally turned up a salvage title 04 with under 60k miles for 7500. I'd wait for a clean title jeep with no excuses.
Only thing is that I would probably never get this amount of upgrades. Especially if I did all the work myself. I would never have the funds to put in an Atlas as well as some of the other things that have been done to it.
It's over at the Ford shop as I write this so the whole deal is riding on what they find.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:02 PM   #67
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Ok....
Talked to the mechanic at the Ford Shop.
He said everything looks good. Tires just need to be balanced and it'll be fine.
As for the leaks, he said they are very small and I could get away with driving it as long as I check all of the oil levels every once and a while. If I go ahead and get the seals fixed, I won't have to worry. He said all the seals were just basic seal fixes.

He did say that it has been regeared, he didn't open up the axle to find out (more of a fee for us) but he said it felt like 5.13 or MAYBE 4.88.

He said to fix the steering wheel I would just have to have it realigned. It was driving straight and was aligned except for the steering wheel being set. It was a little pricey there so I'll find somewhere local that can do it.

Rear brakes are still hard and he told us that with that big of tires and that high of lift, it'll be like that. He said the rear brakes were drum so I'll upgrade to a big brake kit hopefully soon when I have the money.

Other than the small leaks, he said it's a well put together Jeep. He sounded like if we didn't buy it that he probably would.

We're going over to pick it up tomorrow afternoon. Can't wait!
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:20 AM   #68
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Great story so far. Good Luck, and congratulations!
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:27 AM   #69
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Great story so far. Good Luck, and congratulations!
Yeah, I've pretty much written a chapter of a book with all of these posts.

I'll try and post pictures when I get back if it isn't too dark.
I'll probably start a build thread soon on small modifications I'll be doing. I'll be strapped for cash paying it off/buying parts and saving for school but it'll make a fun project.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:08 PM   #70
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Well, finally had a chance to post an update.
Got the Jeep home in one piece!
Loaded the soft top into the back of my mothers van so I'll have to pull that out sometime tomorrow and clean it off. It looks like a mess. I'll try and get pictures of everything tomorrow.

Once I got it home, I did notice that the doors WILL NOT lock. The driver side door won't lock from the inside or outside and the passenger side door will only lock from the inside. I'm not sure if it's the mechanism itself or if these are doors off another Jeep that were not made to work with the current key. My parents aren't too thrilled about this but I told them that as long as I kept it clean, I rather have someone open the door and look around then slash thing windows and have to deal with that.

How much would it run me to get the doors fixed to work with my current key?

Also, the bedlining of the tub was poorly rolled on. It looks like they did it AFTER they installed the Tuffy console so the whole bottom of the console is yellow if you open it up. Hopefully if I have time this summer, that can be one of my projects to put a new coat on. Would this be a bad idea to put a coat on top of what's already there?

Other than those things above and the leaks, it looks good. A few scrapes and dents but what Jeep doesn't?
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:25 PM   #71
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wow..i was getting annoyed reading this whole thread lol.. bottom line, I like most here am very experienced with jeeps, and i buy and sell them alot. That is a $10500 jeep all day AS IS with or without the title/carfax history. a big majority of TJ's locks dont work. Most jeep owners do not lock their doors, why would you waste money fixing a lock for your door? all they have to do is cut/rip your soft top or unzip your rear. So, if you like replacing soft tops, get your locks fixed, or just leave it unlocked and keep valuables out of it. just my 2 cents.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:26 PM   #72
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i would have bought it the day i saw it and would have gotten $10,500 within 3 days here at Ft Campbell.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:27 PM   #73
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the guy finally got attitude because like me reading he was annoyed to the max with all the newb questions and so on lol. but we all have to learn
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:53 PM   #74
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Well, finally had a chance to post an update.
Got the Jeep home in one piece!
Loaded the soft top into the back of my mothers van so I'll have to pull that out sometime tomorrow and clean it off. It looks like a mess. I'll try and get pictures of everything tomorrow.

Once I got it home, I did notice that the doors WILL NOT lock. The driver side door won't lock from the inside or outside and the passenger side door will only lock from the inside. I'm not sure if it's the mechanism itself or if these are doors off another Jeep that were not made to work with the current key. My parents aren't too thrilled about this but I told them that as long as I kept it clean, I rather have someone open the door and look around then slash thing windows and have to deal with that.

How much would it run me to get the doors fixed to work with my current key?

Also, the bedlining of the tub was poorly rolled on. It looks like they did it AFTER they installed the Tuffy console so the whole bottom of the console is yellow if you open it up. Hopefully if I have time this summer, that can be one of my projects to put a new coat on. Would this be a bad idea to put a coat on top of what's already there?

Other than those things above and the leaks, it looks good. A few scrapes and dents but what Jeep doesn't?

Glad to hear you got it, congrats.
I had problems with one of my door locks and a quick cleaning and lubing of the inner mechanism worked wonders.

Good luck with the Jeep!
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:46 AM   #75
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The problem on the driver side door is that there probably isn't a mechanism. Lock on the inside just spins when you push it. The passenger side you can move the lever from unlocked to locked fine. I may give that a try though now that you mention it and see if that would make the locks work. Only reason I need them to work is for insurance purposes.

I looked more at the suspension today in person and I'm thinking that this is just a leveling spacer and not a budget boost spacer (couldn't find a spacer in the rear). Could someone confirm?
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Holy shit, not only did you get a great deal , but with all the "running around like a Chicken with your head cut off" you earned it. Grats
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Holy shit, not only did you get a great deal , but with all the "running around like a Chicken with your head cut off" you earned it. Grats
Thanks man!
Ran into a ton of speed bumps but overall I feel pretty good about it. My dad keeps on giving it weird looks with all of the dirt, paint chips, etc. but I think he will get over it.

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