Man, seeing some of those prices, I really got a steal. Paid 1400 for mine a year ago, previous owner had put a newer frame into it shortly before the sale, zero rust on the frame at all, 3.5 inch suspension lift, 2 inch body lift on 33x12.5s, full hard doors, hard top and bikini top. Granted, the springs sag a little on the passenger side and the tub had a few rot spots. Just got done replacing the tub, fenders, tailgate and grille, so now theres zero rust anywhere. Even with the new sheet metal, Im still clocking in at under 2K spent on it.
94 YJ - New frame, 3.5 inch Superlift leafs, 2 inch body lift, 33x12.50 muddies - 4.0 5 speed
95 Mustang GT - Too much to list - 5.0 5 speed
01 Yamaha Raptor 660 / 02 Warrior 350
A couple other Ford products
Yeah that 95 technicality is a pain. The vins come up as 95 too even though mine is from Dec 95. The thing is in PA I need emissions done for inspection. If it is a 96 or newer it is a machine everyone has. If it is a 95 or older you have to get it on a dyno which is harder to find. I showed the guy the manufacture date last time I got inspected hoping they would use the new machine and save me the hassle but since the vine is registered as a 95 I still have to do the dyno. So stupid.
Complete rebuild axle/engine/everything swap in progress:
Parts already gathered for assembly: 2001 Ford 302, 1990 Mustang GT 5.0 ECU and wiring, NP435, NP205, Pair of axles from 04' F350 SuperDuty (Sterling 10.5 Posi rear, Dana 60HP Front-Both Disk Brakes 3.73 Gears), 37" H1 Tires, 9" lift TJ Coils for 2 link conversion in front, Stage 2 Clutch Kit, 3 Row Aluminum Radiator, Chevy Astro Steering box (4" front Stretch), XJ Rear Leaf Springs (6" Rear Stretch), and lots more.
I traded my wifes old ford focus for my 87 all original with a complete engine rebuild done 1500 miles before i got it as my third YJ and seeing the prices slowly climb i am not getting rid of this one
I like to see prices on the rise, it will make my project worth more in the end. It may have 150K on it but it will be perfect when I get thru. Got it for $1500 knowing it had some issues and in need of a reskin soft top, at least 2 tires and paint. Ive mostly been snatching out all eliminated systems since the BBD is gone. I replaced brake hydraulics and rebuilt the tilt steering column. Ive got about $300 in little stuff and now all safety stuff is working like brakes,brake lights, blinkers, headlights, wipers and the horn. I fixed the clock too!
Figure I will have about $3500 in it when I am done and I will get that back and more IF I ever sell it.