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Old 03-26-2012, 07:13 PM   #1
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Best 500 bucks I've ever spent

So I bought a donor YJ for 500 bucks in January. I wanted a hard top and full doors for these Northern New York winters and everybody wants 500 bucks or so on CL. So I bought the donor and got the top and doors I wanted, took the tires on it and sold them for 100 bucks, swapped my rotted out tail gate for a rust free one, got all three door striker bolt assemblies, windshield hinge mirror mounts, the center roll bar pad, and grabbed the front axle manual locker. My engine needed the rear main seal replaced (I was losing about a quart a month) and had a pretty loud knock coming from the bottom end. So I traded the inline six from the donor for a almost brand new crate engine (10,000 miles since new) from a friend. And to think, my wife almost thought I was crazy to buy the whole jeep instead of just getting the top and doors.

If anyone in the Northern New York area needs something from my old engine, possibly the transmission and transfer case(my buddy is still thinking if he wants to keep it), or anything else send me a PM and I'll see what I can do. Most will be free because this deal ended up working out so great. It also has a set of let springs that I haven't decided if I want so they may be up for grabs.

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Old 03-26-2012, 07:28 PM   #2
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Does it have a decent black or grey dash and pad?

If it does, and you are parting it out, id buy it.

Im getting tired of spice color.....

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Old 03-26-2012, 07:37 PM   #3
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sorry it's spice interior.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:54 PM   #4
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Awesome deal.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:49 PM   #5
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Do you have a title and vin tag? Need one for a project yj I'm working on.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:59 PM   #6
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stock soundbar? or aftermarket? what type of seats and what condition are they? how about the seatbelt mechanisms do they return good? windshield frame rusted or no? haha thats all i can think of for now
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Door rail kit ? Or back retainers? Mine need replacing
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sorry it's spice interior.
How much for it? I want a decent spice colored dash/pad?
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Need one for a project yj I'm working on.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:52 PM   #10
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stock soundbar? or aftermarket? what type of seats and what condition are they? how about the seatbelt mechanisms do they return good? windshield frame rusted or no? haha thats all i can think of for now
the seats are mismatched, and neither one adjusts correctly, but they are both in decent condition. I will have to check the seat belt mechs this weekend because I am storing it at a friends. The windshield frame is in decent condition (no visible rust) but the glass has already been spoken for.
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Need one for a project yj I'm working on.
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Do you have a title and vin tag? Need one for a project yj I'm working on.
Huh?
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:01 PM   #13
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Sounds like you made a good purchase decision, My wife would shoot me if I brought home a donor jeep, Im way better off meeting the UPS guy at the top of the drive way!
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Ok no problem on the glass. What color on the windshield frame ?
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:40 AM   #15
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Do you have a title and vin tag? Need one for a project yj I'm working on.

FYI: this talk is frowned upon here at wragnlerforum.com , as its illegal, but i know what you mean, i need one too!
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Ok no problem on the glass. What color on the windshield frame ?
Blue

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