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Old 04-04-2013, 01:37 AM   #61
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I picked up my 88 yj with soa and 4 over springs and 1 over shackles sitting on 33's with no rust and only 96,000 miles for $1,800....I think I got a hell of a deal

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Old 04-05-2013, 12:20 AM   #62
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I picked up my 88 yj with soa and 4 over springs and 1 over shackles sitting on 33's with no rust and only 96,000 miles for $1,800....I think I got a hell of a deal
Just dont turn too sharp

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Old 04-05-2013, 03:04 AM   #63
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Believe it or not its actually pretty stable....as soon as these tires are bald im gonna go taller and wider on the tires so its even better
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I got my 90 2.5 with 48,000 original miles from an 85 year old Jeep nut. It sat in a huge heated garage for years. $3,000. I replaced brakes, clutch, master/slave, belts, fluids, wires, plugs, and basically all the sensors. It runs well now. I also lifted it 2", and put 31" Duratracs on. I love this Jeep.

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Old 04-05-2013, 01:31 PM   #65
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I really wish I would have spent more time researching before I bought my Jeep... Embarrassingly I was one of "those" guys who paid way to much out of ignorance and excitement and got a POS. Actually I traded for it, but what he got was 10 times better than what I got. I was nieve and made an impulse decision, without asking the right questions and doing the research. Now I've got a hunk of junk that won't pass inspection, so I'm trying to pick up my dignity off the ground and sell it for whatever I can get out of it. (Which won't be much)....

I read through these posts and can't do anything but laugh at the poor decision I made...
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:42 PM   #66
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I really wish I would have spent more time researching before I bought my Jeep... Embarrassingly I was one of "those" guys who paid way to much out of ignorance and excitement and got a POS. Actually I traded for it, but what he got was 10 times better than what I got. I was nieve and made an impulse decision, without asking the right questions and doing the research. Now I've got a hunk of junk that won't pass inspection, so I'm trying to pick up my dignity off the ground and sell it for whatever I can get out of it. (Which won't be much)....

I read through these posts and can't do anything but laugh at the poor decision I made...
What the hell is wrong with it that is so horrible?
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:11 PM   #67
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1. - Frame RUST and so much of it...The previous owner undercoated it at some part of it's life...but either just did it over the top of the rust or something but now it's just scaling off something fierce. Not so much on the easily visible sections, but up underneath, it's pretty bad. Only a couple parts that are completely rotted through, but so much surface scaling.

2. Drivers floor pad rotted through (I knew about this one, but was smart enough to know that this could be easily fixed) - I'm too afraid to rip up the rest of the carpet at this point (I just don't even want to know)

3. Stock Axles and Gears

4. 350/350 conversion - I was excited about this one, I've always been a car guy...I've owned a couple mustangs. Love the v8 power and sound. But didn't realize that Jeeps weren't built for this kind of power and you have to pay close attention to the drivetrain or some real damage can be done. Then the most important part, I was so nieve that I just assumed it would pass Missouri Inspection. Yeah no, not even close...

5. The body is actually the best part...Straight and looks pretty good.

I realize that most of these items can be fixed...It's possible the frame isn't as bad as I'm thinking it is. I bought the Jeep, because my Mustang was pretty much finished and "thought" I wanted a "project"...I still do, but this is much more than I intended for.

Again...If I would have just been smart enough spend some time on this site and know what to look for, then I probably wouldn't have gotten taken as bad as I did...I don't blame the PO, he answered all my questions...He just didn't "give up" any information...he knew was a noob.

Anyway...Longer explanation than I'm sure you care to hear...I'm not done with Jeeps, I just want one that can pass MVI.
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This one looks to be pretty decent. Priced a little high but hey... if he can get it, more power to him.

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Old 04-05-2013, 02:23 PM   #69
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This thing looks terrible...

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1. - Frame RUST and so much of it...The previous owner undercoated it at some part of it's life...but either just did it over the top of the rust or something but now it's just scaling off something fierce. Not so much on the easily visible sections, but up underneath, it's pretty bad. Only a couple parts that are completely rotted through, but so much surface scaling.

2. Drivers floor pad rotted through (I knew about this one, but was smart enough to know that this could be easily fixed) - I'm too afraid to rip up the rest of the carpet at this point (I just don't even want to know)

3. Stock Axles and Gears

4. 350/350 conversion - I was excited about this one, I've always been a car guy...I've owned a couple mustangs. Love the v8 power and sound. But didn't realize that Jeeps weren't built for this kind of power and you have to pay close attention to the drivetrain or some real damage can be done. Then the most important part, I was so nieve that I just assumed it would pass Missouri Inspection. Yeah no, not even close...
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What part of MO are you in? Also, you refer to frame rust but is it something that one of the kits for the frame can fix? I ask because I know 2 ppl in the St. Louis area who do welding very reasonable. The Jeep in my pic had to have the left rear frame welded and I paid less than $100 for the welding to be done since I supplied the kit.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:52 PM   #71
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What part of MO are you in? Also, you refer to frame rust but is it something that one of the kits for the frame can fix? I ask because I know 2 ppl in the St. Louis area who do welding very reasonable. The Jeep in my pic had to have the left rear frame welded and I paid less than $100 for the welding to be done since I supplied the kit.
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X2 Welding is not expensive to have done. It is all about prepping it yourself and sourcing the parts yourself
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:05 PM   #72
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I myself would not buy a yj that has had a recent paint job, that is not complete stock. I would be afraid of buying something thats been covered up, or is some one elses nightmare
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:08 PM   #73
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I myself would not buy a yj that has had a recent paint job, that is not complete stock. I would be afraid of buying something thats been covered up, or is some one elses nightmare
True. You never know why it really had a paint job. If you really like it. Have a professional look it over
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:46 AM   #74
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X2 Welding is not expensive to have done. It is all about prepping it yourself and sourcing the parts yourself
Honestly at this point rust isn't my concern, it's passing mvi. If I can't do that, then it becomes a nice garage ornament. I've got someone interested coming over today, so we'll see.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:15 PM   #75
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it may not be a YJ, but its pretty badass 1979 AMC FSJ Jeep Cherokee Chief
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it may not be a YJ, but its pretty badass 1979 AMC FSJ Jeep Cherokee Chief
Thats real sweet, YJ or not still an awesome ride. To high for my pocket though lol but a man can dream...
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:42 PM   #78
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That thing sounds nice, but I would be really really nervous about it. Especially with those pics. That thing probably needs a ridiculous amount of work done to it to clean it up and make it reliable. At least that has been my experience in things that have been played with an customized by the PO.
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I would go check it out and make sure everything works like 4wd runs good shifts good and I would settle on what u r willing to spend on it extra cause it is probably going to need to have all the fluids and filters and belts changed. Other wise it looks like a sweet rig.
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Just found this beauty. One of a kind for sure. I want some of what he was smoking.....

1983 Jeep Wrangler Custom Monster
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Just found this beauty. One of a kind for sure. I want some of what he was smoking.....

1983 Jeep Wrangler Custom Monster
Definitely an attention getter.....
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Just found this beauty. One of a kind for sure. I want some of what he was smoking.....

1983 Jeep Wrangler Custom Monster
Well I can understand why its at a Junkyard
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Just found this beauty. One of a kind for sure. I want some of what he was smoking.....

1983 Jeep Wrangler Custom Monster

My mind cannot even begin to comprehend what is going on there...

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