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Old 12-06-2010, 08:50 AM   #1
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Looking at a YJ

Found a YJ on CL and going to look at it tomorrow. It's a stock 4cyl, and the owner is an older guy. 160k miles no issues and a newer soft top (so he says). Asking $2k. What things should I look for when I look it over?

To be honest, I was looking for a built up XJ, but found this one during my search, and while it is completely stock, the price is right.

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Old 12-06-2010, 08:55 AM   #2
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Oh, and it's an '88 model.

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Old 12-06-2010, 09:19 AM   #3
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Frame rust!
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:22 AM   #4
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Definitely look for frame rust and for rust around the windshield. Floorboards are another area to look out for. I just pick up a 95 YJ for 2k. Mine has 152k miles, and it's completly stock other than the 31 inch tires.
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Look @ the oil pan, cross-member, u-bolt thread ends, and gas tank skid plate if you want to see if it has ever been seriously off-roaded. check the frame end(S) where the spring shackles attach for rust stress. Check where the steering box attaches to the frame stress, missing / stripped bolts. Floor pans and where the seatbelts attach to the tub (lower by where roll-bar attaches to the tub) for rust...
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