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Old 12-25-2009, 05:33 PM   #1
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Take a Look for me please.....

What do you guys/gals think of this Jeep price wise. The add says $2500, but I offered $2000 and he asked when I wanted to see it so...Assume the price is $2000. Also assume that the test drive goes smoothly.

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I think this looks like a great deal Thanks in advance!

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Old 12-25-2009, 07:01 PM   #2
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As long as you inspect the frame and underbody extremely well. Rust is the last thing you wanna deal with. Also inspect all the spring shackles and motor mounts. Look hard at the windshield frame and try to get a look behind the fender flares. Also look for evidence of huge chunks of bondo. Also, check for blow-by and leaks. Some leaks are a minor fix but if you have limited technical experience and depend on a mechanic to do your work, some leaks (i.e. rear main seal leak) could get expensive quick.

Just a warning. Speaking from experience... A YJ with a 4 cyl / 5 speed is gonna get tiresome if you plan to wheel it. Also, it may have "pep" but the gas mileage is gonna be very similar if not worse than its 4.0l counterpart.

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Almost sounds too good to be true. Did the seller say why he was selling it and did you ask about the title? I would definately take it for a test run. Make sure you use 4H and 4L, he shouldn't have a problem with you taking it off road for that. You also want to get it out on the road and check for DW (around 55mph). If nothing else, you could easily sell some of the spare parts he has for upgrades.
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Old 12-26-2009, 02:42 AM   #4
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what does bondo look like? i dont have much auto experience, but that doesnt mean i dont know how to use a wrench, if you kno what i mean
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"This jeep can pull a house off of its foundation in 4 low all day long."
I would like to see that.
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Old 12-26-2009, 06:38 AM   #6
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i dont know if the frame is good then i dont think its that bad of a buy
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Check the frame rails near the rear, behind the rear axle. These areas like to get full of mud, then salt & they rust out there. Try (Lightly) tapping on the lowest rear portions on the side that faces down, with a small hammer. If it sounds way different than it does above the rear axle in the high spot of the frame, then it may be rusted. Also the area where the steering box mounts to the frame should be closely inspected.

Don't be afraid to get under that jeep & take a good look around. If it's like most jeeps, you'll be spending a good deal of time under there in the future.
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Old 12-26-2009, 07:47 AM   #8
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I bought mine 2 months ago for 2800 bucks ,95 wrangler 2.5,spd clean frame ,body .new tires, new susp.new brakes F,R And muffler good deal,dunno motor blew up last month.you never know with used vehichlesI still think it was worth it but thats me.good luck.take a magnet will help checking for bondo
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"This jeep can pull a house off of its foundation in 4 low all day long."
I would like to see that.

The construction industry has had to make some cuts in this economy.


On a more serious note, Im not really sure where any of these spots are. This is my first car, but I am starting to get more knowlege of them. What are the spots I should look at to make sure this thing isnt a piece o' s***. I dont mind putting a few hundered bucks into making it perfect.
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ok the big things are on the frame. first the frame right by the rear of the jeep were the springs attach to the frame this area rots alot of the time.check both sides, next on the drivers side if u look at the front were the steering box is attached. just look at that whole area and see if theirs holes or any thing seems like weak metal. and the windshield frame check that to.
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ok the big things are on the frame. first the frame right by the rear of the jeep were the springs attach to the frame this area rots alot of the time.check both sides, next on the drivers side if u look at the front were the steering box is attached. just look at that whole area and see if theirs holes or any thing seems like weak metal. and the windshield frame check that to.
True story. I have a hole rotted in my frame, right rear, above the shackles that connect the leaf springs to the frame. Same year and engine, but this is NE pennsylvania..dunno where you are, could be alot less rust prone.
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i had both sides rot out on mine and i had to replace both sides
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Ouch. I'm just gonna weld in a 1/4 inch steel plate, when I get around to it. That, and make sure I knock out all the rust so it doesn't just keep spreading.
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thats all i did to sept i used 3/8 stock and just made my own pieces
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Update

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He has the title in hand, getting rid of it because he dosent use it in the Winter. I am going to check it out the weekend after the New Years.
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cool just remember to look at all the key areas before saying yes
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cool just remember to look at all the key areas before saying yes
of coarse. i am wicked pumped. this is the deal i have been looking months for if it works out.
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I think you may regret waiting till after the new year to go look at it.
I`m half tempted to call the guy myself and fly back there from here in
Seattle and buy it and drive it back home to here.
If it`s half of hat he says it is, it`ll be gone by the new year, you should just go buy it NOW!!!
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good point might want to go at least look at it asap and if it is all good the sooner u get it the better
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good point might want to go at least look at it asap and if it is all good the sooner u get it the better
Yea ,what he said. go get it .At that price wont last long
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Old 12-26-2009, 03:38 PM   #21
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if its a fare price to you then go for it.


For whatever its worth, I sold my 6 cyl fuel injected YJ for less than 2k. It had 35" tires on stock axles. It was in mint condition but only with softtop and soft doors. I was asking 2k but first guy who came by asking about it and it he liked it, took it for less. I forget exactly how much... he simply said, "would you take nnnnn.nn for it?" and I was wanting it gone and said yes. So maybe you try that same technique. WHen you say your offering price... make it sound like a Take it or Leave it deal.. The seller wants it gone so it is likely they'll say ok.

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