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Old 04-26-2014, 06:18 AM   #1
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1983 CJ-7 worth/price?

Here's a CJ that I looked at yesterday. From my limited experience, it looks phenomenal for an '83. It's a 6cylinder, almost no rust, decent paint job, runs great(as far as I can tell). All the work on the jeep was done at the same shop. Only two owners. The car was used as a daily driver for a 16year old. IF I have the jeep checked out at a shop and everything looks good, is $5900 a reasonable price for it?

I'm just going to be driving on the beach and pulling a 350lbs sailboat, I could go with a beater 4x4...but the CJs just look awesome.

Anyway, $5900 for a '83 CJ-7? Sound fair?

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Old 04-26-2014, 06:37 AM   #2
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I'd show up with $5000 cash and wave $3000 at him to start with. It does say obo after all.

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Old 04-26-2014, 06:48 AM   #3
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The only problems I see are:

"almost no rust, decent paint job"….. The decent paint job is hiding all the rust you don't see. It is a 30 year old Jeep after all.

"runs great as far as I can tell"… That sounds like "it only hurts when I laugh" It will run great until you own it.

"Daily driver for a 16 year old"…. Really!?!?!? You are considering this Jeep, why? RUN! Run away from that one very fast!

"$5900"…. See if the owner will give YOU $5900 to take it off his hands.
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Good point. I see OBO so often that I just looked over that.
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I said it "Runs great as far as I can tell" because I'm limited in my mechanical ability when it comes to cars/trucks. I fly helicopters, I don't work on cars for a living.

This jeep is actually the best I've come across in my area. The others I've come across were beat into the ground, this one seems lightly used and well maintained.
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Old 04-26-2014, 01:28 PM   #6
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Well, I took it to two different mechanics and had a friend check it out. I've heard values everywhere from $4000-7500. I bought it for $5000. Hopefully it was a good choice.
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Old 04-26-2014, 03:37 PM   #7
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Good luck to you. I hope it works out well.
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Old 04-26-2014, 03:53 PM   #8
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only thing that matters is that you are happy with it. congrats on the purchase.
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:42 PM   #9
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Pretty happy with it. Would you agree that the first steps should be to restore/protect the body? I was thinking about taking it to get a fresh paintjob and get chassis saver for an undercoating.
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I would 1st, take care of anything you need to on the frame.. them get an aftermarket metal valve cover, as it appears there is a good leak with the stock plastic one, which deforms from the heat. then from there. change fluids, make sure all hoses are in good order, etc.. grease everything. go drive it for a while..... Then think about paint...
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:38 PM   #11
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yeah, I was told that the cork gasket they have on there is the wrong gasket.

I'll look at getting a whole new cover though. Thankyou for the advice!
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Beautiful jeep, my dream jeep basically!
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:36 AM   #13
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I think you made a wise choice!

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