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Old 08-04-2012, 10:03 AM
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79 cj7 I'm looking at. Help?

I'm looking at a79 cj7 and the asking price is $5,500. This seems a little high to me but I just wanna make sure. Im looking for a project but not a huge project and this does fit that scenario. It does however need a little body work, paint job, new tires, interior work, ect. From what I know it has a newer jasper engine, transmission was newly rebuilt, new carburator, new alternator, new battery, and new radiator. I don't know if any of this info helps but based on this what would some of you guys offer.

It is a metal body, not fiberglass.

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sounds like the owner is trying to recoup the money from the engine. Also sounds like the rest of the jeep needs a fair amount of work.. is there a link or some pic's you can post.
So let review.. new tires.. $1,000, body work...$200, new paint job, $500 for yourself, Interior work.. $200, so those are ball parks.. if fixed up is this jeep work 7k? Plus all the other stuff you might not know about..

Keep looking... for 5500 you can get a much nicer jeep.

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Old 08-05-2012, 05:56 AM   #3
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That does seem high as it seems to always cost at least twice as much to fix up as you think. I gave $3400. for my 98% rust free (high desert western Colorado) CJ7 last fall with a V8 4 speed and hardtop. and now have another $2000. or so in it on ltires wheels and little things and am yet to get it painted so your $5500. will more likely turn into 8 or 9 I'm sure mine will! If that's ok make sure the under side is rust free.
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