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Old 07-13-2011, 10:54 AM   #1
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Thinking of buying a cj

Hey you guys so i have a jeep tj already and love it and i have been looking at this jeep cj everyday i pass it going to work. I havnt really looked at it closely but from far it look like it needs alot of work idk how much the guy wants for it but it cant be much. What do you guys think about purchasing it. Would it be worth it to fix because i would love to do it. I love the cjs and tjs.tell me what you guys think. im going to pass by today to get a closer look and get the number of the guy to see how much its worth and get the exact year and price.

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Old 07-13-2011, 11:07 AM   #2
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I would love to have a CJ to play around with.

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Old 07-13-2011, 11:19 AM   #3
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Details you need to get:

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Rust (where and how bad)

I will be happy to give my input on what I think...whatever thats worth.
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:39 PM   #4
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itz a 79 jeep cj and the renegade sticker is faded on the side. ther is a little rust on the passengers side front fender. Drivers side bottom under the door and a little on the door. and by the drivers side fender i cnt see the passenger side because it is blocked
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im pretty sure all parts are original. i couldnt see the other side of the vehicle because it was being blocked by something
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:08 PM   #6
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Well my guess is it has a 258 or 304 with a 3 speed and a Dana 20 since it is a 79. Factory gears are also probably 3.54.

Rust seems to be in common place and is probably much worse if you dug into it. If you want to make it nice it will require quite a bit of work to fix.

I'd say it has a shackle lift too.

You got a idea on price yet?
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:11 PM   #7
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If you get it, PLEASE remove that front bumper!
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:15 PM   #8
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haha yea i will deff remove the front bumper and yea the asking price is 2000 but i would deffenitly not pay that for it in this condition. Id probably offer him 500 or 800 i dnt evn know if it runs
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here's some more info on it. its a v6 and it hasnt run since last year i offered the guy $500 for it. do you guys have any advise for me? anything would be appreciated thx
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I would walk away for the fact someone has put a v6 in it. Maybe it has a completely different driveline wedged into it that isn't up to par for what it was originally. It should have a 258 inline 6 or a 304 V8, as 79 was the last year for them (the V8 that is). I prefer to start out with a jeep that has more of the oem/stock running gear so you have a base to start from, rather than guessing what has been done over the years and "slapped together". Just what I prefer though, some may not mind...and I wouldn't pay more than $500 for that piece of iron. I only paid $2000 for my cj5 and I drove it home (it was inspected and was ready to roll) and played with it for a year before I started modding/repairing it...
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I have a CJ7 for sale...lol on here

It's on 37's and far from stock. It has a few things to be fixed and I dont have the time due to being in another part of the state. The largest issue in my IMO with my jeep is wiring but I have a whole new wiring harness in a box. It's in a box because I don't have the time to play with it.
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WHAT v6..??? iF it had engine issues, its sometimes cheeper and better to put a 4.3 in the rig instead of repairing the AMC boat anchor. 304s went into CJs till 81. It could be a 4 speed but not likely. Did you see the engine ? or does the sticker say V6? I find a lot of I6's advertised as V6's....
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WHAT v6..??? iF it had engine issues, its sometimes cheeper and better to put a 4.3 in the rig instead of repairing the AMC boat anchor.
AMC V8s like most other V8s back in the seventies where boat anchors because of emission controls that restricted the engines. They can make awesome power with a few good aftermarket parts and you can still find most replacement parts stocked on parts shelves. They are very reliable and easy to work on...I have a 360 that started out in a 78 Wagoneer and since then has been in a 76 CJ-5, 84 CJ-7 and is now in my 89 YJ. 200,000 miles on it and it runs like a top and makes plenty of power. The best part is they bolt up to stock transmissions.
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WHAT v6..??? iF it had engine issues, its sometimes cheeper and better to put a 4.3 in the rig instead of repairing the AMC boat anchor. 304s went into CJs till 81. It could be a 4 speed but not likely. Did you see the engine ? or does the sticker say V6? I find a lot of I6's advertised as V6's....
The Hard top is worth the $800.00 if its decent.

I will sell you any ONE of the three hardtops in my yard for $600........just let me know.....
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AMC V8s like most other V8s back in the seventies where boat anchors because of emission controls that restricted the engines. They can make awesome power with a few good aftermarket parts and you can still find most replacement parts stocked on parts shelves. They are very reliable and easy to work on...I have a 360 that started out in a 78 Wagoneer and since then has been in a 76 CJ-5, 84 CJ-7 and is now in my 89 YJ. 200,000 miles on it and it runs like a top and makes plenty of power. The best part is they bolt up to stock transmissions.
They are boat anchors. I have a 258 in a 84 CJ7. any Chev v8 or V6 is easier and cheeper to work on.
I have been around AMC engines for 30 years. I know how to build them and run them. They way a lot for what you get out.
If you want to keep the jeep original! great. But if you want performance and reliability. Yard that thing out and put a 4.3 chev in it.
Anyone who really has spent time under the hood working on these things will agree!
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If they are worth $800 a piece you will make a cool $600 reselling them........just let me know....have not gotten a request from you yet.......

Unless, of course, as we all know..... you were blowing smoke out your A$$........
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Anyone who really has spent time under the hood working on these things will agree!
I'm not talking about a 258 but yea your right, I have never been under a hood so I guess I don't know anything.

You can have all those six bangers...

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