First a little background... I have owned an 85 CJ7, 91 YJ, several TJ's, an XJ, a ZJ an LJ and now a 2012 JK. All have been modified by myself and with the help of others... I do know how do do basics and have friends who can weld...
So my questions...
I would like to find a Scrambler in decent condition (little to no rust), running etc. and the rest (interior, tires) does not matter too much to me.
I would like to pay under 10K and under 8K would be better. Is this possible?
What factory engine options were offered?
I live in California so if I do an engine swap I think I may have a tough time with the smog ref?
Where is the best place to find them? I checked craigslist but in Cali they seem to fetch a premium... I found a few in AZ.
I have seen some with two rows of bench seats behind the driver, is this normal? an option?
Any major differences between the various years?
Hardtops and half cabs? Doesn't matter to me as I will run a soft top or no bikini top...but are they worth more with those options?
Thanks in andvance.