Addisonbrady- No I didnt get a chance to drive it yet. I figured Ill keep my eye on it and see what happens with the tires since he said theyre suppose to change em out. So far its sitting untouched.
Luckymac - I was thinking on the same lines as you about the rust underneath. The body really caught my eye as there is absolutely zero rust on that. But when I checked out the frame I was shocked to see it in that condition. I never gave it a thought about being on the beach as was mentioned by harcosparky.
I looked at that one in rochester in the CL ad and the body has some rust on it. I really dont feel it would be worth the trip in all honesty. Its a run from where I am and just by the photos, I can see the paint is faded, the soft top is coming apart by the windshield and the rear windows as well. I think the frame may look better but the body seems worse. Now if I was able to mis-match them. Muwahahahahaha
Im just gonna sit back and see what happens and if those tires get swapped out or not. So far its not been touched. Maybe next week Ill call again and see if anything changes if I dont see them do anything on it.
I really didnt bother to crawl underneath or ask to test drive it since I heard the price on it and thought eh they arent going to have much wiggle room. Then after awhile it got the best of me and I had to call. So maybe after some time things will change for the better if not then just have to play the waiting game and hope for the best luck to cross my path. lol!
Ive been pricing soft tops but near $500 for a Bestop. I can probably score that hard top I know of thats for sale locally for maybe 300. That would be the better option.
Thanks for all your info on checking the frame I will definitely keep it in mind and may stop by one evening I have free to check it out more when noone is around. You brought up an excellent point about that x member. I noticed it but didnt read into it that much. But you brought that to my attention and Im curious to see how bad that is now. I have a welder but Im not a welder by profession. So I may be able to fix it myself. I havent messed with it for a few months. I agree tho on the price $3k or less. I told him I would go $2K tops as that rust did have me concerned as well. They always look good when your checkin them out but once you get them in the garage and spend time with it you always find something & then the price you paid starts to bother you. lol!
bouncefactor -Thanks for the info and link. That helped me out alot my friend. I appreciate it.
Espo78 - I agree they are hard to find. I was impressed with the rust free body on this one. It caught my attention and I had to turn around go back up the highway and backtrack just to stop to see it. lol! My state uses alot of salt and brine. Im not sure how long this jeeps been in this state but it spent most of its life in NJ and TN. I think when it was sold a dealer here must have picked it up from TN as the car fax shows it came from TN to PA. Thanks for the info Ill keep it in mind and check it out if I do reach out to him again.
harcosparky - thanks for the info. I would have never given a thought about those tubes being used for fishing. And the beach does make alot of sense as to why so much rust is on the frame compared to the body.
If the top was in better condition and it didnt leak I think I would have no problem with $3k but from what I saw on how much water was in there I just cant bring myself to dishing out that much on it. Last time it was on the road was in 2013 too. So that was another factor in the mix for me.
DREDnot - Youre right it doesnt look too too bad but its still a concern where Luckymac pointed out on that x member. It looks a big crusty there. I didnt check the upper shock mounts out on it yet so it does have me curious to what shape they are in.
Dral97 - This is the restored YJ for $6k. Its in Mifflinburg PA. Not sure how far that is from your area. Im not sure if its a sahara either but its still redone. What type of restoration was done is not known to me. But it sure looks purdy.
I agree with your point about prices on it. I think its worth that to someone out there. For me, I just cant justify paying $4k or higher. I rather roll the dice and see what else pops up. Im in no hurry. And ya never know he may come down below the $3k mark if enough ppl look it over and say no thank you to it. There is alot of work there to that chassis to get that rust off. Especially if you dont own or have a buddy that has a blaster.
9T4YJ- You are absolutely correct. I felt the same way. If it werent for running a report on it and finding out the truth, this seller would have me believing its a one owner. I couldnt understand what difference it made on saying how many owners it transferred. The mileage is still pretty decent for a 95 @ $127K. But I felt the same way about his honesty. If he lied about that, the exhaust work, as I looked and I can say there is nothing that was done this year from the cat to tailpipe, what else is he going to fib about? I saw a possible replaced ubolt but again even that had rust on it & wasnt recent. I feel honesty is the best policy. You cant try to sell something that someone can see has sat for a few years, needs some work, and didnt have not much done to it and expect the highest market value on it just cause its a Jeep Sahara package. The KBB has it listed for a certain price. Heck even the BB explains the condition it should be in for the market value it gives. Eh! He may come around if it sits and more ppl point out the flaws on it. Or he may get lucky on it and find someone that just has to have it. I have my search spots and I sometimes get lucky running by one so its a gamble & a wait for me. I wont forget about it and may call again but Ill be sure to let him know I ran the report on it. lol!