I went to go see it today.
It runs, drives and shifts nice.
The motor starts up on the second crank after a couple pumps and it idles good (as far as I know)
It looks like something is leaking somewhere around the t-case/transmission b/c one of the 2 are covered in wet oil.
He told me that a while back, the driver-side rear axle bearing seized up on him while he was driving and it "fused" it self to the axle but it all got fixed at a shop.
The brakes feel a little scary and theres a a good amount of play in the steering wheel, but the brakes are the only thing bothering me out of the two.
It had body work and paint done(rusty floorboards were replaced etc...) to it about 11 years ago over in India while the owner was over there. It was originally a orange-redish color and had renegade stickers on it...
It has carpet thats glued on in some places. I checked for rust underneath the areas of carpet that I could pick up(barely any areas) I found some on the front-passenger corner of the floorboard.
I checked the body mounts and I couldn't tell if they were rusty or not b/c they were mostly covered the undercoating.
I checked the parts of the frame where the spring hangers mount and the rear ones have been re-welded.
The driver side looks like its in really bad shape b/c they just welded on it on the sides and theres a little gap b/w the frame and the mount in some areas. I'll get a picture of it, I'm bad at describing things. I didnt get a good look at the front hangers.
How hard will this be to fix the right way?
Theres also some "bubble rust" under the paint by a few seams, especially by the seams on the sides of the front fender.
well, I know that I'm forgetting some stuff but let me know what you all think.
also he's not leaving until this Monday now so that gives me more time to choose b/w buying this cj and "finishing off" my tj
And the price is 2500 and it has about 100,000 miles on it