Damn!! I should sell all my jeeps in Bama and take the money to the bank...lol!! I only paid $2000 for my 1972 CJ5, and it has the stock factory 304 V8....I don't know how things work in Pennsylvania, but in Bama it would be a steal to get an old rusted CJ5 for $5000! But... a CJ might be what your looking for!
Had the engine rebuilt for the cost of parts by a buddy that I gave my J10 to ...$650, Bought the soft top (which is a Bestop Supertop for the early CJ's and is over $800) off of a guy that only had it for 2 weeks for $200. Had both axles redone and tranny, clutch and transfer rebuilt...all that was $1650 (another good friend deal). So, in the last 5 years I've owned it, it has eaten up another $2500, but not all at once...everything on it is new, except the paint and body work. All mechanically new. Was offered $6300 for it and said no...That is beautiful...simply beautiful. I wan't one. How much have you put into it since that $2k?