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Buying my first JEEP!!!


 
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machoman
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Joined: 16 May 2006

PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 6:51 am    Post subject: Buying my first JEEP!!! Reply with quote

Hi guys
I am a new member here, I am 18 and I am from New Brunswick, Canada.

I am looking at buying a jeep by the end of the week.
Itís a 1994 YJ 5 speed 6 cyl with 200 miles.
The body has some rust on it and the floor has some rust in the corners and it needs a new exhaust but it has chrome rims on it with bfg tires.
The owner is asking 2500$ Canadian, he bought a newer jeeps and wants to sell it quickly.

Is this a good buy for me? To me the price looks really good for a jeep?
I am planing on doing a body job it it then a 2" suspension lift with 2" body lift and then adding 33" tires and adding bigger bumpers.
Thx Andre
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spinaldex
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Joined: 05 Sep 2006

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Others may have had better luck, but in my experience the motors don't last past 250k in most cases. So, plan on having to pickup another motor or rebuilding that one. If you are not experienced with rebuilding a motor, plan on shelling out up to $2500 cash for labor + a rebuilt.
As far as everything else, it's hard to find a decent Jeep for less than $4k and $2500 with a little rust and needing smoe TLC is a damn good deal where I live (Oregon). Rust is usually pretty easy to take care of, and you can easily cut out that section of the tub and weld in some new metal.
So, I guess the summary is:

If you don't mind putting in some work, then it's a good deal.
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