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Which cj7 to buy?
Here is my dilemma. I have found two Cj7's. They both have 258's and t5s.
The first is a 1986 with with a D44 rear and a new bestop. But, it is showing some surface rust and was hit on the passenger side threshold with the damage confined to a small area of the floor and the side of the threshold. The seller says the side panels are relitively easy to replace but I have no welding experience. But it sure looks like crap now. The price $3700.
The other is an 84 but has some noise from the rear end which is a model 20. Has only a bikini top and a needs some body work redone as the bondo used to fill the dents is cracking out. It is relatively straight though.
The price difference is $800 more for the 1986. I was planning on putting larger axles on to handle 35's.
Is it relatively easy to replace the side pieces?
I am leaning toward the 86 and learning to do bodywork.