Is this a deal?
HI- I spend most of my time next door on the Jeepster board, but decided to hop over here for some advice. I just came across a 1973 J4000 in rather decent shape. The usual parts and stuff; 360, 3spd auto, Dana 44 front and rear. All original, still has the original "JEEP" window washer fluid bag among other things. It has Power steering and Power Brakes, and the P.T.O. winch with the BEEFY bumper. It isn't in "perfect" shape, probably used on a local farm, but very little rust and the interior is immaculate. The guy is asking $1695.00. It does have some problems, needs new tires about the time I get it home, and the Driver's side Exhaust manifold has broken in two just behind the first port. It starts and runs fairly well, the last lot that had it sent it to a shop and it ran worse when they got it back. That could be anything, but I don't think it's serious. So, can anyone tell me if this a good deal? Or should I run screaming and not look back? I know a bit about Jeeps, especially jeepster Commandos (I have two), but am somewhat lost when it comes to the full size versions. Thanks for anything you can offer, I have to decide fairly soon if I want to go this route or not, I just want to do it with as much info as I can get. Thanks