My first Jeep was a '79 Cherokee Chief, why did I EVER sell it!! I am now looking for another full-size Cherokee to rebuild. My main concern is decent metal. I live in central MS, if anyone has spotted a decent shell or complete vehicle, let me know.
I bought my 80 on ebay from FL. I had it shipped so it was roll of the dice because I paid for it before I recieved it. But I did end up getting a nice rust free truck w/ only 70K miles, painted w/ new tires and rims for 1775! BUt anyway check out the auctions, there are some nice jeeps there.....
Well it was 385 from ft lauderdale to boston thru http://www.ableautotransport.com/
In my mind, it's worth the extra shipping or long road trip for a southern or western jeep
I searched extensively and that was by far the best price, others were 500-600