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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-03-2002, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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how much for this jeep

my brother in law is looking to buy a cj-7, but doesn't know a lot about them yet, so he asked my opinion on this one...tell me what you think:

86 cj -7 basically stock
258 w/ 115k
4-spd
dana 44
1' shackle lift
no frame rust
only surface body rust
paint is original and shot

$4000 obo

i was thinking more in the $3k range considering that is alot of miles for the engine. tell me what you think?

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Re: how much for this jeep

I bought an '86 in Feb of this year. I wanted that specific year because of the d44. Mine has no rust, 3 1/2" lift, A/C, clean HT, 111K miles, lots of chrome, nice seats, 32x11.50 tires. Lets just say I paid more than 4K. One of the biggest plus's for me was the guy had it for 12 years. I think I might have paid about $500-700 more than I could have, but in SLC, it is almost impossible to find a CJ 7 without rust. One suggestion I would make is assign $$ to the plus's and minus's. This was my first jeep, and I didn't check the gear ratio.- It has 3:31 gears and it will cost me almost $1K to gear it down. I also want lockers, which will add a lot. Those two things would have changed my decision. - Live and learn. I figured the A/C was worth $800, the d44 $750, the no rust $1500, the HT $1,000, and the lift $750, etc. I think the biggest thing is location. Jeeps are real "trendy" around here, so they cost more. I am by no means an expert.
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Re: how much for this jeep

4000 sounds right to me.
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Re: how much for this jeep

In Alaska, that would be a fair price...not outstanding, but fair. Of course, up here if it's 4x4 and rolls it will bring $1000 regardless of condition. I'd say for the lower 48 it is a tad high. I'd start by offering him $3000 to $3200 then dicker. When I'm selling a rig, I always ask more than I'll take so I have some room to bargain a bit.
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Re: how much for this jeep

Only way to know is try it out .

Look in air filter for OIL, any oil in there forgetaboutit unless you expect to replace the enging.

look at the frame real CLOSE especially in front of the front spring hanger and behind the rear hanger also check inside the rear of the frame with a flashlight for Internal rust.Any cracking or rust will just get worse .

If the tranny grinds going into any gear pause and think what it will cost to replace it

If you own a CJ and been on this board for any legnth of time you know these problems and more.If you / he can do the work and don't mind that is one thing .
but paying top dollar and having to do it is more of a commitment than being married......Especially if it is to be a daily driver...
If he is already married figure the cost of a divorce in the price... LOL
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Re: how much for this jeep

a few updates.....has a 2" shackle lift (yeah 2" of lift....shackle is 4" too long) that scares me.....with 32" bfg's

thanks for the reminder about the oil in the aircleaner....i totally forgot about that. after all the problems i had with mine spewing oil before the rebuild that is hard to believe!

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I would be willing to sell my '80 CJ-7 for sixty-five hundred and it's nicely set up, if interested. CA & AZ veh so NO rust. Winch, two batts, lift, locker, seats, much much more - Air, anyway I'm in Las Vegas area email if you're interested and I will give details and photos. John

(plus you'd have a good excuse to visit Las Vegas and win enough money to pay for the trip plus the Jeep. - Summer time it's hotter than heck here, visitors are down so the casinos are just giving their money away!)

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