Re: wanna buy a cheap jeep
I got an 87 YJ, 105,000 miles, auto, 258, hardtop/bikini, alloy wheels and good 225x75R all terrain tires for $500. Another $500 for a good frame rust repair (only rotted at the rear shackles)and a little body patching behind the doors. An additional $500 for miscellaneous stuff and an exhaust system and now I've got a decent Jeep that looks fair and runs great.
The deal was it wouldn't come close to passing emissions in Massachusetts, so I got it cheap and we don't have any testing in Maine. So I TR'd and Nuttered it, and got rid of all the nasty hoses and junk that were probably making it run like a total POS. I can see how it would be really easy to go nuts dumping lots more money into it though, tires, lift, gears, and on and on.