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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-15-2007, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Thinking of selling the whole shabang

Well as the title says, I'm thinking of selling the jeep and trailer. I lost interest and have only gone out a couple times last year. With the new kid coming, I'll have even less time this year. So the question is, how much do you think is a fair price to ask for the following?

89 YJ
D-44 Front Axle (passenger drop) Yukon Shafts, 4.10 and lockrite
D-44 Rear Axle (Scout) brand new superior axles not installed yet, 4.10, spool and disk brakes
CV rear driveshaft
brand new 39.5 Iroks on new wagon wheels
Fuel injected AMC 360 with GM ignition, Taurus Electric Fan, Onboard air
T-18a trans connected to a dana 20
Custom rear bumper that doubles as airtank
Spring over axle with custom spring packs
Full cage
Autometer gauges
Warn 8250 winch
Beaten Hardtop (keeps you warm and dry though)

18' dual axle trailer with boxes on front.

So what would be a good starting point? And no I am not going to part this out. I'm gonna try and sell it as a package deal. Let me know what you think.

Thanks,

Keith
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Re: Thinking of selling the whole shabang

[rant] What do I think? I think someone should slap you around and talk you out of the whole idea. If need be, put it in storage for a couple of years until the kid is old enough to appreciate wheeling with Daddy. It won't eat any bread off the table.

[end rant]

That's a bummer, Keith. I'd hate to see you leave the fold, but it's better to sell it while it's in great condition than to let it sit unloved and deteriorating for a couple of years.
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man up and stop all that b!tchin.......

That's what I think...
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Re: Thinking of selling the whole shabang

Ok, do what you must, but my $.02 is if you need the $$ sell the trailer and winch. You have put alot into the YJ and will never have another like it.

Think about the future, do you want your son/daughter to hear the story about the Jeep daddy sold when they were born? Could that give them a complex that daddy gave up something so cool? Anyway, before you sell it, do me a favor and pull out your old 80's albums, grab that copy of Rush's "Moving Pictures" I know you have, and play "Red Barchetta" once more...

[ QUOTE ]
My uncle has a country place
That no one knows about
He says it used to be a farm
Before the Motor Law
And on Sundays I elude the eyes
And hop the Turbine Freight
To far outside the Wire
Where my white-haired uncle waits


Jump to the ground
As the Turbo slows to cross the borderline
Run like the wind
As excitement shivers up and down my spine
Down in his barn
My uncle preserved for me an old machine
For fifty odd years
To keep it as new has been his dearest dream


I strip away the old debris
That hides a shining car
A brilliant red Barchetta
From a better vanished time
I fire up the willing engine
Responding with a roar
Tires spitting gravel
I commit my weekly crime


Wind In my hair
Shifting and drifting
Mechanical music
Adrenaline surge...

Well-weathered leather
Hot metal and oil
The scented country air
Sunlight on chrome
The blur of the landscape
Every nerve aware

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Re: Thinking of selling the whole shabang

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man up and stop all that b!tchin.......

That's what I think...

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I'm not bitching at all. I have a trailer and jeep that sit in my driveway all year long and are used maybe 3 times. The oldest kid has been wheeling, but is it really worth the 1 to 2 times he goes a year? I'm looking at new houses, and most don't have accommodations for a trailer, let alone a jeep that won't fit in a standard garage. And no, I refuse to pay someone else to store my crap. I have my huge crew cab as my daily driver which costs me upwards of $1000 a month (bought it to tow the jeep and carry the kids at the same time). That with the added insurance for both the jeep and the truck for what 3 days of wheeling. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that is a bad deal. Oh and before the comments on the house, its needed to comfortably house my family with the added new one that will be here in 2 weeks. In my neck of the woods, houses don't have all that much property, and the ones that do are well into the $500k range.

And look at the subject. It said "thinking" of selling. I'm also thinking of selling the crew cab, pick up an old pickup as a tow vehicle then get a commuter car. Just trying to weigh all my options before making anything final.... Now put the pipe down and tell me what a price would be LOL.
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$10,000 to $12,000....
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Re: Thinking of selling the whole shabang

What's is worth vs, how much you could get for it are two differnet things, and I'm sure you know that. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

Trailer will carry it's value for what it is, the Jeep is all in the eye of the Beer Holder. $3K for the Jeep, find a High school Kid with Summer Job money burning a whole in his pocket... $5K. Trailer... what are they going for? I don't know.

that's my best guess.

And I understand where you're coming from in your thought process. I haven't taken my CJ out in 2 years. it has about a good weekends worht of work left to do, that I just can't get around to. and now the Wife is Prego again.... after having just bought a house. ya, I go NO TIME now!!!
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Re: Thinking of selling the whole shabang

Keith, I hear ya man. But your not gonna get anything for the Jeep. And it's my guess that some day you'll want another one and have to start all over....


If ya have to:
Stick the Jeep and trailer on e-bay (seperately) with a high reserve...

And trade the Diesel in on a new Rubicon.
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Re: Thinking of selling the whole shabang

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with the added new one that will be here in 2 weeks.

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I didn't know that.
Congrat's, Keith. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]

I can't help with the pricing, but a few years ago Kathy and I had to make the same decision.
We had a membership at a private lake near here and had a pontoon there.
We really loved our times out there, but as life moved on these times became farther and farther apart.
Eventually, it seemed ridiculous to pay the dues, fees, insurance, etc for 2 or 3 weekends a year, so we sold out.
It sucked, but it just made financial sense to do it.

1- If you do decide to sell, any chance of making one last Bash before letting it go?
2- Have you considered one our wimpy, comfy little TJ's as your DD, and doing just enough build to it to let you use it occasionally for recreation? This might be a way for you to kill two stoned birds, or something like that.

Regardless, make sure you post up some pictures of the new baby-Ricochet.
Unless it looks like you, of course. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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Re: Thinking of selling the whole shabang

I was actually looking at a the new 4-door rubicons, but my monthly output would be the same. Worse gas mileage then my crew cab and less comfortable. I have no idea which way i'm going to go. Just trying to get as much information as I can so I can make the decision that best suits MY situation.

Thanks for the replies guys.
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