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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-26-2007, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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What $$$ do you think my Jeep is worth (Pnut Jeep)

I wouldn't be asking this if I didn't feel I was somewhat part of the community here.....

I'm thinking $20k-$22k??

I am considering selling my Jeep to start a new TJ project. Since my Jeep is not like very many others I have seen, I am seeking opinions on what it is worth. Yes opinions. I know it is only worth as much as someone will pay for it, but I have a pretty broad range in mind. So post up, I want to hear your guess/opinion.

The Jeep is not built for looks alone, those who have seen it in action can tell you it is very capable on all terrains. Drives perfect on the street too.


Here are the specs in case you are not familiar:

350 Chevy V8 (5.7L)
Holley Systemax Aluminum high flow Heads
Billet HEI distributor
Coated Rams horn headers with custom 2 into 1 exhaust
Flowmaster muffler
Powder coated aluminum valve covers
Chrome billet air cleaner with K&N filter
Polyurethane engine mounts
Oil pan has skidplate, windage tray, and trap door

Full fiberglass tub and hood
Viper red 2 stage paint (base/clear)
Poison Spyder Customs Front tube fenders
Rhino lined TJ rear flares
1955 Military surplus blackout taillights (painted to match)
Full coverage, custom 3/16” aluminum rocker guards (angled, and tied into body and roll bar mounts)

Grey Rhino Lining interior
Tuffy locking security console (with ARB switches inside)
Custom Dash using Autometer Ultra Lite gauges
Complete custom wiring
6 point roll cage
Seatbelts from the 2004 “Tomb raider” edition Wrangler
Bestop Trailsport seats


Original Frame
2.5” spring lift
Currie HD longer shackles with greasable joints and PU bushings
Ford 9” rear end, 4.10 gears, ARB locker
Dana 44 front end, 4.10 gears, ARB locker
Front axle relocated 1.5” forward for clearance
HD power steering box mount
Borgeson steering shaft
PSC variable rate power steering box
Custom “flipped” tie rod and drag link, with ¾ ton tie rod ends and 1.25” tie rod and drag link.
Custom front bumper with integrated winch mount
High clearance “U-bolt” plates
Rancho 9000 shocks all around
Full flat belly skid covering the ENTIRE drivetrain
Custom tubular transmission/transfer case mount, high clearance
22 gallon stainless gas tank with matching stainless skidplate

35 x 12.50 x 20 Nitto Mud Grappler tires
20 x 10 Chrome MB Motoring wheels
10 lb CO2 tank: Operate ARB lockers and fill tires
OPTIMA yellow top battery in custom billet aluminum tray
Warn 9.5XP winch with synthetic line, remote located control box
TH350 3 speed automatic transmission
Dana 300 transfer case “clocked” up for more clearance
















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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-26-2007, 12:41 PM
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Ok....your allowed to sell it only because you plan to get another one....

Yes....It's a capable jeep....

But as you are well aware, you have a lot more in it if you add up labor.....

This is the perfect jeep for someone that wants one ready to go and who is not a wrencher.....

I'm going to say $15K...with two things going against your....wheels...though it does do well on the trail (and you proved to me that you are not afraid to take it anywhere), it makes it look like a mall crawler.......and the engine...FI would be a lot more attractive to someone who does not like to work on engines...

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agree on the price.....15k seems reasonable.

the hard part is finding someone with the money that wants what you have

even if you spend 60k on building the jeep...i dont think you'd do much better than 15k.....its kind of a ceiling for nice custom old jeeps from what i've seen

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I'm gonna disagree with the two previous posts. I think that you could get the $20,000 plus for your Jeep. However, I don't think that you will get that from someone who spends a lot of time off road.

You just have to find the right forum for selling the truck. I know that it is very capable, (I can not believe that you have a picture of my CJ in the same frame as yours...) I just don't think that an off-roader will appreciate it as much as someone who wants a show vehicle.

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I love your Jeep! I forget how clean it is after seeing it all muddy at the bash. I'll agree with the wheels detracting from someone who's serious about off-roading (NOT a slam! I know your Jeep is plenty capeable, just not the wheels that are usually on a Jeep as serious as yours). It may cater to a crowd that won't appreciate the capeabilities of your Jeep. I think it's worth $20K...I hope you can get that, but I think a realistic number that it could move in a reasonable amount of time is $13-$15K. But, I've seen stuff go on Ebay for just stupid prices, you might get $25-$30 for it there!

I thought I set the initial price (on my Jeep) low for the equiptment it has, but a year later it's still not sold. If I can't get $5000 for it, I'll just keep it and enjoy it when I can.

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This is a tuff one! it looks awsome and I do love the rims and tires. But it is a fiberglass CJ! and locally Ive seen 1 (and soon more to come... I hope) Rubicon for 14K. Id say 15k is the max but good luck on a bank aproving such a loan for that old of a jeep. So you are relying on someone having 15k in cash.
I know that you put more than that in parts not to mention labor, so you are going to take a serious loss, unless you get lucky...And Im not saying you wont get lucky!

Id assume that you are "upgrading" to a TJ how about swapping all the parts to the new jeep and put the stock parts off your ney jeep to the CJ, Still could possably get a 5k for the cj with "stock" parts in it and have alot of good quality parts for the new jeep....And yes I know that would be a lot of work and possably not worth the trouble
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I won't give a price but will say I think you can get the moon for it if you find the right person. My concerns are it is not orignal so the vintage folks are out. The offroad folks are out, the kids are out because while they would love it the bank ain't loaning 20 g on the jeep, so that leaves the 30-60 yo crowd who has money to throw away on a toy. problem is they are all buying mustangs and corvetts. I want you to get every penny you can and while I don't like the wheels the rest is spot on in my opinion, but I wouldn't give you 20g for it.

Good luck let us know.

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Thanks guys, I have definitely decided to sell. I simply need something new to me.

I might put it on Ebay first since I've also seen some stuff sell for crazy high prices there. I am selling to a very narrow market of people, and Ebay has great exposure. That will also tell me how much interest there is in it (how high it goes).

Thanks again. BTW - if you know of anyone interested, I'm starting at $20k, and we'll see what happens from there.

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