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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-25-2000, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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Big Fish and a CJ-6

Well, I'm certainly glad see things getting back to normal around here!

Fishing Report:
Big Fish Landed:
I hauled in a big one while I was out in the main stream ... got a nice purchase order from the Henry Ford Museum for Foredom flex shaft motor tools.
I got a warm and fuzzy feeling thinking one of my machines will be used to help in the conservation of that great collection.
Nibbles:
While I was trolling down San Juan Boulevard during the pretty time of day last evening I spotted a 1957 Willis CJ-6 on a car lot.
It wasn't hard for my HydroBooster to lock up the 35's when I saw it!
Bone stock with metal hard top.
Original Jeep green paint, very good frame and body with only a little rust rot on one rocker. I'm itching to pull out my check book and buy it for my next project. Right now I feel like the fish and am serously contemplating taking the bait. Anyone have an idea on how much is too much to pay for it ????


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I'd say depends on what they're asking. If you go on the lot and the guys says $3500 you'd better find some sh*t to sell fast because you have a serious need to free up some cash [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] But if they say $18,000, then it's time to walk.

Who knows this is one of those eye of the beholder situations. You may find a bargain if they don't know what they've got (at least from our perspective).

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Thanks, Matt-
I getting ready to go down there and see how much.
I'm hopeing they won't want more that $2500.
Don't know if I can steal it in THIS town.
$3500 might be a barain for all I know of about the market for this one.
I'm just trying to get a feeler on what one might be worth.
The idea of a long wheelbase and a short rear tub is appealing for a hard core climber, especially in the area I live in.
It sure beats bobbing the tail (and ruining, IMHO) a good CJ-8.


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jaffer, what is your relation to the foredom tools.....
those things are just awsome for carving. i've spent some time with my father's. slicker than shi!. better than sliced bread!

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We'll Jaf,
To give you some perspective I paid $1800 bucks for my 55 M38A1. It was completely disasembled, had a dodge 318 w/ a TF727, etc etc. The only original parts were the axles frame body and T-case. Hardly any rust needed to be fixed. It came with a bunch of extra sh*t That I have been selling. All told after I sell the extras stuff I probably paid $800 for the base vehicle. That's a good deal in my book.

So what i meant was if that complete 57 cool as all hell vehicle is in the $3500 range you are in position to STEAL it. That's of course figuring that all of the peices are there and in real good shape. $6 or 7 grand would likely not be an unreasonable price to ask for it. Maybe even more than that!!!

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CJ-6 - Proud new owner!

Well, Matt-
I bought it for $2000.
It runs and the gear boxes are good!
Thanks for the advice!
My wife will never give me another day off again ...

Dealer poloroid - first pic ...


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Re: Big Fish and a CJ-6

Todd-
"Dremels are toys ... Foredoms are TOOLS!"
We sell a lot of Foredom tools through our MetalWorks.com site.
Last year I got a purchase order for nine of them for the Naval Surface Warfare Center [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]. I guess they wanted them to help build minature cites for digital bomb runs practice [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img].
See: http://www.metalworks.com/Foredom/Foredom.htm


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i have never seen a 6 with a hard to but the base of the doors are not the shape of the door openinf on a 6 tub. why is this? just curious. i really dig the 6's and can't wait to see what you do with it. keep us posted!

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That thing is awesome!!!

How's the sheetmetal? Interior?

I would've found 2 g's for that also. I'd say you got a pretty good deal. It will clean up real nice.

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Re: Big Fish and a CJ-6

Nice CJ6 Jaffer. My CJ5 doors are exactly like those. I guess it was easier to have the doors flat on the bottom, rather than curve. Jeffer how is the condition of the side glass on the hard top? I have two pieces of the side glass from my hard top that i cut into a half cab, now i have no use for the glass. You can have em for next to nothing if you are intersted. i have no room, and no need for the glass, unless i was making a table. If you are intersted make some measurements of the glass.
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