Re: Please help us out! Sell the TJ? or NOT!
I understand his thinking...one dependable daily driver, one " who cares what I do it it" trail rig. BUT, like everyone has said, he will never get out what he put into the TJ. So do you sell it for a loss, and get enough cash for a CJ which will UNDOUBTEDLY end up costing a fortune in build up mods and buy a daily driver truck with an unknown mechanical history. I dont think it will work out they way he plans in the long run.
He's used to wheeling a real nice, capable trail jeep...one that cathches looks and compliments. He's gonna want a CJ that does the same. A stock CJ without lockers after owning a locked 35 shod rig ain't gonna please him. By the time he fixes up a CJ with its inevitable rust issues, AMC20, Dana30, lift , gears, tires, lockers, carb, motor, tranny, cage, etc... he's going to be pretty deep into it.
Next is the issue of the daily driver. Probably needs to consider towing capabilities cause if he's gonna wheel like he doesn't care if it breaks...he's gonna need a way to get the CJ home when it does break [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]. That would mean a truck of sufficent size to tow the CJ and to keep costs down would put him in older model trucks. Great rigs, but may get horrible mileage and be less dependable than a new small truck with low mileage. He also needs a daily driver thats dependable. That puts him into later year model vehicles
and higher priced rigs.
Then throw into this mess the insurance for TWO vehicles. Full coverage on one if money is owed on the daily driver. Inspections and tags for both. Gotta decent tread on the tires for both. Might need a trailer to tow the CJ. Are we saving money yet? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]