now that it seems jeepgod and i have scared away all the yuppie currie axle loving types from this board, and lots of folks are digging throu8gh junkyards....I'll tell my secret to getti9ng the very best deals. drive around and look in peoples yards..dont be bashfull..knock and ask if they'll sell that old cherokee with the bad q-trac chain collecting weeds in the back yard. ask about the j-10 that has been sitting next to that barn since you can rmember.. i did, and got a 401 for next to nothing...got that cherokee with a good running 360 for $75...found my latest treasure(axles) from my connections.. i told a couple buddies i was looking for a military truck.. then about 3 months later... poof.. a friend sees one in a guys yard..2 calls and 2 days later.. i own them...only had to drive 4 miles to get them!!!
the best story is my 76 cj-7 i had a few years back... i came home on leave one time and noticed an old cj-7 in nice shape still sitting where i had seen it years before.. a front yard... so i knock and ask the lasy about it... tears well up in her eyes and she says it was her husbands jeep who died after restoring it 7 years prior. i asked if she would sell it and she wasn't sure.
the jeep had 42000 original miles on it with a 304, full cage, beautifull. she allowed me to try to get it started, and after i put in a fresh battery, sprayed the carb good, cleaned a squirrel nest out of the air cleaner, it actually fired up..she still wasnt sure if she wanted to sell it, so i told her goodbye and gave her my number. 2 days before my leave was up, i went to the bank and got $2000 and went back. i pulled $1500 out and asked if i could drive it home... ..not sure she wanted to sell it....1800...same thing...$2000....well..ok
i had that jeep 6 years..and, unfortunately..thrashed it unmercifully...best $2000 jeep i ever had.. and i almost cried when i sold it for $1900 3 years ago.
i saw it last year.... it was for sale...hmmmm
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]tj-7..tellico tested, uwharrie [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]safaried..1 ton drivetrain[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]..see it at http://www.jeepgod.net
oh yeah, and a 2000 tj,lift..etc