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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-29-2000, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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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 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 $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

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Elusive speaking of good deals... can you find me a 304/360? Rebuilt? ... Thanks [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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my friend is selling his cj-5..he rebuilt his 304.He said it had d60's in the rear and 44s in the front...and lockers both axles.As far as I know everything in it works except in needs a new exhaust.Its loud as hell..its a 78.Last I heard he was looking for either 1500.I wish I would have got it before I got mine!

One day..not far from now.Your children will open A "Big Truck Book" with all the heavy machinary,bulldozers and all..then you will stand in awe at the site of my '76 CJ-5
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Good deals are still out there. Just sold a 6.34 low range, freshly rebuilt NV 4500 for $800 on the POR BBS, I had it for sale here also. Saw a rebuildable core on the POR board, 6.34 low range for $1700, but he dropped to $1000. I wish him good luck, but a core NV4500 is worth $450, maybe $600 with the 6.34 low range. A rebuilt 6.34 low range NV4500 for $800. I should have called the cops, because the buyer stole it. You know what, I got out what I had in it, and the buyer got a great deal, so we both made out great.

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This definitely works... I scored an old Scout with D44 front and rear a couple years back, after helping a fella on a trail (a horse and buggy with a horse who wouldn't go...) He borrowed my cell phone to call help. While we waited, he clued me into an old scout in a back yard that the owner just let my haul away...just to get it out of his back yard.

I still have that D44 rear in the garage, thinking over what to do with it.

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another key.. is just patience... this 63 im about to go pickup.. $1500 bucks.. the body is solid.. the frame is solid.. it just needs a battery.. and why the good deal.. because her husband is over seas.. and he wants more money to spend while he is there.. so she told him the only way he was going to get it.. was if he sells the jeep.. guess he would rather get drunk than drive the jeep.. hehehe [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img].. plus i dont think the two of them get along that good.. InfantryYJ knows them.. and has known them for a few years..

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Here is a good tip....
Get to know your UPS driver.
My UPS driver knows well that I'm interisted in Jeeps due to all the packges I've received. Plus all the questions he gets like "is that Jeep transfer case on the truck today".
Well, he came through last month when he told me about a '77 CJ-7 with good hard doors and factory hard top. He had even enquired about it for me when he was delivering a package. The owner wanted $400 for it and I drove it off his property the next day.
Bonus: It was sporting a set of 28" x 6" Firestone ATX recalls!
I polished up and threw my 8" OEM '83 chrome Laredo waggon wheels in the back and drove it down to the Firestone dealer.
After tossing in $80 for a size upgrade, I drove off on a spiffy set of 30" x 9.5" General Grabbers!

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hey elusive

i accidently erased that email you sent to my hotmail account the other day. can you please resend it to me: [email protected]

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Nice so that scout I see sitting on the side of the road maybe be good for some cheep axles, and I see all kinds of stuff in farm country, will have to stop and see what I can get. Only problem I need some cash.

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This is one reason I always like riding shotgun. I can't seem to drive and swivel my head all around looking through bushes and barns..... trying to see what was hiding...

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