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Re: WhaT 4X4?
If you're going cheap, a "plain vanilla" vehicle is the way to go. I would say a carbureted 258 CJ is the ticket. Get it for as cheap as you can, so that you can spend the rest on the needed repairs. Plan on doing all work yourself, or you'll blow your budget quick. I often see many in the $500-$1000 bracket in our local want ads. A CJ will have reasonably priced spare parts, and junkyard availability will be good. A Samurai would be a good choice, but new parts may be more pricey than the CJ, and you may not find as many in junkyards, and surely not as much aftermarket support for spares, with it.
A 1/2 ton chevy or ford pickup is a good choice too, if you don't want a jeep, as you will find a lot of those in junkyards also, but some of those 1/2 tons may be coil springs in front, I think some of the fords were? Not sure. My 79 F250 is all leaf springs..
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