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My 15 year old nephew sighted a "for sale '52 Willys Jeep" today and asked me to go look at it with him. The For Sale sign listed the following:
Toyota 4cyl 22R
5spd Toyota Transmission
Toyota transfer case
Toyota front and rear axles with 4.11's
New 32x9.50 Swampers
5-1/4" shackles(they are looong[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img])
miscellaneous off-road lights, besttop yada, yada, yada
It looked nice with my brother's headlights shining on it, Toyota yellow!!!!
It appears to be a decent restoration on the body, no visible rust in the usual places, durabaked inside and some comfy bucket seats.
Now I don't want to start any Jeep vs. Toyota wars or anything, but I just wondered what you folks might think of this rig for a first Jeep for a great fifteen year old kid. I kinda hate to see a decent, but not great, restoration go this direction but if he doesn't want it or buys it and ever wants to sell it I am all over it.
I haven't talked to the owner yet but plan to tomorrow and he is asking $5500.
We live in Wichita, Kansas. In comparison, usual rust 6cyl CJ's close to stock or with 31's,wheels and maybe a couple of bolt-on tubes, usually go for around $4000 to $6000 if they are good runners. Whaddya'll think? Opinions, flames or freaking out over the Jeep/toyota hybrid will all be considered. Please remember this is a nice kid who would feel great driving a Jeep.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
85 CJ7 [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]