Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Oak Ridge, TN
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Trying to get another shop going after relocating to east TN. Have been buying and selling lots of parts lately but everyone wants vehicles. Build and sell a few vehicles and word of mouth takes over from there.
Profit. Ain't gonna lie. I don't do it for free. Buy stuff on the cheap do with it what I can then sell for profit. That helps buy more parts and keeps the cycle going. With the 33s, toys, and YJs, plus vehicle cost, I'll have less than $1K in this tintop. If I can turn it for 3-4K, that's many new parts and vehicles I can get.
Experience. I got a new guy that's just starting with zuks helping me. Whatever we can do that's considered "building" is beneficial to him as well as keeping me going. I have a zuk "fix" I need constantly.
I guess I should have done my title differently. More like, If you were going to buy one what would you want it to be?
Don't get me wrong, it needs some work. Crank keyway has been egged out. I'll either try to fix it or I have a running motor sitting in the shop. PO bought it for a trail only project that he never started. Problem is he sold the VIN plate and title, now I gotta try to buy another one in case the new owner wants to register it. That's a job in itself.
In the end, it will be used for wheeling so might as well get a jump on it. New owner can take over a do as they please.