I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Not a lot there that's "great", but they are kinda rare as no one wanted them so they threw them away [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]. They look too much like a Blazer to me.
It does have the D30 front, with the drum brakes, and it's open knuckle, with the 260X joints. The closed knuckle D30's of the Wagon/Truck/Cherokee had closed knuckles and the 5-74X joints common with the D27.
The rear is a good axle, and actually pretty well sought after as a swap into a CJ, it's the same narrow track width as the '81 and under short wheelbase jeeps.
The frame isn't a CJ-6 frame, it's unique and stronger than a CJ-6, the strongest of it's era.
If you're curious about prices on jeep stuff, give me a shout, I keep up with all that stuff (obviously), and am always in the market for something as well. There are some axle/tranny/transfer combos that aren't worth a lot, like next to nothing, so not everything has a high price associated with it. Heck, he'll have all he can do to give some of the stuff away. However, some of the other stuff is like GOLD, I've heard of $1,000 being offered for a particular tranny, with $600 being the going price on others.
Most of the Kaiser Truck stuff (I am assuming M-715 and M-725) isn't worth as much as people think it is. It might be to a collector, but not the general public and those are two totally different groups. If it's the D60 and D70 that's on the military's, they are not the same as the other D60's and D70's, which makes them an oddball. Still stout, but not as strong as more modern D60's and D70's. (Did you know those came ONLY with 5.88 gears?)
Winter Harbor, Maine
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled, It's a Jeep, Chevy, IHC kinda thing!
'88.5 Zuki, 7" Lift, Locked, Swamped, Rolled, and just generally broken in right!