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Old January 8th, 2012, 07:40 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by ScOoTeR View Post

What I'm saying is this: You could buy a used TJ for $10K, put $10K into it and still not be where this jeep is.

I've never built anything so hugemongous - but I'd imagine $3500 for the axles set up how they are, $1500 for the DOM and rodends to install those axles under the thing - and you've still not figured in labor, shield gas, etc. How much are coilovers?

The first rig you ever build (and try to do it w/o all used & junkyard parts) - you find out how fast shit adds up. Like my 66 Chevy, and I cut corners everywhere I could to save $$$ I know you can NEVER expect to get the sum total of your mods back when you sell - and I guess that's what I'm saying: 13below0 *is* losing money selling at this price.

Anyway - badass Jeep.
It's not a TJ, it's a YJ. But what is it really? Is it really a CJ with a YJ tub and clip? This makes more sense, since this is really how it is titled and it has a D300 case. So, your starting point is not a $10K TJ, but rather a $3K CJ that you only kept the frame and t-case. Which brings up the next question, what frame does it have? YJ frames are much stiffer than CJ frames, but by now, most of them have a lot of rot in them. It looks like the frame may have been tubed in the back. It's a 4.0 but what vintage? Newer EFI or carb'd?

Having said all that, it's a nice rig, and looks well built. There is close to the asking price in parts but not much more, depending on if the OP did the build or paid for all the cage/tube work and other labor.
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