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Old March 7th, 2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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Default What to offer on TJ that has sat for 3+ years

One of my customers has a 2000 Wrangler, sport. Guessing higher mileage by the tears in the vinyl seats. bare bones options. it is her daughters and the daugher was going to keep it sitting there for a few more years until her sons can drive.

Ive asked about it a few times and now she says make an offer and she might sell it.

What would be fair? How bad is it for a vehicle to sit this long? IT gets moved once or twice a year (from driveway to street, to get her dodge stealth out that also sits) and of course battery is always dead. Would the seals be shot from this, or any other problems that might arise?

Basically I want it for a plow vehicle and mild wheeler (to replace my dead YJ) but dont want a basket case....

Im thinking about taking it for a drive and when it runs like shit from the old gas, offering her like 3k?
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Old March 7th, 2013, 04:35 PM   #2
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Look the frame over carefully to see how rotted out it is before you get serious with offers.

It may be worse under neath than you would imagine.

When we were shoping around for a jeep in the past, I was stunned how rotted a few were that looked perty good on the sheet metal up top.
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I just paid 1200 for one needed all new brake lines from sitting.
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Look the frame over carefully to see how rotted out it is before you get serious with offers.

It may be worse under neath than you would imagine.

When we were shoping around for a jeep in the past, I was stunned how rotted a few were that looked perty good on the sheet metal up top.
ok, i did notice the frame was entirely covered in surface rust and was suprised. Ill take a good look at it (she said I can wait until summer when its warmer if I want, so no hurry lol)

Might just stick to my YJs, never did like the looks of TJs
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ok, i did notice the frame was entirely covered in surface rust and was suprised. Ill take a good look at it (she said I can wait until summer when its warmer if I want, so no hurry lol)

Might just stick to my YJs, never did like the looks of TJs
Check where the frame arks up to go over the rear axle just before the rear wheel. Also check around the t-case skid area and at the very front of the frame. I've found some pretty rusty TJ's in the last few years. Don't be afraid to poke at it with a screw driver either.

x2 on sticking with the YJ's
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