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1980 CJ 7 with plow $1450, too good to be true?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by 02crew, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. 02crew

    02crew Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Found this in the local Auto & RV


    What do you think? All am going to be doing is my own drive and my parents drive.
    Aren't the CJ's bad for frame rott in the rear?
    What all do I need to look for, i.e. known problems with CJ's?
    I am a mechanic and can fabricate just about anything, so I shouldn't have a problem fixing anything that is wrong with it.


  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    i had an 84 that rusted out at the rear spring hangers. Re-boxed the frame and it was a solid jeep again.
  3. 02crew

    02crew Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Another one gets away !!!!

    Well I called this guy this morning, and set up a time to go check it out. He called me back as I was getting ready to head down to look at it, and another guy had showed up with cash wanting to buy it. Just my luck, someone always gets to something before I do. Back on the hunt I go.
  4. TLB

    TLB Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    did you read where the ad said "rough body"? Looking at the photo their isn't much body left:(
  5. TLB

    TLB Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    See take a look

    rough body.jpg
  6. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    Jeep are so simple just buy a new body . you'll have a great Jeep than. let us know .
  7. red07gsxr

    red07gsxr Senior Member
    from meriden
    Messages: 256

    i second this....that jeep is bad...i wouldnt give him 500 bucks with the plow.
  8. 18lmslcsr

    18lmslcsr Senior Member
    from WI.
    Messages: 113

    I'd have him give me the 500!

  9. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Based on you saying that you are a mechanic, I'd say get it. Body swaps arn't too bad on Jeeps. I'd pay $750-$1000 for it. Not the full asking price. JMO.
  10. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Pretty sure he said about a half dozen posts ago that its sold....!