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Old 08-07-2017, 04:14 PM   #1
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Going to look at two CJ7s to purchase possibly.

Looking for an automatic daily driver that i can make as reliable as possible, with hard doors (which one doesnt have) and a top (which one doesn't have), and want eventually an A/C, fuel injection, and power brakes.

Not looking for a rock crawler or a pristine paint.

Given what you guys know, and your experience....

Which would you choose

https://salem.craigslist.org/cto/d/1...241747124.html

https://salem.craigslist.org/cto/d/1...245988400.html

any red flags stand out, Gurus??

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Old 08-07-2017, 05:01 PM   #2
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Like I asked before-What SMOG laws will you have to deal with?
Take a tarp and a pick hammer, get under them to see how 'sound' the frame is.
Make sure the VIN on the title, matches the VIN on the firewall.
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X2 as LG said. Really look for body and frame rust on those. Those are the real deal killers.

 

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Going off just the adds I would be looking at the one without the top. The other one has had to many changes done to it for my liking.
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Old 08-07-2017, 10:18 PM   #5
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Like I asked before-What SMOG laws will you have to deal with?
Take a tarp and a pick hammer, get under them to see how 'sound' the frame is.
Make sure the VIN on the title, matches the VIN on the firewall.
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okay...
looked at both...

i think i'm gonna pass on those.
not sure i liked the work that had been done.
don't get me wrong - fine work - but not exactly what i'm looking for.
want something a little plainer.

the truth is... secretly, I really want a '76 CJ7.

thanks for your advice.

it really helped.

will bump this post as soon as another opportunity comes...
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If you have any local Jeep/CJ clubs, get in touch with them. Also, check Jeep club web-sites.
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