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Parts CJ5 V6 price?

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Bob, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. Jun 11, 2004
    Bob

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    I spotted a V6 CJ5 in a farmyard while going down the freeway a year ago. Immediately, I thought parts Jeep! So, a week later I went over and talked to the guy about it. It was his son's and he was going to "fix it up someday." :rofl: The front driver's side was bashed in pretty good (was in a head on collision with a BMW), but the tub looked good. So, the front fenders, grille, and hood are no good. The Jeep looked pretty clean though. I didn't get to look at it up close, but as I drove by slowly, I thought I noticed two long shifters in it (OD maybe). Anyway, a friend of mine drove by that area about a week ago and said it was still sitting there, so I was thinking about going up and there and seeing if the guy feels like selling it now. I know it's kinda hard to pin a price on it without seeing it, but what would be a good amount to offer?
     
  2. Jun 11, 2004
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    Bob.
    I would just offer him $500; if he wants more, don't worry, he will tell you :)
    You can't hear it run or drive it; the frame might be ???; the front axle housing and/or springs might be ??? ; chances are he might part with it
    of course, farmers seem to never want to get rid of anything, good or bad
    :shock:
     
  3. Jun 11, 2004
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    Jah, my father has a 53 5 window Chevy truck in good condition and A LOT of scrap metal. Can't get him to sell either to make some $$.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2004
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    I didn't mean that in a bad way
    everybody needs more Jeep stuff including :v6: stuff
    (or car stuff)
     
  5. Jun 11, 2004
    ljspop

    ljspop Lurking Bronco Dude

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    With the price of steel right now would be the time to pull the trigger...
     
  6. Jun 11, 2004
    timgr

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    Figure the value of the tub and the engine - $500 sounds generous if the tub's not full of holes (bullet holes are more likely in Modesto, I spose).
     
  7. Jun 11, 2004
    John A. Shows

    John A. Shows Comic Relief

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    FWIW when I went to buy the old parts jeep I was looking at, I made up a spread sheet of all the individual parts on a jeep that might could be re-sold. I listed the sale price of each individual item. The total at the bottom was basically what could be gotten out of a parts jeep if everything were there and in sellable condition.

    When I got to the mans house to look over the jeep, I simply scratched through all the items that weren't on the jeep and then made a new total.

    I showed it to the guy and told him what I thought I could get out of the jeep by selling it in parts and then made him an offer. He accepted.

    I didn't buy the jeep cause I really didn't want it. But that's another story.

    Point is I think this method is very good to use when buying a jeep...especially a parts jeep.

    If you have microsoft excel I could email you the form.
     
  8. Jun 11, 2004
    Bob

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys. That gives me a good idea.
    Aww, come on Tim. You know people in Modesto don't settle things with guns. They just dump them in the bay. Actually, it's up toward Stockton so it may have had some lead sprayed at it. Hey John, I'd like to see your list. Shoot it on over (oops, forgot I'm in Modesto). ;)
     
  9. Jun 11, 2004
    Hippo393

    Hippo393 Jeepless

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    I like John's idea if the owner turns down a low-ball offer. Perhaps try the lowball first.
    My initial thought is that $500 is a bit generous like timgr said. If you show up with a hauler and $200 in your pocket (w/ an extra couple of $50s in another pocket for emergency), and flash the cash, you should be good to go. Although a valid title can make a big diffo in the bargaining.
     
  10. Jun 12, 2004
    BlueFlu

    BlueFlu past owner of some ecj5's

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    Just me, but I would never show anyone I'm trying to buy anything off of what kind of money I thought I could get for selling the parts.
    Puts an inflated price in their head.
     
  11. Jun 12, 2004
    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It might help if you estimate the hours it takes to part something out...then set a nice hourly rate (for me $75/hr since that's my "opportunity cost" of not working on client stuff)...
    Subtract that from the parts total....probably zero it out right quick....;)
     
  12. Jun 14, 2004
    CT

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    WIthout a title, I would think you are paying too much.

    If it had a title, and the running gear and motor was running, I would say you made a fair offer at 500.00 I would also budget in another $1000.00 for used parts, and some paint. And that would be with you doing most of the work.

    If it is not running, and the frame is bent, I think I would leave it.
     

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