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post #1 of 12 Old 10-25-2011, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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1976 Jeep outfitted for hunting.

I saw this Jeep and called to find out the price. The guy wants 3500 for it. The entire outside and inside has been sprayed for weather proofing but there is still a bit of rust. I can't remember if he said it had 130 or 140k miles on it. Does anyone think this is a good price for this jeep?

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post #2 of 12 Old 10-25-2011, 05:39 PM
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Looks like more then a little bit of rust. Was probably sitting outside for a long time just rotting away. I'd be worried that there was even more rust hiding under the 'weather proofing'.

You don't say what you want to do with it though, are you looking for a hunting jeep? If so, might be a workable jeep for you.
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He claims he had the brakes, and seats redone and that he added the ladder on the side as well as the winch and that it's easily worth 4800. I told him that non of that mattered to me because that was all personal preference but he won't budge on 3500. I could use it for hunting but more than likely I would just store it in my garage for most of the year.
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I prefer a Jeep that is not an abomination before all Jeepdom.
I'd pass.



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A friend of mine was also interested in a hunting jeep. He is actually willing to pay 3500 for it. I'm not sure he should now considering the rust issue.
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It's a little hard to tell for sure, but it looks like some serious rust bubbling the coating on the Driver's side rocker. If it's rusting there, and that badly, it's rusting else where to. Personally I think that it's not worth the investment, unless you're looking to do a full restoration and put a lot more money into it.
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dude it's a 1976 CJ... it's going to have rust!

make sure the floors are solid or if they've been patched that they've been done right (no rivets or street signs or anything).

are you going to use this strictly for hunting? if so 3500 isn't horrible. the price of CJ's has been really coming up lately. it's hard to find running and driving ones for much less.

my buddy just sold an 81 (less desirable than the 76 due to smog laws here in pa) with a rotting frame, but a fiberglass tub and a knocking 304 for 4,000 bucks...

just sayin...

31 jeeps in... still have issues
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Good news...I passed on the jeep. My friend is actually trying to get the guy down to 3k but the seller claims that he's invested too much into the jeep even though he had it for only a year and the previous owner said that he was the one who put almost everything into the jeep. I will never understand why people think that they deserve all of the money they've put into a vehicle.
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I'm not a Hunter so have no experience on this.

But is it really good hunting to just drive around and shoot at animals from the Jeep like that? Don't the animals hear the Jeep from miles away and steer clear of it? It's not exactly a stealthy vehicle.

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It's mainly for quail hunting. You can park and they'll hear the jeep and hide until you spook them and then it's a game of who can shoot the most.
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It's mainly for quail hunting. You can park and they'll hear the jeep and hide until you spook them and then it's a game of who can shoot the most.
Oh ok, so you don't actually drive and have your buddies shoot at the same time(sounds dangerous with a good bump). You just use the Jeep to get somewhere and then do the rest on foot. But then why all the "outrigged seats?"

Sorry for so many questions, I've seen vehicles modded out like that and just always been curious.

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I never thought about driving and shooting at the same time. The back seat is mostly for spotting, but yeah, you just park and wait. If you wait long enough you will get some deer that come close enough to shoot.
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