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What's My Jeep Worth?

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by Henri Watson, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Jan 12, 2019
    Henri Watson

    Henri Watson Member

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    I'll do my best to follow the guidelines given in the forum. Let me know what other questions need to be answered.

    Details:

    • 1966 CJ5, mostly original
    • Dauntless V6
    • T98 Transmission
    • Dana 18 Transfer case
    • Dana 27 front axle
    • Brand new custom built dana 44 rear axle
    • New driveshafts and U-joints
    • Custom front bumper with brand new 5000lb Badland winch, snatch block included
    • Tow bar
    • Custom rear bumper with large drop-gate
    • New headlights and new LED lights hidden in front bumper
    • New Buckshot 33" tires
    • New shocks, still original springs
    • New Carburetor
    • Oil bath air filter
    • HEI Distributor with new wires, plugs, and rotor
    • New Electric fuel pump
    • New driver & passenger seats
    • New center floor pan
    • New Warn manual locking hubs
    • New starter & solenoid
    • Twin exhaust

    Known problems:
    • transmission shifter slack
    • halfway through redoing brakes, only 1 working right now
    • about 1/4 turn steering slack
    • minor wiring problems here and there, such as windshield wipers and glitchy high-beams
    • center floor pan is new but outer floor pans have considerable rust
    • some rust underneath around the channels that originally had wood supports
    • wood supports rotten out
    • rear seat needs recovering or replacing
    • transmission support could be improved, although usable as-is
    • parking brake disconnected but simple to reconnect
    • steering box drips a bit
    • knuckles drip a bit
    • front pinion seal drips a bit
    • gas gauge not working
    • speedometer not working


    General description:

    Used as a hunting vehicle in Mississippi, 99% used on mud and gravel roads. I've had it since I was in high school and am most of the way through a rebuilding period as you can tell from the lists above. I've given it a lot of use this year, the motor runs great. The jeep can handle a very impressive amount of mud for its size. The chassis is in good condition, no known problems. I have a roll bar that can be included. No lift, factory height.

    Will post more pictures when I can get them.
     

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  2. Jan 12, 2019
    timgr

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    That thread has guidelines - and it appears you followed them.

    JMO - it's hard for me to say given your location. I'd put a range of say $2000-$4000. I may change that after I look at the pictures more carefully. If it does not run and drive, price has to be much lower since the buyer takes on a lot more risk.

    The V6 never came with the T-98. How was that accomplished?

    Why do you want to sell it?
     
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  3. Jan 12, 2019
    Henri Watson

    Henri Watson Member

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    I read that thread and tried to answer all of the info it mentions. It's a locked thread so I cant post there.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2019
    timgr

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    Yeah, no problem. Sorry, I posted too quickly. Please see reply above.
     
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  5. Jan 12, 2019
    FinoCJ

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    My initial reaction based on my experiences here in Colorado - which may not be all that applicable to Mississippi - is around $3500 for a good running v6 (with a 4speed in this case) and not too much rust?. Some more pictures - especially of the typical rust repair areas like the floorpans and hat channels etc - would probably help get more info. Maybe $4000 on the upper end if you clean up some of the little issues.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2019
    Henri Watson

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    As I understand it the V6 did come with the T98 for a short time, is that not right? I was told it would just drop right in there and....nope! Took a lot of work and a few custom adapter plates to make it go in there. But it's in and it works. The jeep runs and drives nicely, my main reason for exploring selling is that I'm getting more interested in trying out a more modern jeep.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2019
    73 cj5

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    Fact: No one in MS will know or care what a T98 is. I think it's worth $3500 atleast but it might take awhile to sell for what you want locally.
    There hasn't been a Jeep made since 86' or in some folk's eyes 1971. ;)
     
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  8. Jan 12, 2019
    timgr

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    Nope, though it would be easy to mix up the facts. The T-98 was available with the F134, not with the V6. The close ratio T-18 (without the "granny gear") was available with the V6 in 1971, but they are scarce. Likely you had the one that originally was paired with the F134, especially if it came with an iron adapter for the Dana transfer case.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2019
    Rich M.

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    No mention of title, that may or may not be a problem for the buyer. Looks decent in the photos. I'm along with the $3500 - $5000 crowd depending on actually standing in it's presence.
     
  10. Jan 12, 2019
    colojeepguy

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    I'd finish this before trying to sell...none of the other problems sound like they'd prevent it from being driven but no brakes means no test drive which would significantly reduce the value IMO
     
  11. Jan 13, 2019
    Henri Watson

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    Thanks for the replies, that price range is about what I expected. Odds are I'm sticking with what I've got mostly due to sentimentality but after a frustrating year of fixing endless little things I started to get frustrated and entertain alternatives.
     
  12. Jan 13, 2019
    timgr

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    Well, it's not a ton of money going toward a newer Jeep. If you want to try the newer Jeep, I'd say put this one aside, get your newer Jeep and see how it goes. It would be a shame to sell this Jeep and later realize that the early Jeep was more fun, or your emotional connection to this Jeep was stronger than you thought.
     
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  13. Jan 14, 2019
    Henri Watson

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    FinoCJ

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    I live this internal discussion almost every single day! Or at least every time something breaks or doesn't work right!
     
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  15. Jan 14, 2019
    ojgrsoi

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    You got that right!:)
     
  16. Jan 16, 2019
    wasillashack

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    Value is directly related to many things, title, running or not, overall condition, options present (V6, overdrive, winch, hard top, soft top, lift, tires, wheels other add ons, and how well they were done) originality (to some), modifications can be good or bad depending on the buyer and how they were done. I've seen some "professionally restored Jeeps" that I wouldn't get out of an electric chair to ride in. Your Jeep is my favorite period for Jeeps. I have been looking for a replacement for my '66 CJ6 in Texas and surrounding states, I would describe your Jeep as an honest for a user/driver, I mean that as a compliment. Looking at the pictures, $3000-4000, I think is a realistic price. Good luck!
     
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