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Third Project Build-up - part #1
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OK, the sickness has officially set in. I was browsing the For Sale sections looking for something completely different when I came across someone that was selling their project in order to get some money to head back to school.

The Jeep was originally a 1985 CJ-7. This project had undergone a frame off restoration and the frame and axles were stripped and had POR-15 put on them. A YJ tub was purchased from a 1989 Wrangler and that was placed on the new frame. The engine was completely gone through and restored and painted. A ton of parts came with it and the price was $1700. The location was about 3 hours from me, so my girlfriend and I made arrangements to head up and check it out on Saturday, May 28th, 2005.
I met up with the guy that had it for sale and was instantly taken aback by the amount of parts he had collected to do the build-up. He had over $7000 invested so far in the project. He had originally wanted much more then the $1700 that we settled on, so I was happy to give it to him. I set off to UHAUL to get the trailer and when we got back, the back seat and bed of my 2001 Dodge Ram Quad Cab was filled to the brim with parts and the Jeep was loaded on the trailer. Inside the Jeep was the spare tire and carrier along with a new fender for the passenger side since that one was deemed by him to be no good and needed to be replaced.
So, with everything packed up in the truck, we headed back to CT to unload our new found treasure. It was like Christmas when we got back. The parts and Jeep were unloaded and put in the garage. The following day, we started looking at what we had gotten in our latest haul. Much to our surprise, there was a new power steering pump new in the box, a full black hood kit, full hard doors that were in pretty good shape and finally rounding out the haul was a new stainless steel body kit.

As you can see from the pictures, there are all the parts necessary to get this project together minus a wiring harness and some windshield hinges. All in all, I think the $7000.00 price tag that he has invested along with his time is conservative in what we got.
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