@onlytwowheels what I’ve heard is that international would basically through whatever parts they had at hand into a vehicle, which I guess means it’s fairly easy to find something that will fit, but might be hard to figure out what that might be if you don’t know
I'm not going to say that seemed to be how they built commercial trucks some days, but I'm not not saying it either...
@jordan I’d love a Farm-O-Road. I really want a Hot Shot or Super Sport, and it’d be even better with a few period correct hot rod parts. Apparently a Triumph 4 speed fits well, and there were a couple companies that actually made super chargers for them. Imagine a teeny tiny Super Sport with 45 screaming horses! Crosley
@flatisflat Yeah, it would be bad more expensive for everyone if they got more involved. Buying at auction is a risk. Buying a car from a stranger on the internet, is a risk in and of itself. If you have a willing seller, you can do things like escrow.com, but really there is no way to know until the deal is done.
One thing is for certain. If you've got a cute, neat, rare, niche, popular vehicle...even if it's a turd, polish it up and sell it at auction for max profits.
@just-jeepin correct on the careful maintenance of the H.O. as I had blown head gaskets at 190,000 miles (due to my laziness for not replacing the heater core sooner). I did ditch the 249 for the 242HD selec-trac. You could option the H.O. with the selec-trac and vari-loc axles but they're pretty hard to find. Die to that I just went right for an overland and planned on the 242 swap from the start. This is my second WJ and if sonething happened to this one id get a 3rd. They're great vehicles.
@just-jeepin And it sold for 16K. Actually pretty healthy for a fintail (and exactly 10x what I paid for mine, but that was 25 years ago, and mine isn't that minty), but still a nice car for the money. Maybe still enough meat on the bone for export, too - probably a 20-25K car in Germany.