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Need Help Looking at Non F-Car in Redlands, CA

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  1. gil308

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    I hope someone can help...I am considering the purchase of a 1979 Jeep Cherokee Chief in what appears to be good shape. It's in Redlands, CA at a dealership called Play Toys http://ww2.collectorcartrader.com/details.php?adId=88491409 . Dealer is selling it on consignment, so he doesn't know much about the car. He did say the paint is faded (I don't care) and there are 7 pencil eraser size bubbles (rust I am sure) on the tailgate...if that's all that's wrong, that may be ok too.

    I almost got burned on a 1970 Wagoneer in Chicago...car was a mess, but seller said it was great. Luckily, I have a friend in Chicago who is a muscle car restorer. He looked at it for me and said "RUN AWAY".

    Unfortunately, I don't know anyone in Southern California. I found a 4X4 shop about 30 minutes away and the owner said he would inspect it for $$. It would be great if someone could go look at it and let me know if its worth paying for a full PPI...a lot of these cars are a mess, and I don't want to keep paying for PPIs on junk. Now, the PPI won't be $350...that I would spend for a Ferrari...but for $6000 Jeep, I don't think the price is worth it. The 4X4 shop owner charges $60/hour...probably end up running me about $150...well worth it if I know it at least passes initial inspection by a friendly FChatter :)

    The Jeep would be a nice addition to my 308, and the 308 won't be jealous as they both have such different uses :D

    Thanks in advance.
    Gil
     
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  3. darth550

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    Send Patrick Shim over there.
     
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    PM me an e-mail address where you can be reached at.
     
  5. gil308

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    Grand Wagoneers are easy to find...Cherokee Chiefs in good shape, not so easy. Believe me, if I can save the $900 transport cost, I will. And, I may end up with a Grand Wagoneer after all, but I would prefer a Cherokee Chief.

    After almost getting burned (buyer beware) in Chicago, I have decided to only look for this typed of vehicle in the no rust States (AZ, NM, TX, CA). If one pops up locally, I'll be all over it.
     
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  7. gil308

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    Who?
     
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    Wait for it.....
     
  9. gil308

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    PM sent. Thank you.
     
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    :( It's too late over here to be messing with me...it's 12:30 AM for crying out loud. I'm going to bed!!
     
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  13. gil308

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    We bought our daughter that Jeep for Christmas ... in pink...it's very nice. :)
     
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    Moving Chicane, you have a PM...you're the best. Thanks for your help.
     
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  16. Moving Chicane

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    Check your e-mail!
     
  17. gil308

    gil308 Formula 3

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    Got it...you are AWESOME. Just saved me a bunch of money.

    Because of your help, and that of others like you, I have just subscribed to FCHAT. I used to have a subscription, and after a while, I stopped visiting as often. Then I figured what am I spending money on?

    Well, the assistance I have received lately has made me realize the true value of FCHAT. We are a tight knit community that really helps out when needed. I am now going to post in the TX section asking for similar help. So, I just paid and now I am a Silver Subscribed member...with Christmas in the rear view, and a Jeep in the headlights, I couldn't spring for Rossa just yet..but next year for sure.
     
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    Dan. Can I buy my GEICO from you too? :)
     
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    Gil - Glad we helped you out. Welcome (back) to the community (for better or worse!!! :D )

    Dave - Insurance? Nah..... But I still got a Mojito with your name on it.
     
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