Back up for sale. Just found out this week I'll be leaving for Hawaii this summer so only the Tundra will come with me.
I am now located in Newport, Rhode Island. Mileage is at 250,000 now. Still runs as smooth as ever. New mods include:
Tires (90% tread)
Sell the cruiser. Save from now til 16, fly south with pops and buy a rust free version. Take a trip home together, rust proof the hell out of it, and enjoy it.
That's what I'd do if I were you with what appear to be parents like mine....generous as hell and willing to do/support something...
I was as wel at first glance but based on the description, @jerryb 's rig was probably pitched nose down from the hard braking, putting the dissent squarely in line with the tow hitch crossmember. The vertical support of the dissent bull bar put that crease in the jeeps bumper. The main shell...
Get that fixed. But you deserve way more money. In no way shape or form would I accept that offer.
Side note, I'd do what @Kofoed did and fix part of the list from a cosmetic perspective and use the rest of the check to pay for more upgrades.