Sell the 60 on ebay?

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  1. swank60

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    So I was looking around on ebay today, and the 60 that was selling for the highest amount had almost as many miles as mine, and in the description said it had a brand new clutch cable and timing chain. The FJ60 has neither. It's got 191k miles on it and is selling for nearly $4700. Here's a link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NO-R...oryZ6443QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    If I decide to sell my total piece of s***, what should I do to get it to move on ebay like this? My truck has a better than average body and interior, tons of new goodies (tires, smog pump, etc...)but the paint is shot. How do i leverage the sales pitch to get the most money I can for it? (this is, if I decide to sell the POS. It was one failed state inspection away from winding up in the lake this morning...)

    Anyone have any ideas?
     
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    "in the lake" for insurance purposes? That's illegal I think....but I won't tell.....for a cut.. :D

    Words like "Great project vehicle", "Worldclass reliability", "Just waiting for your custom-inspired paintjob"...you're an advertising hack, you can come up with something.

    Oh and you can't sell your 60, since then you wouldn't be Swank60, just Swank, and well that's just wierd and I've had my share of 70's porn magazines, so no more Swank! :D
     
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    "in the lake" for my own pleasure and venting.

    I can tell I'm getting older now because at one point, I looked down at the screwdriver in my hand and looked at the door and thought "It would feel really good to run this thing through the sheet metal right about now..." and the answer that came back was "if you're going to sell it..." instead of "It's a Craftsman screwdriver, they'll replace it free if it breaks..." Another near miss...

    Think this one is selling so high just because the paint is so glossy? I'm betting that with $300 I can get one of those cheap paint jobs that'll look really nice...for 6 months...
     
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    Earl Scheib - $199.95 The namesake of cheap paint.
    http://www.earlscheib.com/
     
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    I have been doing some bodywork to the old 60 for the last couple of weeks preparing for a paint job. It to is getting ready to go up for sale.
     
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    The 60s are awesome...for a while. You sick of it too?
     
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    Beerman - what are you going to replace it with?
     
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    Sounds like all you need to do is install a clutch cable and timing chain..... :flipoff2:
     
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    I know of a maroon '93 80 up here with lockers and 190K miles you could replace it with, chick has it listed for $6900...I should probably buy it, but don't have the money at the moment and am not taking a loan out to buy a vehicle again, plus I kinda want a '95+ so my sliders fit directly and my CDL switch fits (yep, deciding on a vehicle based on a $35 switch) :D
     
  12. Gumby

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    You better snap up the Swank80 login. it's the only way to go.

    She's heavy, kinda round and eats like a horse, but once you have a ride, you'll never go back to the 60. Low maintenance is everything in a relationship, Swanky.

    Keep the 60 around just like that high maintenance hot chick you feel like callin' every once in a while.

    You, beerman, Noah and Pat oughtta get a support group going.
     
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    Location could also be an issue.
    Sometimes i have a TERRIBLE time selling things on ebay...i tried to sell a set of procomp ES3000 shocks for 10.00s...all 4 and nobody bid on them:(

    Stew
     
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    I love my 60. That being said, it is not the best for hauling around the kids. Thus, we end up taking the minivan on trips, and that is not cool. So I am going to sell and move on to an 80. If I could keep my 60 and have the 80 for road tripping I would. But that is not an option.
     
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    Wtf!?

    are you serious? if you sell are you going to be cruiserless? who is going to tow me to LSLC round up next year!!????
     
  16. LoveTractor

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    That's what I did, Swank. Bought the 80(love it!!! :D ), but I'm keepin' the 62 to slowly restore. Considering how much money I've put into the 62 and the money I'd get from sellin' it, I'd be a moron to sell.
     
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    I totally understand how constant maintenence issues add up to frustration, but if you've been replacing all that stuff with quality parts, you should reach the plateau where you don't have an issue every month. Hate to see you go through a few years of wrenching only to sell it just before you get to the place where you can coast a couple years just changing the oil and popping a new air filter in now and then.

    That said, I would never discourage anyone from getting an 80, they are amazing rigs.
     
  18. fsusteve

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    I know the feeling....kinda of love/hate thingy. I miss the Cruisers, but I don't at the same time.

    One less thing to work on means more time fishing.....




    FISH AWN, BABY!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    So is the 80 REALLY that much less of a hassel though? I can swing $5k - maybe 8k for the right vehicle, but I figure if I get a '91-'93 80 series, I'll just be starting right back where I am now. If I knew for a fact that I could get an 80 that would treat me with a sweetness for the right price, I'd be all over it. Toyota be treatin' daddy wrong these days, though...

    The little woman and I have been talking about it - I'm going to try to fix the AC one more time - I'll get cruiserdan to set me up with the expansion valve and pitch the AutoZone thing that's coming loose (I honestly can't think of any better plan, other than maybe having all of the joints welded) and see where it goes from there.
     
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    I know when I redid the ac on my 62, every single o-ring in that system was bad.....what a pain in the ass.
     
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