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  1. Apart from the licencing fee we're not that different. Our annual licence fee is $120 CDN (about $90 US). Your $1,000 car would be about $1,300 CDN. It would cost me $20 to transfer, $130 in taxes, and if it's 20+ years old $50 to $100 for an appraisal so lets say a maximum of $250 CDN (about $185 US). Same as you, we require the vendor to sign the ownership (title) and provide a bill of sale. If I was putting it on the road I would need a safety certificate from a licenced mechanic and proof of insurance. If not I would register it as an unfit vehicle. Regarding non-commercial trailers, we pay a one shot fee of $25. We get a licence plate and an ownership / title.
  2. I noticed that on your earlier post and nearly fell over! $14,000 to you would about $18,500 to me. I paid just under that for an LJ, XJ and MJ … total. Although getting a transfer appraisal can be a pain in the butt I'm glad we have that option. The most I've paid is $100 and to be honest, they "work with you" to come up with the appraised value.
  3. How so? If you're referring to my post in particular, I checked my files and I was off on the appraised values. They were $2,000 for the MJ & $2,200 for the XJ. I was thinking of the total cost not individually. A "parts" MJ that I bought and then sold was appraised at $1,000 for the transfer. Tax at 10% is what it is. In the past I've questioned why there's a tax at all. It's to the Province's benefit that vehicles be sold over and over and over … and so on. It's a windfall to them. That argument goes no where.
  4. In Ontario, you have to get an appraisal for any vehicle that is 20 years or older in order for you to transfer the title into your name. That includes ones that are gifted to you. It's a pain if you pick up a vehicle that is immobile, although I have had appraisers come to my house for a slightly higher fee. If you buy a parts car that you think you might restore one day it's best to get it appraised and transfer it into your name. There are basically 2 types of appraisals, one for vehicle ownership transfer and a more detailed one for insurance purposes. For tax purposes on transfers, the Ministry of Transportation uses the higher of the appraisal or the bill of sale, which is usually bogus anyway. My MJ & XJ, which were both complete and good running/looking vehicles, were appraised for about $4,000 CDN (roughly $3,000 USD) so the tax hit at about 10% wasn't all that bad. What really bugs me is that I have a 2003 TJ and a 2004 LJ. To me they're not that old but they would have be appraised at the buyer's expense if I decide to sell them in a few years.
  5. I use these old tried and true cheap, sorry inexpensive, metal socket rails in my tool box. I use single rails for my junkyard box. I keep a full set of sockets, ratchets, etc. in a blow mold box in my Jeep that I can go back for if needed but on the single rails in my junkyard box I can mix and match the 1/4" to 1/2" sockets, drivers, etc. that are commonly needed on Jeeps.
  6. I agree with Minuit. For over 7 years now the only vehicles I've owned are Jeeps. I currently have 4. My biggest kick is that everything I need or want to do is done in a Jeep. None are modified in any big way and all are used on a daily basis unless they're off the road for work I need to do on them. As my Dad told me when I was young … "When you park your car and walk away, if you don't turn around to look at it you might have bought (or built) the wrong car". So what ever you do or don't do to your Jeep, so long as you're happy that's all that matters.
  7. Thanks. They're a lot of fun. btw - I've only made a few mods to the kayaks.
  8. PCO6


    The beer fridge in my garage was down for a while but I managed to get it going again with some Jeep parts. Heineken mini keg, Moosehead and now more often Sleeman Original Draught.
  9. "Period correct" could be accessories bought from a J.C. Whitney catalogue back when the vehicles were new or close to it. I can remember guys in an MG club I belonged to 30 or so years ago that seemed to specialize in that kind of thing. They'd track down all kinds of weird things mostly for a laugh. Very little of it made it on to their cars, thank goodness. None of it was stock but some of it was fun to look at and it was representative of the period. Has anyone ever put curb feelers on their MJ?
  10. I have the same covers too, at least I think I do. They covered a pair of sport bar lights and are smaller than the bumper driving lights. The covers are in fair shape and I'm hoping to either restore or find the trim rings for the lights. They have rusted through in spots and welding will be tricky. The lights are not Marchal but they work and the covers fit.
  11. Thanks. I have kayaks but I don't know very much about "real" boats. My MJ comes in handy for what I have! I should also point out that my 10 hole wheels have been powder coated, so not original. I got them that way. I have a second set that aren't great but might be able to be polished. Also, the non stock rear mud flaps are now gone. I later installed a sport bar and the kayaks still fit.
  12. My '88 MJ is basically stock except for a few things (rear bumper, radio, B pillar lights, Eliminator stickers) but it has something that is period correct although probably not from a Jeep. Each side of the bed has 3 aluminum cleats or tie downs. I have never seen them on a Jeep and I don't think any other truck either. The original owner and then his daughter owned it for about 20 years. They lived in a resort town where boats are common and I suspect they are boat parts. The fellow I bought it from was big into boating and was pretty sure that's where they came from too. I removed them when I had the bed Line-xd. I was used to seeing them on of course and it drove me nuts not to. I couldn't wait to put them back on. They're practical but I have to be careful because I've caught my shirt or jacket on them several times. I think they've been on for most of the life of the Jeep and out of "respect" for the previous owners (I'm #7) although not stock they're staying.
  13. The top of my list would be the Kinks … … and Blue Rodeo ...
  14. PCO6

    Ford v Ferrari

    I saw it a few weeks ago and thought it was great. My son asked me if I wanted to see it with him and by total coincidence I had watched the documentary on the real life story on Netflix the night before. It's well worth seeing too.
  15. ^^^ LOL I've seen this done with a JK front end too. It was well executed ... but still looked a bit umm .. "odd". EDIT: Oops ... I think that ^^^ is a JK front.
  16. On the subject of keeping original Jeeps original, there's a current ad on Kijiji for what appears to be an untouched fully loaded '88 Cherokee Laredo 2 dr. that caught my eye. It's a 225,000 mi. XJ with rotten sills and who knows what else underneath but it appears to be absolutely original. The pictures look good and the guy is only asking $800 CDN. It's only about 60 km from where I am and I'm tempted. I have an original '89 (white one above) that's virtually the same model I'd like to have a second one to build up. Despite its low cost I'd think twice about modifying it because it's so original. I had to laugh though at what the vendor planned to do with it. I'm not sure why he put all of this in his ad but I found it pretty funny. Hopefully it will go to someone with a different "vision". Had visions of customizing it by grafting a jeep tj grille and hood to it and making fenders out of trailer fenders and raising the wheel Wells to not need a lift and welding in the rear side windows to look like a more modern willys delivery jeep of the 50's but with a fuel inject 4.0 six and automatic transmission and power options but due to health reasons I'm not going to be able to unfortunately comes with sandblasted 15" steel wheel and tj hood and grille also $800
  17. I agree with this. If I had the space I'd have more Jeeps so maybe it's a good thing that I don't. I had 2 MJ's for about 6 months. Both stock '88 Eliminators, black with gray interiors. One was on the road in great shape and running with no problems. The other was a project. It didn't run and had some rust but it was nothing I couldn't deal with. The body had never been hit and was a straight as a die. I let the project MJ go and have often had second thoughts. A stock MJ and one to modify is a nice combination. My "problem" at the time was that I had 5 Jeeps and 5 trailers. I'm now down to a more manageable 9 lumps on the property ... 4 daily drivers and 3 trailers with 2 projects. It's hard to resist modifying Jeeps that will only be original, or close to it, once.
  18. PCO6


    I drifted away from GJ a while ago, and no, it wasn't because they yanked the "Hot Women" thread. Some did complain though.
  19. I like this design and it would be a fairly simple build. I have a Coachmen Clipper tear drop trailer and being ably to stand up in it is a big deal. I've built 3 trailers, one off road, and I've considered duplicating the Clipper in a more heavy duty off road version. The only tricky bit would be the "tent". I need to learn how to sew! Trailer build … http://www.jeepcentral.ca/forums/showthread.php?3937-PCO6-s-Trailer-Build
  20. I saved this pic a while ago. It looks like it might be home built. If not it would be a pretty easy design to duplicate. Not big but not bad.
  21. That's interesting. I'm sure it did not look like that. It came in a white carboard VHS sleeve and I'm pretty sure it had a very simple label on it. Again I doubt we got a different video but I'm wondering if they made one with metric measurements and English/French labels. Everything we get has the labels in 2 languages. The joke, for me anyway, is that at least I know which side of the can to pour the paint from.
  22. I bought a 1990 XJ Laredo at the end of 1989 and a VHS came with it. It was so long ago that I can't honestly can't remember if it was this one but my guess is that it was. They may have made a separate video for the Canadian market but I doubt it. The XJ and video are long gone but I still have the sales brochure in which I highlighted the options that I wanted.
  23. Great video! Thanks for posting it. It might be easier to find an MJ in good shape than to find a pair of those shorts!
  24. That makes sense to me re improper use of a factory part number. I wonder if they ever corrected the spelling? I want to put this on my MJ for the same reasons you would. I don't leave things in my bed simply because they would be too visible. As mentioned, this cover attaches by Velcro along the sides and back. That's a problem in my mind because it looks awful when the cover is off. I tried to remove the Velcro from the barn car I had and it was not easy. it was damaged and had been baked on for years. A better way would be to attach it with dome fasteners. My Brother has an '87 El Camino and that's the way his tonneau is attached so although not original it would be period appropriate. The vinyl cover would be very easy to duplicate, with or without the sports bar holes and for either 6' or 7' boxes. Likewise the front retainer and the cross bow could be fabricated fairly easily.
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