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Only keeping one?  Sell the 92 and dump that money into the 90.

 

I may be biased on the Renix jeeps.  I have two of them.  A 90 XJ and a 90 MJ.  The XJ is lifted 5" on 33s, bumpers, rock rails, supporting mods.  Just got the MJ and will be dropping it and v8 swapping it.  XJ for the trails, MJ for the street.  It is nice having a matched pair, I can swap parts to troubleshoot and I only had to learn one system.

 

I plan to park the pair side by side (nose out) in my driveway.  The bottom of the XJ bumper should be at about the height of the hood on the MJ.  Should make for an amusing sight for the neighbors.

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Maybe put the early money into the 90 for the street and throw a tarp over the 92 (after clearing out the moldy interior). Do bits and pieces of 4x4 work over time so the $ isn't a big lump at once to keep the wife happy.

 

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5 hours ago, Manche757 said:

How many miles on each truck?  If you are looking for a nice ride with less work, and costs, go with the 90 that is in good condition. Like playing the odds at the gambling casino.   If you are looking to spend a lot of money and enjoy getting down and dirty creating your masterpiece, then go for the 92.  Isn't it great to have choices?

 

There are too many MJs still rolling to boost up the values, but as far as vehicles go scarcities boost value. That said, the 92 and 86 (even with the funky engine) may likely become the high ticket ones in (many) years to come. Few MJs are listed above $12,000 or so even when dolled up. Decent ones in decent shape still can be found for less than $10,000. The highest list price I have seen on a restored MJ was $24,000 but all the others fixed up were not above the low teens.  A friend listed a Kaiser J series pick up for more than $75K but he had more than that in it. Seal up the bottom of the 92, throw a tarp over it and find it in 10 years.  It will likely appreciate more  than money in a savings account at the bank. And more than 87 to 91s. But then there is the monster in the room. Gotta make the wife happy.  Sell the 92 to one of the CC deep pocket preservationist guys for a profit. Wife will be happy and you have some bucks to make the 90 pretty.

The problem is the speedo/odometer in both is inoperative, the 90 stopped at 147, 991 and the 92 at 126, 542  but who's counting? I am the fourth owner of each (that I am aware of)

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7 minutes ago, bluenotenick said:

Maybe put the early money into the 90 for the street and throw a tarp over the 92 (after clearing out the moldy interior). Do bits and pieces of 4x4 work over time so the $ isn't a big lump at once to keep the wife happy.

 

Yes, that would be the best,  fix the details in the 90 and leave the 92 as a long term project, thanks for your opinion

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Just looking at the money required here.

 

You are saying the 1990 is a strong base for a reasonable stock restoration.

 

Also saying the 92 is going to require more money to restore properly.

 

Logic says deal with the 1990 first and keep it stock. Then deal with the 1992. Take in mind lessons learned on the 1990

 

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Like most of the other votes, I vote to keep the nice one nice, and use the rust bucket as the off-road project. It's going to get beat up anyway, so why bash up a nice, solid, straight MJ when you have a beater candidate already?

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