However I have restored several cars over the years (not Jeeps) and I find the cost to do an FC crazy expensive.
There are used body parts out there but in my mind the prices are crazy. And they all have major rust unless form Cali or Az. Moreover they are getting harder, and harder to find.
Additionally its a pretty complex rig (At least for me) to work on because many things just don't make sense.
Also there are not a lot of different Jeeps that exchange parts with them. I got mine because it was reasonable, close to my home and I was plain unaware of the cost of parts and the engineering mess the thing is.
I strongly suggest that your husband research the FC some before jumping in. I will however keep an eye out. I will say you can get a new Jeep 80-90's cheaper to start off and still have a big project. A cheap FC going in his a deal, or a nightmare.
Many folks may not agree with me, and this is only my experience $1000.00 in and have yet to finish rebuild of the front and rear axles. That's just parts.
Tell your husband we all appreciate is service! and your support.
: Hello readers! We live in Georgia & I'm in
: the search for a FC, for my husband....Crew
: Cab strongly preferred, so we can take our
: two little boys with us to surrounding car
: My husband, is a Afghanistan Disabled Vet.
: & having a FC, would be therapeutic for
: him. He's a huge Willys fan & I would
: love to find one for him, to help him get
: out in the world & not staying cooped up
: in the house. He has given so much &
: always does without, to be sure his family
: has what they need, because his pay is so
: I know if we get him one, it would probably
: need restored & I guess we would
: refinance the house, to make this a dream
: come true for him. I would hate to go that
: route, but willing to do what it takes, as
: he's always done whatever it takes, for our
: So, if you know of one for sale, please
: point us in the right direction, so I can
: surprise him with it!
: Semper Fi,
: Christina & James