If asked how much more Texas could today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Jeep be, the only possible answer is none more, none more Texas. We’ll have to see if its price makes it a lone star in that state, or any other as well.
Hey, how was your weekend? Mine was great. Did a brake job and oil change on my daily driver and wrote all this too. Multitasking my friends, it gets the shit done! Before all that happened however, we all contemplated the fate of a tidy ’89 BMW 325i E30 and its thirty-five hundred asking price. Some of you didn’t fall under its bewitching spell, but 82% of you did, and in fact that was the precise percentage of its Nice Price win. What a great way to end the week.
Now, new week and new challenge, and this 1974 Jeep CJ-6 comes to us straight outta’ Houston. If you’re unfamiliar with the CJ-6 all you need to know is that it was sold here in the States between 1955 and 1975 and was little more than a CJ-5 with a 20-inch stretch between the wheels and one higher number in its name. Still, dat gap!
This one is not just longer, but higher too as the ad says that the axles have been flipped. That means that they now sit below the springs instead of above which the ad says makes the climb-in 4-inches harder. Hopefully the pinion angles have been properly set for the added height. The truck also runs on 33-inch offroaders so plan on being eye-level with commercial airline pilots.
Other delicacies on the mechanical buffet include a rebuilt 304 V8 with a Holley 4-barrel and a 3-speed stick before the 2-speed transfer case. The electrical is claimed to have been updated. So too have the brakes, and the fuel system, tank and all. The body is said to be solid, although it does have those diamond plate end caps in back which indicate it might not have always been so.
Visually, well there’s a lot going on here. The yellow paint is set off with silver- grey accents including a tube bumper in front on which is a witch… I mean a wench… dammit, a winch! Inside, there’s a custom pad on the top of the dash, flooring from Lowes, seats from - I think those are Chrysler minivan chairs - and… a necker’s knob. Look out, girls!
The truck is also very Texas, and not just in its extremely macho, go-its-own-way manner. Oh no, there is more. First off, it appears to come with a ZZ Top key fob. Then there’s the hood has a Texas Star painted dead center. Upon popping said hood, you’ll discover a southwest landscape mural and the bible. This isn’t just Friday Night Lights, it’s Sunday morning see the light, y’all.
Oh course if you’re not ready to drive a Jeep that gives the smackdown for Jesus, then maybe you might want to Goof Off® that. Or you could just leave it, it’s pretty fun and different. You’ll definitely want to keep the other cool aspects of the present build, including the bikini top, side exhausts, huge spare tire, and the aforementioned necker’s knob.
To do so, you’d need to come up with $6,200 American, and it’s now time to decide if this Texas Truck is worth that. What’s your take on this fairly rare and totally Texas CJ-6 for that kind of moolah? Does that price make this the real Texas miracle? Or, does it just put you in a horn-tossing mood?
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