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    JAMAS - 1999 - Ebony VX FOR SALE

    After reading other long time VXers write this thread, its hard to believe I am now the one writing one.

    I've had a great 8 year run with the VX. You can tell from my post count that my time to putter around with the truck has gone down roughly at the same time my child count went up. (I now have 3 kids).

    As my kids get older, I am finding myself borrowing my wife's van more times so that I can haul them all around alot easier. Its time for me to get rid of the 2 door attention grabber and get myself a 4 door vehicle with room for more.

    I've filled out the form below and will be happy to answer any questions honestly. I will also price it low (in comparison) so someone on the forum will hopefully take it before I trade it in.

    The truck is in good order. Drives me from A-B without issues. Uses oil at a moderate rate (half quart every 2-3 fillups). has all the desired VX things (Door popper, seat extender, window fix, Tone hitch, roof rack, light bar (with oem button), carbon fiber hood insert, carbon fiber mirror covers, JAMAS storage box) And has the prestige of being on the last MOAB adventure to stay at the Red Rock Lodge.

    Its been an adventure. Message me if you're interested. I'll get some newer pictures taken and posted when I have time.

    Mileage: 110k
    Price: $5k
    Location: West Chester, Ohio (North of Cincinnati)



    ~Any service history records?
    No
    ~How long have you owned it?
    8 years
    ~Electric windows work properly or bind?
    work properly . I keep them lubed up
    ~Condition of window rubber track/gaskets...(many have ripped or been cut)
    good. Replaced during my ownership
    ~Look behind door panels to see if vapor barrier is present - (may indicate previous work on windows)
    I replaced the vapor barrier when I installed the SBC Brackets
    ~Window regulator /motor been replaced?
    regulators good
    ~Any oil consumption noted, under ANY conditions? (some seem to consume a little when on prolonged highway driving)
    Yes. Standard oil consumption
    ~Chrome wheels peeling?
    no chrome wheels
    ~Any ABS light problems?
    ABS light. Then had the module rebuilt years ago. No more problems.
    ~OEM CD player still work correctly or ERR3 code? Any jammed CDs?
    After market.
    ~Any problems with TOD?
    No
    ~Any clunking when decelerating or accelerating?
    No
    ~Brand & model of tires & approx tread remaining-
    Lots of tread left on Goodyear Wranglers “something offroady”(replacement for silent armor don’t recall the name off hand)
    ~Do all 4 tires match in brand, size, model & wear?
    Yes
    ~How long have these current 4 tires been on?
    1 ish years
    ~Timing belt changed?
    yes.
    ~Original OEM brake pads or replacements?
    Replacements
    ~Any fluids dripping, ever?
    Nothing dripping, but do see oil around some seals. At least oil pan gaskets need to be replaced.
    ~Last time & what fluids have been changed?
    Oil changes at correct intervals.
    ~What type of fluids (synthetic oil or regular, motor oil, diff, tranny, transf case)?
    Mobil 1 10w30 oil, synthetic everywhere else. Fluids all flushed and replaced when I purchased 8 years ago.
    ~Evaluate/describe condition of all cladding - scrapes, holes, deformation, dryness, chalky appearance, any evidence of being "painted" in any way?
    Very nice. I used Showroom New
    ~Are all cladding screws present? Any striped?
    All present and accounted for
    ~Condition of 4 screw knobs on rear door panel (often break off)
    I had all 4 for 7 of the 8 years. Just broke one. Have replacement, or will fix with dowel rod
    ~Condition of inside door opening levers & mechanism (sometimes broken)
    all good.
    ~Any unusual /excessive vibrations - very subjective of course
    No
    ~Any problems with motor mounts?
    No
    ~Determine the history of the car's physical location, if possible (i.e. East Coast, potential rust, desert, etc)
    Cincinnati, Ohio (Surface rust from winter salt)
    ~Inspect thoroughly for rust!! Any evidence of rusted bolts anywhere?
    Surface rust.
    ~Status of front bumper reinforcement bar? (Often rusts off completely)
    I replaced this a few years back. I believe its still currently in good shape.
    ~Status of rear license plate light/socket/bracket -(often severely rusts) -will give indication if it was in a rust belt area
    Still good.
    ~Evaluate engine bay- clean? dirty? Any evidence of leaking fluids of any type?? Evaluate fluid levels.
    Clean(ish).
    ~Evaluate air filter- excessively dirty? OEM or after-market?
    Aftermarket. Cleaned a few times.
    ~Has muffler ever been replaced? What's the status of the current muffler? Rusted, surface rust, etc? OEM, after-market? (Since, as I understand it, these mufflers are no longer available, so an aftermarket one with some modification to the pipes may be required.)
    Replaced muffler. Surface rust. Sounds good.
    ~Has it had to go through emissions testing recently? (Some states require for registration, some don't)
    No emissions test required.
    ~Ever been lifted or torsion bars cranked?
    No lift
    ~Condition of CV joints? (Can be damaged after being lifted)
    CV joints are all good. I replaced the boots in 2014
    ~Battery- status, condition and age
    New(ish) – Optima Red Top
    ~Any unusual flashing of any lights on dash or shifter? (Mode selection switch may be bad)
    No
    ~Any odors inside, such as smoke?
    No
    ~Condition of leather seats...scrapes, rips, tears, wear, abrasion, driver's side seat bolster
    Not too shabby. Passenger seat in less used condition
    ~Condition of leather steering wheel - (often heavily scraped up)
    Good
    ~Condition of levers that bring seat back forward to allow access to rear seats (often broken)
    Good.
    ~Does it have an OEM roof rack?
    Yes
    ~Are OEM rail caps in place and/or available?
    Available
    ~Ever taken off road?
    MOAB 2014
    ~OEM or after-market tail pipe?
    Uhhh….I think aftermarket
    ~Status of tail pipe - any deformation may indicate off road use
    no deformation
    ~Status of rear lower cladding & rear gas tank skid plate- scrapes may indicate off road use
    good.
    ~Status of undercarriage overall - scrapes, damage, etc... may indicate off road use
    Not too shabby
    ~Any known repairs?
    I just replaced the calipers and brakes
    ~Any extra parts on hand?
    A handful of miscellaneous collected items.
    Last edited by JAMAS : 04/17/2017 at 05:46 AM

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    God if only I needed another. GLWS, I'd be on this in a heartbeat if Jo hadn't hooked me up 2 years back.

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    DAMN, don't think I can fit a third one in the driveway.......or could I, they're small. Maybe I could tell the wife the other ones had a baby
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsayz1 View Post
    DAMN, don't think I can fit a third one in the driveway.......or could I, they're small. Maybe I could tell the wife the other ones had a baby
    HA! I like it.

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    Sorry to hear this JAMAS, sadly I've been debating the same for awhile for the same reasons. I got a screaming good deal a few years ago on a '96 Land Cruiser with factory diff locks and it's way more livable on daily basis, goes anywhere the VX goes and then some, has a solid aftermarket with a non-technically challenged support forum, and is ridiculously low MX for the mileage. I want to keep the VX and return her to top form, but it looks like a home purchase is about to put that on the back burner for another couple years. If I do let her go I'll put her here first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vt_maverick View Post
    Sorry to hear this JAMAS, sadly I've been debating the same for awhile for the same reasons. I got a screaming good deal a few years ago on a '96 Land Cruiser with factory diff locks and it's way more livable on daily basis, goes anywhere the VX goes and then some, has a solid aftermarket with a non-technically challenged support forum, and is ridiculously low MX for the mileage. I want to keep the VX and return her to top form, but it looks like a home purchase is about to put that on the back burner for another couple years. If I do let her go I'll put her here first.
    Say it ain't so....but if you decide to let her go I'd be interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vt_maverick View Post
    Sorry to hear this JAMAS, sadly I've been debating the same for awhile for the same reasons. I got a screaming good deal a few years ago on a '96 Land Cruiser with factory diff locks and it's way more livable on daily basis, goes anywhere the VX goes and then some, has a solid aftermarket with a non-technically challenged support forum, and is ridiculously low MX for the mileage. I want to keep the VX and return her to top form, but it looks like a home purchase is about to put that on the back burner for another couple years. If I do let her go I'll put her here first.
    I hear ya man. Its times like these that I wish I could afford a stable of "extra vehicles"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mile High VX View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by vt_maverick View Post
    Sorry to hear this JAMAS, sadly I've been debating the same for awhile for the same reasons. I got a screaming good deal a few years ago on a '96 Land Cruiser with factory diff locks and it's way more livable on daily basis, goes anywhere the VX goes and then some, has a solid aftermarket with a non-technically challenged support forum, and is ridiculously low MX for the mileage. I want to keep the VX and return her to top form, but it looks like a home purchase is about to put that on the back burner for another couple years. If I do let her go I'll put her here first.
    Say it ain't so....but if you decide to let her go I'd be interested.
    If you need an '99 Ebony in the mean time, I know a guy

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    Sent you a PM....

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    Thanks Spyder. I have replied.

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    Good luck Brother! Sorry to hear it's time to move on but you'll always be welcomed as a member of the family.
    Cheers,
    Scott
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    Quote Originally Posted by bartmanS4 View Post
    Good luck Brother! Sorry to hear it's time to move on but you'll always be welcomed as a member of the family.
    Cheers,
    Scott
    Thanks Scott. I appreciate that. I am hoping to return to MOAB someday. Even if not in my own VX.

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    I sent you a PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by skc115 View Post
    I sent you a PM
    Thanks skc115. I have responded and updated this thread with my location information.

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    Spyder has made an offer and I have accepted. I am marking this thread as "SOLD"

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