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Re: 1989 Max II
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2021, 03:34:40 PM »
Alright I will keep that in mind. I would like for it to be ready to bash with my sons this summer and do any repairs and upgrades over the winter. I'll take a look and let you know if we make a deal. Thanks for the advice!

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Re: 1989 Max II
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2021, 10:58:29 PM »
Argo8x8 is correct about parts being able to be replaced.  It will also depend on how much $$$ you want to spend and what you want to do or are able to do with your resources (tools, shop, time, etc).  You can easily go down the rabbit hole when repairing or replacing parts.  Starting with one thing can turn into many.

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Re: 1989 Max II
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2021, 10:49:48 PM »
"Is the body Fiberglass or some sort of plastic?"

Should be HDPE.

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Re: 1989 Max II
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2021, 09:45:51 PM »
Ok thanks for all your input! Iíll see what the drive train and frame looks like before I decide. Will that paint be difficult to strip? Is the body Fiberglass or some sort of plastic?

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Re: 1989 Max II
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2021, 08:46:01 PM »
Honestly it should not be painted, just check condition of body, frame and transmission, no matter what the seller says.
Axles, bearings, chain, control cables can all be replaced with ease.

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Re: 1989 Max II
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2021, 08:25:41 PM »
No idea.  I would have to see inside and all the mechanicals just to get an idea what work it may need.

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Re: 1989 Max II
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2021, 06:35:47 PM »
What would you say itís worth from what you can see?

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Re: 1989 Max II
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2021, 06:28:32 PM »
It has 22x11x8 Goodyear Rawhide III tires and a factory roll hoop.  It should have factory seat belts also.  Engine is either 16 or 18 HP.  No pics inside to see the mechanical parts.  Not worth the price based on those pics IMHO.   twoCents

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Re: 1989 Max II
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2021, 05:36:21 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/784558228822262/
This the link for the listing. Iíve seen a video of it being ridden but other than that this is all I know.

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Re: 1989 Max II
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2021, 04:26:33 PM »
That is a good question.  Does it have any accessories such as a winch, roll bar, windshield, tracks, canvas cover, etc?  What engine does it have?  Have you ridden in it or driven it?  How is the operation of the engine and transmission?  How are the bearings and axles?  What about the chains and sprockets?  How are the tires?  Does the wiring look good or has it been spliced, cut, repaired, etc?  Has the machine been restored or redone recently?  There is a lot to look at and to consider when pricing these.  If it is a good turn key machine with some accessories and little to no maintenance needed then the price may be ok but if it needs work and has no accessories then that price is high.  I would guess a machine that old will need some work unless the owner has really kept up with maintenance.

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1989 Max II
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2021, 03:49:49 PM »
Hey everybody! I'm new to the forum and hopefully a 6x6 owner by this weekend. I have found a running and driving 89 Max II for sale in my area and want to make sure I'm getting a good deal before I pull the trigger. It looks solid and mostly unmolested (except for a bad paint job) for a 30 yr old machine. I have seen pictures of it running and driving well. If the tub isn't damaged and the frame is good is it worth $2000? I'm going to look at it this Friday.