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post #1 of 4 Old 10-09-2009, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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glass tub or steel?

so what do you think has a better resale value? the jeep in question has a metal tub currently but i was debating on making it a fiberglass tub and building it up more towards crawler than mud.
i figure since its going to be modded so much that the tub wont really matter is that correct in thinking? or would it have more value for resale if i leave it original? im not planning top sell anytime soon (havent even bought it yet) just curious as at some point im sure it will be up for sale
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-11-2009, 12:46 AM
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You can always bend metal back into place after bashing on rocks. Fiberglass just shatters/falls apart. Plus, the glass tubs are EXPENSIVE!!!
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post #3 of 4 Old 10-17-2009, 11:04 PM
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I have a fiberglass body on a '78 cj 5 and there is no way I would do any rock crawling in it for a couple of reasons. One it would crack and splinter with the slightest impact and two there just are not any rocks in eastern NC to crawl over. I rebuilt or replaced every component except chassis and drive line castings on my jeep. I also reasembled with all stainless nuts bolts and washers etc. except where grade rated hardware was needed. I have a lot of pride in it and think it is a serious off road vehicle, but the bottom line it is still a '78 cj 5 and that is how the general public will approach it. This brings me to your question of resale value. If you can get two thirds of what you invest back I would say you did ok. Dont get me wrong, in no way does loosing money apeal to me, but chances are you are not going to recover about one third of your investment. I am sure someone will call B.S. on me, but I can say that I have had and sold three prior to this one and that has been my return. Or should I say what was not returned? Although you may come across the one in several thousand hard core four wheelers with cash burning up his pocket and turn a profit, I hope you do, but I would not bank on it.
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-21-2009, 08:51 AM
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My last CJ-7 was fiberglass, and I hated it. That was acutally the reason I got rid of it; it sucked to have to worry about smashing fiberglass offroad. Stick with a metal tub for a crawler

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