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Unread 11-26-2009, 08:53 AM   #16
jayhawkclint
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Your tub is aftermarket fiberglass.

The '75 and prior have straight frames. The '76 and up have frames that get wider in the back. The body mounts are in different locations on each.

Since the fiberglass tubs vary a great deal from the OE tubs, you just have to crawl under there and do some measuring. Either way, it's not going to be hard to fab up some body mounts for a fiberglass tub.

That Jeep looks complete and with some cool vintage mods already done. Why not just wheel it as is and find yourself a steel tub for the '78?

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Unread 11-26-2009, 10:17 PM   #17
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Well, the 51 has no power steering, half of the gas pedal is under the brake pedal(makes for interesting footwork), and the "body mounts" are 2x4's...yeah, I just don't feel comfortable driving it around the farm, let alone on the road or over rocks.lol
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Unread 11-27-2009, 12:25 AM   #18
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Even if I modify the body mounts, will the firewall still be compatible?
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Unread 12-03-2009, 11:37 PM   #19
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Well I solved my problem, I bought a brand new glass tub from 4wd. It'll be here tomorrow. =)
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