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post #1 of 8 Old 05-03-2006, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone Comp cut an early CJ-5

I'm thinking about comp cutting the CJ-5, but I am not sure what to do where the indentations are.


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post #2 of 8 Old 05-03-2006, 10:39 PM
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When I comp cut mine, I made some side guards that connect my corner and rocker guards. Not only did I want to cover the indentations but I needed to cover the holes from when I had TJ flares on it. I used 1/8" plate.





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That's a sweet CJ. Got any more pics of that cage setup?

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That's a sweet CJ. Got any more pics of that cage setup?

Thanks.


Check the link in my sig. Pretty sure I have pics of most of the stuff I have added.
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please dont comp cut a factory early cj steel body, buy a fiberglass and comp cut that, metal rockers etc. if your factory tub is in good condition you can probably sell it for a few bucks to somone who will really appreciate it

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rust is the reason I want to comp cut it, some body work genius shoved a piece of 1x2 inside the U-channel that supports the passenger side rear corner. After I cracked off a 1/4" of bondo of the corner, I was able to pull the piece of wood out through the sidewall sheet metal.

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please dont comp cut a factory early cj steel body, buy a fiberglass and comp cut that, metal rockers etc. if your factory tub is in good condition you can probably sell it for a few bucks to somone who will really appreciate it

I can't imagine anything that would make my project more of a pain than a fiberglass body. This is from the guy that is narrowing one ton axles, installing them in said CJ SOA with XJ springs, outboarding all the spring mounts, stretching the wheelbase to 103" and going to full hydro steering.


To each his own.........
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rust is the reason I want to comp cut it, some body work genius shoved a piece of 1x2 inside the U-channel that supports the passenger side rear corner. After I cracked off a 1/4" of bondo of the corner, I was able to pull the piece of wood out through the sidewall sheet metal.
ha yea mines the same way, i approve the comp cuttage, just as long as ur not cutting a good one

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