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tylercork 06-04-2013 01:41 PM

Buying a CJ7 Tub...
 
So I'm new to the forum and new to my first Jeep, a 1984 CJ7. It has been sitting for approximately 6 six years, I fixed this lady's garage and she gave me the jeep behind the door; not a bad deal for a few hours of work. It has a Chevy 305 V8 engine in it with a tranny to go with it, both under 1,000 miles on the engine and tranny. Here's the kicker, rust all over the tub. I need a new tub, the chassis is in great shape. I put in new oil, a new oil filter, new spark plugs, and hooked up a separate fuel line and started the engine with a different battery, the engine hasn't missed a beat. If there's anyone looking to sell a good tub with little to no rot and you're not too far from Long Island let me know I'm interested!

WNC-84CJ7 06-04-2013 02:54 PM

http://newhaven.craigslist.org/pts/3818455697.html

http://newhaven.craigslist.org/pts/3811032709.html

WindKnot 06-04-2013 03:15 PM

Go over the frame again looking especially carefully at any pivot points such as where the shackles attach, shock towers, and the body mounts. If the tub has rust chances are so does the frame. There are LOTS of nooks and crannies where mud can get trapped and feed rust.

brownbagg 06-04-2013 04:10 PM

if you get another tub, make sure you get the title for it too. the vin numbers have to match,

tylercork 06-04-2013 05:26 PM

Thanks guys! I appreciate all the advice and links! I kept hearing about the title but didn't quite understand what it is. Is it just identification of the tub to make sure it is compatible with the frame? Also I am trying to keep it a full CJ7 restoration

hasselback 06-04-2013 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by brownbagg (Post 15519562)
if you get another tub, make sure you get the title for it too. the vin numbers have to match,

This isn't true. Just get a receipt, and make sure you take the vin plate off your old tub. An inspection station can re attach the vin plate to the new tub. They use special rivets, so police can tell if vins have been switched. Just make sure your documented. People swap tubs all the time. And if you buy a brand new one, they don't come with titles.

2Xtreme 06-05-2013 05:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hasselback (Post 15520006)
.....They use special rivets, so police can tell if vins have been switched....

I did not know this. Makes sense, though...

Good to know!

keith460 06-05-2013 05:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hasselback (Post 15520006)
.... They use special rivets, so police can tell if vins have been switched ....

Better known as "rosette" rivets which are illegal to own or purchase.

hasselback 06-05-2013 06:23 AM

I got my complete chassis from a CJ7 that was being parted out, and when I bought the frame, I also got the vin tag that came off the firewall of the tub that was scrapped, as well as the title. So essentially I rebuilt a CJ that was parted out. My tub is off an '87 wrangler that was scrapped, and it still has the vin tag attached. I do need to get the old tag put on soon since I'm about ready to hit the road with mine. I was told by a state trooper to, under any circumstances, not try to reattach the vin tag yourself. If they see anything other than the rosette rivets, they assume it was stolen! If anything, just carry it in your glovebox with the registration.

Moparmandjh 06-05-2013 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by keith460 (Post 15521691)
Better known as "rosette" rivets which are illegal to own or purchase.

I have bought them for years when doing restorations.
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...assified=false

spottedfrog 06-05-2013 10:19 PM

Humm, I didn't know this either. I used normal rivets on my swapped tub.

Guess I'll have to sort this out.

only in a jeep cj 06-05-2013 11:28 PM

From what Ive seen, The windshield VIN uses the rosette rivets (not painted over) and the firewall plates use standard rivets with the plate/rivets painted body color.

2Xtreme 06-06-2013 05:02 AM

Either way, I doubt rivet 'style' will ever be noticed unless they have a reason to start digging.

As long as your vin plate and paperwork all match, I would imagine you'd be fine in most instances.

But that's just my way of thinking....


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