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Unread 06-06-2005, 01:56 PM   #1
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CJ tub rebuild

My tub was refinished when I purchased it, hell for $250 I couldnt asked for more. My only debate was about the the floor boards, when the other person refinished it he put fiberglass on the floor boards. It is pretty sturdy and will probably last quite a long time. It is not as smooth as I would like it to be and it does not have the the drain hole on the drivers side. I have replacement panels for the floor boards but am considering on just leaving the fiberglass in. I plan on herculining the tub and I will have to drill the rain hole out. Should I replace it or leave it be, I just want someone elses opinion who has dealt with this.

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Unread 06-06-2005, 04:52 PM   #2
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If it were me I wouldleave it the way it is.. After a few months or even years if the fiberglass starts to break up then replace it with the pannels you have..Also for it not being as smooth as you like, just pick up a small palm sander and sand it down a bit before you herculine the tub and drill the drains
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Unread 06-06-2005, 04:54 PM   #3
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If you have new pannels to put in, i would just do it. Build it right, in the long run, you will be happy you did.
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Unread 06-06-2005, 08:06 PM   #4
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Well one says one way and one the other. If I herculine the tub wont that prevent me from welding in the new panels to bare metal? I have been tossing the ideas just want a big push in th eright direction.
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Unread 06-06-2005, 08:42 PM   #5
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My thoughts are... it depends on the condition of the rest of the tub/Jeep.
If the fiberglass was installed over top of the original steel floor boards, assuming the steel was cleaned prior to installation of the fiberglass, I'd leave the fiberglass in place. You probably still have the steel reinforcements on the bottom side of the tub. If you replace the floor pan with the steel ones you already have, you will need to install the reinforcement pieces on the new pans. It is not a small job.
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Unread 06-07-2005, 10:06 PM   #6
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That was an answer I was looking for, so I will leave them in and sand down the fiberglass. I will hold onto the panels for when I need or when they get in te way.
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