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Unread 12-31-2007, 11:05 PM   #1
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CJ YJ Tub Body Swap Link Listing

Yes it can be done.

Those interested in swapping your tub for a rust free...
Free research!
Here are some links I found researching the subject on other sites than jeepforum.com

Add new links if more.

http://www.cjoffroad.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=462
http://www.cjoffroad.com/writeup.asp?WU_ID=24&noAdd=1
http://www.selil.com/web/slideshows/...J_Wrench_Fest/
http://www.geocities.com/cdncj7/tubswap.html
http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~pingel/jeepblog/

On this one, click to next page after reading. 3 or so pages/
http://www.inajeep.com/cjbuildup/mybuildup7.asp

http://forums.4wd.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13792
http://myweb.cableone.net/wdohrn/tubswapnew.htm

cj dash on YJ (just plain interesting)
http://jeep.off-road.com/jeep/articl....jsp?id=261303

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Unread 12-31-2007, 11:16 PM   #2
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sorry, how could I forget...
http://www.jeepskate.net/index.html
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Unread 01-01-2008, 07:16 PM   #3
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CJ YJ Tub Body Swap

Great post above - in fact I put a YJ tub onto a CJ frame myself. Very easy to do with the only real mods are to either flip the gas tank around and run new lines or cut a new gas cap hole on the other side of the tub, and make some adjustments to the airflow where the windshield mounts onto the top the of cowl. I simply cut two rectangular vents to push air to the occupants and did away with the defrost vents throught the bottom of the windshield frame. I live in Georgia and have not seen "frost" in years.
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Unread 01-01-2008, 09:53 PM   #4
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Question: Do you buy YJ or CJ body mounts? Can you use CJ bolts, or are they not same length?

Question: Can I use CJ rollbar?
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Unread 01-01-2008, 10:43 PM   #5
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I have asked these before, so let me give this a shot:

1) Body mounts are the same (correct me if I am wrong) Personally I would buy CJ mounts.
2) The bolts are different thread pitch between the YJ and CJ tubs. I have not been able to find the exact specs so I can let you know in a month and a half or so when I swap mine on.
3) CJ rollbar will bolt up to the YJ tub.

As stated - this is what I have found, not from actual experience.
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Unread 01-01-2008, 10:48 PM   #6
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1) Some of the YJ body mounts are larger diameter...you can use them if you enlarge the holes in your frame mounts...did this on my first swap.

2) Some of the YJ bolts are larger diameter.

3) Yes, the late-'79 CJ to '95 YJ bars are readily interchangeable (except for the windshield support bars on the YJ). '76 - early '79 will work as well provided you drill the holes in the sides of the tub to mount it.

Okay...in the links you posted, I actually helped Selil do his swap...let's see who can pick me out of the pictures...
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Unread 01-01-2008, 11:38 PM   #7
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looks like you used new mounts and bolts. I am assuming its YJ mounts and bolts. Just enlarge the holes in the frame mounts on the CJ frame. Correct?

Question: on moving the mounts in front of the rear tires, just grind off...move...and weld. You can use the same mounts?

Also, If I had to guess, you are the dude with the spider tattoo on your arm.
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Unread 01-02-2008, 12:21 AM   #8
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looks like you used new mounts and bolts. I am assuming its YJ mounts and bolts. Just enlarge the holes in the frame mounts on the CJ frame. Correct?

Question: on moving the mounts in front of the rear tires, just grind off...move...and weld. You can use the same mounts?
I would just use a kit for a cj-7 i think yj's have two grille mounts

you don't have to do it that way you can just leave the cj mount where it is and stick a nut and washer in the support channel on the yj tub
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Unread 01-02-2008, 01:49 AM   #9
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1) Yes, I used new mounts and a MORE body lift for a YJ and enlarged the requisite holes in the frame mounts. IIRC it's just the 6 mounts along the sides under the rocker panels.

2) Like bfj said, you can just stick a nut & washer in the support channel...did that on my second swap.

3) Nope, that's my buddy Anders...he did a lot of the recent custom fab work on my Scrambler project. I'll narrow it down for ya'...I'm one of the 3 guys in this pic:

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Unread 01-02-2008, 04:32 AM   #10
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I have a bunch of things listed here for you to do to convert a YJ body.

http://www.certifiablejeep.com/yello...dproject22.php

The whole write-up is about restoring a Jeep with a YJ body to look like a CJ...

Since then, I have 2 more conversions... A lot of what TO do and what NOT to do.
http://www.certifiablejeep.com/freejeep/freejeep28.php
http://www.certifiablejeep.com/curti...urtisjeep1.php
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Unread 01-29-2008, 09:25 PM   #11
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OK tub swap gurus and general purveyors of knowlege...

New situation regarding a YJ swap....
Usually people have a YJ windshield and they just have to drill a hole 1" over on the CJ dash to fit the tie down knob bolt. You see the whole when the windshield is down.

Well, I have a brand new windshield for a CJ (from jeepglass.com)
The windshield tiedown bracket lines up with the hole on the dash, but there is no hole in the tub rail to screw in the tiedown knob.

What should I do? I obviously need to drill a hole in the tub rail, but do I need to weld a washer in behind it? Or can I just drill the hole big enough and just screw the knob through the top rail? Would it need to be tapped?

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Unread 01-29-2008, 09:42 PM   #12
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That sounds serious! Without going out and folding down my windshield, I 'seem' to remember there being a threaded nut somehow retained below the surface of the sheet metal. There is a LOT of pressure on those two bolt/knobs from vibration and such!

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Unread 01-29-2008, 09:48 PM   #13
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I'm thinking about doing the same thing there as on that 3rd set of bady mounts- just take a small piece of steel and weld in nut- one of them "captured nuts". Then cutting/sawzalling/removing the portion of the cowl where the holes don't line up and weld them in. It's gonna get covered by the CJ dash- that I'm assuming you're using.

jeepskate- I'm guessing you're trying to throw us all off. I'm going to vote for the guy in the background with the socks and sandals.
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Unread 01-29-2008, 10:19 PM   #14
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Sucks... I dont have a welder. Any other options?
Or should I just call a welder over?
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Unread 01-29-2008, 10:57 PM   #15
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1) Yes, I used new mounts and a MORE body lift for a YJ and enlarged the requisite holes in the frame mounts. IIRC it's just the 6 mounts along the sides under the rocker panels.

2) Like bfj said, you can just stick a nut & washer in the support channel...did that on my second swap.

3) Nope, that's my buddy Anders...he did a lot of the recent custom fab work on my Scrambler project. I'll narrow it down for ya'...I'm one of the 3 guys in this pic:


mmmmm - I count 4 guys in the pic, unless you dont count the glare off that WOMANS HEAD in the background
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