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post #1 of 14 Old 08-25-2011, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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Fiberglass Tub or Fix Old metal

I have a 74 cj5, and the body is pretty bad, would I be better off saving my money for a new fiberglass or metal tub or just spend the time fixing all the rust and holes?

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post #2 of 14 Old 08-25-2011, 02:37 PM
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I'm not a body man, but I can tell you those on this forum who are are going to need some pictures of your tub in order to give you their opinion.

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Here is one side of it, the other side is worse, and then all the floor boards need replaced also
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post #4 of 14 Old 08-26-2011, 08:33 AM
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From what I can see on my phone in that pic, doesn't look that bad to me.

I'd fix it, unless you show us something a lot worse.

I'm not a fan of fiberglass tubs. But that's just me.

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post #5 of 14 Old 08-26-2011, 08:42 AM
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I you have the time and are patient, I would say fix it. Nothing like having a hand on every portion of a vehicle. That is truly "built not bought"

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post #7 of 14 Old 08-26-2011, 10:09 AM
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my 7 is all glass i really like mine but thats just me

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post #8 of 14 Old 08-29-2011, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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All the floor boards are rotted, all the body mounts are gone, both sides are gone, more pics in my build thread.
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post #9 of 14 Old 08-29-2011, 09:27 AM
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I have a fiberglass tub on my 7. I run the Jeep alot on the beach where steel bodies turn to swiss cheese. I have to say I love the fiberglass. It's very tough, easy to fix and holds paint well. If you're wheeling much I'd suggest a roll bar frame tie in kit in case of a roll.
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post #10 of 14 Old 08-29-2011, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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here are some more pics of it
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I've got a glass tub too, I wouldn't have anything else living on the ocean.

I'm not sure what tomorrow will bring, but it can't be any worse than what I've already been through.
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How about trying to find a YJ donor tub?

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post #13 of 14 Old 08-29-2011, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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how about trying to find a yj donor tub?
wouldn't the yj tub be alot longer then my cj5 tub?
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post #14 of 14 Old 08-29-2011, 03:21 PM
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wouldn't the yj tub be alot longer then my cj5 tub?
Well if you are gonna be picky!! LOL

Yeah I was looking at the replies referencing 7's. A YJ tub would indeed be a little long!! Ignore the idiot & pay close attention to the guys who know something!

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