you know, I have seen a lot of steel bodied CJ's rusting away in junk yards but hell if I have ever seen a fiberglass bodied CJ in a junk yard. must say something. as for reducing the selling price of the jeep, I doubt anyone can show me statistics that steel bodied jeeps get more at resale than fiberglass. from what I have seen it makes little to no difference. anyone worth their weight in cup cakes who really looks over CJ before buying it might find some rust on steel. I would sure use that as a negotiating tool. wont find that on a glass body. you might find some cracks, but again, in all my years at lookin at CJ's and I've seen hundreds, steel and glass, don't see many glass ones with cracks. I love my glass bodied CJ and have for 14 years. its been all over the mountains and still looks great. but its like anything else, take care of it and it will take care of you.