post #1 of Old 03-02-2014, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everybody!

Recently bought a 77' CJ5 for $900, runs great all original drivetrain 258 I6 (i think) but has rust in the tub. Everywhere. And the rear frame rails. I can fix the frame no problem but Id love to find a tub with a bit less rust than mine. I'm pretty excited to get rolling on this project but now they're projecting up to 10" of snow in my area... I'm so sick of snow.
Hope to get to know some people in the CJ crowd


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post #2 of Old 03-02-2014, 02:06 PM
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Welcome,you'll find plenty of great people here.

Sounds like it could be a good score. Hope to see it soon. Pics are important here.

Where are you with a forecast like that??

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post #3 of Old 03-02-2014, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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I'm in Maryland, you're supposed to have snow in march not me! I only have close of pictures of rust spots right now I neglected to take a photo of the whole jeep haha
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Yea, I know I was hoping you weren't west of me. I'm ready to get out and work some on mine but single digit temps and snow that's ******e deep to a giraffe is slowing me down a bit.

Well,take some pics and good luck with a tub. Probably easiest to find a yj tub and convert to cj, although I recently saw a 84 with a bad motor on craigslist in west Virginia I think for 1500. There out there,it just depends how far or how much you're willing to go or do to get it done.

Good luck; looking forward to watching....

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how hard is it to find a cj5 tub? Obviously new ones can be had for enough money.
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post #6 of Old 03-02-2014, 02:27 PM
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Guess I should have paid a little more attention. Duh!! Didn't realize you have a 5. That will be a little tougher than a 7.

Could be hard to find cheap.....

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post #7 of Old 03-02-2014, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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I'm weighing fixing mine or finding one with less rust. mine has good floors shockingly but the outside is all rusted. beside the cowl, along the bottom. The quarter behind and Infront of the wheel. I feel like side panels on both sides would fix 80% of my issues but I don't know how difficult it is to replace them.
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3000+ for new, 999 for one in Tucson, Arizona on eBay right now that's looks pretty good. Other than that just search and search,might get lucky.....

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Panel replacement isn't too bad. I did my first with zero knowledge and zero help and that came out ok. Just time consuming.

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I saw the one in Tucson I'd love to have it but I don't think he's willing to try and ship it. And I don't wanna drive to Tucson haha
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You may be able to arrange pickup from an over the road company. A friend of mine bought a car some years back from California and had it shipped. That was 600 I think. I would hope a tub wouldn't be that much? :/

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Found this one here



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Looks like it would be around $6-700 to have it shipped :/ I'd rather not have a glass tub
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post #14 of Old 03-04-2014, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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so where is the best place to get repair panels in the mid Atlantic region. I'm trying to avoid having to pay $270 in freight charges for a couple of full length side panels
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Hey pockets. You're only 15 min north of me. Lemme know if you need an extra hand to wrench on your new cj.
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