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
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.
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.
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? :/