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post #1 of 13 Old 05-21-2010, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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How much does a fiberglass body weigh...

...compared to a stock body? Does anyone know?

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post #2 of 13 Old 05-21-2010, 07:16 PM
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I think I read somewhere that they were around 2100lbs, maybe 1000 lbs less
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post #3 of 13 Old 05-21-2010, 07:29 PM
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not sure on actual weight but i have the 4wd fiberglass tub.

my dad and i were able to move it around by hand and lift it on off the frame with ease
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I think I read somewhere that they were around 2100lbs, maybe 1000 lbs less
For some reason, I remember that a Glass Tub would be about 300 lbs lighter than the stock tub.

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post #5 of 13 Old 05-21-2010, 09:29 PM
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I just lifted my 4wd tub off my old frame and on to a new frame with 4 guys and it seemed light. I still had the roll bar, dash, electrical, and windshield on it. We were all shocked how light it was.

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I just lifted my 4wd tub off my old frame and on to a new frame with 4 guys and it seemed light. I still had the roll bar, dash, electrical, and windshield on it. We were all shocked how light it was.
Mine was just the opposite. I have no idea who the MFG is, but with 4 of us I thought the joker was heavy... struggled to get it on the deck of an equipment trailer.

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+1... Mine was heavy as hell... had to use the engine hoist plus some elbow grease just to lift it
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I've always been under the impression that they were actually heavier than the stock steel tubs.
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post #9 of 13 Old 05-22-2010, 08:03 AM
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my 4wd tub was lighter than my yj tub. it took two of us to move the fiberglass tub. And four of us to move the metal yj tub.
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The old metal tub itself on my '74 was about 150-200 lbs. (it was weighed at the scrap recycling center). Fiberglass bodies vary, depending on the manufacturer and what grade of body you purchase. As my tub is double-walled, it weighs maybe 250 lbs., heavier than the stock metal.
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post #11 of 13 Old 05-22-2010, 11:51 AM
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Just to be safe have 6 guys available. As you can see here it was 4 good size guys. I had originally thought it would take 6 but 3 guys showed up early and we thought we would try to lift it before all the others got here and we were very surprised. you can get a pretty good idea how heavy it will be just by trying to pick up one side by yourself. Mine was easy once I had the sticky body mounts broke loose.

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post #12 of 13 Old 05-22-2010, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the replys. I am not concerned with removal I am trying to get an idea about horsepower to weight ratio, and how big of a tow rig I will need to haul it around. I dont think my little ford ranger will do it too well.
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post #13 of 13 Old 05-22-2010, 12:54 PM
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Go with a diesel pickup and you'll never have to worry about it. Most trailers are probably 1500 to 2000 lbs; add that to your CJ, 2500 to 3000 and add gear and provisions for the trip. You better be able to pull 6000 lbs and stop it comfortably. Your Ranger just won't make the cut.

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