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.
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.
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.
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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2002 Grand Cherokee Limited, 2008 Overland Grand Cherokee, a 1976 CJ-7 in pieces and 3 more off-brand 4x4s............... John N