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Unread 03-18-2002, 05:20 PM   #1
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Howdy...some newbie questions

Well I'm new to the whole jeep thing so forgive me for my lack of knowledge. I've got a couple of questions you might be able to help me with...

1.If you have a 1970 CJ-5 and your replacing the body tub is it possible to use a later Cj-5 year tub (a 75 and later because it seems easier to find a hard top for them)

2. I've looked at quite a few tubs the Kevlar ones interest me but everthing except steel and aluminum says they can't be used with a hard top...Why is that? Or can you?

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Unread 03-19-2002, 08:41 PM   #2
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I don't have much experience with the CJ5s but i would only guess that you can use any year body to any other year frame with minimal problems. get yourself a 4 wheel drive hardware or quadratec catalog and check out the body sections,it should give you the info to answer your question.
As for mounting the top on a kevlar body, I have done so on a CJ7, it's a pain in the %#@. but it can be done.
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Unread 03-21-2002, 12:18 AM   #3
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you could just get the later model windshield frame and put it on the early model body tub and then you could fit a later model hardtop
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Unread 03-21-2002, 10:02 AM   #4
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Hey guys thanks for the info...it's appreciated
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Unread 03-24-2002, 12:06 AM   #5
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"you could just get the later model windshield frame and put it on the early model body tub and then you could fit a later model hardtop"

No Kidding? I was under the impression that the doors and the windshield where different starting in 1976. How hard is it to install a 76&up windshield on a pre-76 CJ5?

Jim
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Unread 03-24-2002, 03:19 AM   #6
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line it up and bolt it on
the guy i talked to at AJs hardtop place said that is all you have to do
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Unread 03-25-2002, 04:59 PM   #7
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by s i l v e r i:
<strong>Well I'm new to the whole jeep thing so forgive me for my lack of knowledge. I've got a couple of questions you might be able to help me with...

1.If you have a 1970 CJ-5 and your replacing the body tub is it possible to use a later Cj-5 year tub (a 75 and later because it seems easier to find a hard top for them)

2. I've looked at quite a few tubs the Kevlar ones interest me but everthing except steel and aluminum says they can't be used with a hard top...Why is that? Or can you?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">
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Unread 04-17-2002, 04:49 AM   #8
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Well I am glad to hear about the late model windshield frame. I have a 75 CJ5 and it was on its side and bent the original frame & broke the glass and I was wanting to go with the late model style. I will let you all know how it goes.
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