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Unread 08-08-2013, 10:42 PM   #541
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after all the research I went with fiberglass, way less expensive then the steel tubs. I don't have to worry about anything lining up as I have to make all my own holes which is easy to do and if its wrong easier to fix and repair then steel. laying in new glass wont warp the body like welding will. It is round and straight where it needs to be round and straight. It wont ever rust, easy to repair, lighter, etc. etc. with the $3000 I saved over steel I can spend that on upgrading and improving my ride or a nice trip to Cabo. for me the decision was easy in so many ways and I like my money in my pocket.
I though similar thoughts when I bought a fiberglass jeep until it cracked halfway across the cowl down to the bottom door hinge and the windshield started flapping in the wind over 55. Not to mention a glass Jeep usually doesn't fetch as much when you sell it. And the grounds... Every wire had to be run back to a grounding post cluttering up everything further.

Not saying fiberglass is a bad choice, just that it's not a perfect choice.

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Unread 08-10-2013, 12:30 PM   #542
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Steel or fiberglass...I say, just have fun and keep on jeepin'!
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Unread 08-12-2013, 07:35 PM   #543
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Rommel,

The serial number on my firewall is hard to read because Willys Overland welded the hood support bracket on top of it. It looks like K128907E. I hope they didn't sell me some reject that had been laying around their warehouse for the last 2 years. Incidentally, when sanding off the primer in preparation for epoxy primer - there were areas underneath already with rust. So if I have the new improved primer system it still leaves a lot to be desired. Kin of curious to see what the date of manufacture of this body is.
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Unread 08-12-2013, 07:37 PM   #544
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Ooops, looks more like K12008987E
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Unread 08-13-2013, 08:40 AM   #545
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that was produced Nov 2012 so that is pretty new.

but we did implement many improvements just this year like the hood support brackets and the proper rear crossmember that does not hit the gas tank etc.

I will post the improvements again soon.

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Unread 08-13-2013, 08:55 AM   #546
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I though similar thoughts when I bought a fiberglass jeep until it cracked halfway across the cowl down to the bottom door hinge and the windshield started flapping in the wind over 55. Not to mention a glass Jeep usually doesn't fetch as much when you sell it. And the grounds... Every wire had to be run back to a grounding post cluttering up everything further.

Not saying fiberglass is a bad choice, just that it's not a perfect choice.
I don't want to hijack this thread debating the merits of fiberglass over steel so I will start a new thread "fiberglass vs steel jeep bodies"
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Unread 08-13-2013, 10:15 AM   #547
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So K is the month and 12 designates the year it seems. Good to know. Thanks Rommel.
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Unread 08-13-2013, 10:47 AM   #548
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Here's MD Juan's numbering system for the Repli-tubs.

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Unread 08-14-2013, 07:59 AM   #549
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Thanks, Keith. Love your build BTW, it's always pulled up as a refernce guide for mine! I really appreciate all the documenting you've done. It should be in book form!
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Unread 08-16-2013, 11:00 AM   #550
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Hey Rommel,

Is there any chance you can post up an update with pictures of all the updates so far that a new body produced today has compared to one produced a year ago?
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Unread 08-21-2013, 02:37 AM   #551
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working on it will post soon
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Unread 08-21-2013, 05:13 AM   #552
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Jeep Half Hard Top fit with New Replitub

Hi, does anyone know how well the original Jeep CJ8 half hardtop and bulkhead fit with the new Replitubs?

Thanks, Wallace
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Unread 08-26-2013, 09:35 PM   #553
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Half Hard Tops and Replitubs

Hi,

Not sure if this is working. New to forum.

Does anybody know if the original OEM half hard top mounts to the new Replitubs easily or not?

Thanks, Wally
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Unread 08-27-2013, 08:45 AM   #554
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Hi,

Not sure if this is working. New to forum.

Does anybody know if the original OEM half hard top mounts to the new Replitubs easily or not?

Thanks, Wally
We don't have an original OEM half hard top but we do now have an original bulk head that will arrive at the end of the month. So that can help as a basis at least for the width of the tub.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 10:49 AM   #555
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How much inventory of old tubs is with your distributors in the US?

GFox mentioned he got his at the beginning of August which had a build date of Nov 2012, but you started this thread in Feb of 2013.

When will tubs that incorporate all of the changes that have been brought up in this thread be available to order from a US distributor?
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