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Unread 11-22-2002, 02:38 PM   #1
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Wrangler tub swap

Does anyone have any pics or writeups of a Wrangler body tub conversion on a CJ-7? Wrangler bodies seem to be more readliy available than rust-free CJ metal.

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Unread 11-24-2002, 06:30 AM   #2
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Found one here:
http://www.tidesys.com/yjtub_main.htm
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Unread 11-24-2002, 10:18 AM   #3
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Here's another one.
http://myweb.cableone.net/wdohrn/tubswapnew.htm
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Unread 11-25-2002, 08:15 AM   #4
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Those are both real good sites. I did a search enginge search with a couple of different phrases and did not come up with much. Would love to see any others, because I have to do some sort of swap. The floorboards have already been replaced once, now my seat is about to fall through.
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Unread 11-26-2002, 06:56 AM   #5
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The site I used was called Jeepskates, don't know if its still there, do a goggle search.
It's a easy swap, just a couple of body mounts to move......
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Unread 12-01-2002, 03:41 PM   #6
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Here is my 83 cj w/89 yj tub.I restored the jeep from the ground up,so far i have 6000.00 in her.Im in the process of putting my cj tailgate on her too.I painted the jeep red oxide primer for now so she dont look like i pieced her together.


http://photos.yahoo.com/electrofried24
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Unread 12-01-2002, 05:15 PM   #7
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You can see jeepskates yj swap write up and WWW.shortwheelbase.com
Click on the tech section, then body section, in the body section should be the write up on the YJ tub swap.
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Unread 12-03-2002, 08:15 PM   #8
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Those were good pictures 2cjs. I also read jeepskates before and it was a really good writeup. I want to see as many pictures and writeups as I can before I start this big project.
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Unread 12-06-2002, 10:09 AM   #9
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Hey brock I see you got a 89 yj also.Its not that hard to do ,this is my first one.There are a few things to keep in mind so you dont spend money on things you dont need.You will have to go with a hydraulic clutch unless you drill a hole in the floor for your clutch rod.You will have to move two body mounts back ,that is the two in front of the back tires.Other than that your good to go.Remember dont sweat the small stuff.
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Unread 12-08-2002, 11:05 AM   #10
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Brock........

Heres one thought on moving the two body mounts in front of the rear tires, It was important to me to have the roll bar tied into the frame......which I did. They ended up right next to the two body mounts I moved.
When it was all done I realized that just one set of mounts in that area would have been enough.......

To do the roll bar tie in I just extended the roll bar bolts thur the floor with longer bolts to a plate and used a stock body mount...

Just something to consider...
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Unread 12-10-2002, 06:37 PM   #11
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Thanks for the help. Mu YJ is my first Jeep from high school that I just mess around with, so I am looking for a good Wrangler tub for my CJ. I have bookmarked all of those websites and am getting very excited about having a Jeep without holes in the floorboards. If yall have any pictures of the swaps, please post them.
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