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post #16 of 21 Old 09-02-2016, 11:02 AM
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Video of under body, not that great but something,..
The main thing I took from the video is that it looks like the underside of the Jeep was sprayed with an undercoating or black paint that is peeling off. I suspect this was a typical attempt to cover up problems in the "out of sight, out of mind" mentality. I saw some rust in the usual areas but it wasn't possible to tell exactly how bad it was. It would be safe to assume that you have problems in at least the usual places, if not more.


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post #17 of 21 Old 09-02-2016, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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I'd start by pulling the tub off (harder than it sounds) and blasting away the nature scene with crushed glass.

The you see what you are up against rust wise.
It's just a wrap in little sheets. Its already peeling so would be easy to peel off.
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post #18 of 21 Old 09-02-2016, 11:38 AM
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When you start taking things off your Jeep, factory parts in particular treat them like they're no longer made because they're not. Like the fender flares. Yours look good and unless they're messed up you can use them on the different tub, if you go that route. The aftermarket flares are not as well made as factory and that applies to allot of aftermarket stuff. You chose a good example in Ken in how to go about your project and I'm sure he'll be the first to tell you he had to learn new skills, as we all have, to get things done.

The video does show some problems. I just thought of something. You want to keep your CJ running and not tear it all down, correct. Well if that tub is a bad as it could be then a YJ tub is a good choice. Sounds like you have a place to work, excellent! Now what about getting a tub and making it ready for your Jeep. Keep driving it while working on the new tub and get it all ready then you're down time is just the actual swap. Sounds like you've got some ambition and are willing to learn, I like that!

Oh and what state are you from? You may be close to a fellow member that can help you out some.


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post #19 of 21 Old 09-02-2016, 11:44 AM
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Oh yeah, that's gonna be alot of work. Your Dad wants it back on the road asap so a new tub it is. That's alot more work than just a little sheetmetal here or there. Go new tub and drive. Make sure the rear portion of the frame is ok

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When you start taking things off your Jeep, factory parts in particular treat them like they're no longer made because they're not. Like the fender flares. Yours look good and unless they're messed up you can use them on the different tub, if you go that route. The aftermarket flares are not as well made as factory and that applies to allot of aftermarket stuff. You chose a good example in Ken in how to go about your project and I'm sure he'll be the first to tell you he had to learn new skills, as we all have, to get things done.

The video does show some problems. I just thought of something. You want to keep your CJ running and not tear it all down, correct. Well if that tub is a bad as it could be then a YJ tub is a good choice. Sounds like you have a place to work, excellent! Now what about getting a tub and making it ready for your Jeep. Keep driving it while working on the new tub and get it all ready then you're down time is just the actual swap. Sounds like you've got some ambition and are willing to learn, I like that!

Oh and what state are you from? You may be close to a fellow member that can help you out some.
Yeah I'll be careful, I won't start taking it apart for a couple day. Got school and little work to deal with, also looking the web for some parts too. I'll have to keep an eye out for a yj tub, have talked to couple people on a other forum near me that have a CJ7 tub for sale. Idk condition yet, but only YJ tub I have seen is $2000+. But it was brand new with fresh paint and other parts. haha, I live in Stouffville, Ontario, Canada.
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Oh yeah, that's gonna be alot of work. Your Dad wants it back on the road asap so a new tub it is. That's alot more work than just a little sheetmetal here or there. Go new tub and drive. Make sure the rear portion of the frame is ok
My bad, my Dad wants it to be mostly original parts, he wants it very clean and like show ready. That's how his old Jeep is currently, CJ5 EVERY THING is original. It sits in a show room and hasn't been driven in couple years. It's the 25th Anniversary. I want to get mine on the road but I don't mind some extra work to make it good. Since I am 15 and have 2 years till I can drive.
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