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03-27-2013 03:25 AM
1Gary To put a glass body on a jeep isn't a minor project.We did one for a customer afew yrs back.
01-18-2012 03:41 PM
russ69coupe Does JCWhitney still sell all the jeep body panels? I remember they used to, seemed like you could build a whole jeep from scratch with what all they sold.
01-17-2012 08:19 PM
Originally Posted by Cape Cod Bob
Part it out. No eyesore-money for the chief

It may just work out that way,seems a guy heard about it and wants the engine.So i can part it , keep the axles and transmission/transfer case or sell it, and scrap the rusty body and frame for a few bucks. I may get a hundred or two for the plow also, it is a meyers plow in good shape.
If all the planets are lined up.......yeah ---- right.
The money from the engine would be enough to get the seat foam and upholstery from PUI or legendary, to refurbish the buckets in the chief.
01-17-2012 07:16 PM
S10 Racer It would make one bad ***** log splitter with a little work.
01-15-2012 08:17 PM
a67tempest455 As a guy with CJ7 and a 67 pontiac I say you absolutly need to keep it. they make a perfect hotrod pair. the jeep for when the weather sucks and the poncho for when the weather is good. jeeps make awesome daily drivers. as for the body. 4 wheel drive parts sells a CJ5 fiberglass tub for right around 1800 if i remember right. drop one of those on and never worry about rust again...except for the frame. perfect winter car. and there a blast to drive.
01-15-2012 04:52 PM
Cape Cod Bob Part it out. No eyesore-money for the chief
01-15-2012 06:16 AM
redlightning I say sale it said you had other projects.I have three projects going on now (56 ford car, 54 f100 and the latest 95 mustang with ls1 t56).
I probably need to get rid two and finish one.Best of luck with what ever you decide.
01-15-2012 05:58 AM
g&s restorod

I put a 66 corvair body on a cj frame and it was awesome! fits perfectly too. Used the jeep steering, wiring and corvair dash.. 3 of us had it roughed together over a 3 day weekend. Just bolted it on with some plates like a sandwich, you could use any older unibody car really if you wanted too
01-15-2012 05:45 AM
TroyBoy Some good ideas on here. I would keep it also. Like the others, I would have a hard time justifieing scrapping a vehicle that ran good and had a good drivetrain just because it was rusted out. Park and tarp like said earlier. No regrets.
01-14-2012 08:14 PM
crazypj If it's only the body that's rotted, why not just find any old scrap car shell and cut the floor out of it?
Plenty of imports in junkyards with no engine/trans, etc.
Wont be a direct bolt on but would be different and fun
01-14-2012 07:46 PM
beertracker LATECH:

I vote for option 2; park it in the back under cover and find out how much a replacement body costs. It's hard for me to scrap some thing that runs good.

01-14-2012 07:33 PM
matt167 It will sell. usually An original tub that hasn't been replaced, needs replaced.. Tub replacement goes hand in hand with cj restorations.
01-14-2012 05:46 PM
LATECH I would like to keep it around for a project, after I finish all my other projects.
Trouble is I dont want to spend a ton fixing a rusty old jeep. I live in the rust belt and would have to travel south and scour around some places to find any decent donor body jeep or S 10 to use.

Undecided what to do.
01-14-2012 02:37 PM
whyholdback I'm toying with my own CJ5, as want a buggy based on a fabricated frame. Plenty of instructions and plans on, and I'd probably never get around to wasting $1500 on a fiberglass body tub. I want to see where each and every tire is at, for easy crawling.
01-14-2012 02:35 PM
matts37chev just buy/find a new tub
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