|03-27-2013 04:25 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 04:41 PM|
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 09:19 PM|
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 08:16 PM|
|S10 Racer||It would make one bad ***** log splitter with a little work.|
|01-15-2012 09:17 PM|
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 05:52 PM|
|Cape Cod Bob||Part it out. No eyesore-money for the chief|
|01-15-2012 07:16 AM|
I say sale it because.............you 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 06:58 AM|
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 06:45 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 09:14 PM|
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 08:46 PM|
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 08:33 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 06:46 PM|
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 03:37 PM|
|whyholdback||I'm toying with my own CJ5, as want a buggy based on a fabricated frame. Plenty of instructions and plans on pirate4x4.com, 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 03:35 PM|
|matts37chev||just buy/find a new tub|
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