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.