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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-09-2005, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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Rotten CJ - To Tub or tube ...??

Ok - so I finally get around to trying to take the crappy (3+" welded in by PO) body lift out of my trash.

Which has been slowly, but surely dieing of Shoemaker's kids disease. [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

I knew the tub was bad, but...

What's wrong with this picture?





Any wonder why I was having clutch issues?!?!

So, now I am faced with a decision.

A) Repair that mess. (AKA - Bailing wire and duct tape)

B) Replace the tub

C) Hack it all off and tube it?

D) Scrap it and start all over again.

E) None of the above.

[img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

Before you answer, take a look at the rest of the mess

The frame is actually pretty decent. Just put a lot of work into it last year, and the running gear is all new.


AARRRRGGGGghhhhh !!! [img]images/graemlins/wall.gif[/img]

What to do.


And it's how long till April first?
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Re: Rotten CJ - To Tub or tube ...??

Bill, start looking around for a YJ tub...If I remeber right your front clip is good, just plan on swapping it around. There was a tub in Burlington about a month ago. Front end was hammered but the tub looked good. I will try to get by and give it a look see later this week.
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I'd be looking for a <ul type="square">[*]Used YJ tub, or[*]start patching in new flooring/panels from Rigid Steel.[/list]
Heck, what else do you have to do this summer, anyway?
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Re: Rotten CJ - To Tub or tube ...??

Try this site http://www.can4x4.com/articles/tubswap.html. I used this write up and replaced my tub. Bought the tub with minor body work required for $750, had a buddy do the welding for the air vents to the windsheild defrostors. Total paint, tub and body work $1500
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tubing a rig is over rated. everyone is doing it. you ca nwheel a real jeep if you keep the body on it.....
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Re: Rotten CJ - To Tub or tube ...??

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B) Replace the tub


The frame is actually pretty decent. Just put a lot of work into it last year, and the running gear is all new.

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what about that front CJ clip/tub that you have at the shop out in the yard....you could do that tub and tube the back half?
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Re: Rotten CJ - To Tub or tube ...??

Use the black one sitting in the yard. You said yourself that is what you bought it for.
Unless, of course, you are using this as the excuse to go ahead and buy the bender and notcher, in which case, go for it.
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Re: Rotten CJ - To Tub or tube ...??

Weather you go with another tub or tube. Take that tub and roll it over a hill somewhere. I wouldn't spend a lot of time on it.

[img]images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]Good luck
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Re: Rotten CJ - To Tub or tube ...??

Did some one say YJ TUB? HHHHMMMMMMMM I heard that one before!!!!!! JK!!! Ill start a search for a cheap one also!!!!!

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Re: Rotten CJ - To Tub or tube ...??

You get the replacement tub all lined up (better stock up on brakecleaner, cutoff wheels & sawzall blades... whttrsh & mba will want to "help" [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] ) and let us know when it's going down.

Another "plus" may be to invite GD up for the day and we can all take turns! [img]images/graemlins/chair.gif[/img]
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