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Haven't been here for a while, kinda quiet.

My '76 CJ7 is slowly rusting away out here on the left coast, time for a body, have been watching CL for a fixer-upper but another thought is a different brand, does anybody here know what might fit on the chassis?

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A common swap is a YJ body. They were built with galvanized sheet metal, so they hold up much better than the CJs. I think they're said to be a bolt-on replacement, but of course, nothing is really bolt on. The fuel filler is on the side instead of the back, so that kind of thing needs to be addressed. And of course you'd have to do something about the square eyes - everybody knows they can't climb.

I don't know if M.D. Juan will still make a stainless steel body, or how much it would cost, but that will cure your body rust problems forever. See my website.

I think that an outfit in Canada is still making aluminum tubs. They were being brought in by a company in Seattle a few years ago. They weren't making grills, fenders, hoods or windshield frames though. And the tubs weren't stamped; m they were formed on brake and roll and welded together, so they didn't look exactly original, especially the floor pan.

Or you could go fiberglass.

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