Re: My new AJ\'s Fiberglass Tub!! with Picture
I lookeed at Malotte bodies in Florida.... Quatratec, AJ's, Four wheel drive, Shell Valley. I didn't get a chance to see an Eagle body, but I had an e mail from a friend who said they used to distribute bodies made by shell valley. In fact, many companies slap their own name on the body and it is actually made by shell valley-which I would stay away from....they try to cut every corner in the book just to make some extra cash $$$. Shell valley's bodies only weighed 215-225 pounds! That is 50 pounds lighter than anyone elses....that means less reinforcements, less glass and resin...less strength. Weight was not a real factor in my project, but I used the weights to make comparisons with companies..I would ask...what is the exact weight before crating? If it were me, I would actually inquire when AJ's would have a body out on the market. Its not like they would have to make up a totally new mold....just lengthen the cj7 one they use with a few minor adjustments. Other than that...I have no other input on the 8's. Good luck.
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