Re: Information on AJ\'S fiberglass bodies
I've got the AJ's deluxe body and am very pleased with it. Very thick metal in all spots where bolts are to be installed (body mounts, windshield hinges, hood hinge, etc). The back of the jeep where the lights go is also extremely thick. I cut out holes for round flush mounted lights, and the fiberglass is a little over an inch thick. I was worried that the tub would feel flimsy and cheap, but it has far exceeded my expectations. Even though my cj is not running yet, I've crawled all over the tub, and it is solid.
My only complaints on the tub were the delivery time and the color of the gel-coat. It took about 3 months for me to get the tub, where they promised 4-6 weeks. I ordered the tub in green, and the color in the book was a dark green. The actual color of the tub is a brighter green than in the samples in the book. I'm going to end up painting it orange anyway.
However, with the Willy's-Overland tubs available now, if I was going to do it over, I would seriously consider going with theirs. The main reason would be that the holes, etc are already cut into the tub. Maybe I'm slow, but it has taken me forever to get all of the holes drilled or cut. It's also very nerve-wracking when you start your cuts.
Anyway, if you don't mind the extra work, you won't go wrong with the AJ's tub.