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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-08-2001, 11:44 AM
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Anyone have a spare CJ7 body to sell?

Well . . .
Went to the badlands in Indiana, and crunched my CJ7 body. The engine and frame, axles, etc are ok. I'm going to need a tub, passenger fender, and windshield frame before it's all over. Thanks for any replies,


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Re: Anyone have a spare CJ7 body to sell?

Might be a good oppurtunity to look at getting a solid Wrangler tub ( not so much rust) [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] . I dont think it`s a hugh headache to do the swap .Ask around


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Yea. I think I have one just sitting around.. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] It is a good idea to maybe look for a YJ tub though?

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Re: Anyone have a spare CJ7 body to sell?

Is it tough to do the YJ body swap? I didn't know they were interchangable.
Anyone have any info on this?


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Re: Anyone have a spare CJ7 body to sell?

Check Jeepskate's page for info....definately go wrangler tub.

http://jeepskate.4x4.org/

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How bad did you crunch it? I might be interested in taking it off your hands if you find a new one...

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Re: Anyone have a spare CJ7 body to sell?

Chris already posted the link to my page for ya'. You're out in Davenport, Iowa accorind to your profile...the yard I got my tub from is out that way. There's also another yard not far from the Badlands that gets *lots* of Wranglers. Did you roll or just get friendly with some trees on one of Troy's infamous tight -n- twisty trails?

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Well, I feel kind of stupid for this. Here's how it happened . . .
We were on top of a hill, and coming down a banked curve. It was a little too much angle, and the Jeep went over on the Driver's side, and at about a 45 angle, the top was touching the far side. So my brother and I hopped out to see if we could right it. We didn't think we could do it, but all it took was just a little push, and the Jeep went on all fours again. Only, it started rolling down the hill, and there was nothing we could do to stop it. I had it in gear and everything, but there it went . . .
To make it brief, at the bottom, in slow motion, it stopped and flopped over on its side.
I might be able to bondo up the body tub, but the main thing is fixing the windshield frame and putting a new window in my hard top. Wish I had a digital camara, and I could put some photos up here. Oh well. That YJ tub swap sounds worth checking into - what's a good price to pay? Anyone have any yards to suggest looking at?
Thanks for all the help and sympathy...

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Jed.. forsale section CJ8 body forsale.. needs alittle rust repair.. but could be a fun project??? Bob it ..goodluck

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Re: Anyone have a spare CJ7 body to sell?

Ooooowwweeeeeeee! That had to suck thinking you were "righting" the Jeep just to see it tumble down a hill!
I've heard lots of good things about the YJ tub swap. It was going to be too many "little" things for me to mess with so I went with a 'glass body (turns out there are more "little" things with that[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img])

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