Re: Best replacement body tub?
I've got an AJ's deluxe 'glass tub, and I am very impressed with the construction of the piece. It is thick in all the correct places and has metal pieces where needed so you can drill and tap for mounting the hood, dash, windshield, body bolts, etc. That's a good feature because it's pretty hard to get a nut on the back of some of the bolts under the dash.
It took about 2 months for me to get my tub. I wasn't in a hurry, so I didn't hound them for quick delivery, so you might be able to get it faster if you asked.
The only complaint I have with the body is some minor fitment issues. I've had trouble trying to mount Wrangler half doors on the jeep. I also had to make some 1/4 inch shims for the windshield hinges to fit correctly. The fenders (also from AJ's) were a little difficult to line up also.
I don't have any experience with 4wdh bodies, so I really can't compare. There is ALOT of work involved in putting a fiberglass body on, and alot of "guesswork" associated with it. There is no complete source for answers that come up when you are getting ready to drill holes or cut out your firewall. Even after triple checking my steering column opening, I still cut it too far in, which threw off my dash openings and so forth. I got it all to work, but not without alot of jerry rigging.
Would I get another fiberglass body? Probably so, because even after all the work, it's a very comforting feeling that the rust monster won't be eating away at my CJ through the night. Although, I would seriously consider looking at the Willys-Overland replacement bodies if I were in the market right now.
Feel free to ask me any questions (either on the board or by e-mail), and I'll try my best to help out.