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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-23-2001, 01:29 AM
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Replacing Tub on YJ....!

Several Months back i rolled my YJ........And slowly getting around to getting it back to the Jeep it once was.........So i'm thinking of replacing the tub(due to damage) or repair the original tub. Just wondering how big of a job is it to exchange tubs. I leaning towards the new tub........Just want some of your input for those who have ventured into replacing theres.
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Re: Replacing Tub on YJ....!

What about riveting on some diamond plate?
Then the next time you decide to back into a post, or tear the corner on a rock, its just a matter of drilling out the rivits and putting on a new peice.


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Re: Replacing Tub on YJ....!

I would concider Diamond plate ...But the Tub took impact on the windshield frame, and on the driver side rear 1/4 ....so my hard doors dont fit...also the body lines are all messed up.......I dont feel a pull on a frame machine will make a differance...........This wasnt a simple roll.......It rolled 3x at 25miles a hour(OUCH)
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Re: Replacing Tub on YJ....!

off to the wreckers it is then.

I would imagine.
It would involve removing the old tub, and putting the new one on.

1) Seats
2) Dash
3) Wiring
4) Paint?
5) Tailgate/hinges
6) Winsheild Frame
7) Mating everything up.
8) Shifter/steering column.
9) Pedals.

Thats all I can think of right now.
I haven't done it, but I would suggest, in a perfect world, get one that is the right colour and has no damage. It will be worth the extra couple of $.
It shouldn't be as hard as putting a YJ tub on a CJ. It should all mate up without too much hastle.

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Re: Replacing Tub on YJ....!

just remember all the torx bolts... that will be a pain...
also remember that if your frame is bent that the body mounts on the new body will not line up, cause it isnt bent in the same spot

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Re: Replacing Tub on YJ....!

just remember all the torx bolts... that will be a pain...
also remember that if your frame is bent that the body mounts on the new body will not line up, cause it isnt bent in the same spot

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Re: Replacing Tub on YJ....!

Torx Bolts.....We dont need no stink'en Torx bolts......I have a nice new set of Drill bits ready to handle that mess.

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Re: Replacing Tub on YJ....!

Tub swapping isn't hard. I swapped a YJ onto my CJ frame but they are almost identical. Gut the tub, take off the hood, unbolt the fenders, remove the batery/bracket, disconnect the heater/ac lines, disconnect the fuel filler, unbolt the tub, lift off the tub with at least two people, set the tub back on the frame and disconnect all the vent lines, roll over valve, etc, that you missed; then remove the tub. You can do it in a weekend if all the bolts come out easily and how much painting/fixing you have to do on the frame or tub.

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Re: Replacing Tub on YJ....!

My personal take on body damage is this: Any damage that I do, I am very likely to do again. I dont know that that applies here, I can't imagine you are anxious to repeat such a violent rollover. I would ask this though, how pissed are you going to be when you get the new tub on and looking good then go out ans smash it up on a rock? If you expect a lot more body damage in the future, I'd beat it out as straight as you can and live with it. I live with a pretty nasty looking body on my CJ, it's very liberating.

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