Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Re: Aluminum/Stainless CJ7 body
And I'm not too concerned about electrolosis with the body mounts since they're rubber insulated. It would be a problem if I had to use steel hood, fenders, tailgate, etc. If I can't get a complete body I may have to use some glass parts, but I can make aluminum hinges if necessary, and stainless hinges are readily available.
As for crash damage, I know some bodymen who can do pretty well with aluminum, and I can weld it fine. Actually my real problem is rust (surprise!) to the point where it's pretty bad to drive in winter with the wind and snow blowing through the holes. I'm not so concerned with what it looks like. There are dents and bangs in the old body that have been there for more than 20 years.