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    76 cj5 tub shot

    Hi all, I'm new to the forum. I searched the forum with no solid conclusion. I am trying to find out what tubs I can use on my 76 cj5. It has a lot of rust and I want to change the tub. What other years will fit on my frame? I'd rather not alter the frame. Thanks in advance. Shane

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    Re: 76 cj5 tub shot

    Any CJ5 tub will fit. The hood & fenders were shorter from 56-71. In "72 they stretched the hood & front fenders, but the tubs dimensions stayed the same.
    There's a lot of differing opinions on fiberglass vs steel for replacement tubs, I went with a steel tub from Willys-Overland(repli-tub) on my "78. 2 buddies & I had it bolted on in under an hour without rushing. I've also worked with fiberglass on other Jeeps & there are pros & cons to each. Do our homework before you spend our money.
    Lt us know what you decide & as always...Pictures are appreciated! Check out the"Jeep Builds" Forum.
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    Re: 76 cj5 tub shot

    Thanks, that helps a lot. I'm looking for a used steel tub that is in better shape than mine. Don't want to spend too much, it's just a toy. Has the 304 with 3 speed and hard top. 33 inch tires on steel wheels. Bought it cheap. Good winter toy when I get it done. It's stuffed in my small shop so hard to get pictures yet. Also, does the title go with the frame or the body? Thanks again, Shane

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    Re: 76 cj5 tub shot

    76 cj5 tub shot-20170601_115707_1496343478588.jpg76 cj5 tub shot-20170601_115724_1496343478505.jpg

    I did have a couple pictures when I bought it. Forgot about them.

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    Re: 76 cj5 tub shot

    Nice
    almost done with all the yj stuff.

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    Re: 76 cj5 tub shot

    Fiberglass all others are longer unless you want to stretch it into a 7 or yj

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    Re: 76 cj5 tub shot

    The title goes with the majority part of the vehicle....in your case that would be the chassis. If you buy a new replacement body, they do not come with a title. If you buy a used body it may or may not have a title & or vin plate depending on the seller.
    You kind of have to make the judgment based on what you have.
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    Re: 76 cj5 tub shot

    Not sure where your VIN# is but mine is on the dash plate. I have a 78 I replaced the old dash with aluminum but keep the old dash in safe place

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    Re: 76 cj5 tub shot

    "76 Vin plate will be on the firewall on the drivers side, just above where the wire harness comes through. It may or may not have another VIN plate on the dash.
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    Re: 76 cj5 tub shot

    Cut the plate out. Move it to new body or just file it in the desk

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    Re: 76 cj5 tub shot

    Thanks for all the replies. Mine is on the driver side firewall. I will save it when I get a new tub and have it if ever needed.

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    Re: 76 cj5 tub shot

    Aqualu makes Aluminum bodies. BTW, good luck on doing this on the cheap and have it dependable ! lol

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    Re: 76 cj5 tub shot

    I bought my fiberglass body used for 600 bucks. Had it for 8 years now.

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    Re: 76 cj5 tub shot

    Check E-Bay, Craigs List etc...a lot of guys start projects & then give up....good pre-owned but un-used parts are out there, sometime at great prices.
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    Re: 76 cj5 tub shot

    That's what I did I took a while but found one. Yj tub wil fit with some mods

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    Re: 76 cj5 tub shot

    Wait you said,cj5 scratch th yj unless you stretch it

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    Re: 76 cj5 tub shot

    I didn't find a tub so we just started replacing the floors with some .0125 steel I had laying around. About double the original thickness of the stuff we took out. It sits level now. I have a rebuilt 304 to put in it that came with it. That's next. Then just need to replace the front fenders. PO cut the front of them off. I want the full fenders. Wire it up and test drive it. Still cheap if the motor is good.

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    Re: 76 cj5 tub shot

    Sounds like a plan....let us know how it works out.
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