Default 1973 CJ mating up 80s Tub 

Old 01-28-2020, 11:37 AM   #1
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Before I get flamed I have used the search function to try and get clarity on my question and am still coming up blank.

I have a 1973 CJ5 that has a body, well lets call it parts of a body lol. I am doing a full frame off restoration and dropping a new tub on would save me considerable time. I have the opportunity to buy an 80s tub that is in great shape.

My primary question is that with my transition era CJ having parallel frame rails will the job of bolting a later model body tub be a huge issue. I do not have a windshield frame yet so that is not an issue, but i do have fenders and a hood.

Lastly, the attached pictures are of the tub i am considering buying...any help identifying the model year on this would be great as well.

Any help or a link to anyone's project that has done something similar would be much appreciated.
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Default Re: 1973 CJ mating up 80s Tub 

Old 01-31-2020, 01:36 PM   #2
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First of all, welcome to the forum! Second, don't fear, we don't allow "flaming" on this forum. Everyone here tries their best to help no matter what the question is.
That said, the body that you show looks like a 76-83. As for fit, I have never done this particular swap, but if you can weld, and are a reasonable metal shaper, anything is possible. I have made a lot of things fit where they were never intended to fit over the years, so I can't imagine that what you are trying is not possible. I have seen CJ's mounted on everything from stock frames, to 1 ton Chevy truck frames, to made from scratch frames. It all depends on your particular skill level. One thing for sure. Just when you think that you have everything fitted, something else will end up not fitting. It's the madness of owning a CJ!
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