REPRODUCTION TUBS

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Re: REPRODUCTION TUBS

Post by Steve Webb » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:15 pm

Here is their web site

https://www.sgireengus.com/
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Re: REPRODUCTION TUBS

Post by Jerseyhawg » Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:58 am

Good honest down to earth comments. Thanks guys.
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Re: REPRODUCTION TUBS

Post by ffbsy » Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:06 pm

Never used a full reproduction tub. If you have anything at all to start with most pieces in these are fairly easy to make from sheet steal. That being Said if you don’t have tool to bend metal than some of the patches might not be a bad idea

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Re: REPRODUCTION TUBS

Post by Mr.Oz » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:10 am

I used a complete replacement tub, fenders, hood, grill. Quite a bit of work to fit and finish. That said I have seen original bodies that look like Ray Charles did the work. Which would I rather have?? When does a body become not original? To me once they are patched they are no longer original. Even repainted is no longer original. To each his own. My 2 cents. :D

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Re: REPRODUCTION TUBS

Post by dpcd67 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:13 pm

First post; welcome.
I've used a lot of new bodies; they are fine. I've also seen guys use an original firewall and dash and replace everything aft of that, and call that original. Nonsense.
Use what you need to, After all, nothing is all original any more, and who cares anyway?
I guarantee you that 99.999% of people who look at your jeep will not know the difference anyway. At least here they don't; and anything that is green, is Military too.
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Re: REPRODUCTION TUBS

Post by Scrumps » Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:02 am

Hi,

Loads of info here:-

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=319343

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Re: REPRODUCTION TUBS

Post by Wolfman » Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:34 am

Wolfman's hint of the day.
You decide to go for an aftermarket tub.
Time comes to install it to the frame. ( here comes the hint)
Human nature says square the tub up on the frame and drill the tub to frame holes in the new tub.
Wrong. A toss of the dice.
Mount the fenders and maybe grill to the frame.
Now square the tube up on the frame with the fenders attached.
Now drill the tub to frame mounting holes.
Otherwise, when you go to mount the fenders, maybe the fender to tub bolt holes will line up with the tub holes and maybe they won't. :evil:
Had a guy bring me his CJ project with this problem. Looked good when it was pushed into the shop but when the smoke cleared, the tub to frame mount holes had to be moved about an inch.
Sad start to a brand new tub.
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