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Old 01-01-2012, 01:25 PM   #1
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Would you buy a jeep with a fiberglass body. I looked at one with a straight 6 and 5 speed transmission, Transmission suppose to have been rebuilt. Guy was asking $3000. Seems to run good,drives good, got it to 65 mph quicker than I thought I could without any noticeable shakes,shimmies, or vibrations.It needs some tlc,but what really concerns me is the fiberglass body.Any thoughts on these bodies?

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My friends jeep has fiberglass body panels, no rust!

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considering how much those fiberglass parts cost new, i would say that is a steal at $3000. the only company i can think of that does fiberglass bodies is Kentrol, and they seem to have a nice product. and no rust is nice too.
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Well unless you get a cj from Arizona they are going to have rust. Some times they are really beyond repair....including mine but I fixed it anyway. The most common replacement is a yj tub swap.

There are a few places that has made tubs over the year. I think some has quality/fitment issues. If it feels strong and looks ok you are fine. Even the cheap bodies were $2k or more...,but that price is just from memory.

Now CJ's with fiberglass bodies are not worth as much but if you enjoy it that's all that matters.

Sounds like a good buy to me.
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