Well 4th of July weekend me and a couple buddys and my girlfriend went to a party and we left about 4 a.m. I went to get gas, payed for it, drove off without the gas... so i put it in reverse and my backseat was full and it was very dark out. I backed straight into a cement pole, going around 10mph. I smacked it right where the gas cap is on a YJ, busted the tailight assembly, dented the vent to the gas tank im sure since it was only letting me pump 6 cents then itd stop. I have a big ass "dent" in my tub and was wondering if it would be easiest to just buy a new tub or do they hammer out pretty easy? if anyone has had experience or any idea please help. Thanks
That area is going to be somewhat difficult since access is pretty limited but the tub can be repaired easier than replaced I'm sure. You'd need to post pics so we can see how much damage there is.
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When/if you get some kind of new corner protection you can probably just put a piece of metal on the inside of the tub when you are bolting the corners in and help pull the sheet metal back out to semi-stock form.
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it will definitely be easier and less expensive to fix the dent. replacing the body tube is way more involved than just removing the bolts from the body mounts and lifting it off. my hubby did one on my cj in march. it took him almost the entire month to do it. there is a lot of stuff that is attached to the tub, especially on the firewall.