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Old 01-25-2014, 12:16 PM
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Removing YJ Body

My son is wanting to repaint his yj and change the color. How difficult is it to remove the tub and engine compartment? Its tan and wanting to go black. Just wanting to see if this is something Im wanting to tackle or not. Any input is appreciated. Thanks

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Depends on how comfortable you are with stripping the entire tub down. Wiring, speedo, gas filler, seats, and whatever else. Think it's only like 8 bolts holding it to the frame and can be lifter off by you and 3-4 friends.

Not something I'd bother doing personally. I just learned to appreciate red jeeps.

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I did pull the tub off the frame when I was redoing my jeep. It wasn't to bad except I did it all by myself so I had to get creative. The link to my build is in my signature. You can kind of see what I did but you wouldn't really have to take out as much as I did. The main wiring harness has a bus plug that goes though the fire wall so you unclip the harness from the firewall and unplug it from the tub. The rest of the harness just stays in the tub. You have to loosen the steering rod clamp and remove the bolt and it will slip apart if it isn't rusted. Other than the fenders( obviously) and misc things like the parking brake cable, the shifter, the brake booster(I just unbolted the booster and unhooked the linkage) and clutch linkage.There are ten body mounts to unbolt also as well as the gas filler as was mentioned. It is mainly just time consuming messing around. A lift or a tractor would have been very helpful in removing and installing because of having to lift it high enough to clear the shifter(unless you remove it) but it is a bit much for even two guy to lift.
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Thanks for the input. Its an automatic so atleast I dont have to go as high as I would if standard.

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I paint a good many jeeps and never pull the tub
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I paint a good many jeeps and never pull the tub
Yep, no need to remove it for painting the tub or the frame for that matter but I needed to replace body mounts and paint the frame so I just opted to remove it to make things easier( and sometimes I just take the long way around).

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