Fj 40 Aluminum tub

Discussion in 'CA.BC- Vancouver Island Cruisers' started by bikersmurf, Feb 10, 2009.

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    well looks like i found something new to buy!
     
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    i know that truck...buddy of mine was looking at it....the V8 conversion looked a bit shotty iirc...the tub was a bit beat but hey, would be perfect for a wheeler, that first dent wouldnt hurt nearly as much!
     
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    how beat is the tub? cuz thats mostly what I want out of it...
     
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    i cant say for sure, it was over a year ago i think that i had looked at it, its probably been sitting since, it looks to be in the same yard that i saw it in. its been too long to really remember much to be honest. i had gone and looked at it with a friend, he was interested in buying it at the time...guess he never picked it up though
     
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    ya... well depending how beat up it is it might make for a good tub/soft tub for me... have to see if it will work with my amby doors...
     
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    you will have to drill the holes for the doors...im pretty sure that pretty much any tub will accept amby doors. i dont think it was THAT beat but...its not exactly what you would get if you pulled up to aqualu with a pocket full of cash...
     
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    If you end up getting it, talk to me before you scrap your old tub.

    If you need some extra muscle I would be willing to swap it for unneeded sheet metal.
     
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    who would have thought that " s c r a p " was a bad word... I must not be keeping up with the times.
     
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    ya for sure... not sure what I'd do with my old tub might toss it back on that one and see if I can sell it off cheep.... but either way we can talk about it... still have to take a look at it and find out if I want it or what sorta stuff is wrong with it.

    As for the doors and such doesn't it also depend on what year of tub it is? i know that aqualu sells two different styles of tub one for 78 and older and one for 79 and newer.... so I guess I should start by finding out if its an aqualu tub and if so what style it is...
     
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    From the look of it it is a 75 or newer... in 79 the fuel tank changed which is why the tubs are different. In 79 the tank goes across under both the front seats.

    Let me know what you find.

    John
     
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    wow. I think I almost bought a soft top from the guy who owned that...like 10 years ago. dang. ( looked better then...)
     
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    so would I be able to use a post 79 tub on my 75 or not?

    Stephen
     
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    only difference would be the gas tank location...pre 78 is under the tub, post is inside the cab..there might also be differences with the e-brake location and trans tunnle shape yadda yadda...
     
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    mine is inside the cab under the passenger seat.
     
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    I'm sure with a little creativity you could fit a 79+ newer tub on if thats what it is. You'd likely just have to swap the gas tank and a couple of the body mounts on the frame.

    But doable.
     
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    Ya... have to find out what it is... i don't know how much of a project I want to undertake at once Putting an Aluminum Tub on would be a fair bit of project on its own.
     
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    unless you know someone that can weld aluminum for you.... :D
     
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    Good point... how's your beer fridge doing?
     
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    I read something here on the main forum that puts the tub install at about 20 hrs real labor time.
     
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