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    Aluminum yj tub

    Has anyone built a tub from scratch???

    Me n a guy from work are thinking of building an alum cj tub in the new year
    We have cad
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    Were just trying to come up with solutions for top of tub for mounting
    Hard top n soft top

    Would like to make the body in the least amount of peices
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    sounds fun! but there guys who sell aluminum tubs already which would save you a lot of effort haha
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    If you have the talent and access to the equipment, it could be a fun project. It could also being a trying experience to get a tub fabbed up from scratch that properly accepts OEM body parts.

    If you haven't already, check out some pics of how Aqualu builds jeep bodies. They have building aluminum bodies for a long time and their fit and finish is excellent. But it's not cheap.

    http://www.aqualu.com/5033-yj-1987-1995-body.html
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    Thats just it
    I dont have the money to buy one. And its rebuild the cj tub or build a new one
    Between the two of us we can do it. Its just a matter of forming the top edges around the tub
    Yes i want oem specs wich isnt an issue
    We just thought an aluminum checker plate tub would be pretty cool
    It would be a unique tub from any other with flat fenders alum checker plate aswell
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    Aluminum yj tub

    Take lots of photos!


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    I'm with Steve, take lots of pix so we can see the progress!
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    I will take plenty of pics
    If i can figure out the flipn top half of tub
    We also use avinox (rivit) parts together then weld
    Just not shur how strong that would be

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    Aluminum y

    im not to sure the aluminum is going to bend seem to me it would break before it will bend but if you can get it bent get it right the first time or it will break trying to rebend it

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    I run a shop the bends, rolls and brakes aluminum pipe, plate, sheet and tube every day. Some alloys lend themselves to forming better than others but it is certainly quite achievable when you know what you are doing. Just go look at Aqualu jeep tubs and see for yourself.

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