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solid back panel

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5/6/7/8' started by dunl, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Sep 26, 2008
    dunl

    dunl Member

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    Does anyone have a picture of what this would look like? I've been searching for a while without success. :(
     
  2. Sep 26, 2008
    aallison

    aallison 74 cj6, 76 cj5. Has anyone seen my screwdriver?

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    A solid back panel of what? The rear of the tub?
     
  3. Sep 26, 2008
    dunl

    dunl Member

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    Stupid, stupid, stupid.....sorry, been a long day. R)

    Yes, the tub. I have a pic of one, but not sure if it is original or not. :?
     
  4. Sep 28, 2008
    tommycj

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    I would assume you are referencing the CJ-5.
    Check the website for "Peter DeBella". There is an M38A1 shown. The rear panel is very similar to that one.
    On the inside of the CJ-5 there are 2 "L" shaped channel brackets.
    I have seen many attempts to replace the tailgate with a panel. Few have duplicated the original style.
     
  5. Sep 28, 2008
    timgr

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    There's a decent picture in this thread: http://www.earlycj5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59196

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    This could be a civilian or M38A1 tub, but the back panel is representative. The civilian bodies did not have the footman loops, and it looks like the owner changed the tire mount, but the location of the tire is basically correct. Aside from the actual back panel, the main feature is the stamped steel reinforcing bar across the back.
     
  6. Sep 28, 2008
    HeavyIron

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    Oh man look at that bumper! Can you say tree stump removal R)
     
  7. Sep 28, 2008
    72CJ5er

    72CJ5er Renegade Member

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    Here is a pic of the back of my old 72 before I replaced the tub. hope it helps!!

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  8. Sep 28, 2008
    1cdccop

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    Timgrs picture looks like an M38A1, but the rear of the tub looks the same as my 74. The Renegade package had no tailgate. I believe only the standard model CJ5 had the tailgate in the intermediate years. If you have two glove boxes, you have an M38A1. I dont think the civilian models came with duel glove boxes, I may be mistaken?
    Also look to see that there is no weld beads on the back. It should be one solid piece, save the seams and spotwelds on the back side of the tub.
     

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