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Fiberglass on top of steel repairs to my tub?

RichandPoor

New member
City
Suffolk
State
VA
I have a tub with missing body mounts and both floorboards are rusted through. Many other pin-holes. Goal is to weld in new floorboards and body mounts and then sandblast and POR-15 everything and then top it off with fiberglass. Anyone else try this? Want to make a permanent repair and have access to a lot of free fiberglass cloth. Maybe even top that off with a bed liner.
 

designerRob

CJ-8 Member
Silver Member
City
Allen Park
State
MI
Just curious, why would you want to 'top it off with fiberglass'?

If you have access to a lot of free fiberglass maybe you could make a really cool and unique topper. Just a thought.
 

Interceptor

My toy of joy
Silver Member
City
Galivants Ferry
State
SC
If I remember correctly fiberglass will sepetate from metal with time unless you drill a zillon holes in metal to anchor.
 

RichandPoor

New member
City
Suffolk
State
VA
If I remember correctly fiberglass will sepetate from metal with time unless you drill a zillon holes in metal to anchor.
Haha, that problem is solved because there are pinholes everywhere!

And I do have a CJ-7 topper that I will probably use. Here are some pictures. Will show more once I get the body off.
 

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RichandPoor

New member
City
Suffolk
State
VA
My friend came by today to look at it. He did body work years ago and has the unlimited supply of free fiberglass cloth. I have to weld in new floorboards and maybe even a few more supports underneath where the body mounts rotted off. Then he thinks we should blast both sides, POR-15 or other rust encapsulator, then fiberglass both sides, maybe even 2 layers on top up the sides halfway. Would be a permanent fix.
 
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