I can certainly attest to that, more than once I've seen of those FJ40's smack HARD into a tree with the side of the tub only to bounce back, maybe leaving a bit of paint behind, completely unscathed...VERY COOL! The fact that Johnny C.'s truck is still drivable should be a commercial for those tubs!rabid said:...or you could have a custom tub from poor wally's in vermont made out of 3/16th's and 1/4". No more body work...ever. Even here in the northeast.
Buddy put one over on the highway at 60, rolled a few times, and slid for a LONG ways with no cage. Walked out and they were able to salvage the tub for a rebuild. No shit. BigRedFJ40 can back this up.
OLD pic from last winter. A little different now with an soa/sua, pto, 34x9.5 swampers, etc...and mangled fenders.
A-FREAKING-MEN TO THAT BROTHER! THATS WHAT I DID, AND I HATED THAT SHIT!mantis said:The only two items needed for body work:
sawzall and rustoleum. :flipoff2:
It ends up only being a few hundred more pounds than a stock truck, or roughly the same as a stocker with a hardtop. It is tough, and probably overkill, but it will always be there, never rust through, and will always keep it's shape. the trails around here are so tight that it makes it pretty great to be able to use the tub to pivot around obstacles without smashing it to pieces, or being even remotely concerned that it is going to fold in.FIXXXXAH said:
AND 1/4 AND 3/16" TUB... SEEMS LIKE OVERKILL TO ME. THERE IS A FINE LINE BETWEEN BEING BURLY AND BEING OVERLY HEAVY AND CAUSEING DRIVELINE STRESS AND BREAKAGE. CANT BE EASY ON A WINCH EITHER...[/SIZE]
It depends. He does them all as custom jobs so that the doors fit right, the top fits, etc. He usually only does the tub on your truck. Once in a while he will sell a truck with a tub, but it is rare. The tub on your truck runs between 3-4K- or around there. Just 3/16th's quarters are MUCH cheaper, but usually if the truck has been in the northeast for any amount of time, it needs a full tub, not just quarters. The main supports are 1/4", and so is the main beam behind the seats. When you price out a fiberglass or aluminum tub plus install, it is a really good solution to the salt monster.fj40john said:and what does on eof these overbuilt monsters run??