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    CJ 5 body mount points

    I am mounting a 56 CJ5 tub on a 57 Frame. I didnít think there would be any differences but am having a hard time seeing where the tub mounts to the rear brace/bumper go? I did purchase a new brace/bumper and installed it so maybe I need to add some holes. Before I started drilling I wanted get some advice?

    The other question I have is the body lines at the back do not lign up with the end of the bumper with the front 5 mounts in place? The body looks square but Iím lookin for some suggestions?

    I added some pictures of both sides and the overall back. 4F01A080-5B24-4FA7-98A6-04737104E93E.jpg87BB6389-DF0D-4F72-8EE8-B61F4F184C7C.jpg6624496D-4808-4EC6-BB14-E458A263A03B.jpg

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    Sorry for some reason my pictures rotated when I added them

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    If you are working with a Repro-Tub kit, some fitting and drilling will most definitely be required. But I am going to bet gmwillys has done this before on a CJ5.

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    From what I can tell this is an original 56 tub with the tag on itBE02AA6E-7602-4CE0-B213-55F0FE5DE71D.jpg, everything on the front 5 mounts lined up, (one in drivers area, 2 in passenger area and 1 each side over the leaf springs)

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    So I think you are correct this must be a Repo-Tub, I looked at the differences from my old cowel an the new one. I think this will work but will more work. LOL. I still need to figure out the heater. Here are some pictures to show the differences.

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    The rear of the tub is supposed to be drilled for the bolts to come through the top of the rear cross member. I'm in agreeance, it is probably a replica tub, looking closer to the photos.

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