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CJ5 Entry Body Protection

Discussion in 'Jeep CJ' started by RonCJ5, May 28, 2021.

  1. May 28, 2021 at 7:15 AM
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    RonCJ5

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    I have a 1978 CJ5, all black. It's tough getting in and out without rubbing or damaging the paint next to the seat. Do they make a rubber piece that protects this area? I can only find the bottom horizonal protection. I want to protect from the roll bar down to the bottom horizontal area just to the right of the letter "P". The interior is sprayed with bed liner, I thought of having the area in question sprayed with bed liner, but I don't want to muck this up! Thoughts?

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  2. May 28, 2021 at 8:14 AM
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    Welcome from north central West :oldglory:
    Nice CJ looks awesome
     
  3. May 28, 2021 at 9:34 AM
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    Tuffy>AEV>TTO>JW>STech>EVOcage>MagnaFlow>SpiderTrax>RockHard>TF>SpringTail>67design>Bolt>GPCA>Curt>
    Use some blue painters tape to outline the area desired for bed liner and protect other areas from over spray.
     
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  4. May 28, 2021 at 10:42 AM
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    I don't know that I would try and apply the bed liner myself. From what I've read, the DIY stuff is ok, but the professional liner will last much longer.
     
  5. May 28, 2021 at 11:07 AM
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    Practice on a piece of flat scrap metal. As far as durability that area only faces sneaker or butt abrasion
     
  6. May 28, 2021 at 1:41 PM
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    Can the bottom horizontal trim piece be shaped to fit the curve?
     
  7. May 31, 2021 at 5:49 AM
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    I don't believe the bottom trim piece can be reshaped, typically made of metal or hard plastic. I guess the bed liner idea is the best I can come up with. Still looking for help here.
     
  8. May 31, 2021 at 7:39 AM
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    Maybe able to reshape the plastic one with a heat gun
    just a thought :facepalm:
     
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