Hi guys, I’m restoring a 1971 CJ5 and am going for stock look. As most, this Michigan body has seen its share of road salt and the resulting rust. I’ve already replaced the front floors, rear floor, rear fenders, front quart panels as well as various support with Classics panels. They make a great product and the repairs look nice. I’m near the finish line, and have purchased the rear body sections and was ready to cut and weld them in yesterday. While prepping the Jeep for this, I had the chance of taking a closer look at the original side panels. They are dented, but the not rusted through, just a lot of pitting on the inside of the panels where the mud and salt have done their thing. Anyway, got to thinking there isn’t much of the original tub anymore and wondered what thoughts you guys have on try to preserve what’s there vs installing the new panels? New panels would be faster and easier, just not to original. Guess I’m getting a bit sentimental about the old gal.