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Old 08-18-2010, 09:09 PM   #1
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Convert TJ dash to CJ look? Is it possible?

Okay, so I have ALWAYS been in love with the dash of the CJs. It is so sleek, and is just pure tough.

However, I test drove SOOOO many over the years, and just had personal battles with buying one. (seat won't go up enough, wheel base narrower, etc. yadda yadda)

So, alas, I went the TJ route.

That being said, the dash on the TJs is nice, but "floofy". I love my TJ, don't get me wrong, but have always dreamed of the possibility of being able to rip out my TJ dash and give it that clean CJ look.

AM I DREAMING? Is this an option? If so, what is involved, price, etc.?

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Old 08-18-2010, 10:28 PM   #2
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Well, that reminded me of a thread I saw on another forum. This guy is going a for a bit older look than CJ7 but I think you'll get the idea if you read enough pages. Here is a kicking off point.

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This is the concept I mean! Thanks for the link! Okay, guys. Anyone messed with any of this before? I know it would get very technical and involved....
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Thanks, a lot 03RUBI. I was looking for a smidgeon more information than that....already learned THAT lesson. ;>
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With enough money,you can hook a windshield wiper up to a billy goat's azz and make it work!All you need is the CJ dash,a welder,and some time,probably lots,and some fabrication skills!Go for it!
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Okay, guys. I get it. I guess being a daily driver, not the best idea at the moment.

I will hold off until I can afford another back-up vehicle. Probably smarter/quicker/cheaper to just buy a CJ and move the darn seat brackets up so I can push in the clutch....DUH!
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Don't know how you would be able with the electrics and airbags in the dash. Would be really costly. You would need a fab shop to determine how to set everything to function properly. I know that even in my '72 CJ5 dash, which is completely different than the dash for '76-'86, certain things won't just "fit in" to work as expected.

I wouldn't say it can't be done, but you would have your tj down for a long period of time to get it right...just my 2 cents...
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Okay, guys. I get it. I guess being a daily driver, not the best idea at the moment.

I will hold off until I can afford another back-up vehicle. Probably smarter/quicker/cheaper to just buy a CJ and move the darn seat brackets up so I can push in the clutch....DUH!
Here ya go....bolt the seat frames closer...

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Here ya go....bolt the seat frames closer...

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I want Toshpate's CJ! That thang is bada$$!
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I want Toshpate's CJ! That thang is bada$$!
I used to have a 1977 CJ5 Renegade with a 304 V8 lifted 6 inches with 35's on it. Bought it from a repo man when I was in College for $1200. It was used for mud races. I kept it for a summer, wheeled the snot out of it and sold it before I went back to college for $2000. Best summer fun, and profit, I ever had...however, the jeep had the worst colors. It was dark green with the Renegade stripes and lettering in brown, orange, and yellow...It was mud brown most of the time when I was behind the wheel.

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