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.?
"It's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care."
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...
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.