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Old 04-07-2007, 01:17 PM   #1
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Headlight Conversion

I've looked in a few places but cant find an answer for this. What is involved if even possible to convert my 95 sqyare HL's over to the round style. I have an idea how, I just need to know if there is a kit out there or just bolting in front grill off another year will work. Wiring is not a problem either. Any advice would help...

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Old 04-07-2007, 02:42 PM   #2
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you know your asking for it on this one. Its cool to be square. Now to the other posters can we just post the link to the other posting insted of going on and on about how he shouldnt change them.

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Sure, it's easy, you just have to buy a grill off of a tj or cj and swap the whole thing out including the headlight buckets. Why you would want to spend that on something cosmetic instead of "real" mods, I don't know. But if it floats your boat, go for it.
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Sure, it's easy, you just have to buy a grill off of a tj or cj and swap the whole thing out including the headlight buckets. Why you would want to spend that on something cosmetic instead of "real" mods, I don't know. But if it floats your boat, go for it.
Customization takes all forms my friend. Sometimes a modification on looks can be just as pleasing as a performance upgrade. It's all in the eye of the beholder. Plus, a lot of times the style upgrades can be done while saving towards things like lifts and tires, yet still satisfying that itch to change things.

However dodgeman, love the name, but it isn't as easy as just changing the grill. If you change the grill, you'll probably have a gap between your fenders and the grill, since they have different shapes. You may also have to modify your hood. I've never measured it out or anything but if your square headlights are smaller in diameter than the round ones, you could possibly cut round holes in your existing grill and add the lights and bezels. Either way, it's gonna be a good bit of work. So make sure it's really worth it before you start.
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Old 04-07-2007, 07:51 PM   #5
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Why you would want to spend that on something cosmetic instead of "real" mods.
id say preatty much the same reason as people will get round tails instead of the normal squares I think the rounds make the front stand out more while the squares make the whole jeep look really boxy
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Waste of money, you should have just bought a TJ or CJ
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Waste of money, you should have just bought a TJ or CJ
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they brought back the round headlight to apeall to weman.i think it might be a comment on your man hood.round headlights are for suckers..............killerisdead
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I'm a male and i like rounds better than squares.. That is not needed here killerisdead..

As much as buying a tj or cj.. TJs are more expensive than yjs while cjs lights are huge in my opinion..

I gues what you can do is try to round hole off the light holes in your front end and then insert ligths in there
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Come on guys. We all do cosmetic stuff to our jeeps whether it's stickers (my personal favorite) or trail rash . If he wants to change them out, I say try it. But it won't be easy. The YJs don't have the sloped hood like the TJs so the grill might be taller and the like Binary said, the fenders are a different shape. The grill on the YJ is straight on the sides were the TJ's is curved. It'll be more fab work than it's worth I'm afraid.

(and I love the square headlights even though mine are round a jeep is a jeep is a jeep)
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It's too bad you guys can't see through your own ego just to help a guy out. I'm sure I could look at all of your rigs and come up with a few things that would be a "waste of money".
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I'm sure the same things would be said if someone in the TJ forum wanted square headlights.....

I gave him my advice..........
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Old 04-08-2007, 12:21 PM   #13
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Try the link above if you are thinking about going rounds.
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I'm sure the same things would be said if someone in the TJ forum wanted square headlights.....

I gave him my advice..........
You're probably right, but if all your friends jumped off a bridge...
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A CJ grill goes right in place on YJ's....And presto you have round headlites with running lamps....
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A CJ grill goes right in place on YJ's....And presto you have round headlites with running lamps....

Not exactly.... much more work then that.
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They'd get wet.
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I seen on the jeepforum.com a right up from a guy that did it. But I cannot register on there site, it cost $5. Forget that. He bolted a TJ grill on his YJ with a few modifications, all it took was the price of his grill and headlights from a junkyard.
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I seen on the jeepforum.com a right up from a guy that did it. But I cannot register on there site, it cost $5. Forget that. He bolted a TJ grill on his YJ with a few modifications, all it took was the price of his grill and headlights from a junkyard.
Why would you dig this thread up from the grave??????
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Why would you dig this thread up from the grave??????
search button that every one says to use instead of creating new threads?
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id say preatty much the same reason as people will get round tails instead of the normal squares I think the rounds make the front stand out more while the squares make the whole jeep look really boxy
Good thing we don't take you seriously around here.
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Good thing we don't take you seriously around here.
i thought i might get flamed for that.. Would you get round tails or just flush the stock squares as i've seen people do?
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A CJ grill goes right in place on YJ's....And presto you have round headlites with running lamps....
No way. They are not the same.
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i thought i might get flamed for that.. Would you get round tails or just flush the stock squares as i've seen people do?
Neither. Mine aint broke yet. If that happens, then I guess I'll think about it.

No sense in changing something that works. Break it, then replace.
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^ Let us know what shape tails you choose when the time comes
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I'll do it. With my extreme rear bumper/ tire carrier combo, I don't expect to be knockin' 'em off anytime soon. They have worked pretty well for the past 14 years anyway.

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