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Old 05-30-2005, 09:34 PM   #1
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cj grill on my yj?

what all is involved with this? I am picking up a cj grill with headlights and turn signals later this week, I have heard I will also need a cj hood but can use the yj fenders. Any chance of using the yj hood? Is the grill a direct bolt in? Have to fab radiator mounts? is the width on them the same?

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Old 05-31-2005, 09:26 PM   #2
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There are several after market conversions to do just that. Here's a couple I found real quick.

http://www.omix-ada.com/newmarkedproducts.htm

http://www.vintagejeepparts.com/Parts_Mopar_01.asp

Not exactly what I would want for my YJ, but it is a cool conversion.

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Old 06-03-2005, 02:12 PM   #3
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Well I picked up the hood and grill the other night, completely stripped both to bare metal and primed them. Started mocking up everything. Looks like it is going to work out well, I am going to have to trim some off the front of the fenders. I had to trim out part of the grill on the bottom to clear the steering box. Radiator looks like it is going to be the trickiest part, I am going to try to mount the radiator inside the grill instead of on the backside like a stock CJ, this will let me have more room since the CJ grill pushes the radiator alot closer to the engine. After I get everything moked up and done, the whole jeep is going to get painted



You can see where i had to notch to clear the steering box

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Old 06-06-2005, 02:17 PM   #4
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Well after busting my a$$ on everything this weekend I got it all painted and installed, turned out freakin awesome, Paint looks real good. Now to just do the body work on the rest of the jeep and paint the rest of it.





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Old 06-07-2005, 10:56 AM   #5
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That's awesome! Let us see more pics when you get more done to it.
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Old 06-11-2005, 02:22 PM   #6
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Looks badass! Be sure to keep us posted on the build! One thing you might want to look at is some longer front springs - those shackles are sitting pretty perpendicular.
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A guy at smjc did that and he used a 1 inch body lift to level out the hood to the rest of the body, it points up just a little in the front if I remember correctly.
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updates:

The whole jeep got sanded down, all the bodywork done on it and a fresh coat of paint



It still needs alot of work to be complete, its only front wheel drive right now(no rear driveshaft or gears/locker)
And yes the shackle are going to be swapped out for some shorter ones (the ones that are on were there when I bought it)

Lots of progress since I bought it in November though

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Old 06-22-2005, 06:50 PM   #9
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man, getting rid of those square headlights is the best thing you can do for that jeep. J/K

It does look good. I bet with shorter shackles you will still have the same clearance with a lower COG by having the fenders wide open at both ends.
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Old 06-23-2005, 07:31 AM   #10
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dog-gone Lee, that looks sweet. i cant beleive u did all that in such a short time. what was the hardest part, the engine/tranny/t case swap? or the axles? or the body? or..... LOL
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dog-gone Lee, that looks sweet. i cant beleive u did all that in such a short time. what was the hardest part, the engine/tranny/t case swap? or the axles? or the body? or..... LOL
None of it was really to hard, just time consuming. there is no part on this jeep that has gone untouched, It has been a pretty much ground up build. Pretty much all of my spare time has gone into building it, the joys of being single
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Old 06-26-2005, 08:18 PM   #12
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lol....yup, i know what u mean. not just the time....but the coin as well
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:56 PM   #13
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Man, I knew this thread existed somewhere. I finally found it! It's been MIA for a long time....

Lots of people have asked for it, so here it is.
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:04 PM   #14
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Wow, that turned out great!
Thanks for finding it, Amerijeep, just for the fun of looking at it.

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