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Old 11-04-2011, 01:29 PM   #61
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Any pictures?

Any pictures would be appreciated. Sounds like what I want to do.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:13 PM   #62
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There are pics on page 1 of this thread.

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Old 11-17-2011, 04:40 PM   #63
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you have any to sell? if not could i just replace the hood and grill from a cj (with fab)? I have steel fenders shaped like a cj, so I just need the hood and grill unless your up to selling a grill.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:18 PM   #64
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Nice job. Instead of using CJ/YJ grilles...I wonder about having sheet metal stamped into the headlight receptacle shape, then welded in? It seems like it would be fairly simple to remove grille, cut out the square holes and weld in the round ones. I had been thinking of doing the TJ grille swap and keep the YJ fenders, but your idea sure would be simpler to do.
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:22 PM   #65
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My boss owns a tool and die company and after I did the third one I took one to him and we talked about the idea of the stamping. The cost estimate for the tool and die was outrageous. The other thing is the copy right thing. The way they are being done now it's a customization thing. The stamping could get nasty with the copy right owner. That is a bear I don't want to poke.

I am working on number 13 now.

Thanks for all the compliments and gripes for those being true to their squares.

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Old 06-18-2012, 02:52 AM   #66
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I cant wait to get mine done Love the look !!!!!! great work Chad
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:36 AM   #67
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mine is not close to being done. just been piecing it together
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:46 PM   #68
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Here is a shot of the last one I did. The end user asked me to post the pic.

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Old 07-18-2012, 10:26 PM   #69
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I like it a lot. If you are still building these, how best can I contact you about buying one?

Thanx in advance,

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Old 10-12-2012, 02:07 PM   #70
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He posted his email on the first page. I'm interested as well
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:22 PM   #71
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Nice job!
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:40 PM   #72
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Sweet fab work but it just looks bug eyed. Its hip to be square. Dont forget your roots
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:44 PM   #73
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Good job on the conversion...to each his own.
What size tires are the bf goodrich at's on your buddies jeep? Width is really what I would like to know. I really like the stance
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very cool idea - even better if you could put HIDs or LEDs in it !!!!
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:23 PM   #75
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Personally I cant comprehend putting that kind of money in to something that adds no value or performance improvement to a vehicle... BUT, for what that is worth it looks like you did a great job!!!
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:26 AM   #76
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Here are pics of the last 2 done.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:35 PM   #77
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Smile Round light grill conversion

I would definetly ordr one of this grills if you can make it.. I am an owner of a YJ 1995 Wrangler and would love to convert it to a round headlits and turn signal type of grill... for many reasons other than just the looks.. So.. please confirm you can make it and how much and we can talk busines. thank you.,..... nice job
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:06 PM   #79
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I would order one what kind oof price and turn around time to have one built
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I tried the email in an old post and got a failure, I was trying to find out the cost for your conversion. Thanks
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:18 AM   #81
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Not gonna sugar coat it. That looks pretty bad. Looks ok from the front, but that side shot makes it look all wrong.

For me it just took a $50 TJ grille and a little time.

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Old 01-23-2013, 10:42 AM   #82
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painting my CJ/YJ hybrid this afternoon. Woot! pics to follow.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:48 PM   #83
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The paint "lifted" after my first basecoat. Back to bare metal and start again. Damn!
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headlight conversion

Thanks Chad great work now just need the headlight bezels and paint !!!!
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For those of you saying ot looks like a TJ need to see some jeep history it looks more like the old Willy's
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For those of you saying ot looks like a TJ need to see some jeep history it looks more like the old Willy's


Not even close. That conversion grill looks like a tj with down syndrome. The lights are too close
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Hey!

...mmmm....they're about as close as they are on CJ's ....about 1" protrusion into the vertical slats.....just like decades of them were.....looks fine to me....what kind of gets my attention is the now two "break angles" on the grille...one in the center of the slats (stock) and the other further down below the headlights.....mmmm..

I guess all optinos thus far have some drawback......I honestly find the gaps left by the TJ grille into a YJ hood pretty hiddeous and more out of place looking......I'll dig up a pic of some guys conversion where he grafted the sheetmetal edges off the YJ grille onto de TJ grille to get the same contours of the YJ hood...looked great....

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This is my version of this. Notice the bend in the grill is even across the entire grill, not two separate bends. Still working on the angle of the headlights. Almost ready for install. Final pics to follow.
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Hey!

....awesome....great workmanship on all cases.....

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