|05-07-2013 09:36 PM|
If I had wanted a slow rust bucket, I'd have bought my daughter's TJ. ;^)
My REAL Jeep has square headlights!
|05-07-2013 09:17 PM|
|myquite||ick, i would not bolt in a fiberglass grill. but to each their own.|
|04-30-2013 02:03 PM|
might be a little late
I might be a little late to this thread, Morris 4x4 center has a conversion kit
Kentrol Grill With Round Headlights (Uses TJ Headlights & Buckets) 30646
I personally would just keep it with the square headlight, but to each their own
|01-19-2013 02:33 PM|
|01-18-2013 08:50 PM|
|BCDonny||I think it's up to the owner to do what he wants. Everyone has their own ideal of what looks or works good. To me it's no different from picking what wheels or tires some one uses or even using a Ford or GM engines|
|01-18-2013 08:04 PM|
|01-18-2013 03:51 PM|
Myquite....please!....lets see more!...., I have been eyeing this kind of mod recently...
Do the headlights end up pointing more upwards???...how did you correct this?.....how about bucket mounting??...in the CJ grille they get afixed from the front, but in the YJ gril I believe they hang from behind......did you mod the rear of the grille as well?....any clearance issues??
I am really looking forward to the finished build thread!
|01-17-2013 10:36 AM|
It's a stock YJ grill, with CJ buckets cut and pasted in. lol
Once i get it painted and installed i'll do a build thread.
|01-17-2013 08:14 AM|
|01-16-2013 05:43 PM|
|myquite||This is my little project.|
|01-16-2013 03:38 PM|
|Badyj7||I have several pics from mine I just did it last week I can text pics if needed|
|06-22-2012 09:30 PM|
|06-22-2012 07:35 PM|
I've seen a lot of people just put a TJ grill on their YJ. there is a slight gap between the grill and hood because the YJ grill is more angular and the TJ grill curves with the lights. Its not too noticable unless you know what you're looking for and looks pretty decent. but the best conversion i think is the YJ to CJ7 conversion where you get CJ hood fenders and grill and bolt em onto the YJ tub and frame (YJ and CJ7s had identical tubs). Its cool cause it makes you're jeep a CYJ or YCJ whatever you choose.
From JP Magazine:
Turn Your YJ Into A CJ - Jp Magazine
|06-22-2012 07:24 PM|
I had to make a new mount for grill as it sits an inch or two farther away from firewall
Good thing my day job is fitting strucural steel , handrail and stairs
I also made me own fenders
The reason I did conversion was sp I could biild a faux military jeep to bounce off rocks and trees and stuff !
Much cheaper than restoreing a real one and it has fooled ownes pf MBs the Lpl
|06-22-2012 07:04 PM|
|06-22-2012 07:03 PM|
i don;t think we will see it guys. not many people who buy the newer jeeps want to make theirs stick out from the crowd. they put on their lifts and tires and lights and then say "mine stick out, its the lifted jeep with wide larger tires and fog lights". hmmm, let me go try and find that in the parking lot.
but, if htey said "mine is hte huge one with the square headlights", everyone would find it immediately.
|06-22-2012 06:21 PM|
|06-22-2012 06:04 PM|
|YJmaddness||What I want to know is if anyone has done a square light conversion on a JK? I want to see that.|
|06-22-2012 04:06 PM|
i agree, do what you want man, i do. thats why my jeep is stock height and getting a 302 with a c6 in it. i want it to look stock till the light turns green. a lift would be cool but what do i need one for, there is no off roading where i live so it would be a waste of 700 or so bucks. someday, i am probably going to do the round headlights because its different. i like different.
just remember when you are considering things to do.
do i need it or do i just want it to be cool? that will let you know really quickly if that couple hundred bucks is worth spending on whatever. where i live, ever person and their mom has a lifted huge monstrous vehicle (truck or jeep). has any of them ever been off the street? 90% of them have not once. they are all parking lot 4 wheelers and it shows in their perfect paint and non-dinged wheels and bumpers. the beds on the trucks don;t even have scratches but they paid the big bucks to have a shop put 10 or 12" of lift under their trucks an then got huge rims with low profile tires. you can tell the guys who actually use their trucks for hunting or whatever by the fact that the paints scratched and the rims aren't funky looking.
do you want to be one of those guys or do you want to actually use what you put on? a 2.5" lift is plenty for most people in the world and 31s are too. i had 5.5" of lift on my cherokee with 31" mudders and all i did was drive through the ditch in the yard. it got old so i swapped for this wrangler, straight across. i am alot happier
|06-22-2012 10:02 AM|
|TrailHaunter||I appreciate you sticking up for me and again I honestly don't know what I'll be doing. If I do decide to do it, it wouldn't be for quite a while since I need other things that are far more necessary than just giving her a cosmetic makeover.|
|06-21-2012 11:21 PM|
I've had a few questions about the grill conversion so I thought I would make the answers public.
The hood lines will be the same as they were before the conversion.
It is direct bolt in.
It's not as simple as cutting round holes where the squares once were.
The TJ grill is flat like a CJ whereas a Yj is not straight up and down.
Grafting the cj piece on the yj grill let's you get the look where the lights protrude into the grill slats like a cj's does.
If the OP wants to go this route then why bash him. It's his jeep.
My buddy and I did this to his since his was already painted and stickered. It was way less intrusive than putting a cj clip on it since the majority of the paint work was done. I do know if the paint work and stickers had not been already applied we would have put a cj clip on it.
I hope the OP does what he likes and doesn't let all the crap comments keep him from building his jeep the way he thinks it should be.
If you dream it up it can be done.
|06-21-2012 08:30 AM|
|Ibuildembig||CJ clip is a bolt on, just have to mod the front mount a little|
|06-21-2012 08:28 AM|
|droptyne69||i had thought about doing something like this, then i realized it makes as much sence as a breast reduction.... cant do it.|
|06-21-2012 08:13 AM|
|busemans||On the dash subject, ha ha ha, I have a cj dash in the shed waiting to go in|
|06-21-2012 08:09 AM|
|06-21-2012 02:08 AM|
|bdavid||tj grill and fenders. it was not a direct bolt in but with a little welding and some adjustments it turns out pretty good..the tj grill sets higher than the yj so i did some trimming to fit it in. I went to a tube fender because my fenders were shoot..Its your jeep and your choice, make it the way you want ..I dont look at yj and think it is less of a jeep I just dont care for the square lights on my rig...|
|06-21-2012 01:07 AM|
Instructions and pics on fitting a TJ hood and grill on a YJ, electric fan, etc - Pirate4x4.Com
JeepinWV.com - View topic - YJ to TJ grill conversion.
too late to edit this into my last post...
|06-21-2012 12:19 AM|
You know, this guy didnt ask us our opinions, he asked for ideas.
Id do it just to be different, not to bash a YJ, I think the round conversion form a TJ kinda looks clean, but I DO NOT like the way it lines up with the hood, ill be following this thread hoping to find a better way.
No offense, but http://www.yjupgrades.com/Home.html looks like hell...
If lavern23 had a close up on the hood, id be more inclined to comment, but i kinda dont like the way the lights invade the slats....
This one looks clean, until you see the close up and it doesnt match the hood.
Also, check this out, a bit more thne the grille only swap:
|06-20-2012 11:53 PM|
|06-20-2012 08:47 PM|
|busemans||i would do a round conversion but not because i don;t like the square lights. i just think that conversion looks badass. it throws people off when they see it. like moving your fuel filler to the side throws people off too.|
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