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TrailHaunter 06-18-2012 10:07 PM

Square to round headlight conversion?
 
I have a '94 YJ and I really want to convert it to round headlights. Any ideas?

busemans 06-18-2012 10:08 PM

google is your friend. a number of people have done the conversion and it comes out nice looking

TrailHaunter 06-18-2012 10:09 PM

Thanks!

busemans 06-18-2012 10:16 PM

a company also makes the grill as a kit. i don;t remember who though

whiteyj 06-18-2012 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by TrailHaunter (Post 2488054)
I have a '94 YJ and I really want to convert it to round headlights. Any ideas?

Blasphemy!!!!!!!! Sell it and buy the TJ you really want......:eek::eek::eek: Be proud of your squarenss heritage!!

Bruzr 06-18-2012 10:23 PM

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C'mon man it's hip to be square.

khende 06-18-2012 10:53 PM

My YJ has a coil spring conversion and TJ axles in the front. I will never give up the rectangular headlights. Each version of the Wrangler has it's own personality and I would not want to compromise that. That said it is your jeep.

Finn Sizzle 06-18-2012 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Bruzr
C'mon man it's hip to be square.

I hear ya brother.....I get teased all the time....." real jeeps have round headlights"'......dam them, dam them all to hell!

ClayL 06-18-2012 11:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Bruzr
C'mon man it's hip to be square.

That picture make the yj have a look like "you do not amuse me..."

yj4x4 06-18-2012 11:31 PM

Sell it if you can't handle square don't own it. its a signiture of a yj owner

lavern23 06-19-2012 12:16 AM

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w...1263917698.jpg

If this is what you are after, I can do one for you. It will be a direct bolt in like yours comes out. No mods to the hood or fenders. The headlights will protrude into the grill slats like a cj grill does. It will be metal and not Fiberglass like the Kentrol ones. chadbrooks123@yahoo.com is best contact or my cell at 502-552-6335

TrailHaunter 06-19-2012 12:21 AM

I can handle the square just fine but I just prefer the round ones honestly and it's hard finding a TJ that isn't rusted beyond belief.

Sandstorm95 06-19-2012 05:44 PM

square lights is part of a yj. Dont try to make it something its not. But if i were to switch to round lights i would go with a cj-7 w/ a v8 instead of a tj

busemans 06-19-2012 05:50 PM

check out lavern23's thread on his. it came out badass.

Wrangler Haven 06-19-2012 11:01 PM

I'll have no part of this idiocy.

busemans 06-19-2012 11:04 PM

you just did

vanilla5gorilla 06-20-2012 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by lavern23

If this is what you are after, I can do one for you. It will be a direct bolt in like yours comes out. No mods to the hood or fenders. The headlights will protrude into the grill slats like a cj grill does. It will be metal and not Fiberglass like the Kentrol ones. chadbrooks123@yahoo.com is best contact or my cell at 502-552-6335

Howmuch would you charge for the conversion grille? Shipped to buffalo ny?

vanilla5gorilla 06-20-2012 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by vanilla5gorilla

Howmuch would you charge for the conversion grille? Shipped to buffalo ny?

By the way I don't mind my square headlight but my friend has been "trying" to do this same conversion for a bit now and it looks like hell lol

Ibuildembig 06-20-2012 11:40 AM

Why not put a CJ clip on it?

cozeinlb 06-20-2012 01:31 PM

While I embrace my square headlight and the "Sportcage" of my YJ and bought it for those reasons, Here is another option:

Upgrade kits for '87-'95 Jeep Wranglers | YJUpgrades.com

emansully 06-20-2012 05:09 PM

Would you be willing to sell me your headlight beziles

Xpress 06-20-2012 05:42 PM

Buy yourself a TJ and spare your YJ the humiliation.

VinceTj 06-20-2012 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by TrailHaunter (Post 2488054)
I have a '94 YJ and I really want to convert it to round headlights. Any ideas?


Yes, dont do it

OverkillYJ 06-20-2012 06:26 PM

I agree on keeping the square lights. That is how I know right away when I see another Jeep they got a YJ. But if you are going to switch it I have seen it done a way that looked awesome. You just take a TJ grill and cut it right above the headlights where the hood sits since it is different. Cut your YJ grill in the EXACT SAME PLACE. Weld them together, grind down the welds and paint it. Hell, if you weld the other halves together you might even find a TJ owner who will buy it off you to convert to square lights. You never know.

Rednecksedan 06-20-2012 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by whiteyj
blasphemy!!!!!!!! Sell it and buy the tj you really want......:eek::eek::eek: Be proud of your squarenss heritage!!

x2

Rednecksedan 06-20-2012 08:38 PM

I agree I love the fact that the headlights are square I love the character of the yj and well I am doing round taillights I wouldnt want anything other than my squares

busemans 06-20-2012 08:47 PM

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.

Xpress 06-20-2012 11:53 PM

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Originally Posted by busemans (Post 2496083)
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.

While you're at it, why don't you convert to coil springs, and a TJ dash? :whistling::dance:

2xs 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.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f140/...-grill-598867/

Also, check this out, a bit more thne the grille only swap:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/i...fan-etc-89838/

2xs 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...


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