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Good morning all! Just wanted to introduce myself and ask a couple of questions regarding a new to me Jeep YJ that is in need of a lot of love. I've been away from Jeeps for a long time and the last one I owned was a 1976 CJ7 in the late 70s and I loved everything about it except that nothing was secure in it on the streets of Birmingham, AL! First question, my son likes the CJ look with the round headlights and since I've pulled the grill, fenders, and hood on the YJ can I just replace them with sheet metal from a CJ or TJ without too much difficulty? Since I restore cars as a hobby I understand that I will probably put more into this than I'll ever get back, but I really enjoy the working on cars from the 50s thru the 70s and this looks very similar in construction. TIA for any comments and advice.
Rut



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Beach248,
Thanks for the quick reply and the link! I joined that forum as well, but none of the pictures are viewable. I may lean toward the TJ look to make things simpler if that might be the case.
Thanks, Rut
 

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Search for pics of a YJ with an early commando front clip. THAT is a good looking retrofit.
The CJ grille retrofit seems like a step backward and I've always been disappointed when I see one.
A buddy of mine changed his CJ8 to a YJ grill back in the 90s and that was one good looking scrambler that turned some heads.
 

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there's a guy on the yj build forum that put a willys grille in his it looks great it's got a long name but just look for 'if round headlights scare you stay away'

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Not sure about the replacing, but if you do, i'll buy that YJ hood from you. I live in Central Bama if you're still in the Ham. My YJ is the same color and in need of a hood
 
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