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post #1 of 8 Old 12-12-2012, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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Copy Comanche Thunderchief Grill

Im looking to copy the front of the comanche thunderchiefs grill and headlights. I think they look so sporty and aggressive. Does anyone have any thoughts on how to do this?
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-12-2012, 01:32 PM
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WOW i never thought id see more pictures of the Thunderchief
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post #3 of 8 Old 12-12-2012, 02:41 PM
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I am glad you asked not because I want to know the answer but because I'd never seen nor heard of that thing until now. I wonder if the slots above the grill serve any purpose or if they're just there to "look cool" and undermine airflow.
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post #4 of 8 Old 12-12-2012, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Here's my plan:
I could get a piece of lexan, melt it to shape, tint it, and attach it to the original headlight bezel. Then, I could cut the mini slats out of the original cherokee grill and install mesh behind it. I don't know how I could cut out the slots above the grill, but they look amazing. If I figure this out, I will install amber lights inside of them like the Ford Raptor has. The front end looks a bit like a ZJ front end.

Anyone have any thoughts on how to replicate that Comanches grill?
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post #5 of 8 Old 12-12-2012, 10:53 PM
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Headlight covers look to be a very thin piece of plastic tinted with either the spray or film tinting one can buy at Vato Zone.
Why you would want to tint your headlights is beyond me, but whatever floats your boat.


The grill looks to either be one off, or they somehow got a grand grill to fit. I suppose you could lay some fiberglass over a stock grill to "attach" some slats together, and cut others out to achieve that look.



The header panel is just a stock piece they cut out and repainted. Drill, dremal or grinder and you are all set. Be careful, its 'glass.

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post #6 of 8 Old 12-13-2012, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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I wish I had better glass skills. I'm going to try a zj grill after I do the headlights.
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post #7 of 8 Old 12-13-2012, 08:11 AM
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It's not exactly a ZJ grill, but one may provide with a start. ZJ grills are wider (I think) and don't have the angle in them that early XJ/MJ grills have about 3/4 down just below the headlights.
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post #8 of 8 Old 12-13-2012, 09:48 AM
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Tinting lights sounds idiotic.

That said, that thing looks madmax badass!
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