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Unread 06-29-2007, 07:50 PM   #1
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XJ-8 Grill (Round headlight grill) Grill Finished PICS

I have been search quit abit for a round head light option and thought it would be cool and challenging to go the old school direction. I found two CJ grills and decided to make a CJ grill for the XJ. I still need to put turn signals in it but I am pretty pleased so far with the way it has turned out. It is definately a different look.



Thanks 1BADCJ8 (Danno) for letting me and Becky hang out at the Scrambler Run

I have built some pieces that match the contour of the corner lights and have installed them. At this time I do not have pictures of the additions. The grill is at the point of final clean up and then paint. I will post pictures up when it is done. I have also decided to install a headlight conversion so the headlights are shallower in the grill along with the increase in light.

Thanks to 87XJCO (creator of the Xota) for finishing, priming and soon to be painting of the grill. Here is a couple of pictures of it in primer.




Here it is with a guide coat


Here are some pics of the Jeep in the daylight.



I thought about painting the elevated portion of the grill orange to match the jeep and/or paint the carner light bezel chrome area the same silver as the grill and bumpers. I think it would not make the ends look out of place. If I made another one I would see if I could make the grill slot rails also match the shape of the corner lights.

Updated pictures of the front Grill with the ends painted Orange. I will install it tonight after work and post pictures up then. The grill is just set in place.




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Unread 06-29-2007, 07:51 PM   #2
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Here it is finished!!! It came out pretty nice.


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Unread 06-29-2007, 07:52 PM   #3
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I have been search quit abit for a round head light option and thought it would be cool and challenging to go the old school direction. I found two CJ grills and decided to make a CJ grill for the XJ. I still need to put turn signals in it but I am pretty pleased so far with the way it has turned out. It is definately a different look.



Thanks 1BADCJ8 (Danno) for letting me and Becky hang out at the Scrambler Run

I have built some pieces that match the contour of the corner lights and have installed them. At this time I do not have pictures of the additions. The grill is at the point of final clean up and then paint. I will post pictures up when it is done. I have also decided to install a headlight conversion so the headlights are shallower in the grill along with the increase in light.

Thanks to 87XJCO (creator of the Xota) for finishing, priming and soon to be painting of the grill. Here is a couple of pictures of it in primer.




Here it is with a guide coat


Here are some pics of the Jeep in the daylight.



I thought about painting the elevated portion of the grill orange to match the jeep and/or paint the carner light bezel chrome area the same silver as the grill and bumpers. I think it would not make the ends look out of place. If I made another one I would see if I could make the grill slot rails also match the shape of the corner lights.

Updated pictures of the front Grill with the ends painted Orange. I will install it tonight after work and post pictures up then. The grill is just set in place.


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Unread 06-29-2007, 07:52 PM   #4
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Here it is finished!!! It came out pretty nice.


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Unread 06-29-2007, 08:40 PM   #5
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I like the fact it's different. Looks a lot like a EB grill or a Scout.
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Unread 06-29-2007, 08:50 PM   #6
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definatly different, get those corner lights on there and it will look very good, nice work

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Unread 06-29-2007, 08:59 PM   #7
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Unread 06-29-2007, 09:01 PM   #8
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Same here, I suppose you need to be registered there.
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Unread 06-29-2007, 09:03 PM   #9
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that's sweet
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Unread 06-29-2007, 09:04 PM   #10
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Wow - that looks a lot better than what I was thinking. Just need some ultra bright lights in there Looks great!
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Unread 06-29-2007, 09:06 PM   #11
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Here are some other pitures of it done. I didn't realize that those pictures would not come up.











XJ Specifications:



Year and Make:

1987 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer


Drivetrain:

4.0 Liter
AW4 Transmission
NP242 Transfer Case
Tom Woodís SYE
Tom Woodís Drive Shafts
Custom 2.5Ē Exhaust
Cruzin Illusion Customís Intake
K&N Air Filter
MACís Radiator Close System Aluminum Coolant Bottle


Axles:

Front:
High Pinion Dana 44
Alloy USA Custom Length Chromoly Inner Shafts
Alloy USA Chromoly Outer Shafts
Yukon Super U-Joints
5.13 Yukon Reverse Cut Gears
ARB Locker
Cruzin Illusion Customís LCA Skids
TNT Customís High Pinion Dana 44 Truss Conversion
Riddler Chromoly Differential Cover
Above Axle Track Bar Conversion
Rear:
Dana 44
Superior 33 Splined Shafts
5.13 Yukon Gears Gears
33 Splined Detroit Locker
Cruzin Illusion Customís 8.8 Brake Conversion
Crane Differential Cover


Suspension:

Rubicon Express 7Ē Extreme Duty Coils
JKS ACOS Spacers
Cruzin Illusion Customís Extended Bump Stops
JKS Bar Pin Eliminators
Rubicon Express HD Track Bar / Modified by Cruzin Illusion Customs for Above Axle Track Bar Conversion
Rubicon Express HD Drop Bracket
TNT Customs XD Bellypan
TNT Customs Y-Link Radius Arms
Triangulated 4-Link Rear Suspension
Fox Shox Coil-Overs


Steering:

Cruzin Illusion Customís High Steer Conversion
C-Rok Sleeved Inner Steering Brace
PSC Hydraulic Assist


Tires and Wheels:

Custom Built 15x9 Beadlocks
35Ēx13.5Ēx15Ē BFG Krawlers


Interior:

Cruzin Illusion Customís 10 Point Roll Cage
MasterCraft Rubicon Seats
MasterCraft 5 Point Racing Harnesses for Front Seats
MasterCraft 4 Point Racing Harnesses for Rear Seat
10lb. CO2 Air Tank
Cruzin Illusion Customs Manual 4 Low 2nd Gear Switch Modification


Exterior:

Rigidco Front Bumper with Boxed in Frame Supports
Rigidco Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier
Rustyís Rock Sliders
Warn 8000lb. Winch
Cruzin Illusion Customís Door Pin Off Conversion
LED Tail Lights
Cruzin Illusion Customís Frame Rail Reinforcements
Rear Quarter Panels Cut and Folded Modification
Cruzin Illusion Custom's Tube Doors
Cruzin Illusion Customs Tube Fenders

Future Modifications:
4.7 Liter Stoker
4 Speed Atlas Transfer Case 1:1, 2.0:1, 2.72:1, 5.4:1


Best Modification:

Cruzin Illusion Customs High Pinion Dana 44/8.8 Rear Brake Conversion
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Unread 06-29-2007, 09:07 PM   #13
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doesnt look click free to me?
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Unread 06-29-2007, 09:21 PM   #14
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Here are some other pitures of it done. I didn't realize that those pictures would not come up.









no clicky. Very sweet rig. I like the round lights a lot.
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Unread 06-29-2007, 09:42 PM   #15
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kinda looks like an old isuzu trooper
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