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post #16 of 58 Old 06-28-2007, 04:42 PM
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thanks for that info. my steering box is about to be eliminated or at the very least moved so i'm not worried about that... and if my fenders still bolt up to the cj grill then i could tweak the fenders pretty easy with the ol' grinder and welder


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post #17 of 58 Old 07-05-2007, 02:38 PM
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great write up i just got a hood and grill ( with lights and trim) for $30

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im doing this project too, i have a CJ7 hood and grill but i am going to use a CJ5 grill i have cuz its in a little better shape. im gonna leave my YJ fenders for now becuase i want to go with flatties eventually.

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post #19 of 58 Old 07-05-2007, 03:53 PM
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wow...nice job man and great write up. I might tackle something like this down the road

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SWEET! that is just sweet looking, great job!
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pics of your guys yj fenders and cj grills would be cool

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pics of your guys yj fenders and cj grills would be cool
ill make sure to take pics and ill try to do a little write up when i do mine, ill be leaving my yj fenders alone too.

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My two cents. There is more to a CJ than the hood and grill. The YJ rear wheel shape just looks wrong with the CJ clip. Then there is the old school dash. Putting a full CJ tub and front cluip on a YJ could be nice.
If he wanted a CJ he would have bought one....not saying anything bad about the CJ. A CJ clip gets people those majical round headlights.

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I did the CJ front clip exchange just because I really like the look of the CJ grille and the hood. I didn't do it to try to pass it off as a CJ. It is so ironic that everyone wants to modify their Jeeps with lifts and bigger tires, etc. and that's cool..... but alot of folks get jacked off if you dare put a CJ front on a YJ! It's called a modification. It's done to make the modifier appreciate and enjoy their Jeep more. It seems to me that it's taboo to mess with the "beloved rectangular headlights" to some of the same guys who love to mod their Jeep.
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Here is a different take on getting round headlights:

http://www.smjc.net/Forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5046

I like it either way.

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Here is a different take on getting round headlights:

http://www.smjc.net/Forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5046

I like it either way.

Yeah, that turned out real good. That option had crossed my mind but I ASSumed the large CJ headlights wouldn't fit without biting into the slots, looks like it worked out pretty well. I woulda done the square signals as well before paint.

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I'm in the process of doing this swap and need a little help!

I currently have the CJ hood, fenders and grill all mounted up and looking perfect. At this point all I need to do is to get in a new radiator and my swap is finished.

Since, my YJ radiator is shot I want to change it out and I think it's a good time to do it. I'll be going with a CJ radiator since I won’t have to modify anything to get this to fit in. However, I have a bit of a problem.

It appears that the old YJ radiator has a transmission cooler in it and I have lines going in and out. From what I've read and so on, the CJ radiators don't have these coolers on them. What's the work around here?

Is the transmission cooler even needed, heck is it even a transmission cooler? I really didn’t trace down the line but the fluid was red telling me that it is.

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When bringing up an '86 CJ radiator from radiatorbarn.com it includes transmission cooler lines, I would get a CJ radiator with the built in cooler fittings.

It is a transmission cooler and yes you need one. If you get a radiator without one, they aren't very expensive ($50 or so) for a remote cooler but its less hassle just to get it integrated into the radiator.

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post #30 of 58 Old 01-07-2009, 11:17 AM
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Thanks Rusty.!

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When bringing up an '86 CJ radiator from radiatorbarn.com it includes transmission cooler lines, I would get a CJ radiator with the built in cooler fittings.

It is a transmission cooler and yes you need one. If you get a radiator without one, they aren't very expensive ($50 or so) for a remote cooler but its less hassle just to get it integrated into the radiator.
That's what I thought. I just ordered one from Radiator Barn for the CJ. They state that it has all the transmission lines on it, so we'll see!

Thank you all for your help as always!

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