Don't know how I missed this thread. I've been looking at every CJ grill conversion I can find. My driving force is the fact that my YJ is on a rebuilt title as a 84 CJ7. I almost went for a one piece glass CJ front clip set up to lift in either direction, but having looked at so many conversions of all different ways I picked up a good YJ grill and a fairly good CJ grill to try and keep the YJ hood and fenders. I was just about to drill out the welds (while we are in that brief FL season where its cool enough to fabricate stuff without dripping sweat on the work) and figure out how to graft the CJ skin onto the YJ grill frame.
But the pics above with just the side portions modded look cool. Fantastic, in fact. Question: with the CJ light buckets tilted back like that, was there a problem aiming the lights down far enough? I don't have lights or mounts yet to check the adjustment range and was worried about that. So I've been looking at ways to fit the CJ grill skin into the YJ grill frame without bending it. But doing just the side sections like above appears much simpler.
Like fish said, awesome and all in a single post build thread. Thanks for posting that and the pics.