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dirtyb 12-07-2011 07:16 PM

Willys hood and grill on a CJ
Anybody ever put a old Willys hood grill and fender on a CJ?

I (mostly) restored my scrambler a few years ago and I'm now working on a 4.0 head/FI swap. It never stops. I want to buy another for my son. He just turned 10 and will be getting his driver's license soon. So I only have 6 years to rebuild another CJ-8.

Anyway, I was wondering if anybody ever put a Willys hood, fenders and grill on a CJ? I really like the look of the formed hood and the nose of the grill. I'm talking about the grills that were on the Jeepsters and the truck pre-1950.

Has anybody seen that done? Anybody know a place where I can see measurements of the old Willys?

twiisted71 12-08-2011 05:50 PM

Here's the only one I've ever seen and I want one BAD

1murderedjeep 12-08-2011 06:54 PM

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Here you go... I think. Thanks to google.

dirtyb 12-09-2011 12:14 PM

Hey, 1murderedjeep, that picture is of a little earlier model, but at some point, I think '49, Willys went with a "VJ" nose. It was v shaped and had 3 or 5 chrome bars going horizontal across the grill. I saw the pictures of the CJ-6 on face book. Looks like a lot of work, but the results are super cool. I think the front clip of a CJ-6 was identical to the CJ-5, CJ-7, and CJ-8. Is that right?

dbabicky 12-12-2011 11:13 PM

Yes, really close.

kammokid 04-16-2013 01:48 PM

Did you ever complete the 'Willys grill on a CJ' project?
I designed an overlay for my TJ which has the 5 'V' chevrons from a 51 willys,
just waiting for paint and will be installing soon...
The willys grill measures 40 X 14 X 25, so a little bit of crunching to make it fit a YJ or TJ.....

dirtyb 04-16-2013 04:28 PM

In the Works
I have a custom shop melding the CJ hood and the VJ hood together. I think I can make the grill fit with just a few bracket changes.

It's a 5 year project thing so don't expect results any time soon. If you have pictures of yours, I'd like to see it.

Machinist 04-16-2013 09:40 PM

Not the same thing but I made my own hood and installed a MB grill on my YJ.Its at the paint shop right now,should have it back in a few weeks

ex m38a1er 04-19-2013 04:56 PM

More please.

dirtyb 04-19-2013 06:18 PM

Kick ***.

gunshw301 04-20-2013 09:53 AM

Looks mean. Post up when you get it back.

BESRK 04-20-2013 06:48 PM

That is so cool!! I just stared at those pics for like 10 minutes.. couldn't look away.. :D

Machinist 04-21-2013 04:10 PM

Build thread is here guys,I should have it all painted sometime this weekend and back to start putting it all back together

kammokid 04-24-2013 01:30 PM

looks fan-fricken-tastic!

kammokid 04-25-2013 07:52 AM

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Finally got my willys grill together and installed last night, so now introducing, the all new, 1997, Willys, Jeep, Sahara TJ, Jeepster!!
Will probably do so additional changes as time and cash prevails.....

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