Hey folks, so I picked up what I was told was 1965 CJ5 parts, a grille and hood. They wanted me to take them home. I wanted to install them on my YJ.
So I painted them up and started the swap.
Scrambled and thrashed to get it together by the Jeep Jamboree (TN Mountains a couple weeks ago). Ordered some new fenders online from Carparts.com. They were too long. So I chopped the YJ fenders and went to the Jamboree.
While on the trip, our group leader Tony (go green!) came over and said "I thought you said you had CJ parts on your Wrangler". I said "Yeah..." He said that the snorkel opening meant that they were M38A1 parts. Cool!
So that made my day and started me to thinking (uh-oh). I would like to complete the M38A1 front clip conversion. I love the stock Jeep look. Anyways I still have the new fenders. I am wondering if the angle and curve are right on the fenders, so that I could use them. I am wondering if I can shorten the tub end of the fenders to make the length fit the M38A1 hood. My YJ fenders were a good 6" too long.
Just wondering if any CJ folks have tried this? I am going to pull the hood off and set it on the fenders to mock it up on the garage floor.
Or if I'm crazy let me know that too. Well we already know that, but let me know how crazy. Thanks