CJ one piece fiberglass front end
A guy is going to sell me it for 250 brand new unpainted is it worth and how do I install it?
Originally Posted by truckshop21 View Post
You can't tilt it forward with a winch. Some people still go this setup tilting forward for easy access. Those that want a winch either have front and/or rear bumpers with tow hitches on them and mount a fabricated hitch to hold the winch on and can be removed. The downside is that its sticks out of the Jeep and isn't so great for off roading with steep angles. I have seen winches on rear bumper hitches before.
and for the lights in the front end ford trucks from the late 70's there light wiring have a plug set up wire it into your harness
the plug set up off a ford truck I just ran the wires down the support rod and down the raddy side
tilting a front end all depends on the front end mine had a pipe glassed into it for doing the tilt to the front and kentrol makes a hood hinge that has no pins so you make your one pin to pull out so mothing else needed to hold the hood down - for my hinge to go forward I made a alum plate with a small bearing in it and moroso quick release pins note I have no winch either
1978 cj-7 had since 1979
401 .030 over- full floating flat top pistons
crower solid cam 292 dur .500/.510 lift
turbo 400 tranny 2500 stall
model 20 transfer case
aj delux glass body
dana 30 frount
dana 44 rear
13.461 @ 92.45 mph on 37" super swampers on 1/4 mile
this is just personal opinion but i think for $250 you could find hood, grill and fenders and i would much rather just pop the hod than the whole front end.
*sorry, typing on a stupid tablet
*sorry, typing on a stupid tablet
'76 CJ7 Quadra-Trac 304 2.5" superlift 1" body lift 33" DuraTrac's
2014 Grand Cherokee Altitude
I like my one piece when working on the engine, but it's a PITA when you just want to check the oil or something like that. I want to go back to a hood and fenders someday.
83 CJ7, 350 TBI, TH350, Dana 300 twin stick, Dana 44 E-locker, Ford 8.8, Detroit, 4:10 gears, 35x13.5x15s
"Just Exchange Every Part"
I love the look of the one piece, but as stated it's kind of a PIA if you want to just peek under the hood. I have mine hinged on top and hood pin's in the fron of the hood on top of the radiator supports in preperation of the winch.
" You don't know what you don't know until you don't know it "
if you have a fiberglass tub then I think the one piece front end is nice, because steel fenders sometimes are hard to lineup on fiberglass tub because of the thickness the fiberglass has to be for strength
Originally Posted by lewis09 View Post
my personal opinion is if you use a once piece front end it should tilt up like a normal hood will and not like a semi truck would. it is really easy to do any engine bay work with it up.
CJ7/SOA YJ leaf/5.3LS/t18a/d300 clock/37"Pitbull Rockers/H1's/14 bolt/d44 ARB 4.10 High Steer
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