Originally Posted by NYTJ
I've seen plenty of examples of wrong info getting spread by 1 "expert" who had no idea what they were talking about.
And while I totally agree with that statement, because I too have seen it, I wouldn't stop there, but look at the specs of the person giving the information (in this cause...Me). Details on far left and signature show Ive been a member here for just over 12 years, have over 3500 post, currently own at least 5 Jeeps, and any search of my threads or posts show I have extensive Jeep knowledge and many times post pictures with my responses.
Here's a good example : http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/cj...b-pic-1556364/
I'm not defending myself or trying to prove anything, just stating the facts. So, yes, I rebuild Jeeps and have been working on them for about 20 years. I have more parts on hand than most....This allows me to not only learn all the interchangeability, but take pictures and share. Such as I will do now.
It just so happens that I'm working on two CJs to sell, and both need WS frames. One is a hodge podge of parts being sold as a hunting camp special, so it will get a YJ frame because I have a spare one, and yes, CJ glass and seal on the inside of it.
Just to get you some quick specs and pics, I pulled out a few WS frames and snapped a few pics.
Various CJ and YJ WS frames
Glass is out of all but one, so hopefully the measurements will confirm what you need
Start on the inside center edge of each
14 and 7/8s to the other side on both CJ and YJ
The CJ glass is about 15.75"
While the YJ glass is about 16.25" wide
So with the CJ glass being smaller all the way around, the difference is in the seals used with each. The seal must match the glass its being used on.
Both types of glass are larger than the inner flange in the frames. Thats OK because the glass rest infront of this flange. The CJ uses a one piece seal with offset channels....the thinner section toward the front AND glass is removed with the seal on and toward the front. The YJ uses a sealant and is glued to the flange. Then a outer seal goes around it with a metal clip at the joint and an inner seal on the inside to fill the gap.
Now, here's the secrete...Both frames vary a bit on the size of the inner flange...this area... The are to the left of the tape measure end
The CJ flange averages about 9/16 of an inch all the way around while the YJ one is a bit thicker at just over 5/8s. While that doesn't matter for the YJ seal as it rest on it (glued), it could effect the CJ seal as it goes into the seal and could bottom out. What I do is use a flapper disk on an angle grinder and clean up, trim, and even out this YJ flange to better fit the CJ seal.
No, I don't have a picture of one in there right now as you will have to wait till I do body work and paint all the sheet metal first....so that's the best I can do for now.