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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-23-2002, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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CJ \"short\" frontend on my YJ, some progress pics

after the first test fit i thought this was going to be pretty easy, BUT little things turned into big things, bla bla bla

so the grill(and winch) got moved about 6" back (closer to the firewall), giving me alot more inner fenderwhell clearance.........and alot less engine compartment..........

anyway the radiator caused the most headaches, it had to mounted up about 2" higher than a factory CJ location to clear the steering, and i couldn't use the factory body mount location at all. also i can't fit the engine driven fan, and decided to mount the fan between the grill and radiator (thanks again for the "Volvo" fans chris, "elusive") i post a pic of how the motor sticks out the grill, it looks pretty bad, BUT is fits [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

the ford shock tower worked out like i planned it, and i think the little angle iron brackets mounting the grill assy. will work good. (we will see)
my YJ tub has a 2" body lift, if not the inner fender couldn't have cleared anything, just as i planned [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]


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Re: CJ \"short\" frontend on my YJ, some progress pics

Man that looks cool!! (Even if it does have round headlights [img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img][img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img][img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img][img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]!!!!)

Looks like you put a big 'ole frame extension on the front of a CJ.
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Gregg looking good. Did you weld or bolt on the shock mounts, just got mine and was thinking of welding them.
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Looks great. Love the emblem on the hood.
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Re: CJ \"short\" frontend on my YJ, some progress pics

it looks great!!... and thats the first pic ive ever seen of your jeep where it doesnt look pink...
the fan looks good too...especially the wireing. keep it just like that...
is there a cj dash in the future as well?
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i bolted them on first, then welded them once i was sure of the locations..........
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i have a older CJ dash that i've thought about.........BUT going to keep the YJ stuff for now..........
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Maybe I missed an earlier post on the subject, but why the short front clip instead of the longer one? Seems like more trouble for the short one. Looks good at any rate.
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Re: CJ \"short\" frontend on my YJ, some progress pics

i first had the idea because of a gain of about 6" more clearance in the rear of the inner fender, i've been able to stuff a tire up there ever since i did a shackle reversal......also my winch stuck out about 3" (not including the roller fairlead) past my front bumper and i never like that......AND i really like the pre AMC, Kaiser jeep short front ends [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] i was going to go with a M38 grill but never got one............

fyi, don't try this at all unless you are running a V-6............
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gregg, pat has a horizontal slat grill in his backyard... I'll go swipe it before he gets home if you want it... he owes me anyway....
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