Heresy...TJ headlights on YJ!
Ok, I may get [img]images/graemlins/chair.gif[/img] here but wanted to see who might have done this? Essentially, I am looking for the TJ front grill and round headlight look.
So my question/thoughts are how can I do this? I know, your first question is probably why? Well, as the saying goes, if momma aint happy.... heh heh. Just bought a YJ this week, mostly cuz it has everything I wanted (lifted, d44 / 9", detroits, 4.56s, etc etc)
While looking, my wife fell in love with the TJs and I told her I could probably convert a YJ to look like a TJ if all else fails. (TJs were much higher $$$ than YJs to lift, mods, etc) I was leaning YJ the whole time and could care less about the headlights! So leave me alone! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
So...again, my thoughts on how to do this. (I dont mind fabrication, etc, just rebuilt a GMC Jimmy, and I can do welding, fabrication, etc as nescessary.)
Option 1: Buy a TJ grill....ok, but how close does it come to fitting the YJ space for a grill? I betcha the hood on a TJ is different too. So IF, I buy a TJ hood, is it the same width in the REAR as a YJ hood? Anyone know? So, replace hood and grill, mod fenders to fit?
Option 2: Buy a CJ grill....ok, that gets me round headlights that protrude, then I try and adapt TJ recessed headlights in the same hole, hoping of course they are the same size approx. Any other major diff betw CJ and TJ grills? (Recess the turn signals for more TJ look?)
Option 3: Essentially, weld in the current square headlights with new metal and then cut a circle back out for TJ lights?
I could really use your help/links, etc. Sorry to offend any YJ purists! I swear, other than the FORD axles, Aftermarket driveshafts, aftermarket springs and Jasper 258 motor, the rest is still an original YJ! LOL...boy that doesn't leave much huh!!!