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well this is what i am doing right now. i am assuming that a if you can bolt a yj tub onto a cj you can bolt a cj front clip onto a yj. my plan is to pick up a cj grill,rad,hood and fenders and bolting it to my yj. i will be using black tj flares and making it a flatty.

now for the paint. i am thinking of doing an olive drab green for the entire jeep. i know that krylon makes camo colour spray cans that is supposed to be very chip resistant. (my axles are painted with the same stuff and it is very durable). what do you guys think??? for all of you that have seen my jeep should i just leave it the sahara colour and get the new front end painted to match or go army green?

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Originally posted by cornjeeper:
well this is what i am doing right now. i am assuming that a if you can bolt a yj tub onto a cj you can bolt a cj front clip onto a yj.
The CJ front clip is shorter than the YJ front clip is. You will probably need to rework the front body mount and the shock towers may hit the fenders. The wiring harness will also be slightly different so be prepared to change connectors on the lights.

The biggest concern will be rad clearance. Depending on the motor you're running you may find the fan is too close to the rad now.

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[This message has been edited by jeeponrock (edited September 24, 2001).]
 

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Originally posted by tiessen:
How about PINK!

Whatever you decide, make sure you have lot's of chrome.

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Corn, i was checking out some of the olive painted trucks, looks pretty good, but i think your paint job looks good too. Either way, it'll still be sweet, but the olive drab probably would look tougher, and more offroading like.
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The swap is a relatively easy one. A few guys we know have done the swap and it looks great. I think both front ends mount at the same points. The paint would look great.

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i am going to use a cj rad instead of a yj one so it will mount up to the grill etc. easily.

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Hey Corn, I think your Jeep looks great the way it is now, May be it'll look even better with the CJ front. I've also toyed with the idea of a CJ front. All in all, I think your YJ is one of the best looking one around that I've seen. About the paint, I'll say keep the colour you have now, Don't fix what's not broken.
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well then if i do stay with the tan where is a inexpensive place that i can take my hood, fender and grill for paint. i will sand them and prime tham myself but i sort of want the final layer and clearcoat sprayed on professionally. anyone have any no tax cash hook ups?????

PS. i found a MINT grill with all the lights etc. for 50 bucks also i found the hood which also has no dents or rust for 40 bucks. so all i need is the 2 fenders......anyone????
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[This message has been edited by cornjeeper (edited September 25, 2001).]
 

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Dude, you are the best junkyard scrounger I have ever met. Anyhow, about the color, I'm for staying with the current color. I personally think it's pretty kickass. The black bumpers and tire carrier and stuff all stand out good against that tan.

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friends of mine do body work and painting as a side job out of there garage. no tax, cash only. he usually charges $20 an hour but I will ask what kinda flat rate he would want for a straight forward spray job assuming that all massaging and priming is already done.
it up to you if you want to find the paint yourself or have him find it for you.

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its driving what you have to where you want to go"

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Leave it the sahara colour, its the only color as cool as olive drab.

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Originally posted by crazyguy:
[Bhe usually charges $20 an hour but I will ask what kinda flat rate he would want for a straight forward spray job assuming that all massaging and priming is already done.

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what kind of work do they do. do they do good job (comparable to an autobody)i will sand and prime the fenders hood and grill before i drop it off. price



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I had suspected that this was your plan when I saw your post in the wanted adds for those parts. But dude, stay with the colour you have. It looks sooooo tight!!


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Corn... whats up? long time no talk! So your CJ converting your YJ, cool! I'll give you a call sometime. oh and I'd stick with the colour you have if you can get a good deal on painting, but if not then a dark green would look nice also. later bud.
 

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hey sorry I didn't get back to you right away. they have a project there working on now so no room to do anything else at the moment.

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