CJ7 commando front end conversion

Discussion in 'Jeepster Commando and Commando Tech' started by Sail78385, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. Sep 8, 2007
    all4jpn

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    hey sail,,,i got it mocked up on the yj,,,will post pics once i find the camera wire,,looks good,,but what a PITA with the yj grill
     
  2. Sep 8, 2007
    all4jpn

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    got a lot of body work to do,,,,,but the bulk of the work is done

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  3. Sep 8, 2007
    jd7

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    :)I like that
     
  4. Sep 10, 2007
    Sail78385

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    explain to me what you did to the hood. It looks awesome buddy!
     
  5. Sep 10, 2007
    all4jpn

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    cut approx 6.5 inches off the rear of the yj hood,,,welded it to the rear of the commando hood,,,i just couldnt waste the money on another hood to cut it up,,the yj lines are real close in the center of the hood,,,the cj ones are really narrow,,,so either get 2 mando hoods or one mando and yj hood,,,,,,now just mud work
     
  6. Sep 10, 2007
    fourtrail

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    Just one question on the grill work to make the radiator fit, wouldn't it have been easier to take the 'wings' off of the commando hood and attached them back to the cj/wrangler grill, depending on your headlight shape preferance.
     
  7. Sep 12, 2007
    all4jpn

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    yeah it would have,,,,but the box was mangled a bit,,,and i thought that would be the easiest way to go,,,,NOT,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,you live and learn,,,,,,,,,guess thats what i get for being a trailblazer..............
     
  8. Sep 12, 2007
    DrDanteIII

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    I think I've hear rumblings of a Wrangado before... or was it a Comangler?
     
  9. Sep 12, 2007
    timgr

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    Yes, I'm sure. The sheetmetal was lengthened 2" more than the wheelbase. This causes problems for post-71 CJs with big tires interfering with the back half of the fender edge, a problem which early CJs don't have. I suppose a later CJ would be less likely to catch the front edge of a fender though.

    Not sure about your fender question. I'd think the fenders would be different on top to match the wider hood, but don't know for sure.
     
  10. Sep 17, 2007
    all4jpn

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    well heres the pic,,,as i stated before,,i am horrible at bodywork,,,,,,,,the hood had so many dings i gave up ,,,dents dont bother me too much anyway,,,,all in all im pleased at how well it came out,,,,,my heep is almost done,,,have to put the grill/frame filler panel in,wire the turn signals, and wetsand/wax it in a month ( i rolled the paint like i did before),,i also just scored a rancho 2.5 in lift with shocks for $125,,,that and the 4:10 axle swap and shes done!!!

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  11. Sep 19, 2007
    all4jpn

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    what no comments,,,?
     
  12. Sep 19, 2007
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    :oops: Now that I've seen it...............good job:)
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  13. Sep 19, 2007
    Pack Rat

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    Looking good. That ought to get a few people scratching their heads.
     
  14. Sep 21, 2007
    Sail78385

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    I like it!!! Your making me jeleous.
     
  15. Sep 21, 2007
    Sail78385

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    pus some bigger wheel and tires and that Jeep will be awesome!!
     
  16. Sep 21, 2007
    all4jpn

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    i got a rancho 2.5 inch lift springs and shocks for $125 from craigslist(SCORE!!!!),,once i get that on i'll start saving for 32's or 33's
     
  17. Sep 21, 2007
    Sail Cat

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    It's awesome and I've enjoyed viewing the progress.
     
  18. Oct 1, 2007
    Brad Rabideau

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    I like it as is. Very nice job.
     
  19. Oct 20, 2007
    all4jpn

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    well,,,i put the lift on and got a set of 33's for cheap,,,,,,this is the highest/most lifeted jeep i've owned,,,,to be honest,,,i think its too tall for me,,,,but the price for all parts was to good to pass up,,,,toatal cost for used 33's plus mount and balance/body lift/rancho lift and shocks/ and misc. hardware and bolts,,,my total is 432 bucks,,,,,at that price i can live with it,,,here she is


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  20. Oct 20, 2007
    Boyink

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    The black w/s frame and the old-school mirror head are nice touches...;)
     

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