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    Default CJ Front Fiberglass Clip - Let's See'em

    My daughter is looking to buy a CJ but might have to get her a yj and add a front clip. I gave my fenders/Grill/hood away for those in need and I was thinking a fiberglass clip might be easier to do instead of trying to find decent CJ metal.

    Also, winch applications in a concern. I have only saw the hoods tilt forward.

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    After selling Jeep parts and more specifically fiberglass Jeep parts for the better part of a decade I would personally recommend against 1 piece front ends. They are difficult to install well as every thing that used to be on the fender wells has to go some where else and then there is the issue of how you will make them open. I have seen it done both ways, tilt forward and lift up and back. I only would consider using a 1 piece front on a race jeep.

    I would recommend finding a good grill(or buy one of the Omix phillipeno grills) and doing the hood and fenders in fiber glass. For that matter finding good CJ steel hoods isn't that tough so you could just do glass fenders.

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    I have a old AJ clip that had a pipe in the front to hinge on



    plates that I made with bearings to tilt on




    wiring for front end




    older ford truck front wiring had plugs in then for all the lights that I used to take my clip off if needed




    kentrol made hood hinges for AJ with out the pin so I made pins to hold my front end down




    I made my raddy just like factory had to cut the factory grill dowm to hold the in place behind the glass grill and made bars to go back to the fire wall so raddy can flex through mount and hose







    these to hold the clip at the firewall


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    Ok thanks again, Nice Job Fuzz.

    Let's see what she ends up with, then I'll let her decide.

    At least this way I can give her the info.

    Thanks again,
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJSIXER View Post
    I would recommend finding a good grill(or buy one of the Omix phillipeno grills) and doing the hood and fenders in fiber glass. For that matter finding good CJ steel hoods isn't that tough so you could just do glass fenders.
    x2 on this. I found a used pair of fiberglass fenders, a used hood, and a used grill for my CJ-6. None of them were hard to find or expensive.

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    Thanks, good thoughts
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    A billion years ago I found, used, fiberglass fenders, hood and grille for the CJ, along with a 4WD fiberglass tub in Onalaska, WI. It's worked well, the fender inner-fender is a little different than the stock CJ metal fenders, but I've lived with it.

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