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wayoflife
11-02-2016, 02:12 PM
Honestly, I have no clue why anyone would want to take a Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited and transform the front end of it to look like an old XJ Cherokee. I mean, not that I don't like XJ's, I just like them for being what they are. But hey, as lame as I might think this thing is, there's clearly someone who thinks it looks like the bomb.

http://wayalife.com/photos/_data/i/upload/2016/11/01/20161101235136-d3998f7f-me.jpg

http://wayalife.com/photos/_data/i/upload/2016/11/01/20161101235152-2f676f55-me.jpg

http://wayalife.com/photos/_data/i/upload/2016/11/01/20161101235139-7b5130f0-me.jpg

http://wayalife.com/photos/_data/i/upload/2016/11/01/20161101235148-de3735b5-me.jpg

http://wayalife.com/photos/_data/i/upload/2016/11/01/20161101235146-3d95fc8b-me.jpg

http://wayalife.com/photos/_data/i/upload/2016/11/01/20161101235142-9cb6f98a-me.jpg

speed3d
11-02-2016, 02:18 PM
Well, at least it has a seven slot grill- as opposed to some horrible aftermarket grills!


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Judesign
11-02-2016, 02:19 PM
This is what happens when cousins hook up

catahoula
11-02-2016, 02:19 PM
Yet It still looks cooler than some of those over done JK's.

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BlkOpsCzr
11-02-2016, 02:20 PM
All I can really say is, interesting.


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JDalcour
11-02-2016, 02:21 PM
That just looks flat out odd.....maybe a different color.....maybe

WJCO
11-02-2016, 02:21 PM
http://wayalife.com/photos/_data/i/upload/2016/11/01/20161101235142-9cb6f98a-me.jpg

I've looked into getting a pullpal, I had no idea they were that fricken big! :eek:

Thegreenmachine12
11-02-2016, 02:24 PM
That was built by a good friend of mine, Greg Henderson. He's the guy who built the FrankenBrute TJ pickup truck.

Sheaffadelic
11-02-2016, 02:28 PM
i was really liking this with some of the pics on instagram but with these pics with less editing maybe? idk lol but starting to not like it at all now :thinking:

bigcale
11-02-2016, 04:04 PM
I've looked into getting a pullpal, I had no idea they were that fricken big! :eek:

Used to wheel with an old guy who would use a length of chain and drive 3 pieces of rebar through the links a foot or two apart, it's a little redneck but it works and takes up less space.

WJCO
11-02-2016, 04:06 PM
Used to wheel with an old guy who would use a length of chain and drive 3 pieces of rebar through the links a foot or two apart, it's a little redneck but it works and takes up less space.

Thanks for the tip. I've actually thought about building something with some kind of concept like that. I would just want it to be safe of course. Luckily around here, as you know, trees are in abundance.

Right Rudder
11-02-2016, 05:25 PM
I got a pullpal in college for my tacoma in '06; they work, but that damn shovel blade and bar take up a shitton of room. It's still in decent shape 10 years later after spending large ammounts of quality time in my truck tool box, but the amount of occasions I've used it can be counted on two fingers.

bonedaddy
11-02-2016, 06:00 PM
I've seen uglier JKU's ... I'd rock it!


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piginajeep
11-02-2016, 06:20 PM
Honestly, I have no clue why anyone would want to take a Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited and transform the front end of it to look like an old XJ Cherokee. I mean, not that I don't like XJ's, I just like them for being what they are. But hey, as lame as I might think this thing is, there's clearly someone who thinks it looks like the bomb.

http://wayalife.com/photos/_data/i/upload/2016/11/01/20161101235136-d3998f7f-me.jpg

http://wayalife.com/photos/_data/i/upload/2016/11/01/20161101235152-2f676f55-me.jpg

http://wayalife.com/photos/_data/i/upload/2016/11/01/20161101235139-7b5130f0-me.jpg

http://wayalife.com/photos/_data/i/upload/2016/11/01/20161101235148-de3735b5-me.jpg

http://wayalife.com/photos/_data/i/upload/2016/11/01/20161101235146-3d95fc8b-me.jpg

http://wayalife.com/photos/_data/i/upload/2016/11/01/20161101235142-9cb6f98a-me.jpg

Smart move, I had never heard of mytop until I seen this cross breed jeep. It made me go look up their site. Don't get me wrong I stopped at motorized soft top.,


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Cobound
11-03-2016, 01:00 AM
Having a few built XJ's and now a couple JK'S...I'd rock this in a heartbeat! I do prefer the look with the hardtop, and would probably go with the concept truck version insaw in Moab first...but this would be in my stable if I had the chance!

To each his own,

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cozdude
11-03-2016, 01:07 AM
I honestly don't get this build at all. People all over social media are raving about it but I don't get it. Looks stupid honestly


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Bobholthaus
11-03-2016, 02:06 AM
Anyone know what fender flares those are?

tanmanjk
11-03-2016, 02:44 AM
I think that is plain cool

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Modit
11-03-2016, 03:29 AM
I guess it's purpose in life is to get people talking about myTop. Mission accomplished.

It does appear to be good craftsmanship.

Linebacker
11-03-2016, 03:51 AM
I love my '92 Comanche front end and would like to see the front end stay a part of MJ's and XJ's of the past. All that aside I like this conservative build.

desertbuzz
11-03-2016, 09:13 AM
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This is what happens when cousins hook up

FL-GA
11-03-2016, 12:33 PM
Great build! Interesting front-end. Maybe not exactly what I would do, but life would get pretty boring if we all liked the same thing. Personally, I like the square headlights. If you compare YJ sales to CJ sales, it would seem that I'm not alone.

Tekel
11-03-2016, 01:35 PM
I want to like it so bad. But it comes across as some weird chinese matchbox knockoff because the proportions are just off enough between the 2 to cause some uncanny valley type feelings.

n3tfury
11-03-2016, 01:47 PM
Nothing to rave about, but it's neat. I dig that color as well.

geberhard
11-03-2016, 08:20 PM
I got a chance to meet Greg and he is a great guy and did an awesome amount of quality work. Seeing it in person it looks like it came from factory like that. Definitely different and got a great amount of buzz on the area. I prefer it 1000 times over the POS looking JK on 26" deep dish wheels, but that is just my opinion :) People also argued about the M715 and other Mopar concept builds and it was cool to see some different well done. Sicne Eddie posted this in a few days over 1000 views on this thread, so people either like it or hate it, but the formula seems to be working well to attract attention to their product.

The work Greg did is superb, great execution and a lot of work took place to make the parts fit well and look proportionate like grafting and modifying several parts like the hood and fender, bezels, etc. The base is a 15 Rubi, supercharged, and he is running 35's with stock Rubi suspension for teh time being. I got a chance to peek under the hood and here are a few pics:

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AllAmericanInfidel
11-03-2016, 11:53 PM
Not sure why, but I kinda like it lol. I'd own this over any Starwood built shit.


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Sigma05
11-04-2016, 01:54 AM
Should have got more details on the PullPal mount. :)


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Onefin
11-04-2016, 02:51 AM
The color is rad!

MTG
11-04-2016, 03:28 AM
I'd have a hard time deciding whether or not to wave at this rig? :cheesy:

BTW what is with the one slot being painted? Second one I've seen like that.


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pop2tu
11-04-2016, 03:34 AM
It looks a HELL of a lot better than a Fab Fours thing! At least it is a jeep grill!

Thegreenmachine12
11-04-2016, 03:34 AM
Well it looks like the guy who built it wants to have a word with you, Eddie...


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wayoflife
11-04-2016, 05:55 AM
Well it looks like the guy who built it wants to have a word with you, Eddie...

Whatever could this guy want to talk to me about :idontknow: :crazyeyes:

Sharkey
11-04-2016, 06:11 AM
It's got a Teraflex tire carrier AND a super charger?!? Damn, that schizit is da bomb. :crazy_eyes:

I bet he wants to have a word with you Eddie and change your mind about the awesomeness of the build.

WJCO
11-04-2016, 11:26 AM
I bet he wants to talk you into converting Renny into an XJ.

wayoflife
11-04-2016, 03:43 PM
BTW what is with the one slot being painted? Second one I've seen like that.

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Sheaffadelic
11-04-2016, 03:43 PM
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jeepsterchris
11-04-2016, 04:05 PM
Honestly, it reminds me of the Jeep Commando. In 1972, after the sale of Kaiser to AMC, Jeep dropped the Jeepster Name for the Jeepster Commando, put the bullnose grille on it, and called it the Jeep Commando. It died out in early 1973...most likely because the it doesn't look like a Jeep without the Jeep Grille!!!


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Vrede
11-04-2016, 04:06 PM
Not sure if I like the grill but the top is the worst part on the Jeep. Looks like someone is pushing if from the inside.

Ddays
11-04-2016, 05:40 PM
IDK about this thing.

Yes it's different, but to quote the Great Mudmobeeler (with props to Boardsurfers signature) with a slight modification:

Different doesn't make it desirable. It's rare that I shit my pants, but when I do it's usually not desirable. Lol.

piginajeep
11-04-2016, 05:57 PM
I think it's looks odd because it has a 1990 grill on a new jeep. They tried to do what Jeep did with the crew Chief and Jk trucks with the Gladiator grill. They just failed to hit the mark.


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Thegreenmachine12
11-04-2016, 11:39 PM
I'd have a hard time deciding whether or not to wave at this rig? :cheesy:

BTW what is with the one slot being painted? Second one I've seen like that.


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He has the spot painted light blue as a tribute to his Son who has a traumatic brain injury. That shade of blue is the color for traumatic brain injury awareness.


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daddyusmaximus
11-05-2016, 01:13 AM
Honestly, I have no clue why anyone would want to take a Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited and transform the front end of it to look like an old XJ Cherokee. I mean, not that I don't like XJ's, I just like them for being what they are. But hey, as lame as I might think this thing is, there's clearly someone who thinks it looks like the bomb.

http://wayalife.com/photos/_data/i/upload/2016/11/01/20161101235136-d3998f7f-me.jpg

http://wayalife.com/photos/_data/i/upload/2016/11/01/20161101235152-2f676f55-me.jpg

http://wayalife.com/photos/_data/i/upload/2016/11/01/20161101235139-7b5130f0-me.jpg

http://wayalife.com/photos/_data/i/upload/2016/11/01/20161101235148-de3735b5-me.jpg

http://wayalife.com/photos/_data/i/upload/2016/11/01/20161101235146-3d95fc8b-me.jpg

http://wayalife.com/photos/_data/i/upload/2016/11/01/20161101235142-9cb6f98a-me.jpg

I like it. I think 4 door Jeeps don't really look "Jeep like" anyway and have always dug the XJ style. It fits. It even looks way better than a factory XJ. I would do this... if I was rich and could afford to.


I don't get the one green grill slot... weird.


He has the spot painted light blue as a tribute to his Son who has a traumatic brain injury. That shade of blue is the color for traumatic brain injury awareness.


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Looks greenish to me. I like the fact that there is a traumatic brain injury color. Now I want to do this, I have one from Iraq.

Broke_JKowner
11-05-2016, 02:00 PM
I like it. I'm a big fan of the XJ and the fact this guy merged an XJ and JK seamlessly is pretty awesome!! :clap2::clap2:

Mtb275
11-05-2016, 04:45 PM
I kind of like it. Interesting........


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OverlanderJK
11-05-2016, 05:49 PM
This is what happens when your father fucks your sister.


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Clifford33
11-05-2016, 06:12 PM
Wow I didn't know that was even possible.


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WJCO
11-05-2016, 06:19 PM
This is what happens when your father fucks your sister.


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Wow I didn't know that was even possible.


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It is. Look at the Clintons.

Thegreenmachine12
11-05-2016, 07:11 PM
It is. Look at the Clintons.

Savage!


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Thegreenmachine12
11-05-2016, 07:14 PM
This is what happens when your father fucks your sister.


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ROLL TIDE!


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BradsTj
11-08-2016, 02:45 AM
I like it. Its different

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meljr
11-22-2016, 05:30 PM
My JKU hardly resembles what I drove off the dealer's lot in 2008 after years of mods. I have always liked the looks of XJ/MJ Cherokee/Comanches and I think this one-off is a fine tribute. I recently finished the restoration and upgrading of my 1989 MJ and decided to not do the Seven Slot upgrade, which is mostly a bolt on modification, because I thought it was too much work. So I really have to appreciate the hard work and craftsmanship that must have gone into this JKU. I hope to see it in person sometime.:thumb:

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