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Open Discussion (Club Members and Non-Members) => Fabrication => Topic started by: Gr8Dain on April 17, 2018, 07:20:13 AM



Title: JL style grill for a JK
Post by: Gr8Dain on April 17, 2018, 07:20:13 AM
For those of you who do not know the name Jeff Scherb, you should. He does a lot of great design/fabrication work, including a CJ front clip for a TJ body and Gaucho kit for a TJ/LJ. Oh and he did a barn door for a JK where the glass is part of the door rather than a separate hatch. And the wiper motor is behind the tire rather than on the top. The JL now has this wiper motor location. Much better.

A number of his little designs have made it into production. Currently he has been working on expedition type accessories like a trail kitchen for his JKU.

Right now he is also working on a JL style grill for a JK. Bigger slots, no Jeep badge, and indents for the lights on the outer slots. I think it is looking great.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180417/a50967d14257b6ad231421442513d2b8.jpg)

He puts a lot on this thread over at JeepForum.


Title: Re: JL style grill for a JK
Post by: sirjames186 on April 17, 2018, 07:32:16 AM
He's the guy who made the safari style hard top for the LJ that Great Tops sells right?


Title: Re: JL style grill for a JK
Post by: Gr8Dain on April 17, 2018, 08:01:13 AM
He's the guy who made the safari style hard top for the LJ that Great Tops sells right?

Yes


Title: Re: JL style grill for a JK
Post by: highlandercj-7 on April 17, 2018, 10:16:58 AM
Jeff does some awesome stuff. :cheers


Title: Re: JL style grill for a JK
Post by: Gr8Dain on April 28, 2018, 05:59:36 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180428/88126ede32906302eade54934434b93e.jpg)

Update. jeff has it painted. This pic shows a comparison to the stock JK grill. Ii think it looks great.


Title: Re: JL style grill for a JK
Post by: Search on April 28, 2018, 09:59:19 PM
That’s looks really cool


Title: Re: JL style grill for a JK
Post by: Gr8Dain on April 28, 2018, 10:01:28 PM
A pic installed and next to a stock JK
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180429/fd9a24010ddbe10c19eee40c67e40bd1.jpg)


Title: Re: JL style grill for a JK
Post by: sirjames186 on April 29, 2018, 08:04:45 PM
I didn't think I would like this at first, but that comparison looks way better.


Title: Re: JL style grill for a JK
Post by: overhead on April 29, 2018, 09:09:55 PM
I didn't think I would like this at first, but that comparison looks way better.

I really don't like the jks now that the Jls are out...

there I said it!


Title: Re: JL style grill for a JK
Post by: Gr8Dain on April 29, 2018, 09:29:35 PM
I didn't think I would like this at first, but that comparison looks way better.

I really don't like the jks now that the Jls are out...

there I said it!

Don’t worry Stephen. This is a “safe space”. We are here for you.


Title: Re: JL style grill for a JK
Post by: Davetopay on April 29, 2018, 09:57:54 PM
I didn't think I would like this at first, but that comparison looks way better.

I really don't like the jks now that the Jls are out...

there I said it!

shots fired! lol


Title: Re: JL style grill for a JK
Post by: sticksout on April 30, 2018, 09:26:16 AM
JK on the left has flat fenders so i think that also plays better on the eyes


Title: Re: JL style grill for a JK
Post by: Gr8Dain on April 30, 2018, 09:59:46 AM
JK on the left has flat fenders so i think that also plays better on the eyes

Agreed. Jeff uses his (wife’s) JK as the guinea pig for a lot of his development. So there is more there than just the grill change.


Title: Re: JL style grill for a JK
Post by: Gr8Dain on April 30, 2018, 06:53:04 PM
Jeff took pics of the finished grill next to his “retro wrangler” as well as his LJ with the CJ front clip he designed.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180430/eb9e9c0454279e96d81f37e0bfad6b2c.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180430/9a8d3ca3f6357f2a09159870ebf91469.jpg)


Title: JL style grill for a JK
Post by: Gr8Dain on May 05, 2018, 04:55:03 PM
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/jk-barn-door-option-factory-hardtop-1397729/


I was asked today for a link to the original posting on jeepforum, so here it is.


Title: Re: JL style grill for a JK
Post by: fyr jpr on May 27, 2018, 10:20:21 AM
would love it alot more is the slots were rounded on the ends instead of squared off


Title: Re: JL style grill for a JK
Post by: Gr8Dain on May 27, 2018, 03:53:41 PM
would love it alot more is the slots were rounded on the ends instead of squared off

Agreed. That would be nicer.