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    Is a Jeep Wrangler with a Defender Front End considered blasphemy?

    The next conversion is coming.... The first conversion has a stock suspension and wheels. The Green Machine has a 4" lift with 35" tires. When I finish, it will look more like a Defender 110 than an Angry Bird. My goal, is something like this:
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    Is a Jeep Wrangler with a Defender Front End considered blasphemy?

    I agree. Please see the attached rough idea which is in pdf format. I would simply cut a big hole in the existing hard top and leave all of the edges in place. I would then fasten the new alpine top to the edges of the existing hard top. Please share your concerns and suggestions?
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    Is a Jeep Wrangler with a Defender Front End considered blasphemy?

    You know Jeff, I really like your top and I want one! :) Your comment "start with a factory hardtop and make a new roof panel like the images below" has me thinking. Perhaps I'll email you separately on this. I think your skills are considerably more advanced than mine. I fear that the hard...
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    Is a Jeep Wrangler with a Defender Front End considered blasphemy?

    Thank you. I added an updated pic to one of the other posts. I also modified the windshield so that I can put it down in a few minutes rather than the 30 minutes it takes on a stock JK.
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    Is a Jeep Wrangler with a Defender Front End considered blasphemy?

    No, not ashamed of it being a Jeep at all. I'll attach an updated pic. I wanted a Defender but, not all the issues that come with a pre 2000 vintage vehicle. The Wrangler provides a great ride and has modern conveniences. The engineering is superb. Some guys want angry bird eyes on their...
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    Is a Jeep Wrangler with a Defender Front End considered blasphemy?

    FYI: I used almost all Land Rover parts which ran me almost $10K.
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    Is a Jeep Wrangler with a Defender Front End considered blasphemy?

    ha ha ha, I love it. A friend of mine called it the 'PRETENDER'. That's great.
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    Is a Jeep Wrangler with a Defender Front End considered blasphemy?

    Thank you. I'm going to put the Wrangler stickers on the side of the hood (Bonnet) today. It was a fun project. I'll post some "how to" youtube videos in the near future.
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    Is a Jeep Wrangler with a Defender Front End considered blasphemy?

    Ditto, I'm not a fan of angry bird. Why not make the Jeep happy with something like the JW Speaker 8700 J2 Black Headlights. Come to think of it, I haven't seen a Land Rover with an Angry Bird front.
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    Is a Jeep Wrangler with a Defender Front End considered blasphemy?

    You make an awesome point "I'm just not sure I could badge any vehicle different than what it is." I just receive my 'Wrangler' stickers for both sides of the bonnet. I'll be sure to put them on soon.
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    2-Door JK JeepKitchen - AT Chaser - Globetrotter - National Luna build thread

    Nice job with the engineering. I especially liked the windshield bracket. Clever!
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    Is a Jeep Wrangler with a Defender Front End considered blasphemy?

    I think there are a lot of us out there that love classic 4x4s but, don't off road. I'm one of them. We buy classic 4x4 vehicles and enjoy sharing stories when we run into fellow enthusiasts. Twenty years ago, I purchased a 1977 FJ40 and slowly fixed it up. Today, it's a beach buggy and I've...
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