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Jeep Tj With Front Clip Removed

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We have always intended to keep our ’97 TJ relatively light while building it to be strong and making it work better. If the finished weight ends up close to the stock weight, we’ll have won. We also always planned on keeping it a beater and retaining the what-the-hell-is-that-piece-of-dung-doing-this-far-down-this-trail look. First step in the major modifications—blow the front apart in preparation to shorten the frame, push the grille back, lighten, strengthen, and increase the approach angle.