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post #1081 of 1255 Old 03-01-2014, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Mohave Heater and a few other things came in today. Heater is big but its not very heavy. I have a frame in mind that I will build under the dash. Here are the measurements if anyone is curious on the actual dimensions. The plenum was a little longer than I was expecting but we will see how it goes. The plenum can be mounted where the defrost duct will face to the left or the right, which is nice.

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post #1082 of 1255 Old 03-01-2014, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Also updating the lights on the rig. Will have my KC Daylighters up for sale if anyone wants them! PM Me.
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post #1083 of 1255 Old 03-01-2014, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Also the frame tie ins from Poly came in. Excited to start this next process of the build!
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post #1084 of 1255 Old 03-10-2014, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
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Latest update on the Tank Killer. As always a ton going on with 4 Wheel to Heal. Jeep Beach is the next big event and not sure if the TK will make it there or not just yet. Still some major planning for that event. Plus my work has been low on manning so scheduling leave has been more difficult than in the past. With that being said we had some better weather this weekend and I was able to work some things and get some prep done for the next stage in the build. I started by laying out the thought process of my heater core install. I am still waiting on a few parts from Quadratec because they were on back order but as soon as those come in I should be ready to roll with the install. Planning did change a little on it and I wanted to get some thoughts from the rest of you CJ guys. I have done my best to keep most of the CJ accents alive in the current build. With this heater core I was going to put it in-between my dash and my speaker box. Well there is sufficient room but the plenum sticks out about 2in and it in my opinion just looks tacky. So here is what I have thought on it.
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I still have to build a frame for it which I picked up some L angle aluminum from home depot for. I will have to do some cutting to make the heater core flush with the glove box but there is a ton of room inside and I think it will look cleaner. Plus I think (if I can get it to work) I will keep the glove box cover panel over the heater core. It would be an illusion that the glove box was still there but when you needed the heater to work the glove box cover would detach. I thought about having the door swing down and under the dash but I really don't think I'll use the heater all that much other than defrosting the windshield. Obviously there are gaps on both sides of the heater core plenum but I have some shielding that can be used so that you can't see through to the back of the dash. That would be the gist of it all. So what do you think??? Cool idea or hate it?

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I also took the time to install the new LED lights in place of my KC lights. I am looking forward to the saved power I will get with the LED's. In my opinion the KC's will always be better but they just draw too much power for what I would use them for in the limited amount of night wheeling we do. I did pre-run the wires for the 13in light bar for the front. I had to order tube mounts for it and I am waiting on those to come in. Its an adjustment to the LED's but I like it.
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post #1087 of 1255 Old 03-10-2014, 09:25 AM
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I still have to build a frame for it which I picked up some L angle aluminum from home depot for. I will have to do some cutting to make the heater core flush with the glove box but there is a ton of room inside and I think it will look cleaner. Plus I think (if I can get it to work) I will keep the glove box cover panel over the heater core. It would be an illusion that the glove box was still there but when you needed the heater to work the glove box cover would detach. I thought about having the door swing down and under the dash but I really don't think I'll use the heater all that much other than defrosting the windshield. Obviously there are gaps on both sides of the heater core plenum but I have some shielding that can be used so that you can't see through to the back of the dash. That would be the gist of it all. So what do you think??? Cool idea or hate it?
I think it's a cool idea. I really like the idea of being able to place the glove box lid over it so nobody would know its there! plus, being on the pass side, your passenger can stay good n warm while you bobble your head out the window spotting the trail.

The skirt will be critical to making it look good, but it should be a simple task I think.

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I like the heater man. Did I miss the part where you said how much it was?

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post #1089 of 1255 Old 03-10-2014, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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I think it's a cool idea. I really like the idea of being able to place the glove box lid over it so nobody would know its there! plus, being on the pass side, your passenger can stay good n warm while you bobble your head out the window spotting the trail.

The skirt will be critical to making it look good, but it should be a simple task I think.
I agree. I also received the ducting I ordered for the older CJ's (77 and below) and the hole diameter is closer to 2 1/2in to match the Mohave Heater defrost duct and its angled so it points away from my gauges which are very close to the defrost duct holes. So as it stands now everything is looking good for this install.

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I like the heater man. Did I miss the part where you said how much it was?
I don't think I posted the price.
Mohave Heater $239.99
Plenum $69.99
Defrost Duct $17.99

Still figuring everything else out but misc parts with it $30.00-$40.00

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post #1090 of 1255 Old 03-12-2014, 09:06 PM
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Is that in the glove box? I figure as long as it defrosts the window, anywhere will work. And it looks like your passenger will be toasty

I've seen a few that go over the transmission tunnel, actually under the dash up against the firewall. They are basically just foot warmers / window defrost. If I ever get one I'll probably do something like that.

What does the rest of your dash look like? I didn't see any pictures in the last few pages so figured I would ask.

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Is that in the glove box? I figure as long as it defrosts the window, anywhere will work. And it looks like your passenger will be toasty

I've seen a few that go over the transmission tunnel, actually under the dash up against the firewall. They are basically just foot warmers / window defrost. If I ever get one I'll probably do something like that.

What does the rest of your dash look like? I didn't see any pictures in the last few pages so figured I would ask.
Try page 63

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Little more work today on everything. Got my 13in light bar in the front mounted up and wired in. Also had sometime to start working the rock lights. Doing 2 per wheel well, one for the front through the BTF emblem (can't do the back BTF emblem cause the bumper is sealed off). Figure it will look cool and still leave me with a few more to spare on other areas. Look forward to getting this part finished so I can move forward with the cage build and fender notching.
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Sweet what make are the rock lights
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Snapped a few pics of the lights.
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