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Unread 07-10-2008, 10:39 AM   #1
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77 CJ5 defrost duct

The duct is crumbling behind the dash. It looks as if it's made out of some sort of heavy cardboard. Where can I find a replacement and how hard are they to install?

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Unread 07-10-2008, 11:52 AM   #2
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They sell new replacement plastic ones at 4 wd hardware $20 ,Part #: M1111

http://www.4wd.com/search.aspx?PN=1&...defroster+duct
Even seen them on Ebay

Not to hard to replace 2 screws and attaching the duct hose.
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Unread 07-10-2008, 02:16 PM   #3
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The duct is crumbling behind the dash. It looks as if it's made out of some sort of heavy cardboard. Where can I find a replacement and how hard are they to install?

Are you looking for the actual duct or the corrigated connecting hose?

ie: this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jeep-...spagenameZWDVW
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Unread 07-11-2008, 06:57 AM   #4
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On the 1977 and below CJ's the actual accordian style duct hose is longer then the 1978- up Cj's. I don't think the one mentioned above will not be long enough.

Try not to rip/tear . When I was looking for a new one I could not find it anywhere and heard they are not being made in the aftermarket.
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Unread 07-11-2008, 06:57 AM   #5
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CJ5_Fan; I found the crumbling cardboard when I replaced an after market temp gauge installed in the dash. The gauge is mounted about 6" to the right of the original instrument cluster. When I removed the old gauge I could see a 3" hole in the cardboard like material, I turned the defrost fan on and air was rushing through the hole.

looking through a 2-3/8" hole in the dash It didn't resemble the one in your link.
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Unread 07-11-2008, 11:47 AM   #6
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ahhh - gotcha now... I think you need the old style heater that had ducting that ran a seperate hose behind the dash.

look here:
http://www.racepages.com/products/in...p&No=30&Npp=10


If that is not it, then check with these folks and maybe they can help you find it.
http://www.vintagejeepparts.com/Parts_Heater_01.asp

BTW - crumbling cardboard on the right side of the dash may be part of your old glove box, they were made of cardboard back then.
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