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post #31 of 53 Old 09-23-2012, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Today, I made my defrost modification. After watching all the other solutions and realizing I am in the south where defrost is not critical I decided to work with what I had on the YJ tub since I don't have a welder.

First, Layout a series of 7/8" holes:

Drill said holes:

Modify duct to fit:

Paint:



This is not a restoration! My goal is stop the rust, mechanically sound and easy on the pocketbook.
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post #32 of 53 Old 09-23-2012, 03:10 PM
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Scooter, why did you not connect the holes to make slots?

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post #33 of 53 Old 09-23-2012, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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left it as holes for strength. Also thinking the airflow thru the holes will increase the pressure of the system and help with the defrost flow. We shall see.

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post #34 of 53 Old 09-23-2012, 03:18 PM
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left it as holes for strength. Also thinking the airflow thru the holes will increase the pressure of the system and help with the defrost flow. We shall see.
10-4... are you planning the motor upgrade?

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post #35 of 53 Old 09-23-2012, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, motor upgrade is complete. and I will be plugging the frame to limit airflow to just the lower part of the frame. I have some nice t hick closed cell foam sheet.

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post #36 of 53 Old 09-28-2012, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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Installing!
E-brake pedal; pedal assembly and wiring harness

Heater box

Liquid check and roll-over check valves...

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post #37 of 53 Old 09-28-2012, 08:06 PM
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My least favorite part... working under the dash. Looking good Scooter.

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post #38 of 53 Old 09-28-2012, 10:50 PM
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Good work on the spill trap and vent. I need to do mine and will use your photo as an example!

°lllll° Am I broke yet??

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post #39 of 53 Old 10-06-2012, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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Continued work under dash today. I had installed a full YJ pedal assembly for the hydraulic clutch pedal geometry. When I installed the manual brake master cylinder, I wasn't happy with the alignment with the push rod. So out with the YJ assembly and in with a CJ assembly. Brake master rod throw now normal.

Decided, just replace the CJ clutch pedal with the YJ pedal. All bolted up, brake master in place and works perfect. Clutch master installed (81 version) and it hooks up fine except the hole in the push rod is much larger than the YJ pedal pin. No problem! I took a 3/8x16 nutsert, drilled out the threads inside and cut it off to make a "bushing". All GOOD!

Now I think, I am done with the foot controls, so lets install the pretty new pedal pads. E-Brake pad on, check. Brake pedal pad on, check. Clutch pedal pad on...no good. the YJ pedals are smaller than CJ pedals so the pads don't fit!

ARRGH! Some of these simple mods make you want to scream. Anyway, took the CJ clutch pedal and cut off the pad mounting plate. Then cut off the YJ pad mounting plate. Monday, I will take it to get the CJ plate welded to the YJ pedal arm.

I also, mounted and connected the defrost duct:

Another biggie is I installed Nut-Serts for the windshield hold downs in the proper location for a CJ Windshield/Dash that I got from McMaster.com



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post #40 of 53 Old 10-06-2012, 07:37 PM
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Looking great!

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post #41 of 53 Old 10-07-2012, 12:29 AM
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The dash nutserts is a very good idea!!!! Good thinking.

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post #42 of 53 Old 10-10-2012, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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Had my clutch pedal modification welded and installed. $20 to weld the CJ pad on the YJ clutch arm. Foot controls now complete.

Installed the windshield hinges. Being a boater, I used a marine bedding compound behind the hinges to seal the hinge to the cowl. It worked great with push out all around and thru the screw holes. I don't foresee any water intrusion.

Also have half the rear wiring harness rebuilt, details tomorrow.

Moving on to finishing the brakes.

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post #43 of 53 Old 10-14-2012, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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Finished the brakes front and rear. New everything except drums which I had turned. You know you have done this too many times when you can take a box full of drum brake parts and install on both sides in under an hour! Holding off on bleeding until Daughter and SIL come to help. I also need them to help install windshield frame, glass and steering column as well so it will be a few weeks.

Installed rear wiring harness after refurbishing it end to end. Also added a dedicated ground circuit as well. Now working on little things like fender braces, etc. Also fabricating a heat shield for the clutch slave cylinder while I wait for my braided line to arrive. I tried a stock line, but it was too short.

Pulled out my grill and discovered a huge dent where the hood latch hook is mounted and some minor rust inside. Hope to beat out the dent and make it work...

Starting at a new job tomorrow after 3 1/2 months off. Gonna miss t-shirt, shorts and sandals everyday!

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post #44 of 53 Old 10-14-2012, 10:54 PM
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Scooter, good luck on the job. I am happy for you! I was out of work for about that same period. It sure was nice being home for so long!!

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post #45 of 53 Old 10-20-2012, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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Started mock-up for spare tire carrier. Hinge side done. Will finish the latch side tomorrow. pictures to follow.

Spent 2 hours removing the striping tape from the tub prior to paint prep. The YJ tub was a Limited version, so lots of striping. I used a 3M-7498 STRIPE WHEEL W/ARBOR that I bought from Amazon. I am buying more stuff thru Amazon since with my Prime membership, I get free shipping on most things. Also get free movies!. Anyway, the stripe wheel is like a big round eraser. I chucked it into my dying Harbor Freight angle drill and it removes striping and adhesive without harming the paint. This way, the adhesive residue doesn't get imbedded into the paint during sanding. Imbedded adhesive would inhibit adhesion of the paint later.

Also tested all the dash switches. All were good except the heater fan switch so order a replacement. Wiper motor is seized. Going to try a rebuild before I shell out the $80+ for a replacement.

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