Too much heat? - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep CJ Forum > Too much heat?

Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineNEW!! HMF 50"-52" light bar mounting brackets!! Year End Clearance Sale! Save 20%

Reply
Unread 07-03-2014, 12:06 PM   #1
aglinks
Registered User
1983 CJ7 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Globe, Arizona
Posts: 198
Too much heat?

Do anyone else's floor boards get really hot? If i have been driving for a little while I cant touch the metal, its pretty darn warm.

aglinks is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-03-2014, 12:10 PM   #2
Mike Romain
Registered User
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Off the Grid in Chester Grant, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 14,024
Quote:
Originally Posted by aglinks View Post
Do anyone else's floor boards get really hot? If i have been driving for a little while I cant touch the metal, its pretty darn warm.
Yes. A friend took his carpet out of his YJ I think it was and it had a "caution hot" sticker on the tunnel. You might still want to double check for an exhaust leak in the area blowing at the floor, but....
__________________
Mike
86/00 CJ7 Laredo, 33x9.5 BFG AT's, 'glass nose to tail in '00, 'New' frame,wires and plumbing in '09. Carter BBD Carbed 4.0 HO in '10.
89 YJ Renegade. BBD Carbed 4.0 HO. Locked front and rear with 33x9.5 BFG AT's
Some Canadian Bush Jeep Runs and Build Photos: http://mikeromainjeeptrips.shutterfly.com (10 new albums added Sept 16/10)
Mike Romain is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-03-2014, 12:14 PM   #3
thantos858
Web Wheeler
1974 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Santa Maria
Posts: 1,578
Mine got really hot from the exhaust being to close without a heat shield. I will be building a heat shield myself but I did see one on Power Nation tv cant remember what program though. It was a bolt on product for tight areas.
thantos858 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-03-2014, 12:18 PM   #4
aglinks
Registered User
1983 CJ7 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Globe, Arizona
Posts: 198
Interesting. I put carpet in with 'fireproof' insulation and it helped a ton. There is just one area where I ran out of insulation and I dont want to melt my carpet haha. Maybe I worry too much.
aglinks is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-03-2014, 03:52 PM   #5
Bubba Ray
Registered User
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: SC
Posts: 1,682
My floor at rear passengers feet gets so hot that the drain plug has started to melt! You can't hold your hand on the floor for more than a second but muffler looks to be 3-4 inches from floor. Any ideas?
Bubba Ray is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-03-2014, 03:57 PM   #6
LumpyGrits
Registered User
1985 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: The Mojave Desert Palmdale Ca. U.S.A.
Posts: 5,181
Go to your local street maintenance yard and see if they have 3-4 "No parking" signs. Most times, they'll just give'em to you--
They make great heat shields for above the 'cat' and muffler.
LG
__________________
Have'n you along, is like loose'n 2 good men
LumpyGrits is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-03-2014, 04:04 PM   #7
aglinks
Registered User
1983 CJ7 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Globe, Arizona
Posts: 198
I didnt melt my drain plugs yet, think my carpet will melt?
aglinks is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-04-2014, 05:53 AM   #8
Mike Romain
Registered User
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Off the Grid in Chester Grant, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 14,024
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bubba Ray View Post
My floor at rear passengers feet gets so hot that the drain plug has started to melt! You can't hold your hand on the floor for more than a second but muffler looks to be 3-4 inches from floor. Any ideas?
That is way too hot! When that happened to our Cherokee, one plug was dead pouring raw gas through the system that caught fire in the cat and muffler. They were cherry red.

I have also seen small leaks that pointed at the floor causing real hot spots.

My tub is fibreglass, it would never stand that kind of heat. No heat shields on it either.
__________________
Mike
86/00 CJ7 Laredo, 33x9.5 BFG AT's, 'glass nose to tail in '00, 'New' frame,wires and plumbing in '09. Carter BBD Carbed 4.0 HO in '10.
89 YJ Renegade. BBD Carbed 4.0 HO. Locked front and rear with 33x9.5 BFG AT's
Some Canadian Bush Jeep Runs and Build Photos: http://mikeromainjeeptrips.shutterfly.com (10 new albums added Sept 16/10)
Mike Romain is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-04-2014, 08:25 AM   #9
keith460
Jeep. There's Only One
 
keith460's Avatar
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Doylestown, PA
Posts: 5,039
There were several heat shields installed from the factory on Jeeps and 1983 probably has the same amount as my 84.

There's a shield welded to the tub firewall to keep heat off your feet and another heat shield welded to the bottom of the tub at the rear passenger area. Plus, heat shield for the CAT and another mounted on top of the muffler.

You now have a Chevy 350 with headers and dual exhaust I imagine, so you will get more heat and would need to install your own custom heat shields.
__________________
.
1984 CJ-7 Renegade
__________________

Restoration Thread:http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...d.php?t=434226
keith460 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-04-2014, 11:26 AM   #10
80cj
Web Wheeler
 
80cj's Avatar
1980 CJ5 
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 5,816
When I had my 76 CJ-5 with 304, I ran a set of outside frame headers. One day it got hot enough to discharge a can of tire inflator sealer I kept under the driver's seat. Went of with a loud hiss.
80cj is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-04-2014, 12:55 PM   #11
dg6772
Registered User
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Muskegon, Michigan
Posts: 1,733
On my 5 I used to have I used header wrap on the exhaust where it came close to the floor and got hot. Kinda looked like a mummy after a couple of years,but worked out well.

Dave in Muskegon using JeepForum
dg6772 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-08-2014, 04:31 PM   #12
Bubba Ray
Registered User
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: SC
Posts: 1,682
Keith, do you happen to have a pic of the heat shield for the rear?
Bubba Ray is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-08-2014, 05:03 PM   #13
keith460
Jeep. There's Only One
 
keith460's Avatar
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Doylestown, PA
Posts: 5,039
Edit: Found a pic on the net.

__________________
.
1984 CJ-7 Renegade
__________________

Restoration Thread:http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...d.php?t=434226
keith460 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-08-2014, 05:49 PM   #14
aglinks
Registered User
1983 CJ7 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Globe, Arizona
Posts: 198
I went to home depot and got a 3'x3' sheet of aluminum that I folded in half to make thicker, when I have time I am going to use that as additional heat sheilding between the mufflers and tub.
aglinks is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-08-2014, 07:42 PM   #15
John N
Registered User
1981 CJ8 
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Rockville, Va
Posts: 2,360
I've put leftover pizza, in the box, behind the driver's seat, under the carpet. It heats up real well there for trail ride snacks.
__________________
'81 Scrambler w/ FI 360 AMC, 33x12.50 BFG M/T's, 5" of lift, ARB'd Dana 44's F & R, Dana 300 clocked & twin sticked w/4:1, Warn XD9000i, etc...
2002 Grand Cherokee Limited, 2008 Overland Grand Cherokee, a 1976 CJ-7 in pieces and 3 more off-brand 4x4s...............
John N
John N is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.