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post #16 of 441 Old 02-22-2010, 01:44 PM
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I just got mine apart and the metal pieces all cleaned up. Where did you buy the foam and how much did it cost? Maybe you have enough to make up another rebuilt kit with all the foam pieces, blower foam and rubber isolators? I'd be willing to buy a little kit like that if you had enough left over materials.


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post #17 of 441 Old 02-22-2010, 02:00 PM
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rixcj,

There are plenty of blower motor upgrade threads and articles out there in this forum and others one can look at, but without a doubt, yours is the NEW standard. We can throw the rest out the window. Very well done, I almost want to tear mine apart and redo it based on your thread...almost...

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I just got mine apart and the metal pieces all cleaned up. Where did you buy the foam and how much did it cost? Maybe you have enough to make up another rebuilt kit with all the foam pieces, blower foam and rubber isolators? I'd be willing to buy a little kit like that if you had enough left over materials.


I bought them form Mc Master-Carr. The 1/4" was $11.81 and the 1" was $25.88. Add shipping and the whole tab was $51.74.

I bought a new heater core tube seal separately. I figured that for $6.49 (plus shipping) it wasn't worth trying to make one out of the foam, only to find out that it may not be able to take the heat involved. Those tubes get hot, and the seal I bought is a denser foam.

I will sell a 16" square of the 1/4" thick, and a 12" square of the 1" thick foam, to anyone that's interested, for $20.00 plus shipping.

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rixcj,

There are plenty of blower motor upgrade threads and articles out there in this forum and others one can look at, but without a doubt, yours is the NEW standard. We can throw the rest out the window. Very well done, I almost want to tear mine apart and redo it based on your thread...almost...
Thanks for the kudos! But, most of the other write-ups are how to do the blower motor upgrade done with everything IN the vehicle. So for most guys, that's the way to go.

It's worth it to pull the heater box out, IMO.

Rich

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rixcj,

There are plenty of blower motor upgrade threads and articles out there in this forum and others one can look at, but without a doubt, yours is the NEW standard. We can throw the rest out the window. Very well done, I almost want to tear mine apart and redo it based on your thread...almost...
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post #20 of 441 Old 02-22-2010, 05:28 PM
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Outstanding job, even better right up

Bookmarked for later reference.

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post #21 of 441 Old 02-22-2010, 05:46 PM
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Nice Job. When I rebuilt mine. THe case was distorted and I had to drill some extra holes to get it to seal up.

works great now
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post #22 of 441 Old 02-23-2010, 08:22 PM
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Nice job! I'm restoring a 1980 cj5 and was just going to install the heater box as is until I saw your post. Now I have it apart and restoring it like yours. I might take you up on the foam if you havn't sold it yet.

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post #23 of 441 Old 02-24-2010, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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Nice job! I'm restoring a 1980 cj5 and was just going to install the heater box as is until I saw your post. Now I have it apart and restoring it like yours. I might take you up on the foam if you havn't sold it yet.
I haven't sold it yet, but after thinking about it, I'm going to need the 1/4" foam when I re-do the fresh air box.

If anyone wants me to send them a chunk of the 1" thick foam, let me know.

Rich

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post #24 of 441 Old 02-24-2010, 09:42 AM
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Awesome Write-up.

Great Post. Love the detailed pics. I've been thinking about doing this and now have a perfect reference to use when I decide to go for it.
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post #25 of 441 Old 02-24-2010, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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Great Post. Love the detailed pics. I've been thinking about doing this and now have a perfect reference to use when I decide to go for it.
I still recommend to you, or anyone else that does this project, take a lot of pictures of your own box, at different stages of dis-assembly. I didn't post EVERY picture that I took, in my thread, but I used a lot more of my pictures during re-assembly.

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Good Job.......I think my heater needs to be gone through like yours was......

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Very nice. There is a general lack of heater-type information.

When I got my current CJ5, all the controls were long seized, the motor was blown, and the box was full of mysterious bits of leaves/dirt/etc.

I was never able to find even a simple heater-diagram. Not even quadratec/4wd had decent diagrams, so I ended up fixing it up through trial and error.... it was a long process! I only recently discovered how the vent works....

So I saved the 1st post. It an excellent resource.
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Awesome job man!

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Hey guys.. do these instructions also apply for the 76 CJ5 heater box? I've heard that I can't do the blazer motor upgrade so am wondering what the differences are?
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Hey guys.. do these instructions also apply for the 76 CJ5 heater box? I've heard that I can't do the blazer motor upgrade so am wondering what the differences are?
I believe that your blower motor doesn't pop through the firewall, into the engine compartment. It has to do that for the Blazer upgrade to be done.

There are others that have upgraded 76's, though. It's a different upgrade, and I'm not really sure what it consists of.

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