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post #31 of 441 Old 10-13-2010, 02:26 PM
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Does anyone know where to buy the poly sheets he used? I have tried Lowes, auto supply stores and hardware stores here locally and no one has them

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post #32 of 441 Old 10-13-2010, 02:33 PM
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McMaster-Carr. I did the same thing but improvised with insulation purchased at Farm & Fleet for considerably less $$$.

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post #33 of 441 Old 10-13-2010, 02:53 PM
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thanks for this post im trying to do this very thing myself---THANK YOU!!!
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I just called them.. very helpful folks ordered and will be here tomorrow

I appreciate the name of the company

I went by tractor supply and all they had that was even close was the pipe wraps not wide enough do do the flappers....what did you get at farm and fleet that worked?
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post #35 of 441 Old 10-13-2010, 04:31 PM
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Thank your for your work and posts. I bookmarked this page for reference when the time comes I rebuild the heater box I picked up off E-Bay. Definitely sticky worthy.

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A ton more pics here.

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post #36 of 441 Old 10-13-2010, 09:13 PM
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I just started on my 73's heater today, glad I saw this, gives me food for thought. Just a note, it not just junk that floats down into your heater, mice can sqeeze throught those vent slots. My heater was FULL of nice soft green moss and acorn shells. (just got this cj5, it had been sitting for who knows how long)
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post #37 of 441 Old 11-01-2010, 12:35 PM
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Ok, after re-doing the heater box, anyone else have an issue where the defrost selector doesn't really change the flow from floor and defrost? I'm gonna have to take mine back out here some day to look inside. The cable moves everything, just nothing happens..

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post #38 of 441 Old 11-01-2010, 12:38 PM
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I just finished mine and installed it yesterday, although I wish I would have seen this thread first

I customized mine a little too though

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post #39 of 441 Old 11-01-2010, 03:53 PM
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Made you did a great job. I rebuilt mine about 6 months ago but did.'t do quite as nice a job. I do love the blower upgrade, baby moves some air!
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I just finished mine and installed it yesterday, although I wish I would have seen this thread first

I customized mine a little too though
Customized? Sounds like pics to follow...hint hint
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post #41 of 441 Old 11-01-2010, 04:49 PM
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Great job on the heater box. Mine has a hole in it, I might be able to repair it with some fiberglass. I'm probably going to try the repair first unless I come across a heater box for a great deal.

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Customized? Sounds like pics to follow...hint hint
Sorry to disappoint, but the most custom part of my heater is inside and I forgot to take pix of the insides before I sealed it up and installed it, and I'm definately too lazy to take it all apart to take pix.

Here's the basis of what you can't see in the following pix--

The outside vent (in front of the windshield, looks like a floor grate) I completely sealed off and removed the tube coming from it

The rounded piece in front of the fan (where the hardware cloth/screen is on mine) has been removed too.

Then, the bypass vent for the heater core (to switch from heat/vent) has been epoxied in place to heat only and a new heater core added. The floor vent/windshield defroster vent switch thing is still in place, and is now lever activated

Therefore, it is now full heat on (circulated) or off completely. I only ever have it on full or off anyways so it works for me. Plus the new paint makes it look nice.






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post #43 of 441 Old 11-02-2010, 02:24 AM
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I tried continuous recycle heat once but I found out the moister inside the jeep would get recirculated also onto the windshield and i eventually went back to the drawing in fresh air from the outside. Plus it keeps the inside under positive pressure keeping any fumes from working their way inside the jeep. Depends were you live i guess.


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Restoring my box, the internal cable is inoperable, Does anyone know where to buy?? thanks
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post #45 of 441 Old 11-04-2010, 11:18 AM
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Ok, after re-doing the heater box, anyone else have an issue where the defrost selector doesn't really change the flow from floor and defrost? I'm gonna have to take mine back out here some day to look inside. The cable moves everything, just nothing happens..
When I took my box apart, I cleaned everything, put the bigger motor in, but when I put the back plate on the hole for the defrost hinge pin was buggered up, causing it to bind. I had to pull the box out to find that though. If I did that again, I'd have put some kind of bushing in the hole instead.
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