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post #61 of 441 Old 11-06-2010, 06:56 AM
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I didn't have any cable problems, Scott. What type of pictures did you have in mind? Most are in this thread, but I may have a few more.

I had the teflon washers in stock, but I bought them a few years ago from McMaster-Carr.com.

You probably don't have to use teflon... stainless, or steel ones would probably work fine. They're only used to center the flap and take up the extra space on the rod.

I haven't had a chance to install the heater box, yet. I've been so busy with everything else in life, that the jeep has taken a back seat. But, this winter I plan to make some progress, hopefully.

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Thanks for the info Rich. I'm not sure what kind of pics I'm asking for! When I pulled the front off my heater to clean out all of the leaves, etc... I found that the cables were rusted/frozen beyond use. I will have the restore to do for my 7, and Clay's 5 needs the whole box installed. For some reason, I anticipate trouble with the cables!


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post #62 of 441 Old 11-07-2010, 09:00 AM
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Temp Internal Cable

I started with a dash 21" cable



Then cut off the knob and snap in section



Then welded nut to end of cable (a better way, is to use the long cable and create the factory loop configuration)



Attached inside



Attached external side, outside of cable housing has an attachment clip when installing cover




Tomorrow will post some pic's start to finish

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I started with a dash 21" cable



Then cut off the knob and snap in section



Then welded nut to end of cable (a better way, is to use the long cable and create the factory loop configuration)



Attached inside



Attached external side, outside of cable housing has an attachment clip when installing cover




Tomorrow will post some pic's start to finish
YEP!!! THOSE kinds of pics!!

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where can you pick up that poly foam at
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I used home depot , Frost King, foam weather strip.. comes in different configurations,, or review others post ,

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post #66 of 441 Old 11-07-2010, 07:40 PM
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How much trouble is there with the dash?

I'm thinking of fixing my heater, but I'm curious about what needs to be removed to get the heater box out. The CJ is my daily driver and I was wondering if the box will come out with the dash in place, or if I will need to remove it first? Anybody have info?

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I'm thinking of fixing my heater, but I'm curious about what needs to be removed to get the heater box out. The CJ is my daily driver and I was wondering if the box will come out with the dash in place, or if I will need to remove it first? Anybody have info?

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Joe
I took my dash out. But you may be able to wiggle it loose.

Disconnect blower.
Dusconnect the cableto the box.
unscrew the 4 screws to the box.
wiggle out.

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I'm thinking of fixing my heater, but I'm curious about what needs to be removed to get the heater box out. The CJ is my daily driver and I was wondering if the box will come out with the dash in place, or if I will need to remove it first? Anybody have info?

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for just the heater part ( not the intake part connected at the floor grate looking vent behind the hood outside) you can just undo the 4 nuts on the outside firewall and remove the heater hose (there will be lots of spilling) and then take it out

I got both parts out without taking off the dash, but I chopped up my intake section to do it (didn't want it) so if you want to remove the upper part for whatever reason you will probably need to take the dash off, which would make the process easier anyway. remember the intake part is partially held on by screws under that vent too

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post #69 of 441 Old 11-08-2010, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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I'm thinking of fixing my heater, but I'm curious about what needs to be removed to get the heater box out. The CJ is my daily driver and I was wondering if the box will come out with the dash in place, or if I will need to remove it first? Anybody have info?

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I bought a second, used heater box off of ebay. By doing this, I was able to rebuild the second one, while still driving my jeep. They're not usually too expensive.

It allows you to take your time, and not have to worry about it.

If you did that, you could install the freshly rebuilt one, then sell your original one to re-coup your money.

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My build

Disassembled everything





Cleaned box



Painted box and metal cover






Used foam weatherstrip for seals





Completed Box




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I'm thinking of fixing my heater, but I'm curious about what needs to be removed to get the heater box out. The CJ is my daily driver and I was wondering if the box will come out with the dash in place, or if I will need to remove it first? Anybody have info?

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Joe
Open glove box door, remove inside box insert. Unplug fan resistor wires, disconnect control cables from door levers (only the ones that come in from the dash). Remove the defroster duct flexible hose from the top of the box. Go under the hood. Disconnect the wire from the blower motor, heater hoses. Remove the nuts from the studs that hold the box to the firewall, don't forget the one behind the valve cover. Go inside the Jeep, pull the box back and may have to tilt it down in the rear a little to clear the firewall. I had mine out in about 15 minutes.

When I reinstalled mine, I put a self-tapping screw into the motor mounting flange with a ground wire attached to it. This way I knew the Blazer motor had a good clean ground.

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Good call on that grounding tip, with everything being new paint that could be problem, thanks

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Thanks for the info & ideas. I'll really have to break down and get going on this because it's starting to get cold. It was 62 when I left for work this morning. Brrrr..

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62? That's the warm side for us anymore..

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Just received the blower motor to firewall OEM foam seal, waste of money, forgot that most replacement motor blowers housings are larger, stock seal is going to be wrong, (back to frost king) Note most motors will require a larger firewall hole also..

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