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post #26191 of 26350 Old 07-13-2020, 03:11 PM
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OK Mr. John

What sorta heater are you sticking in the '76???

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A complete system out of an 84 CJ7.

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Just a little modification to the glove box:

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Biggest problem was enlarging the fresh air intake. The 84 had rolled over edges to help direct the
flow of water. I'm depending upon the grill to do that.

The heater box didn't fit this time because I flipped the bolts for the battery shelf around and the heater box couldn't sit flush with the fire wall because the bolts were too long. .
I flipped the bolts around and fit perfectly.

Parts are easier to get for the heater and the heat output with the Blower upgrade can't be beat.

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Discovered this little mod the PO did when installing the wipers.
Thatís not a bad idea. I would use larger & thinner flat washers, but what you have is definitely better than none. Rough & clean the surfaces and install them wet with structural adhesive on a good (Undamaged) windshield frame, and that would be a great prevention strategy against the dreaded WW Shaft jam/bend.
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Thatís not a bad idea. I would use larger & thinner flat washers, but what you have is definitely better than none. Rough & clean the surfaces and install them wet with structural adhesive on a good (Undamaged) windshield frame, and that would be a great prevention strategy against the dreaded WW Shaft jam/bend.

That is what I was thinking. There was a reason the PO did it. I have seen it done many times. I switched mine out for YJ wipers and linkage. The crown ones would bind and bend.
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Cj Before and After

Found an image of my Jeep when I first got it. It's come a long way but has more to go! Here's a AFTER and BEFORE picture!
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post #26195 of 26350 Old 07-13-2020, 08:02 PM
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Thatís not a bad idea. I would use larger & thinner flat washers, but what you have is definitely better than none. Rough & clean the surfaces and install them wet with structural adhesive on a good (Undamaged) windshield frame, and that would be a great prevention strategy against the dreaded WW Shaft jam/bend.
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That is what I was thinking. There was a reason the PO did it. I have seen it done many times. I switched mine out for YJ wipers and linkage. The crown ones would bind and bend.
Found another one with a thinner washer.

Looks like I'll be taking the mechanism apart again.

One with the washer is the driver side but I didn't think the passenger side comes apart..
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Took apart the YJ tilt steering column and a CJ tilt column tonight.

Was pleased to find the shafts are the same length.

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Was surprised to find these 4 bolts loose in the CJ steering column.

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I gutted the CJ column because it was for an automatic

Needed to swap shafts because the YJ has a "D" end and the CJ needs a splined end.


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My really crappy ole '77 to a '82

Never ever gotta pull the dash to deal with the heater core or the fan (now has the fat motor)

Snatch the ole battery tray and wah-lah, you are in!

I showed bob4703 this the other evening

Thoughts on the access holes?

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Trivia question in PIC 3----What is the yeller do-ma-flickee? Why did I put it there?
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My really crappy ole '77 to a '82

Never ever gotta pull the dash to deal with the heater core or the fan (now has the fat motor)

Snatch the ole battery tray and wah-lah, you are in!

I showed bob4703 this the other evening

Thoughts on the access holes?

-----JEEPFELLER

Trivia question in PIC 3----What is the yeller do-ma-flickee? Why did I put it there?
How did you cut the heater box to access the heater core that way?
Otherwise pretty cool but I can take the heater box out in about 10 min now.

That yaller is a purge for the oil pressure line? To get out any trapped air in the line.
Or is that a Shrader valve so you can put another gauge on there. ?
A way to pre lube the oil passages without starting the engine?
Maybe a quick way to get a sample of oil without draining all of it.?
You can hook a spray gun up to it to spray the underside of the Jeep to keep it from rusting?


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3 grand youngins in Willy

Really hot out.

Windshield is down.

Headed for ice creams!

Yeller thingee hangs on copper oil pressure gauge line (also sleeved in 1/4 fuel line).

Carefully routed to avoid vibration.

Yeller dealee is a vacuum cap over a plug (plug is drilled at the hex on an angle to dangle it from a teeny piece of safety wire).

Oil and tools on board !

I have usually always caught my copper oil lines leaking or spewing oil before I lost all of the juice (smell, smoke, sight).

Never had a quick fix for it, always had to go on a hunt, no more! It's right there if I need it to plug it right there at the block.



So this mod is about 20 years old.

As far as the core, I used a cutter wheel on my grinder and the same on a dremel.

Transferring the lines/ marks took me the longest for each of my cuts.

I have really dense foam insert between my access plate and the chunk of heater box (Plate still hooked to the core) which holds/ forces the chunk back into it's place in the heater box.

Since then, I had an Army pal want the layout, once again I had to lay it all back out for him. Thank goodness all I had to do was measure using known points (anchor studs). The heater motor only required using a "scribing" (flat sided compass) to sorta circle the motor)

Most of this is just going through the motions to show my pal. (He sorta did the suicide thing w/ a 9mm--VA prescribed drugs and heavy drinking--I miss him a bunch.)

No! --- You cannot have my homemade monster dividers/ compass!

Each point (of the shape) is plotted from 2 to 3 different points to get the "set point"---connect the dots after that.

The heater box cut out, (I cut it way on back there when the heater was out) But for my pals benefit, I think that in pic 8, the dotted line represents the actual Firewall hole and 5/8 inward (all the way around) from that is the actual heater box cut out.

Pics follow!

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I did nothing to my jeep today but order some parts. I did work on it yesterday, getting it closer to having it running. I have been rebuilding the steering, motor, etc. a weekend here and there at a time for the last 6 months. Here are some pictures.

Lots of help here on Jeep Forum - Thank you!

It all started with a noisy water pump last summer and it took me a while to figure out that I have the short water pump only offered in the V-8 Jeep in 1972. I pulled the Jeep in the garage thinking I would replace the water pump in a day - So sorry about all the dirt! If I knew I was going this far, I would have given it a good wash (everywhere) before doing all this work. After 48 years, it was time for some major maintenance. One thing always leads to another...

What's next is Brakes! Then ball joints & U-joints, Hub, axle, trans, and transfer case service. Oh and then maybe some Julep Green Metallic paint, seat upholstery and new rims/tires. All for +-200 miles a year for hunting. Hoping it will last another 40+ years when done.

My Dad bought the jeep in 1978 with 47,000 miles on it, 57,000 original miles now.
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Putting the exhaust manifold back on the 360 v8 and with the last stud torqing it down snapped it off. of course it is next to the firewall and today I will pull the heads off. I all ready have the intake off to replace the cam.

It was a new stud from NAPA. I had replaced all 8 studs with ones that were 1/4" longer for better thread engagement. I think I will be taking them all out now and getting better ones from somewhere else.

Submariner and you wonder why I am this way LOL
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Reminds me of the time I did my first restore on my CJ-5. I was going down the road about 50 mph and a deer decides to jump across the road. My hood was folded in half with the grill and radiator laying on top of the engine and both front fenders laying in the road.

I'm glad you're OK, but what hit you?


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