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03-30-2014 11:02 PM
Lil Red JK Awesome build! Read through it all tonight. Can't wait for the end product!
03-30-2014 09:19 PM
Tx 91 YJ
Originally Posted by new2jeepin View Post
What did you end up doing on the blower
The blower on the heater box is the factory one. I was considering changing out the blower on the A/C unit but I haven't gotten to that part yet. The A/C blower is still pretty stinking loud. I was thinking of going with a different set up to quiet things down.
03-30-2014 09:16 PM
new2jeepin What did you end up doing on the blower
03-30-2014 09:03 PM
Tx 91 YJ
More Progress

So I am getting a bit of momentum with the Jeep lately. I put the rest of the heater box and ventilation back in. The dash frame, wiring harness dash pad and some of the other dash back into place. I also wired up the new radio and some new speakers.

I made some spacers for the new speakers because the YJ just has an odd set up and the last ones I had in there the speaker hit the metal dash/grill and eventually destroyed them. I used some hard fuel line that I had left over from re-pluming the fuel lines.

Lastly I have some electrical issues that I'd love some help with. If you have had similar issues and the fix please let me know. Here is the link
03-27-2014 11:31 PM
bobbowtie will be badass when it is done
03-27-2014 07:42 PM
Monster93 I have to say.. Very cool!!! and very clean welds, Great work on it, I really admire good craftsmanship and imagination, Really great job brother!
03-25-2014 11:37 PM
Tx 91 YJ So I got the heater box back in it's spot.

I have been salvaging some of the hardware. Here are the body bolts I might have to replace one but the majority of them did pretty well soaked in vinegar and repainted.

Now this is where I called it a night. Where does this all go again?!?!

03-21-2014 10:06 PM
Tx 91 YJ Now that it's been mentioned I do remember someone using a s10/blazer blower. I'll have to dig for that.
03-21-2014 09:22 PM
Zombiekiller wow sub'd
03-21-2014 07:55 AM
YJ Nate Yea, it was the blazer iirc. I dont know the specifics though.
03-21-2014 06:30 AM
kywaterman I was wanting to think a blower motor out of an s10, not sure what year though, was the stronger one people swap in. But anyways, looking good. Very neat project you have going on here.
03-20-2014 11:24 PM
new2jeepin I forget exactly what model it is but I wanna say Durango blowers bolt in and offer much improved air flow.
03-20-2014 08:39 PM
Tx 91 YJ
Heater box rebuild

So in pulling everything apart I decided I wanted to rebuild the heater box. A new box was 179 so I thought I could do better. I purchased a new heater core and then some adheasive foam to replace the 20+ year old dirty foam. So it was about 20 bucks for the foam and 38 for the new heater core.

I cleaned up the exterior of the box and repainted everything removing rust as needed and scraped off the old foam and cut new replacements. It wasn't that difficult to get done and turned out pretty nicely. I am finding that the YJ is old enough for some parts to be difficult to find but not old enough for lots of restoration support from the companies like LMC. The stuff I can find like baffles and new foam it was much more expensive than doing it myself and by the time I added up all the different parts it would be more expensive than the new box.

Here are a few pictures. I haven't put the blower motor back in yet. That is the next step and then off to the A/C unit. I bought new hardware for the A/C and I am toying with removing the blower and replacing it with a brush less 12v fan that I am thinking will push more CFM than the factory set up. I haven't quite figured out how to get that particular fan to regulate between low/med/hi. So that is the next project in putting the dash and everything back together.

Here are some pics of the heater box. I won't be using it for this season but I am pretty sure next season it will come in handy if next winter is anything like this winter.

Trace and cut:

Pretty nasty old foam. No telling what has been absorbed over the years

Cleaned up repainted and refoamed. Should be much more effective!

03-12-2014 02:39 PM
Tx 91 YJ So I figured I'd replace the filler neck and vent hose since they were reasonably accessible at this point. A trip to the auto parts store and no one has them in stock around here. Who knew they would be such a specialty item. It's the small things that nickel and dime you to death. I also cannot seem to find washer nozzles to replace mine. I broke one and the other is old and brittle.
03-12-2014 11:29 AM
daddyjeep Cool, we like progress...and pics. Glad you are getting things done again.
03-12-2014 12:09 AM
Tx 91 YJ
More progress

Hey so I have good news on the Jeep build. More progress. I got the top coat on the thermal/sound deadening spray done Monday. I had a friend and a neighbor help me put the body back on the frame tonight. I am very happy that I don't have a pile of Jeep parts any more and it is now looking like a Jeep again.

And because progress and pictures go so well together here is a visual aid to my happiness.

03-06-2014 08:07 AM
shotzy Wow a truly amazing build. Keep up the good work.
03-05-2014 10:57 PM
daddyjeep If that happens a good mud bath should get rid of that smell for you.
03-05-2014 10:34 PM
YJwrangler92 Gone through the Entire thread and I am blown away by the amount of work and energy you have put into this. Lots of respect and keep pushing, It will be a beast when its done.

03-05-2014 08:22 PM
Tx 91 YJ
Originally Posted by charleybrwn13 View Post
What type/brand of undercoating did you use?
Lizard skins thermal and sound control.
03-05-2014 08:22 PM
charleybrwn13 What type/brand of undercoating did you use?
03-05-2014 08:21 PM
Tx 91 YJ Thanks for the words of encouragement. I have felt a little down about this process lately. I think I'll be able to get some work done next week. I have a few days off and hopefully I can get the body back on the frame.

Currently purchasing parts for the heater box rebuild. That has been looking a little dated with the foam rubber seals going bad. Who know I may even have a new car smell when this is all done lol.
03-05-2014 07:54 PM
Originally Posted by daddyjeep View Post

I'm pushing three years on mine so don't feel bad.
almost three on mine until it was on road again :/ take your time do it right. its all worth the appreciation from yourself and others. we all appreciate a solid jeep
03-04-2014 09:25 PM
new2jeepin Springs coming that'll help recharge the ole batteries, at least I hope so I'm dead ass tired lol
03-04-2014 08:57 PM
Originally Posted by dguire792 View Post
Don't give up I want to see this beast finished!!
I'm pushing three years on mine so don't feel bad.
03-04-2014 03:06 PM
dguire792 Don't give up I want to see this beast finished!!
03-03-2014 10:37 PM
Tx 91 YJ The frame got painted this past weekend. Yea. On a the other hand 23 days until the one year mark
02-20-2014 01:05 PM
Tx 91 YJ Well most everyone in the US has experienced a colder than usual winter. I have not had temperatures to accommodate spraying for quite a while. I got some done yesterday and today. Unfortunately I found that I have some lifting on some spots on the bottom of the tub. So I will be picking up some more material and respraying some spots.

More set backs and I am starting to accept this project will blow the 1 year mark.
12-21-2013 10:44 AM
Tx 91 YJ
My Christmas gift.

So I got to give myself a little Christmas gift of progress this week. Seems I hit a nice little stride and got the rest of the welding done, tracks trimmed, all the mounts completely finished for the rear seat track, and most importantly I got the under coat sprayed!

I did some touch up on the hard top. It was hard to spray on the Jeep. Gravity works against you. I should have taken it off to start with. However at that time I did not have plans to remove the body from the frame to do the under coat. I still need to do the thermal spray on the hard top, firewall and the front section of the passenger compartment.

Rear track finished.

The color is bluish gray because it is wet. When it cures it will be black. This photo you can see the hard top leaning against the wall. I forgot to get a picture of the hard top before I uploaded my pictures.

Well that is all for now. I am getting excited that the Jeep is getting close to being put back together!! Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!
12-07-2013 11:53 AM
samizdad I just looked through your whole thread. Man! My hat's off to you for your fab skills. I thought taking my track bars off was a job, HA! Excellent work. I'm sure the time and money is frustrating but, in the end, you are going to have one sweet Jeep. Definitely need a "built not bought" decal for this one. I agree with the others, might as well take a step back and do the frame now. It's come this far. Looking forward to the end result. Stay encouraged. I, and I'm sure others, have been inspired by you build. Thanks for letting us follow.
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