||02-20-2008 09:33 PM
Wow I didn't think it put out this much heat
I took my buddy's YJ into shop today to finish up the body lift. Three of the original bolts had snapped while we were trying to get the body off the frame and I needed to get it into shop to use the fun stuff (ie torch, welder, cutoff wheel, grinder, and air chisel) to remove what was left of the 3 remaining bolts. I was amazed at how the ride changed on the way back. Going to school with 8 of the 11 mounts in place had a somewhat rough ride but it was surprisingly comfortable. With all 11 mounts in place though it became quite stiff.
That is not the main point of my post though. The main point is the heat. I expected that a vehicle with thin carpeting, no floor plugs, no sound deadening and being able to see the outside through large gaps (ie where the soft top windows meet the half doors, etc) would have terrible heat....
I was horribly wrong. I was practically roasting inside while it snows outside. And it got me thinking (which is usually not a good thing) what would happen if the Jeep was fully insulated and had good door gaps and such.
I love my Fairlane, but I really want a Jeep now.