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Old 06-24-2017, 05:36 PM
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Thanks guys! I got to spend a few hours at the shop today messing with this box. Got the other side pretty much done. It's a lot of work. Assemble, measure, cut, re-assemble to double check your cut, disassemble, tack weld, re-assemble, check everything again, take it apart and weld. About 30 times. Lol!

I decided to eliminate the manual door in the box. All it does is direct air either into the core or around it. It still hits the core even going around. I ended up removing the door and it's bracket and welded the hole shut for the air bypass. Reason being, there's another vacuum actuated door on the firewall so if you don't hit the heater button, the door stays shut. No hot air coming inside when it's not wanted. Also, I plan on running a 12V valve on the heater hose to stop the water from entering the heater core unless I tell it to. Make sense? Anyhow, not a lot of pics today. Was busy welding. But here's a quick test fit after today's work.

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Old 06-24-2017, 11:59 PM
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Thanks guys! I got to spend a few hours at the shop today messing with this box. Got the other side pretty much done. It's a lot of work. Assemble, measure, cut, re-assemble to double check your cut, disassemble, tack weld, re-assemble, check everything again, take it apart and weld. About 30 times. Lol!

I decided to eliminate the manual door in the box. All it does is direct air either into the core or around it. It still hits the core even going around. I ended up removing the door and it's bracket and welded the hole shut for the air bypass. Reason being, there's another vacuum actuated door on the firewall so if you don't hit the heater button, the door stays shut. No hot air coming inside when it's not wanted. Also, I plan on running a 12V valve on the heater hose to stop the water from entering the heater core unless I tell it to. Make sense? Anyhow, not a lot of pics today. Was busy welding. But here's a quick test fit after today's work.\


I like the idea of eliminating the flap... This may go into my future mods list... keep it up Brad!
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Old 06-25-2017, 09:42 AM
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Thanks! With all that welding on the thin factory steel, I kinda warped the plate that holds the heater core. You can't see it in the pic but it's there. I might have to redo the lower portion of that plate so it's not as warped as it is. In hind sight, I could have done it better and easier had I known in advance what the plate was going to turn out like. Live and learn. I still have a spare that I can mod, and I just might. It would be welding in one plate instead of 3.
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Old 06-25-2017, 11:44 AM
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Thanks! With all that welding on the thin factory steel, I kinda warped the plate that holds the heater core. You can't see it in the pic but it's there. I might have to redo the lower portion of that plate so it's not as warped as it is. In hind sight, I could have done it better and easier had I known in advance what the plate was going to turn out like. Live and learn. I still have a spare that I can mod, and I just might. It would be welding in one plate instead of 3.

Worst case scenario, there seem to be plenty of heater boxes for FSJ's and I don't think they changed that much over the years...
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Old 06-25-2017, 11:59 AM
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True. I think I'm ok though. I still have the spare.

Gotta start shopping for a radiator now...
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Old 06-26-2017, 04:38 PM
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So last week, I called a buddy to get his opinion about building a gas tank. After talking for a few minutes, he asked what I was putting it in. I told him my FSJ and he says well, guess what I have sitting in my garage... he gave such a smoking deal, I couldn't pass it up.

So, looks like I'm gonna make an attempt to make this tank work. Nothing a little cutting and welding can't fix. And this tank has never been used.









Now back to the heater box!
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Old 06-26-2017, 07:35 PM
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honestly I'd look @ an s10 blazer tank, already setup for efi and fits in back pretty good.
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:04 PM
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I've looked at those but they hang too low for my liking. I think this one will sit flush with the bottom of the frame rail. But then again, I haven't held it up to the Jeep yet. I'll find out tomorrow.
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:21 PM
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I think that is cool???

I mean a VIRGIN Trail Blazer tank to cut up, and weld............................
HAHA It will be cool. Someone had to say that, and might as well be me.
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Old 06-27-2017, 04:19 AM
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What's wrong with cutting up a brand new tank?
That front angle iron mount isn't gonna work in my rig so I'll have to do something there. If I go with an in tank pump, I don't think it'll fit in that puny hole made for the sender. So yeah, cutting and welding....
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Old 06-27-2017, 05:16 PM
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Finished with the heater box. Well, except the big gasket to the blower motor. Now on to the gas tank.







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Old 06-27-2017, 05:55 PM
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And......I spoke too soon. Went to install it and broke a stud off. Looks like I have to pull the junk from under the dash now.
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:39 PM
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You lucky SOB. That appears to even be a trailblazer tank with the big inlet for 1975 and older!
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:50 PM
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Well I am a lucky SOB no matter the size but yeah, 1.75" hose.
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:45 PM
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And......I spoke too soon. Went to install it and broke a stud off. Looks like I have to pull the junk from under the dash now.

DANG! That sucks! So sorry to hear that!
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Old 06-28-2017, 07:12 AM
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Yeah, it does. Nice part is there's no freon or antifreeze to deal with yet.

I went to test fit the gas tank but forgot about an exhaust hanger that needs to get whacked. Today....
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:58 PM
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Computer and wire harness came in a couple of days ago. This is some nicely made stuff. Hotwireauto.com for those interested.
I'll let you guess which is the factory harness and which is aftermarket.



Edit: I don't know wtf is going on with photobucket but I'm not paying $400 a year for that nonsense.
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:33 PM
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PB sux, can't even see pics on my phone anymore.
even if i click the links covered up by ads and impossible to view.

i have been using google photos for several years.
gets job done, free, no ads, etc.
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Old 07-03-2017, 09:28 PM
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PB does suck. Man it's gonna take forever to change hosting sites and fix all the links. Oiy! I guess I see how July 4th is going.
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Old 07-04-2017, 12:35 PM
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babywag, can you use Google to host the images and show them here? If so, I can't figure out how to do it. Besides that, it looks like I can't go back and edit the older posts anyhow.


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