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Factory 1969 CJ5 heater box questions.

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by vtjeep, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. Oct 18, 2006
    vtjeep

    vtjeep New Member

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    Hello,

    This is my first post here. I am looking for a original heater unit for a 1969 CJ5. The jeep has 7500 original miles and is is excellent condition. It was never fitted with a heater (southern jeep). I have been searching around but my knowledge of early jeeps is rather limited.
    I've looked at several pictures of heater boxes in 60's/early 70's CJ5's and they all appear to be different. I would really like to source a box that is considered original for the vehicle.

    Can someone post a pic of an original box, controls, anything? Also, what is the year range I would be looking at for an original heater box for a '69 CJ5?

    thanks,
     
  2. Oct 18, 2006
    Hawk62cj5

    Hawk62cj5 Captain of OldSchool

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    Mine is a 62 heres the best pics I can find so far.
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    ETA mine is setting in the shed now but it was fine when I took it off.
     
  3. Oct 18, 2006
    TigerShark

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    Here's what I picked up off of a '70. I pretty sure it is the same for a '69.

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    It's not the greatest picture, but I can snap a pick of it installed if you'd like.

    Jim
     
  4. Oct 18, 2006
    SIDSCJ

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    Hey, where you at in VT? I've got a spare if you want to see how they fit up. Post up your location and we'll see if you're close:)
     
  5. Oct 18, 2006
    jayhawkclint

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    I've got a complete heater setup that'd I'd sell you, but I'm not sure why a person would bother unless it was for restoration; they aren't all that effective.
     
  6. Oct 18, 2006
    vtjeep

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    Thanks for the help and pic's everyone!

    SIDSCJ I am in Colchester. Not too far away at all. I bet it would take two or three names before we find someone we know in common :beer: If you ever come to the colchester area you should take a look at the Jeep. 7500 original miles and not a spot of rust anywhere! E-mail me at the address in the response below and let me know if you would like to take a look.

    jayhawkclint thanks for the offer and the word of advice. It is for a 100% stock '69. It won't be driven in the winter, looking for something to help in the spring and fall and want to keep it 100% original. I'm leaving first thing in the morning, gone until Monday but E-mail me at brian @ vtcar.com and let me know what condition the heater box is in and what you want for it.

    thanks again,

    Brian
     
  7. May 3, 2015
    polly1960

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    IS this still available? If it is I'll purchase it for $100
     
  8. May 3, 2015
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Probably not- those posts are 9 years old :)

    if you need a heater post a "wanted" ad in the classified section, but honestly if you want it for actual heating rather than a restoration then you'll be better off with an aftermarket unit, the stock ones really aren't very good.

    Try a search here using the term (in quotes) Placebo Heater.

    Welcome to the site :)

    H.
     
  9. May 4, 2015
    colojeepguy

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    A better blower motor will significantly improve the function of the stock heater.
     
  10. May 4, 2015
    Diggerjeep

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    I have a 68, with 6,000 original miles. 1/2 top metal, also original. Heater in great shape, but last winter, the first I've used it to plow my 300' driveway. As mentioned by others, the "heater" doesn't work well, I had to keep a tarp over the jeep and remove it when I wanted to plow, and wait for the snow to stop. Windshield completely frosted on the inside, sorry, but I have to breath. Outside of glass wouldn't defrost. If plowing slush, any splash froze to the outside of the windshield, and would stall the vacuum wiper. Not my first jeep, but the same as the 59 I had back in college. Added an aftermarket heater to that one, and the heat output was fine.

    The ideal setup it the fender mounted gasoline heaters used on the artic jeep, that is if you don't mind sitting on a gas tank and having a gasoline fire on the right side fenderr.

    For me, I picked up a aftermarket heater at the Carlisle swap meet for $10 bucks that blows up a storm. I'll rig it in there for next winter and see what that does for the heat. Unless you really want to have a perfect vintage jeep with perfect intage lousy heat, I would goe a small aftermarket heater instead. I had a small 1500 watt heater that I intended to plug in if I had to warm the jeep up before plowing. I could warm up the jeep, unplug the heater and plow until the windows frosted up too much. Ended up bundling up, and leaving the windows down so I could scrape the inside and outside with a long handled scraper.
     
  11. May 4, 2015
    termin8ed

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    Upgrading the blower motor really helps alot. More than enough heat going thru the stock heater core. Just gotta suck it out;)
     
  12. May 5, 2015
    Wyo Eeyore

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    Where did the up graded blower motor come from? Is the new motor a two or a three speed?
    The bushings in mine whine for a while as things warm up. That must be lots of drag and pulling lots of amps. Have not yet blown any fuses.
     
  13. May 5, 2015
    Walt Couch

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    Remember that on most of these early heat systems that the blending doors were controlled by vacuum. NO or LOW vacuum and the doors close.
     
  14. May 5, 2015
    lynn

    lynn Time machine / Early CJ5 HR Rep Staff Member

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    I probably have a complete heater system out in my shed. I need to start cleaning out the shed soon in prep for the move next year, so stuff like this will be for sale.
    I'll post the stuff in classifieds when I get out there.
    If anyone interested before I post in classifieds, PM me.
     
  15. May 5, 2015
    Wyo Eeyore

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    My vacuum cans did not work when I got my '64. I ran choke cables to the levers the cans moved. Very positive control of all the functions. Mounted the cable tubes to a piece of angle iron and bolted that to the bottom of the dash.
     
  16. May 5, 2015
    PierreDnepr

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    Some internet post have instructions to adapt a GMC Blazer blower motor to the stock factory heater.
     
  17. May 5, 2015
    termin8ed

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    Early systems had choke cable style cables opening and closing.

    Yea want to say it was from a blazer. You drill out the case half rivits, reverse polarity by switching the brush that is grounded to case then need to space it out about an inch from the housing. If I can find it tonight I'll post the link.
     
  18. May 5, 2015
    termin8ed

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    Johns1967CJ5

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    I may be interested if op isn't. Shipped to NJ 07480 let me know. Your inbox is full. Can not pm
     
  20. May 5, 2015
    Wyo Eeyore

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    Thanks for the link. Looks like it will help warm me up. This is a doable project.
     
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