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Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Update 3/27

Post by crypto » Tue May 22, 2012 9:18 pm

LOL thats awesome, but remember: There are no transistors in The Brick. I'm not installing any solid state electronics in this old turd.

It's gonna be PAW proof :D
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Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Update 3/27

Post by Vicarious_Lee » Tue May 22, 2012 11:22 pm

crypto wrote:LOL thats awesome, but remember: There are no transistors in The Brick. I'm not installing any solid state electronics in this old turd.

It's gonna be PAW proof :D
True that. I'm reading up on EFI systems and they seem like a nightmare to get running right, too, but if you know what you're doing and get a good tune, then it's better than a carb.

But carbs are the same way, just a quarter the cost and simplicity.

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Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Update 3/27

Post by Blasphemous » Wed May 23, 2012 6:52 pm

What are you doing with that old Holley?
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Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Update 3/27

Post by Braxton » Wed May 23, 2012 7:01 pm

Blasphemous wrote:What are you doing with that old Holley?

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Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Update 3/27

Post by crypto » Wed May 23, 2012 7:11 pm

:evil: is right. Bad things will happen to it. They will be videotaped.


ETA: and then posted to a Holley tuners forum.

Ive never understood why people have stickers of Calvin peeing on things before, until I fucked with this holley for over a year, then stuck on a random carb that had been sitting around outside forever, and had it work 100% better, immediately.
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Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Update 3/27

Post by rhi » Mon May 28, 2012 10:33 am

Vicarious_Lee wrote:But carbs are the same way, just a quarter the cost and simplicity.
Right. The engine doesn't know if it's got a Holley, QJ or injection on it. All it knows is air/fuel ratio. Of course, how you get the a/f dialed in is the devil in the details.

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Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Update 6/2

Post by crypto » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:28 pm

Interior paint went on today. Dont mind the overspray on the windshield, that gets scrubbed/scraped off.

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Passenger side with the grille replaced (I couldnt wait)
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Im super happy with how this is turning out. We'll get the bedliner on the cab floor and tailgate, and some paint on the cabin control knobs, and then cosmetically, it will be just about done.
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Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Update 3/27

Post by greenear123 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:24 pm

Love that old-school dash. That thing is looking super sexy.

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Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Update 3/27

Post by Gun_Nut_2k1 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:27 am

Um WAIT A FREAKING SECOND. I do NOT see the A/C unit anywhere. Fuck that. Burn that bitch to the ground. :mrgreen: Ok so I live in the Zona. Can't drive with out A/C.
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Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Update 3/27

Post by crypto » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:17 am

Gun_Nut_2k1 wrote:Um WAIT A FREAKING SECOND. I do NOT see the A/C unit anywhere. Fuck that. Burn that bitch to the ground. :mrgreen: Ok so I live in the Zona. Can't drive with out A/C.
LOL dude its a 63, the air-conditioning unit is located just behind the a-pillar. it rotates outward.


Seriously, people drove without A/C at one time.
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Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Update 3/27

Post by Dawgboy » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:02 am

If you really want AC in that, any Wagoneer unit will bolt right on. the ducts all mount to the bottom of the dash. You would be way better going with Classic Air unit, like I have been thinking a lot about for the Misery Machine.

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Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Update 3/27

Post by Gun_Nut_2k1 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:30 pm

Dawgboy wrote:If you really want AC in that, any Wagoneer unit will bolt right on. the ducts all mount to the bottom of the dash. You would be way better going with Classic Air unit, like I have been thinking a lot about for the Misery Machine.

http://www.classicautoair.com/under-das ... -home.html
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Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Update 3/27

Post by crypto » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:53 pm

You know what the problem is right?

You live in a goddamned desert.
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Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Update 3/27

Post by Gun_Nut_2k1 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:02 pm

Yeah but it is still hot. My XJ has 4x4 and a/c. Need one like yours for moving
heavy smelly stuff. Lol Oh and its a dry heat.
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Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Update 3/27

Post by Dasho101 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:06 pm

yes but from my time in AZ a dry heat is still freaking hot. The grandparents old montero had no AC and I had to ware nomex (in two layers to handle the steering wheel in the summer) not to mention the feeling of need to carry a spatula to pry my self from the seats. I thus now love AC and will find a way to instal it in any vehicle i own (if it dosent come with AC.
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Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Update 3/27

Post by Oneswunk » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:52 pm

Haven't charged my ac since I last disconnected something to get to something. Ac in a jeep ? Roll down a fuggen window.

My ac will soon be onbord air. :D
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Post by congochris » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:31 pm

AC in my "old" 97 ranger used to be two windows and a moonroof. In my "new" 86.. it's two windows and a sliding rear window. :lol: Ah, the luxury of living in a high plains desert. Desert it may be, but it doesn't get too hot. It's just dry as all get-out.

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Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Update 3/27

Post by Gun_Nut_2k1 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:41 pm

Fuck that. When the asphalt boils, you need a/c. 115 degree is too hot for windows. :D
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Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Update 3/27

Post by crypto » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:42 pm

I snapped a picture of this thing right before leaving for Z-con. Thats ZS-002 (Kyles truck) in the background.

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Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Update 3/27

Post by Gingerbread Man » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:48 pm

When I had my '88 Samurai with a 5.5" SOA lift on it I rolled in LV with no AC. Not a problem, you just need a good soft top to keep the sun off you. I never should have sold that thing, it's still rolling to this day. It was a damn mountain goat.
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Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Update 3/27

Post by crypto » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:13 pm

I'm thinking of using some dynamat stuck to the interior of the roof panel, then attaching the headliner fabric to some of that blue construction foamboard used for home insulation. Between the two of them, and the dead-air space, I should be able to avoid the EZ-Bake Oven effect I currently get when the truck is in the sun.
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Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Update 3/27

Post by Ducky » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:16 am

You might look into that aluminum backed bubble wrap. It dose great for blocking heat/cold. Dosn't do crap for sound dampening.
Also there is that super therm paint stuff.. Its supposed to be the shiat and i think you can get it at some home depots.

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Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Update 3/27

Post by Tater Raider » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:50 am

Cab cover on my wrangler is some help, but not as much as you might expect. I did put in a headliner and that has reduced AC usage a touch and massively increased effectiveness. My experience on the bedliner in the tub is that it's durable, but not a good insulator of sound or heat compared to carpet. Mainly it's the window area for me, and you've got a lot of glass there as well.

I hope that is a little helpful at least. That's still one sexy truck though.

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Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Update 3/27

Post by NonExistence » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:45 am

crypto wrote:I'm thinking of using some dynamat stuck to the interior of the roof panel, then attaching the headliner fabric to some of that blue construction foamboard used for home insulation. Between the two of them, and the dead-air space, I should be able to avoid the EZ-Bake Oven effect I currently get when the truck is in the sun.

A good way to do it, Dynamic Control also makes Dynapad which is a little more purpose built, with heat resistance in mine. Just applied Dynamat Xtreme to my entire minivan headliner, even without another layer of pad it helped a lot with heat, not to mention road noise and vibration.

The Block is looking great. It has came a long way in my short time here. Strong work!

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