Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Southeast Iowa
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Re: Hot interior...
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] We just finished building the "Super Puller" pickup out of a 1980 FS GM 4X4. We knew we were going to have hours of pulling in the mid-range to lower gears, so we took steps to relieve as much heat transfer to the cab as possible. What we did was install a foil-backed insulating pad that we glued to the floor pan and separately to the removeable tranny hump. That was covered over with a 5/8" jute carpet pad, and then the rubber floor mats went in last. Underneath we wrapped all of the header pipes with the 2" wide exhaust wrap and overlapped about 50%. That pickup is QUIET AND COOL. Of course an open Jeep has a very different requirement as far as waterproofability is concerned and you may not be able to use the built-up floor covering system that we used, but it sure is nice. Now if we can just quiet those transfer case levers..............................bzzzzzzzzz vibrate......bzzzzzzzzz rattle[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
A Jeep Skunkworks run by Moonguys[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img], buildin' the ultimate SNOJEEP!