heater options

red66toy

Supporting Vendor
GOLD Star
Joined
Feb 25, 2003
Messages
3,588
Location
Seattle, WA
Visit site
I was wondering if there are any aftermarket heaters for FJ40s. My 66 is non factory equipted. There is no hole in the firewall for ducting so I can't use another cruiser heater. There was a heater in it but my damn father took it out to get it fixed but then threw it away because he thought it was useless. I live in northern california so I need one for when it gets cold. Any ideas where I can get a aftermarket heater.
 
Joined
Apr 20, 2003
Messages
254
Visit site
Check out Jegs, flexlite makes a heater they call "The Mojave" heater. 4wheel drive did a write up on it couple of months back. I'm going to get on for my 71'. Its supposed to be very simple to install.
 
Joined
Mar 13, 2003
Messages
192
Location
Raleign / Durham, NC
Visit site
I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I searched around for a while, then broke down and got the one from JC Whitney. I had to make up a bracket (to offset it from the firewall and fasten to the original mounting holes. I also had to turn the core around 90 degrees to point the output to the passenger side. Not a difficult modification at all - just a grinder or tin snips is all you need.

I was impressed with how well it works. It is not a bad idea to do a very good flush of the cooling system before you install a new heater. It hurt to spend $140 on such a simple device, but it does work well.
 

red66toy

Supporting Vendor
GOLD Star
Joined
Feb 25, 2003
Messages
3,588
Location
Seattle, WA
Visit site
I just had a thought. Since those aftermarket heaters are just a box with a fan and a core, is it possible to put in a fan in a OEM heater box. So you don't need ducting from the blower but you still have a original look. Is this possible? Thanks.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom