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Old December 12th, 2009, 12:50 PM   #1
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Finally decided to mount my heater and arctic cover. Winter is here and I wanted to be warm. Let me know what you think. I am using this heater with a few mods for mounting.

http://www.armysurpluswarehouse.com/...eater-3259.cfm
http://mouser.com/ProductDetail/Ohmi...bp4ptDvSj00%3d
http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2062493
http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2062537


The second link is to the company I got my resistor from. Obviously you can get them wherever you want.
The third and fourth links are the switch with cover I just wanted the cover and the last one is the switch I used.

Even today with temps in the low thirties and 35 mph sustained winds it kept the cab quite warm. I was wearing only a tee shirt and bluejeans and was quite comfortable. I have it hooked to a single pole three position toggle switch. I used a 100 watt 4 ohm resistor mounted on a 1/2x4x4 piece of aluminum as a heat sink for the resistor on one location of the switch for low speed which gives me 14 volts and seems to work well. position two is full voltage and position three is off.
MasterBeatty uploaded the pics for me below.

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Old December 12th, 2009, 12:53 PM   #2
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None of your links worked right.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 01:27 PM   #4
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looks awesome! I take it that its only a one speed fan? If so you could always wire in a variable resistor... or have a on/off/on switch and have each on a different voltage.
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Nice to have that kind of heat in a deuce and a half. I don't remember, is yours a soft top or hard top?
EDIT, I see in your avatar, its a hard top.
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I already have a 4 ohm 100 watt resistor on one side of a on-off-on dpdt switch. I have a high full voltage setting and a low voltage (14 volt) setting and I am really happy with it.
Boghog- I have an artic soft top and an insulated hard top and am currently running the hard top.
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very cool - nice work

did you use a rattle can to touch it up ? is it mil spec color or just something close ?


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Old December 14th, 2009, 09:34 AM   #9
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Thank you for the kudos. I needed heat and like how easy it is to use pvc when needed.

Unfortunately on the paint it is just something close krylon makes it and it is really close but not quite there. I am waiting till spring to give a proper paint job after I Rhino line the floors and back wall.

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Great work, thank you for putting in the links. I will be putting one of these heaters in my Jeep.
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lookin nice poppy!!!
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Thank you sir.
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