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 Post Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:11 pm 
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I'm installing a heater with defrost in my '79......the September and October evening cruises are getting to me in my old age:

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I wanted to try and use the factory defrost vents, so I fabbed up this 'plate' to connect the defrost ducts to...

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I snaked the hoses through the opening in the door jamb......no way I was putting holes in my 'flamed' heater delete panel.

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 Post Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:53 pm 
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Awesome can't wait to see what the firewall looks like.

I am so sick of these huge waste of space heater ac boxes

Why wont someone make something for these cars besides
the just as big and stupid looking American Graffiti HEAT ONLY (fail) box

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 Post Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:06 pm 
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Agreed. According to Car Craft back in the 90's, G Body cars were supposed to be the next greatest thing, with all types of aftermarket support, just like the Fox body Mustangs. We got a few good parts, but man, it's taking a while. By the time we get all the good stuff, I'll be in my 50's, lol.

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 Post Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:42 am 
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The firewall will look like it did before the install, the only difference under the hood will be the heater hoses.

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2003 S10 Sport-side, Ext. Cab, 4.3 L auto 2WD
2008 Cadillac SRX
1978 El Camino SS (factory 350/4 speed) son's car


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 Post Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:47 am 
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So the factory box will still be used?

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 Post Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:15 am 
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NO........what you see under the dash is it. The only difference under the hood from this photo will be the heater hoses.

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2003 S10 Sport-side, Ext. Cab, 4.3 L auto 2WD
2008 Cadillac SRX
1978 El Camino SS (factory 350/4 speed) son's car


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 Post Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:08 pm 
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very nice

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 Post Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:42 pm 
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#### I may have to consider this. My 1uz swap is cutting it close to the heater box...i can make it work, however I like that cleaner look.

Does it operate off the stock controls?

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 Post Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:04 am 
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No......it comes with a three knob panel. I mounted mine under the dash, not crazy about the look, but........

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2003 S10 Sport-side, Ext. Cab, 4.3 L auto 2WD
2008 Cadillac SRX
1978 El Camino SS (factory 350/4 speed) son's car


Weirton Speed and Marine


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 Post Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:58 am 
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shvrolay wrote:
No......it comes with a three knob panel. I mounted mine under the dash, not crazy about the look, but........


I feel you on that

I just looked up the unit and saw the controls. Not hateful but just wouldn't look right in our cars

I wonder if there is a way to make it happen with the stock controls

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 Post Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:05 pm 
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Someone smarter than me in electronics could probably figure it out. The fan switch for sure, the temperature control and heat and/or defrost are both electrically controlled.
I thought about not mounting that panel and just tucking it up out the way behind the radio when not using the heater, but.........probably just 'hide' it with a black hand towel during cruises. It is ugly.

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1979 Malibu Spt. Cpe., (Formerly a 41K Granny car) - ZZ502, TH400, 3.70/FxxD 9".
2003 S10 Sport-side, Ext. Cab, 4.3 L auto 2WD
2008 Cadillac SRX
1978 El Camino SS (factory 350/4 speed) son's car


Weirton Speed and Marine


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 Post Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:14 am 
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Finished.........need to tie up a couple loose wires and wait for October!

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Standing outside the car or seated in it, the heater and ducts are not visible - what I was shooting for.

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1979 Malibu Spt. Cpe., (Formerly a 41K Granny car) - ZZ502, TH400, 3.70/FxxD 9".
2003 S10 Sport-side, Ext. Cab, 4.3 L auto 2WD
2008 Cadillac SRX
1978 El Camino SS (factory 350/4 speed) son's car


Weirton Speed and Marine


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 Post Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:23 am 
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Did you route them through the fender and door jam?

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 Post Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:06 pm 
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Yes.........through the hole already there.

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1979 Malibu Spt. Cpe., (Formerly a 41K Granny car) - ZZ502, TH400, 3.70/FxxD 9".
2003 S10 Sport-side, Ext. Cab, 4.3 L auto 2WD
2008 Cadillac SRX
1978 El Camino SS (factory 350/4 speed) son's car


Weirton Speed and Marine


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 Post Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:37 pm 
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cool

I thought you were going to drill holes in the block off plate

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