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corvettejim1968 05-05-2014 08:29 AM

1964-1966 center a/c vent
 
these things are very expensive and can be difficult to find in uncracked condition. so a friend of mine has been helping me make a new one. this new part is pretty amazing has the same flexibility as the original and you can boil it in water and does not even distort or warp it. i have the back pieces done also now working on the vent balls. this is the only pic so far but tell me what you think.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ps35601cd9.jpg

65Gregg 05-05-2014 08:50 AM

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OOOO, you just made thousands of new best friends with that picture.

LT1 Burb 05-05-2014 08:55 AM

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Awesome

severedchris 05-05-2014 09:07 AM

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There will definitely be a market!!....I'm in

Jeff La 05-05-2014 09:58 AM

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Looks like money to me LOL

corvettejim1968 05-05-2014 10:09 AM

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Yeah its costing me alot to make. Im in it for $935.80 so far.and 3 months of my time. Im hoping it will pay off in the end

perro13 05-05-2014 10:15 AM

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Nice work

MadRatt 05-05-2014 10:46 AM

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Looks great!!!
If the price is reasonable I would totally be interested..

Jeff La 05-05-2014 11:02 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by corvettejim1968 (Post 6660117)
Yeah its costing me alot to make. Im in it for $935.80 so far.and 3 months of my time. Im hoping it will pay off in the end

Most don't realize the time factor in getting something like this done. That drives the price up to make it profitable.

65Gregg 05-05-2014 11:51 AM

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Are you going to sell the parts individually or as a package only?

corvettejim1968 05-05-2014 12:32 PM

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First I need to get a part that's ready to sell. Then I need to contribute to the forum so that I can sell them legally here. Bu if there is just one piece that somebody needs I don't think it'll be a problem just selling one piece.

cortcomp 05-05-2014 12:42 PM

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This is pretty sweet, mine's cracked. I have the balls and center vents, but would like to eventually replace that center piece.

AFAIK, the mid 60's pontiac vent balls will work but are slightly different appearing, but i don't think anyone has come up with the center diffuser vent yet or one that will work in its place.

corvettejim1968 05-05-2014 02:13 PM

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first the part looks like a tan color.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...psa63c567e.jpg


then i use this plastic primer. its almost white with just a touch of gray. note... i put the can of primer in the sun for a while so it does not fish eye.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ps1051950c.jpg

corvettejim1968 05-05-2014 02:25 PM

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then i use this paint . its a very close match to the original Fawn. note...if you want yours unpainted let me know.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...psdeebaa8b.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ps7803ed69.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...pse407d048.jpg

cortcomp 05-05-2014 02:40 PM

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I think you would sell a ton of unpainted ones, since so many of us have changed interior colors. Do the parts in the back attach the same way (they part with like felt that screws in and pinches the balls and keeps them tight)?

corvettejim1968 05-05-2014 02:44 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by cortcomp (Post 6660471)
I think you would sell a ton of unpainted ones, since so many of us have changed interior colors. Do the parts in the back attach the same way (they part with like felt that screws in and pinches the balls and keeps them tight)?

everything will be exactly the same to the best of my ability.
the screws and clip might be a little different but thats all.

cortcomp 05-05-2014 02:46 PM

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As long as it could be made to work with my existing parts, count me in! Minor differences don't matter :)

1963c-10 05-05-2014 03:37 PM

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Any copyrights or trademark issues with the bowtie on it?

corvettejim1968 05-05-2014 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by 1963c-10 (Post 6660540)
Any copyrights or trademark issues with the bowtie on it?

I really don't know but I would happily remove the bow tie if there are any problems. I am definitely not interested in getting in any trouble.

ncoonen 05-05-2014 04:56 PM

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I kind of like having the corner broken off...adds some style and patina points.

1963c-10 05-05-2014 06:18 PM

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i hope it all works out and don't want to see any troubles either. there is a large demand for them and it'd be nice to fill some of the voids where parts can be purchase that aren't currently reproduced or available in original form.

looking forward to seeing these parts in trucks and hope it all works, you've done a great job on the prototype!!

pimpston65 05-05-2014 07:41 PM

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now all you gotta do is make the rubber floor mats and we'll all be good

corvettejim1968 05-05-2014 08:14 PM

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the vent balls take 5 weeks to get chromed but they look awesome. i installed the felt and the balls are very tight. i know that sounds funny LOL. now i need to make the center vent. im hoping to have a complete one done in a couple of months or less.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...psf3eb526d.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...pscf2686e3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ps782a7a73.jpg

sigshooter 05-05-2014 08:41 PM

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That is looking nice!

I need one of the main plastic pieces to replace my cracked one

sigshooter 05-05-2014 08:45 PM

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I see the used ones on eBay getting much cheaper now that these are going to be available

You should be able to wholesale these to lmc, classic parts, truck shop, etc.


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