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Old 05-10-2014, 08:57 PM   #51
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

im interested in a complete unit pm me w/availability

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Old 05-10-2014, 09:02 PM   #52
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

I am interested in a complete unit. pm me with details. Sorry, didn't mean to post twice. didn't know how to delete.

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Old 05-11-2014, 01:33 AM   #53
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

it looks like everybody wants the raw unpainted face plate so this is what it will look like complete.


or if you just want the face plate by itself.
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:28 AM   #54
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

I'm in
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:30 AM   #55
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

i was hoping i can ask for help. i have found all the hardware but this J-clip spring clip. if you have any suggestions it would be much appreciated.






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side vent assembly $80
center assembly $270
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:55 AM   #56
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

Wow those look great. Pm sent.
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:58 AM   #57
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

Have you tried McMaster-Carr they have a lot of that stuff.
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:59 AM   #58
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Have you tried McMaster-Carr they have a lot of that stuff.
thank you i will look right now
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center assembly $270
center assembly with side vents $340
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:13 AM   #59
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

Please post if you find the J Clip. I am missing this part for my original unit.
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:01 PM   #60
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

Fastenal would be a great start, and check with a large body shop, they have vendors that deal only in automotive fasteners
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:10 PM   #61
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

I know 2 guys wanting a 64-66 factory ac center vent system installed in their cab to retro fit a new vintage ac system under the dash and distribute air just from this vent outlet. I would suggest talking directly with Vintage Air and see if you can work a faceplate and a plenum adaption piece or modification duct to clamp their hoses directly to them so it works directly off their system. That would be a clean factory style in dash look and modern ac. Mark
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:13 PM   #62
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

This exactly what I was going to do. Modern components and use the old vent system
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:18 PM   #63
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This exactly what I was going to do. Modern components and use the old vent system
me too. but i want to add smaller size vents at the sides of the dash. cut out the center of the smaller vent take one of my re pop vents and cut the center out of it and then fit it in the new vent ball. then cast a whole new smaller vent ball that looks just like the correct center vent ball. basically i want it to look like it came from the factory.
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ball felt set $20
center vent clip $5
hardware $5
side vent assembly $80
center assembly $270
center assembly with side vents $340
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:49 PM   #64
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

Wow Jim, that vent turned out beautiful! That's some nice work, especially the crispness and sharpness of the dimensions and the embossed bowtie in the center.

I hope you sell a ton of these and make a pile of dough. You deserve it. You stepped up to the plate and made a part that we all wished would someday happen. Prototyping parts isn't easy or cheap, and it looks like you'll get your ROI (Return On Investment) quickly. That's really cool.

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me too. but i want to add smaller size vents at the sides of the dash. cut out the center of the smaller vent take one of my re pop vents and cut the center out of it and then fit it in the new vent ball. then cast a whole new smaller vent ball that looks just like the correct center vent ball. basically i want it to look like it came from the factory.
I love that idea. I love it when things look factory, but aren't. I think I have a pair of '67-'72 outer dash A/C bezels in my parts stash if you want to use them as prototypes to start with. I don't have the vent balls, though. They're yours if you want 'em.
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:52 PM   #65
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

If anyone has those clips, these guys should.

https://www.auveco.com/
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:45 PM   #66
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

Thank you all for the positive feedback. its a hard road getting to a good part that is worth selling. i have made 8 face plates so far and only 2 worthy of selling in my opinion. maybe im a little picky but i cant help it im a perfectionist when it comes to my work. again thanks i will try and do a good job for you all and get you a quality product.
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center vent clip $5
hardware $5
side vent assembly $80
center assembly $270
center assembly with side vents $340
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:07 AM   #67
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

I too need one of those clips for one of my spare vents. Also where are you sourcing the balls and the center pot metal part, I need a couple of pot metal pieces replated but if you can buy them I would rather just do that.
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:14 AM   #68
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I too need one of those clips for one of my spare vents. Also where are you sourcing the balls and the center pot metal part, I need a couple of pot metal pieces replated but if you can buy them I would rather just do that.
I am actually casting them and making them myself. I am doing all of this work in the spare bedroom of my house with the exception of the chroming.
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center vent clip $5
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side vent assembly $80
center assembly $270
center assembly with side vents $340
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:22 AM   #69
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WOW, good job.
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Old 05-17-2014, 10:02 AM   #70
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

i should be working on the vent balls this weekend. i think the center vent is going to be very challenging.
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ball mount set $20
ball felt set $20
center vent clip $5
hardware $5
side vent assembly $80
center assembly $270
center assembly with side vents $340
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Old 05-17-2014, 10:24 AM   #71
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Were going to have to get together sometime...
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:15 AM   #72
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

Got my faceplate the other day, fantastic work! No casting flash, ready to paint, seems less brittle than my oem one! Will paint it this week and move my hardware over, pretty excited to get one thats not cracked and corners gone.
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Old 05-18-2014, 07:47 PM   #73
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

worked on the vent ball mold today. we`ll find out next weekend how it turned out. crossing my fingers never made a sphere before.
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Faceplate $150
any vent $25
ball mount set $20
ball felt set $20
center vent clip $5
hardware $5
side vent assembly $80
center assembly $270
center assembly with side vents $340
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:18 PM   #74
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put me down for two spheres when they are done. Great job!
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:39 AM   #75
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making some headway on the face plates and vent ball mounts.the ones on the far right are an example of not every part turns out good.

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Faceplate $150
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ball mount set $20
ball felt set $20
center vent clip $5
hardware $5
side vent assembly $80
center assembly $270
center assembly with side vents $340
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