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Old 05-05-2014, 08:29 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 05-05-2014, 08:50 AM   #2
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

OOOO, you just made thousands of new best friends with that picture.
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:55 AM   #3
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Awesome
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:07 AM   #4
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

There will definitely be a market!!....I'm in
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:58 AM   #5
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Looks like money to me LOL
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:09 AM   #6
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

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
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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 05-05-2014, 10:15 AM   #7
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

Nice work
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:46 AM   #8
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

Looks great!!!
If the price is reasonable I would totally be interested..
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:02 AM   #9
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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
Most don't realize the time factor in getting something like this done. That drives the price up to make it profitable.
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:51 AM   #10
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

Are you going to sell the parts individually or as a package only?
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:32 PM   #11
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

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.
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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 05-05-2014, 12:42 PM   #12
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

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.
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:13 PM   #13
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

first the part looks like a tan color.



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.
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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
any order over $100 Free Shipping
prices do not include any fees if applicable
orders will come with a template to cut the dashboard and info on where to get your vent balls chromed and how to prep them.

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Old 05-05-2014, 02:25 PM   #14
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

then i use this paint . its a very close match to the original Fawn. note...if you want yours unpainted let me know.


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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
any order over $100 Free Shipping
prices do not include any fees if applicable
orders will come with a template to cut the dashboard and info on where to get your vent balls chromed and how to prep them.

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Old 05-05-2014, 02:40 PM   #15
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

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)?
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:44 PM   #16
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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)?
everything will be exactly the same to the best of my ability.
the screws and clip might be a little different but thats all.
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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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prices do not include any fees if applicable
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:46 PM   #17
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

As long as it could be made to work with my existing parts, count me in! Minor differences don't matter
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

Any copyrights or trademark issues with the bowtie on it?
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Old 05-05-2014, 03:45 PM   #19
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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.
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ball mount set $20
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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 05-05-2014, 04:56 PM   #20
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

I kind of like having the corner broken off...adds some style and patina points.
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

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!!
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:41 PM   #22
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now all you gotta do is make the rubber floor mats and we'll all be good
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

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.



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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
any order over $100 Free Shipping
prices do not include any fees if applicable
orders will come with a template to cut the dashboard and info on where to get your vent balls chromed and how to prep them.

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Old 05-05-2014, 08:41 PM   #24
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

That is looking nice!

I need one of the main plastic pieces to replace my cracked one
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Re: 1964-1966 center a/c vent

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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