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Old 01-20-2019, 12:01 PM   #1
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Where can I find this part??

Maybe I am typing it in wrong, but I can not seem to find this air flap anywhere online. Mine is split all the way down the middle so basically it is useless.

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Old 01-20-2019, 03:05 PM   #2
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Re: Where can I find this part??

https://www.oldairproducts.com/produ...s/vacuum-parts
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Old 01-20-2019, 03:14 PM   #3
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THANks but i am referring to the plastic part. Not the actuator.

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Old 01-20-2019, 05:36 PM   #4
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Re: Where can I find this part??

Can you tell us what year truck you have and where exactly the plastic part goes? Is it something to do with the a/c ductwork? I can't tell from the flat plastic what it might be.
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Old 01-20-2019, 05:42 PM   #5
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Can you tell us what year truck you have and where exactly the plastic part goes? Is it something to do with the a/c ductwork? I can't tell from the flat plastic what it might be.
Yeah sorry. Its an 83 c10 with AC. This part goes on the pass side under the hood cowl.

I believe it allows fresh air in once vacuum is applied to the actuator. The actuator should push open the flap. But with my piece the flap is split open where it should "pivot" so basically its useless.
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:32 PM   #6
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Re: Where can I find this part??

Any one else have an idea on where to find a replacement part?
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Old 01-22-2019, 02:12 PM   #7
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Is there enough material left on the broken side that you could fasten another piece to it?
I wouldn't worry too much about it anyway, they don't block much air on Recirculate to make a big difference!
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Old 01-22-2019, 03:16 PM   #8
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Maybe I am typing it in wrong, but I can not seem to find this air flap anywhere online. Mine is split all the way down the middle so basically it is useless.

Thanks
Clean it very well and plastic weld it. A lot of these plastic parts are unavailable and the only way to fix the problem is repair the part. Find the compatible plastic and weld it in. It's probably PP plastic, but could be something else. Start viewing YouTube videos on plastic welding to get a good idea of what's needed. Sometimes just a simple soldering iron with the correct tip will do the job. I repaired a radiator shroud on the '97 K2500 I have with this technique.
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Old 01-22-2019, 03:18 PM   #9
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And I add that you can't hurt it any worse than it already is...
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Old 01-22-2019, 05:23 PM   #10
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Clean it very well and plastic weld it. A lot of these plastic parts are unavailable and the only way to fix the problem is repair the part. Find the compatible plastic and weld it in. It's probably PP plastic, but could be something else. Start viewing YouTube videos on plastic welding to get a good idea of what's needed. Sometimes just a simple soldering iron with the correct tip will do the job. I repaired a radiator shroud on the '97 K2500 I have with this technique.
This was my first thought actually, just to plastic weld it back together. But I was thinking how that section still needed movement and maybe welding it would restrict the movement of the flap making it useless. Maybe I stitch weld it and use silicon in between which will allow it to flex.

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Old 01-22-2019, 10:09 PM   #11
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Any chance you could use a small piano hinge on it?.....
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:46 PM   #12
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Can try searching by part number, might find one or be able to use it for reference when contacting places:

http://www.gmpartswiki.com/getbigpage?pageid=58273
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Old 01-31-2019, 07:27 AM   #13
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Re: Where can I find this part??

Since its the hinge part that broke, any repair will have to be flexible. piano hinge is a good idea but it may rust since it's out under the cowl. I might try making a hinge out of vinyl from a fabric store. once glued on each side, it should keep it in place, give the flexibity to open and close, and not rust in the long term.
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Old 01-31-2019, 05:09 PM   #14
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Since its the hinge part that broke, any repair will have to be flexible. piano hinge is a good idea but it may rust since it's out under the cowl. I might try making a hinge out of vinyl from a fabric store. once glued on each side, it should keep it in place, give the flexibity to open and close, and not rust in the long term.
Thanks for all the tips guys. I dont have much time right now to get on to fixing this. But when I do I will post back up.

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Old 02-01-2019, 12:21 AM   #15
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A piece of innertube and staples?
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Old 02-02-2019, 12:11 AM   #16
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Those AC enclosure assemblies are quite the trick to restore back to original function! I’ve restored several and yes parts are very tough to obtain. I’ve even thought about creating a seperate business offering restored AC assemblies but the cost and labor to do one I’m sure is more than 90% of people would pay for-and the 10% of those who would isnt enough to make it worthwhile. I suggest some good ole fashioned junkyard time taking a few apart until you find a good one for parts. Again, Suburbans make great donor trucks!
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:08 PM   #17
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Hay 44, I sent you a PM.Do you still need the flapper for the outside air ? I was taking parts off a scrapper truck I removed the piece. If you still need it I will send it to you just pay shipping.

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Since I did not get any response back from 44boggers, I am offer the same deal to anyone else. It is free except you just pay the shipping cost.

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Old 02-15-2019, 11:12 AM   #19
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Since I did not get any response back from 44boggers, I am offer the same deal to anyone else. It is free except you just pay the shipping cost.

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Hey John

Sorry I have been offline. I did not get a pm from you. But yes I am interested in your ac part.

Please send me another pm with some details.

Thanks buddy

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Old 02-15-2019, 04:57 PM   #20
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Hello 44boggers, I sent you a PM. Package was sent out today, You should get it by Monday the 25th.

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