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#1 Brada

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 04:50 PM

I had not noticed before, maybe the sunlight was just right, but the defroster openings look strange. I have searched for photos on the web to compare but cant find anything. There isn't an insert, maybe someone tried a hack seal job years ago, not sure.

Does this Look normal? Not a pressing issue, but i am just curious.

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 05:18 PM

Kind of hard to see from your picture. Here is one of mine I had on my phone if it helps you for now. There should be ducts running up there. Do you get air there when set to defrost?
Sorry the picture didnt post before. Here it is.

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 05:52 PM

Someone siliconed them. That's not stock.


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Posted 01 June 2020 - 04:36 PM

Thanks for the photos, that is what i was looking for, yes it sure looks like it is a silicone hack job. Will have to search for parts, i might end up taking dash out during future resto. Already have to look into steering column, my post from one year ago about puting original steering wheel and hub on, shaft is reversed 180.

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 11:09 AM

Here is a better view, more straight down. Duct is in place, not sure what the finger paint black silicone is all about. Looking underneath, the outlet (under steering wheel) and the core/case have been messed with, and a missing screw or two (like its owner).

I wonder if someone tried to take it out, or put it back in at some point and broke a part off? Then tried a silly putty repair.

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Edited by Brada, 02 June 2020 - 12:13 PM.





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