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Username Post: 55 Sport Coupe - 396 LT1 - T56
2Loose 
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11-15-19 01:30 PM - Post#2780233    
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When I tried to fit the face plate for the controls in the dash opening,
the opening was just a hair too narrow, so much for the claim that
the '55 Chevy pickup unit will fit in the sedan!!!

The edges of the opening are rolled in, so with a body hammer,
I carefully "rolled" the left side edge until the face plate fit....



I got a good fit, now I find that the face plate for the truck is shorter
than the sedan, so there's an opening at the bottom....



Made an adapter plate to bolt the bottom of the face plate
into position in the dash, keeping the top located as
high up in the opening as I can....



Cut a piece of 1/4" aluminum plate, drilled it and tapped it to match
the two holes in the face plate and the two holes at the
bottom of the dash opening....



Had a box of various length of #12-24 screws, so used those....



It bolted right up and is nice and solid....



While I had the unit partially apart, painted everything that I could,
and reassembled it after everything was dry....



Everything is looking good, full function and movement on all controls....



Heat/cold controls (vertical sliders) all the way up at full cold



Now all the way down for full heat....



The upper controls, the fan is off, the air flow is at the dash....



Air flow (lower lever) at the dash outlets...



Fan (upper lever) at max....



How am I going to get this into the dash opening



It took removal of a couple of parts, some jiggling around, but I got it in....



Plugged in the control harness to the three slider units,
The controls still move nicely without hitting anything,
and the unit is mounted nice and solid....

I still have quite a bit of wiring to do before
I can put power to this unit and test it out...
Soon though....
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