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Username Post: original ac vents        (Topic#356262)
Chuck S 
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05-02-19 09:53 AM - Post#2765551    

I am looking for the original dash panel that had the ac vents directly in the panel and not hanging off the bottom of the dash. [image] ccessories/1956ChevroletA ccessoriesBo/56acc04_JPG.html[/image] It seems as though the end cap can be replaced with one that has the holes for AC inserts. any ideas???


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05-03-19 03:19 PM - Post#2765660    
    In response to Chuck S

Your picture did not come up. If you are not a supporting member, you have to join a photo hosting site and upload from the site. From the info in the text that came up, I take it you have a 1956 Chevy. A/C vent holes were simply cut into the dash. There isn’t a separate panel. You need a template to cut the holes out. I am not familiar with the ‘56 vents, only the ‘57s, and even those I’m not too familiar with. The knee knocker units were usually dealer installed.

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05-03-19 08:26 PM - Post#2765677    
    In response to Chuck S

If this is the pic you were trying to show, Wagonman100 is totally correct. Finding the template will be the hard part other than finding someone willing to make one from their dash.
The dash panel is welded into the body so it would be a major job to replace one.

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Edited by WagonMan on 05-03-19 08:27 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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05-05-19 10:46 AM - Post#2765765    
    In response to WagonMan

One more thing. The holes for the vents are actually half in the main dash and half in the side piece. The factory had to cut the hole too, no special parts for a/c vents.

A 3-1/2" hole saw with a long pilot bit (or even replace it with a plain rod) held in a drill motor with the pilot horizontal to the ground is the easiest way to cut these holes.

The repro vents come with a template to locate the holes.


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