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Old 04-28-2003, 02:41 PM   #1
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Default Dash Vent Piece Missing?????

I have my dash apart on my 69.

You know the black plastic deflector that directs air upward from the center of the console to the top center of the dash for defrost/defog?.....well it is not connected at its lower (inlet) side. It appears to be about 2" shy of connecting with another plenum box.

Is this one of those expandable plasic or paper tubes that is to connect it? :crazy:


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Old 04-29-2003, 04:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: Dash Vent Piece Missing????? (kaiserbud)

Not familiar with C3's, but C2's (and all other Chevrolet products) are designed with a gap between the defroster outlet on the heater case and the upper defroster duct to isolate the two; if they were connected, the noise and vibration from the heater blower would be transmitted to and amplified by the upper dash panel. :thumbs:
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Old 04-29-2003, 04:59 PM   #3
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I will have to take a pic for your review, but - that means a gap in between - and obvious substantial loss of air/flow :eek:
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Default Re: Dash Vent Piece Missing????? (kaiserbud)

kaiserbud,

I recently had my dash appart to do the heater core... and I dont recall any ducts actually not touching. Some were kind of loose... and the one you mentioned might be the one that had a POOR fit in mine as well... I did duct taped one of the bad fitting joints! Just a wrap or two...! I did take some pictures, but that one got by without a snapshot! Sorry!

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Old 05-07-2003, 07:51 PM   #5
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I will try to get a pic and post it - mine seems kinda far away.... :smash:
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Old 05-08-2003, 11:31 PM   #6
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Harry,

Two inches is a bit far. But yes they do not touch. Check that everything is bolting up correctly. The whole dash is a big fat PITA as far as I am concerned. Been there, done that.

PS IOU a reply to your email, I think?

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Old 05-10-2003, 04:05 PM   #7
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Hey Geroge - I am finally getting email notifications from CF on topics I am involved in ! :)

I need to do the pic thing and post. yes - it is too far apart and I think the left side of the heater core boix may not be mounted with a screw... will assess - hopefully tomorrow.
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