Air vent / kick panel interior gaskets

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Air vent / kick panel interior gaskets

Postby Zorm » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:50 am

Anyone have a line on where I can find these, or does the one that DC has work for both sides. I got a 71 Camper special and its a flat pull/push type on the drivers side and a rotate up / connected to the heater box on the other side.

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Re: Air vent / kick panel interior gaskets

Postby basketcase0302 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:11 pm

Zorm wrote:Anyone have a line on where I can find these, or does the one that DC has work for both sides. I got a 71 Camper special and its a flat pull/push type on the drivers side and a rotate up / connected to the heater box on the other side.

thanks



I had to look at my pictures, (thanks photobucket or I'd have the link to show you from my build). The openings on both the passenger and drivers side are the same rectangular shaped opening-so I'd say the gaskets are the same. I couldn't remember if I replaced them on my 71' that I built or not as i completely rebuilt the entire heater plenum.
NPD is showing a gasket but I'd call them to confirm it's the correct one:

http://www.nationalpartsdepot.com/flipb ... 1979#p=172
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Re: Air vent / kick panel interior gaskets

Postby basketcase0302 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:13 pm

It's not even showing the gasket here but I remember it being a foam type about 1/8" thick that goes between the plastic duct and the metal firewall:

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A lot of "oddball" Ford parts collected from working on them for 34 years now!
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Re: Air vent / kick panel interior gaskets

Postby Zorm » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:52 am

Thanks basketcase0302.
I really wasn't looking to remove the heater box but I had to take care of the surface rust issues in the fresh air vent duct/ cowl area. I thought since I have it out, might rebuilt it but everything moves real smooth and the rubber accordion piece between the air vent and the box i still real pliable and in great shape, just dirty. So I think its just a coat of paint, replace the heater core while its out and slap her back in, Oh, I do need 1 new defrost duct, may as well replace both of em.
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Re: Air vent / kick panel interior gaskets

Postby basketcase0302 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:35 am

Seldom seen one of our bumps where the round defrost ducting wasn't rotted away.
Good time, (summer) to make sure it's all working fine. Make sure to give the cables some spray lithium grease before you hook them back up and you'll be thankful down the road. And stick the shop vac down in the opening of the vents as well as blow compressed air down into there you won't believe the leaves and crap that will come out of there saving your lower fender from rotting away! :thup:
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71 F-350 dually flatbed, "little 302" (some folks here call them) .030 over V-8 with a "baby"C-6, B & M "ghetto" truckshifter, Dana70/4.11 ratio, intermittent wipers, tilt steering, full LED lighting on the flat bed, and no stereo yet (this way I can hear the rattles to diagnose)! SOLD!
A lot of "oddball" Ford parts collected from working on them for 34 years now!
2008 Ford Escape 4 x 4


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