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HEATER BOX RESTO #3085756
10/13/22 01:16 PM
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Hello,

I would like to know if anyone can point me to a good resto guy that
restores heater box to OE level.. its for a 70 E-body.

I know Mike Mordarski once did it but not anymore i think.

Thanks
Nicklas

Re: HEATER BOX RESTO [Re: 71redcuda] #3085771
10/13/22 02:33 PM
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If its a non AC box no one would risk shipping that. Undamaged, those are IMPOSSIBLE to find and if you do they are worth over $1500. I know Mike would never ship a box. Not even local.

AC boxes are a dime a dozen but are also easily damaged. IF shipping removre ALL the heavy parts and ship separate from the fragile plastic housing; evap, core and blower motor.


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Re: HEATER BOX RESTO [Re: 71TA] #3085786
10/13/22 03:54 PM
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Farm out the blower motor rebuild and do the rest yourself with the gasket kit from the 71TA (DMT). You can have the part number stamps made, or buy them I think.

I have bought two used heater boxes online and both showed up damaged from shipping monkeys. Found one at a local parts hoarder guy's place and bought it in person.

Re: HEATER BOX RESTO [Re: Neil] #3085789
10/13/22 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Neil
Farm out the blower motor rebuild and do the rest yourself with the gasket kit from the 71TA (DMT). You can have the part number stamps made, or buy them I think.

I have bought two used heater boxes online and both showed up damaged from shipping monkeys. Found one at a local parts hoarder guy's place and bought it in person.



If yours is still ok . . . you should be able to clean it up and redo yourself . . . as said above, the gasket kit from DMT (71TA) is absolutely perfect ! I did my own on my Sport Satellite - AC car . . . cleaned up great, even the stamped part numbers were still there and very visible !

Good luck

Mark

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10/13/22 04:27 PM
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Yes.. maby thats the way to go.. i have a restored motor from Bill Meerholz to use..

But the plastic is no good . So need to fix that + all gaskets.

Thanks for all replies.

Nicklas

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10/13/22 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by 71redcuda
Yes.. maby thats the way to go.. i have a restored motor from Bill Meerholz to use..

But the plastic is no good . So need to fix that + all gaskets.

Thanks for all replies.

Nicklas

That plastic is the key to restoring the box. The rest is easy the box itself cannot be repaired. You would have to repaint it black which is not correct.


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Re: HEATER BOX RESTO [Re: 71TA] #3085866
10/13/22 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by 71TA
If its a non AC box no one would risk shipping that. Undamaged, those are IMPOSSIBLE to find and if you do they are worth over $1500. I know Mike would never ship a box. Not even local.

AC boxes are a dime a dozen but are also easily damaged. IF shipping removre ALL the heavy parts and ship separate from the fragile plastic housing; evap, core and blower motor.


Shipping it International, you have to have it crated at least.
Then there's the costs to ship both ways? Can only imagine that.
And then hope it doesn't get damaged on either trip overseas?

Re: HEATER BOX RESTO [Re: PhillyRag] #3085867
10/14/22 12:00 AM
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Yes.. you better belive it easier to restore/buy parts within USA.

Its for this aar cuda
https://www.garaget.org/mypage/?page=gallery&user=106330&album=62026

Re: HEATER BOX RESTO [Re: 71redcuda] #3085883
10/14/22 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by 71redcuda
Yes.. maby thats the way to go.. i have a restored motor from Bill Meerholz to use..

But the plastic is no good . So need to fix that + all gaskets.

Thanks for all replies.

Nicklas


Mike Ross (HEMICUDA) from BEA repaired one with plastic repair and duplicated the fiber appearance as well. The results of which were once documented on another site (the OP of that thread sadly deleted the thread and the info is lost).







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