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I did not know those were available.

Collective effort is cool

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Unrelated to the front end, the passenger side visor arm broke off. Having a heck of a time to find one. Any ideas on where can I find it? I was thinking of trying to drill and tap it and use a bolt. Not sure if I can even do that with that metal.
 

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Sun visor arm -

1965/1966 full sized Ford built after 1/4/1965 (Prior to that date is painted) chrome, All body styles except convertible.
C5AZ 6204144 A either side
1965/1966 full sized Mercury is the same

You may have a better chance on a 1966 since the chrome arm was used in the full model year

And this may be a situation you have to buy a whole sun visor to get the arm.

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Action or Desert do you have any suggestions on a file for knocking down the welds?
Hello Michael Rosepal,

I don't have a separate picture of it, but I like the mini belt sander for a confined area such as your backing plate pads. You could use the standard cut off wheel if your hand is steady enough. If you decide on the mini-belt sander spend the money and get good belts from places like Astro, do not buy the cheap crap from Harbor Freight or other such stores.



That would be my suggestion for you.

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Hello Michael Rosepal,

I don't have a separate picture of it, but I like the mini belt sander for a confined area such as your backing plate pads. You could use the standard cut off wheel if your hand is steady enough. If you decide on the mini-belt sander spend the money and get good belts from places like Astro, do not buy the cheap crap from Harbor Freight or other such stores.



That would be my suggestion for you.

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Desert, I picked up a mini belt sander and it is working great. Thank you for the advice.

I pulled the heater box off to replace the gasket and make some small repairs. There are a couple pictures I’m posting. Can the heater box ( the side that attaches to the firewall ) get wet or will it damage it? also, can I put the fan squirrel cage into my bead box and the paint it or will that make it unbalanced? Should I just leave it alone?
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Hello Michael Rosepal,

You're welcome for the recommendation on the mini-belt sander. I buy the Astro belts for it online.

The back of the heater only cars engine bay plenum has a pressboard inner layer. Yours is in really good shape since every heater only parts car we've had just fell apart. It probably can survive a quick wash but I wouldn't prolong it being wet or using a jet water spray on it. Just a light wash of soap and water and a light rinse if that's what your aim is.

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Should I paint or seal this heater box in some way?
Hello again,

I would suggest you do as the plastic is aging and loosing its plasticizers and becoming brittle. It looks like you have a hole at the top of the plenum? Depending on the condition of the plastic, you can just clear coat the complete enclosure or if the plastic is really falling apart, walnut blast the plastic plenum to basically exfoliate the loose plastic and get to the solid stuff then use fiberglass resin to not only seal it but add strength back in.

I had to do this on a factory HVAC heater core plenum, the plenum is different but the idea is the same. Check it out here 1966 galaxie 500XL Refurbishment

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Hello again,

I would suggest you do as the plastic is aging and loosing its plasticizers and becoming brittle. It looks like you have a hole at the top of the plenum? Depending on the condition of the plastic, you can just clear coat the complete enclosure or if the plastic is really falling apart, walnut blast the plastic plenum to basically exfoliate the loose plastic and get to the solid stuff then use fiberglass resin to not only seal it but add strength back in.

I had to do this on a factory HVAC heater core plenum, the plenum is different but the idea is the same. Check it out here 1966 galaxie 500XL Refurbishment

Just thoughts.

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The hole is on the bottom. Should I use fiberglass resin for the hole repair?
Should I drill the rivets out of the pressboard and remove it? The plastic is in good shape so I will clear coat it. Any suggestions on which type of clear coat? Brush or spray?
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If there is a hole on the bottom, make sure it is not a designed hole to allow moisture/water to leak out before you seal up the hole.
If there isa hole on the top it is not a drain hole.

If you have AC there will be a condensate drain because one of the functions of AC is to pull moisture out of the air. That moisture has to go somewhere. That somewhere is a drain usually with a short hose that goes outside of the vehicle.

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If there is a hole on the bottom, make sure it is not a designed hole to allow moisture/water to leak out before you seal up the hole.
If there isa hole on the top it is not a drain hole.

If you have AC there will be a condensate drain because one of the functions of AC is to pull moisture out of the air. That moisture has to go somewhere. That somewhere is a drain usually with a short hose that goes outside of the vehicle.

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