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Old 06-01-2012, 08:14:12 PM   #1
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Has anyone installed OER AC vents in lower dash?

Just bought the OER AC vents for the right and left side of lower dash. They dont tell you that they do not come as a complete assembly with the chrome lever/knob thats used to open and close the vents so you have to reuse your current ones. My question to those who have done this is how did you attach the lever to the new OER vent? The raised round area on the OER vent where the lever attaches is a little smaller in diameter than the mating area on the lever plus there is no hole for what I'll call a rivet. Even if you drill ahole and make the rivet a tight fit that will be the only thing holding the lever on. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:30:00 PM   #2
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are you talking about these ?



http://www.fbodywarehouse.com/fbw/pr...productid=1899

Lately these have been showing up on Ebay as copies & they are great. I assume you have a '70 by your screen name, they are worth the money spent
1970 Camaro Assembly Manual. they usually run about 20 to 25 by the time you add shipping, sometimes it is included & it is like 23 to 25

When my car was being done over, I bought 2 of them, one ofor the shop & one for me (altho I have a 1973)
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:45:21 PM   #3
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I just checked me OER vents and the tabs are on them. They look just like my originals on a 78. They arent chromed knobs though.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:18:38 PM   #4
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are you talking about these ?



http://www.fbodywarehouse.com/fbw/pr...productid=1899

Lately these have been showing up on Ebay as copies & they are great. I assume you have a '70 by your screen name, they are worth the money spent
1970 Camaro Assembly Manual. they usually run about 20 to 25 by the time you add shipping, sometimes it is included & it is like 23 to 25

When my car was being done over, I bought 2 of them, one ofor the shop & one for me (altho I have a 1973)

Yes, those are the vents Im talking about and yes Ive got a 70 camaro. Can anyone help with how to mount the lever/knob that opens/closes the vents?
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:18:47 PM   #5
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here is my 73 and no lever to open and close . just a little finger grip thing to shut the louvers . louvers are dash texture on the close side .. are you sure there from a camaro ? all the second gens ive seen look like mine , but maybe its a 70 thing ?
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:51:22 PM   #6
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i was cruising ebay and found 2 70 camaros with A/C and low and behold , a chrome lever to shut off the air supply . just 1 more thing that was a 70 only thing... as far as grafting them onto the new piece , i couldn't tell you as i can't see the working parts . but here it is ...
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:13:40 PM   #7
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Never knew that either..
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Interesting. I hadnt seen that before either,
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:01:35 AM   #9
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Looks like that would be on the housing for the vent but i'v never seen one before...hmm
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:49:48 AM   #10
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I have always seen that knob but never payed any immediate attention to it.
I was also looking at new vents mine are for my 71 Camaro no A/C is it worth buying mine aren't broken but just color worn, so basically just for looks I want them...?
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:05:55 PM   #11
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i guess they would work , but if you notice the louvers on the non A/C vents are vertical and larger . the A/C vents are horizontal and have the small blocked off area on the inboard side . I'm not sure of the goose neck angle either from A/C to non A/C
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:02:46 PM   #12
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i can tell you the grain on the rectangle filler piece on the oer ac vents is craptastic compared to the originals and the black color is off too. i bought the oer vents snapped the plastic case and transferred the chrome vent to the orignal housing and then melted the original housing back together, the way the entire vent sat in the dash was a little off too. pic of the new vent in the old housing
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:14:20 PM   #13
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It's pretty sad technology being what it is today that a company cannot precisely duplicate a piece of plastic or trim or....that a manufacturer or manufacturers produced using crude technology over 20 years ago. GM does not give a crap if these reproductions are correct they just want the almighty dollars from the sales.
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:45:53 PM   #14
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Yep^^^ Bs
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:10:05 PM   #15
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GM does not give a crap if these reproductions are correct they just want the almighty dollars from the sales.
well , these cars weren't meant ( or built ) to last in the first place sooo....
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