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Offline caspian65

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plastic heater plenum
« on: April 05, 2010, 04:58:08 PM »
Thought this was a pretty strong price for something that is technically incorrect:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230454627288&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT

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Re: plastic heater plenum
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2010, 05:40:45 PM »
I saw that too, few people went wild who probably didn't know the difference.
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Re: plastic heater plenum
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2010, 05:58:54 PM »
I have one identical, figured it was just a novelty item.  Maybe I should list it!
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Re: plastic heater plenum
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2010, 06:58:30 PM »
What is it's intended application? I assume from the part number it wasn't for the mustang originally.

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Re: plastic heater plenum
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2010, 06:59:01 PM »
Charles.

Surely if listed by the MCA national head judge it would go for at least double that price.
no wonder you didnt want to sell it to me last year.  Hahaha!!!

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Re: plastic heater plenum
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2010, 07:49:42 PM »
Nah, I wouldn't flaunt my position with MCA for personal gain.

It will be here when you arrive later in the year.   8)
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Re: plastic heater plenum
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2010, 10:03:16 PM »
Why is it not technically correct?  Curious minds would like to know.

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Re: plastic heater plenum
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2010, 10:29:18 PM »
I'm guessing it's not technically correct, because originals originals were made of cardboard not plastic.

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Re: plastic heater plenum
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2010, 10:45:29 PM »
I came across the listing this morning while doing my "daily checks". I saved a picture for reference, adding it to the "tar" covered one that was listed last year. Interesting the different "styles" that Ford offered as service parts. Personally I think it looks MUCH nicer than the plastic repop being offered...just not for the listing price! ;)
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Re: plastic heater plenum
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2010, 01:18:03 AM »
It's a much improved piece over the original cardboard type.  I suppose if you wanted a genuine Ford part, it would be a decent "upgrade."
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Re: plastic heater plenum
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2010, 10:35:11 PM »
so now if they would just repop the cardboard ones . it would be another part were would be forced to buy.

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Re: plastic heater plenum
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2010, 12:46:38 AM »
so now if they would just repop the cardboard ones . it would be another part were would be forced to buy.
You are most likely kidding but if someone would repro one correctly it would be a welcome addition to the growing number of correct reproduction items needed and wanted by our community to better represent the historical build aspect of the cars IMHO. Bob
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Re: plastic heater plenum
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2010, 01:54:22 AM »
To complete the picture or at least  show some who may never have seen a nice original version
Only one I've seen - thought it was allot of money when I found it in the 80's








Agree - this would be a great piece to reproduce though not sure if it would be viable. Sure an easy item to deduct for - especially in the northern and eastern regions of the US
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Re: plastic heater plenum
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2010, 02:34:18 AM »
I'm sure you are on the lookout for a '67 June/July car that you can use that piece on, right?!?!   ;D   :o

I think a faithful reproduction could be sold in the $30-50 price range.  Would be interesting to do some research on the proper tooling to make such a part.  It's not quite as straight-forward as a glove-box liner.
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Re: plastic heater plenum
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2017, 04:41:44 PM »
Jeff -- can you restore the pics? It's been a few decades since I've seen a nice one.
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