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restored car heaters lets see them ....before and afters.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lorodz, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. lorodz
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    heres one i like, i have one like it lets see yours

    anyone know where i can buy this kinda hamer tone paint?

    this is the exact one i have
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  2. Here is one and it needs to go! Allways thought I'd get around restoring it one day.
     
  3. lorodz
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    i like it with the 2 blower holes ..just a little to big for me ..great heater though.
     
  4. gtkane
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    I'm pretty sure Tremclad(Rustoleum) has hammertone paint similar to that...
     

  5. Skirv
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    I don't have a before picture but it was pretty beat up. I bought the hammertone paint at Home Depot.

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  6. lorodz
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    thats sweet
     
  7. Rich Wright
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    I rebuilt this one for my '36 Pickup....I don't have any "before" shots of the back side of the can, but it was just as rusty as the front...Hammertone paint is rustoleum rattlecan.
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  8. Da Tinman
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    whoa,,, you gotta part # for that Spal fan?????? What cfm is it?
     
  9. lorodz
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    they sell them small spal fans at pep boys i just got one 10 inch 60 bucks i was like damn expensive for a small fan ...
     
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  11. brucer
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    from western ky

    you could use a 90 or 120mm computer case fan..
     
  12. lorodz
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    radio shack computor fan 30 bucks very slim and powerful...thats what i picked up for mine im going to redo
     
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  15. BinderRod
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  16. Mine is a Firestone "Standard" unit. I used a SPAL puller fan.

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  17. Kustomline54
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    wow, these look great!
     
  18. Spud
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    from Ohio

    1938 Buick
     

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  19. ALL very nice restorations, thinks for posting pic & info.
     
  20. Da Tinman
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    Computor fans are kinda wimpy on cfm, I used one in the Crusher 32, but I would like to have one that moved a lot more air.

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    and for the defroggers I put a pair of 3" fans at the base of the vent.

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    its all off for bodywork and paint now.
     
  21. killer idea on the fans for the defrosters!!
     
  22. hotrodjeep
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    Here are some before shots:

    Who knows if I'll get to use them.

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  23. Southwinds that I had planned on using....

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  24. Rich Wright
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    I got this one on E-bay for $35.00. Cant remember right off hand what the cfm is. It's a 5" fan intended for water cooled bikes. More than powerful enough for a heater.

    Go to Spal website for the specs on all their small fans, then search e-bay for the one that fits your requirements. E-bay is FULL of these things.....
     
  25. Merlin
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    That looks alot like the one that was in my 54 F100, Do you know what year Ford it's out of by chance?
     
  26. Von Rigg Fink
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    Im still working on this one..

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  27. mopar210
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    here is mine , converted to 12 volt motor , i also have a 3 spped 12 volt switch , i may sell this also , if anyone is interested .
     

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  28. ntxcustoms
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    Kick ass thread...I love restoring house hold fans to.
     
  29. Canuck
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    Don't have room on the firewall for a heater, Model A with firewall kicked back about 6", but rules here require at least a defrost set up so. -- A friend gave me this old heater and with a bit of modification, custom made back to shorten the back, adding two small fans and a speed control using a GM heater fan resistor and a SPDT switch. -- A Defrost Blower:

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    Those little guys move a lot of air, double impellers in each one and high amperage. Just $3 each at Princess Auto (Canadian Harbour Freight) in their surplus section. Bought a extra as a spare just in case.

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    Punched some louver for a bottom with my home made louver press. The louvers are on the bottom to allow air input from floor to the defrost.

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  30. BBYBMR
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    One I rebuilt - can't find the before pics. I redid the water routing so they don't go thru the dash, but from the bottom.

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