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67-68 L and R AC Vents NEW in Box

Here is a pair (left and right) of AC vents that will fit (according to Desert Classic Parts) 67-68 Mustangs. They are new in box. The Best Price I could find for them was $365 at Desert Classic Parts. I am asking $275 with free shipping to lower 48 States. I prefer Pay Pal and I will NOT ask for the friends and family deal. I'll eat the transaction cost.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-25-2018, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Price reduced to $225.
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Price reduced to $225.
I originally listed these as fitting 67-68 mustangs. I was just told that the left vent will not fit a 67, so I looked more carefully at the Desert Classic Parts website and found that the right vent is the C78ACV-RAM and will fit 67 and 68 Mustangs, and that the C88A-CV-LA is the left vent and only fits 68s. They looked the same to me, so I guess you learn something new every day. I would have hated to sell the wrong parts. If anyone is watching this part for their 1967, I apologize for the inconvenience. Since I am selling them as a pair, I am changing the listing to 1968 only. If they do not sell, I may break them up. I would change the title of the original post, but I canít figure out how to do that.
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Well, if you still have them in a couple weeks, I might get back to you on them.
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Well, if you still have them in a couple weeks, I might get back to you on them.
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That will be cool. At over $100 less than from a vendor like CJ Pony or Desert Classic Parts, I'm surprised they haven't already sold. I will be glad to work with you when the time comes.
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Ok, let’s set the record straight. These are reproductions that are not technically concours correct for either 67 or 68.

In 67, Ford used 1 piece vents. The right vent for sale is a very nice reproduction of that vent. In 68 Ford switched to 2 piece breakaway vents for improved crash safety. They also changed the style of the left hand control labels.

Since virtually all 68 vents fail due to inadequate support material in the break away areas, when West Coast Classic Cougar commissioned these parts to be designed they had the 68 versions made as 1 pierce units like the 67.

The 67 units they sell are excellent reproductions of the original. These 68 pieces are also excellent quality but sacrifice some originality to get much improved strength. They are an excellent choice for a non-concours car.

Other than the cosmetic differences, these will work fine in either a 67 or 68.

Note WCC is the cheapest to buy them as they are the owner of the product. Everyone else have to pay a premium to them. They list for about $310 on the WCC web site.

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here is a pair (left and right) of ac vents that will fit (according to desert classic parts) 67-68 mustangs. They are new in box. The best price i could find for them was $365 at desert classic parts. I am asking $275 with free shipping to lower 48 states. I prefer pay pal and i will not ask for the friends and family deal. I'll eat the transaction cost.
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Ah, thatís why my vent is missing! Learn something new every day!

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Ok, letís set the record straight. These are reproductions that are not technically concours correct for either 67 or 68.

In 67, Ford used 1 piece vents. The right vent for sale is a very nice reproduction of that vent. In 68 Ford switched to 2 piece breakaway vents for improved crash safety. They also changed the style of the left hand control labels.

Since virtually all 68 vents fail due to inadequate support material in the break away areas, when West Coast Classic Cougar commissioned these parts to be designed they had the 68 versions made as 1 pierce units like the 67.

The 67 units they sell are excellent reproductions of the original. These 68 pieces are also excellent quality but sacrifice some originality to get much improved strength. They are an excellent choice for a non-concours car.

Other than the cosmetic differences, these will work fine in either a 67 or 68.

Note WCC is the cheapest to buy them as they are the owner of the product. Everyone else have to pay a premium to them. They list for about $310 on the WCC web site.

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Ah, thatís why my vent is missing! Learn something new every day!
Most definitely! Do you need a new vent? I may have one. The chrome wont be perfect, but its better than a whole. If the frame of your part I cracked, you can use epoxy on the back side to hold it together.

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Yep, mine is still missing! I took a quick look, the spring is still there, but Iíll have to double check if the housing is cracked.

It wouldnít need to be perfect, my interior (and entire car) is not! I can send you a PM. Thanks!

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Man, I'm glad I found this information. My drivers side vent "frame" broke right at the bottom bracket when re-installing the vent with minimal effort. Looks like the PO did a repair that was inadequate. Interesting to know they were 2 piece for crash safety. I'm thinking in order to salvage the assembly, I'll simply mount the vent and run some epoxy in the joint. Looks are not as important on this so it should help salvage everything.

Anywho, thanks again Flade
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Man, I'm glad I found this information. My drivers side vent "frame" broke right at the bottom bracket when re-installing the vent with minimal effort. Looks like the PO did a repair that was inadequate. Interesting to know they were 2 piece for crash safety. I'm thinking in order to salvage the assembly, I'll simply mount the vent and run some epoxy in the joint. Looks are not as important on this so it should help salvage everything.

Anywho, thanks again Flade
If you remove the whole assembly then place the vent into the frame and lightly clamp the frame together, you can run epoxy or silicon or another strong adhesive in a bead along the back where the vent and frame meet, you can repair it and itís nearly invisible from the front. You probably need to remove the spring clamp that holds the vent to the frame first.

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If you remove the whole assembly then place the vent into the frame and lightly clamp the frame together, you can run epoxy or silicon or another strong adhesive in a bead along the back where the vent and frame meet, you can repair it and itís nearly invisible from the front. You probably need to remove the spring clamp that holds the vent to the frame first.
This is EXACTLY what I was planning on doing!! Great to know I'm on the right path! Thanks again!
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Got my replacement from Flade . Now gotta work on the install. Have we highjacked this thread yet?!?


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