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Linoman

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Location : Holland, MI
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Defroster vent nozzle option

Post by Linoman on Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:41 pm

This summer I discovered the reason for the anemic defrosting on the drivers side of the windshield, the nozzle was hanging by one screw sending most of the heat under the dash instead up onto the windshield. I saw some replacements on line, but they went for more than I wanted to send at the time so I had to get creative.



The nozzles reminded me of a vac nozzle so I tried several until I found one that fit. I ended up with a wet pickup nozzle for the Rigid shop vac available at Home Depot. I had to remove the rubber squeegee from it and drill a couple of holes to mount them. They fit perfectly over the underside slots of the dash, and the stock heater hose fit snug enough they don't need clamps.









I don't know if I saved any money in the end, they cost me about $12.50 each, but I'm confident they won't rip off from their mounts. ~ Tim
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G-Man
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Re: Defroster vent nozzle option

Post by G-Man on Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:56 pm

Tim your fix is just bad a$$, very inventive

you should add this fix to the How it's done section
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EconoUSAparts

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Re: Defroster vent nozzle option

Post by EconoUSAparts on Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:02 pm

Thats cool as hell. Great find!!!!
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EconoCarl

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Re: Defroster vent nozzle option

Post by EconoCarl on Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:06 pm

Very nice! Idea
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PinballFreak

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Re: Defroster vent nozzle option

Post by PinballFreak on Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:59 pm

Do you have a part number handy?
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Sy Hollinshead

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Re: Defroster vent nozzle option

Post by Sy Hollinshead on Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:24 pm

I need something like that as well. Will have to look on ebay...
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econopoor
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Re: Defroster vent nozzle option

Post by econopoor on Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:32 am

Very creative,

Duane in Tennessee
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G-Man
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Re: Defroster vent nozzle option

Post by G-Man on Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:54 am

If your looking for this part in your area, check your local janitorial supply. Take in your vent to look for a match. The nice thing about this repair is it's new plastic and not a brittle replacement
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Mr Hill Billy

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Re: Defroster vent nozzle option

Post by Mr Hill Billy on Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:54 am

cheers very nice! was wondering how to fix mine. cheers
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BvrWally

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Re: Defroster vent nozzle option

Post by BvrWally on Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:48 am

"NOW" that's thinking outside of the proverbial "Box"!!! lol
Good one!
B.W. Smile
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MikeShums

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Re: Defroster vent nozzle option

Post by MikeShums on Tue May 17, 2011 2:09 pm

this is on my list of to-do's for this spring. This thread needs a bump.
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Twinpilot001

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Re: Defroster vent nozzle option

Post by Twinpilot001 on Tue May 17, 2011 2:57 pm

GREAT FIX !!
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EconoUSAparts

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Re: Defroster vent nozzle option

Post by EconoUSAparts on Tue May 17, 2011 6:55 pm

So if the nozzle works why not use some old vacuum cleaner hose sections as replacements for the brittle,torn originals? Better yet,hook up a shop vac to it while your at it on reverse(blowing air out instead of in) for turbo defrost:-)
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Linoman

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Location : Holland, MI
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Re: Defroster vent nozzle option

Post by Linoman on Wed May 18, 2011 3:32 am

Actually I tried replacing the hoses with vacuum hoses, but none of the ones I tried would fit on the heater correctly.

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Re: Defroster vent nozzle option

Post by Guest on Tue May 31, 2011 8:58 pm

This was very interesting and filed for future work on my trucks. They do not defrost well. This may remedy the problem. The old system has too many air leaks.
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Devo

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Re: Defroster vent nozzle option

Post by Devo on Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:56 pm

this so hell-a-rocks! i just picked up a '62 and of course... needs vac nozzle!
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slinky52

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Part Nimber?

Post by slinky52 on Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:18 am

Did anyone ever find out the PN or the model vac this went to?
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dennis wagner

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defroster vent

Post by dennis wagner on Mon May 01, 2017 4:30 pm

I purchased them at Home Depot. They are in the Rigid shop vacuum section.
You can trim the rubber sweep portion of the vacuum attachment so items don't fall down into the new defroster vent on the dash and end up in the heater.
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Canada17

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Re: Defroster vent nozzle option

Post by Canada17 on Mon May 01, 2017 4:58 pm

You sir are a genius.
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jrdunn96

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Re: Defroster vent nozzle option

Post by jrdunn96 on Mon May 01, 2017 6:53 pm

Canada17 wrote:You sir are a genius.
+1
Jim

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