evaporator core housing

evaporator core housing

Postby pannebreaux [OP] » April 2nd 2017, 12:33pm

looking for a source for a replacement housing for my evaporator core. does anyone make one that doesn't crumble to pieces?
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Re: evaporator core housing

Postby Leeann_93 » April 2nd 2017, 3:11pm

iirc, Jack got one of the last new OEM ones available, saying they're no longer made. You could do a search on eBay, etc to see if anyone still has one or two.

Other than that, it's grabbing one from a junkyard - carefully - and painting with the plastic paint stuff to keep it together after you install it.
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Re: evaporator core housing

Postby pannebreaux [OP] » April 3rd 2017, 2:01pm

i was afraid that was going to be the answer. i haven't attempted to take it apart yet and i'm wondering if i could fiberglass or reinforce it in some way before i try to get it apart. what is this magical "plastic paint stuff" you speak of?
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Re: evaporator core housing

Postby chevymaher » April 3rd 2017, 3:04pm

Fiberglass would fix it. Just wait till it is off and lay a couple layers of mat on the outside if it. That is how they fix corvettes that been tagged and are all cracked up. Just on the inside on a vette.
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Re: evaporator core housing

Postby Leeann_93 » April 3rd 2017, 10:20pm

If you can deal with fiberglass, that's your best option.
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Re: evaporator core housing

Postby chevymaher » April 3rd 2017, 10:57pm

Leeann_93 wrote:If you can deal with fiberglass, that's your best option.



I just started putting stringers in my boat. I will be dealing with alot of it. Getting the van/chev rebuild treatment.
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Re: evaporator core housing

Postby 97cargocrawler » April 4th 2017, 8:55am

:happy-smileyinthebox:
I got the very last one.
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Re: evaporator core housing

Postby pannebreaux [OP] » April 8th 2017, 6:31pm

i'm trying poor man's fiberglass a la titebond III. inventing new cuss words as i attempt to remove the screws. they'll need to add a few pages to the dictionary by the time i''m done. whoever decided to put the screw in against the fender well needs to have his hands chopped off. i had to grind a 3/16" wrench to fit and fight it the whole way. that one will be replaced with tape.

do both halves of the outer case need to be unscrewed to get the evaporator out or just the right side?
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Re: evaporator core housing

Postby pannebreaux [OP] » April 8th 2017, 8:14pm

i finally got it off, mostly in one piece, thanks to the titebond and canvas. now that it's off, i'm scratching my head wondering what purpose does it serve, other than to hide the inside cover? is it even needed?
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Re: evaporator core housing

Postby Don1806 » April 19th 2017, 12:36am

Mine is still mostly intact, but from years of various repairs is cracked and was letting hot air get sucked in from the engine compartment. I ended up using Duct Seal which is kind of like a putty to seal the cracks along the seams and around the blower motor where it was sucking in air. The stuff stays somewhat pliable, but stays where you put it after it sets up from the engine heat. It does have a smell kind of like modeling clay when you first apply it, but that goes away. They have it in 1 lb and 5 lb blocks at Home Depot.

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