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Thread: 1955 Heater Control issue

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    Registered Member BamaNomad's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpion1110 View Post
    Bama, want to sell your spare? I just need a frame. I checked ebay and whats out there is currently complete assemblies.

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    Scorp... I'm not sure this one is a spare, since I disassembled my '55 Nomad (partially) back in the 70's... this one may be from it. If you can't find one quickly, I'll check my other shop and see if I have additional ones lying around.

    PS. I'm pretty certain either the '55 or the '56 would work and no one would know the difference.

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    I think Cnut is correct, the difference is how the cables attach. The cables are different too for the same reason.

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    The housing, switch, and wiring is different also.

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    So I started working on straightening the frame. I have it pretty close; it looks like its off about an 1/8" now, looking at the cable retaining plate at the back.

    I drilled out the rivets holding the retainer, and using the bench vise began working on it. I will post pics when I am done. I figured it was worth a shot, plus the box of junk parts from the wagon is overflowing.

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    Post some updated photos of your work Scorp, and let us know how it's going...

    I had to put a post out here to make sure the site was still working..

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    In the spirit of "Dont let the perfect be the enemy of the Good",

    I got it to about 1/8" off

    Here is where it started:
    Heater Control 2.jpg

    Here it is now:
    HC straight.jpg

    I had to relocate 2 rivets and you can see how much its off, about an 1/8":
    hc rivit.jpg

    Heres how it looks in front:
    HC straight 2.jpg

    It fits in the dash fairly well. Because I couldnt get it fully straight without risking damage, when I put the cable holder in back and fit the rivets, it threw it off, so I redrilled.

    Not perfect but useable.

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    1955 Chevy 2-door Wagon
    1967 MGB GT
    1970 Honda Trail 70
    1974 Yamaha 175 Enduro
    2004 Tacoma 4x4

    I lost my best friend on 10/3/2018. Rest in Peace Dear Lucy. I miss you everyday.

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