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Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:09 pm 
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hey fellas

This is aimed mainly at people who have done this mod.

im attempting it atm am and just wondering what experiences people have had with doing it more so was the heaterbox completely replaced, or were teh accessories just added on.

if its easy not to take the box and replace that would be good tro know, more worried about attaching the blend door motor to my current box is my concern.

anyways ill add a heap of pics as i get stuff done :P
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Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:36 pm 
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thought you'd have it done by now! :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:39 pm 
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hmmmm slackness mate slackness
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Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 3:46 pm 
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as long as it's in one piece by the 9th! spose i can't complain - still gotta get round to finishing those seats :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:02 pm 
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as long as it's in one piece by the 9th! spose i can't complain - still gotta get round to finishing those seats :lol:


this is true im more worried about finishing it by saturday when my pares come home from holidays they arent gonna be happy about me making a mess while they are trying to sell this house
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Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:44 pm 
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I've installed 2 conversions, neither one did I have to loosen Or remove the heaterbox to install the blend motor.

The soundproofing can be moved or pushed up to allow more room, Either use timber threads and enlarge the blend door motor plate holes this way you can screw in the motor with self tappers!
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use small nyloc nuts with bolts (8mm) but if you choose this you may damage the foam on the flap itself as ur hands will be sweaty. either way it doesn't take long.

As for the holes on top.... there're pre drilled 95% of the way. Just bend the old rod setup and u can puncture the heaterbox without drilling it!

I used a stanley knife to cut the plastic for the hole where the motor regulator sits. (it has a casting line to follow) and then used sidchrome side cutters to cut the alloy plate behind it and didn't even come near the a/c evaporator!

With the dash out it souldn't take any longer than 45 mins to install the lot!
Like I posted before.... you'll prolly spend more time cleaning everything and it'll take longer to pull the dash and console and refit!

with any luck... you won't pop into any problems!

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:48 pm 
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this is true im more worried about finishing it by saturday when my pares come home from holidays they arent gonna be happy about me making a mess while they are trying to sell this house


hmm, i'd give you a hand but i work till 6am on saturday! if you're in the poocan on sunday lemme know and i'll help get it together!

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:12 pm 
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cheers mate see how it goes, didnt get much done doday i wasnt feeling to good
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Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 12:27 pm 
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So how's progress going with this ????

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 12:52 pm 
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just chanin all the bits and peices on to my current airbox today, goind ok so far still have to cahnge looms and get the blend door motor mounted to the air box
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Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 12:54 pm 
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what you doin with the heater box from your EL?

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 1:18 pm 
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well was prob gonna throw its out as wont be much good once i steal all the bits off it.
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Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 2:26 pm 
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Rapier wrote:
just chanin all the bits and peices on to my current airbox today, goind ok so far still have to cahnge looms and get the blend door motor mounted to the air box
Getting the BDM onto the adaptor may be the biggest issue (this is well covered already) - I found it difficult, due to the thick soundproofing used (maybe futuras use thicker stuff than GLI's), so I suppose you could cut away some of it around that area. I ground off the front lip of the adaptor - leave the rest so the arm will locate in it properly - it made slipping the motor pin into it a lot easier. You can use the same type of self tappers that mount the vacuum solenoid on the BDM, only need the 2 front mounts. They should screw straight in - holes should be already there. You can test for proper range of movement in situ by applying 12v to the green/blue and green red wires, and then reversing polarity.

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what you doin with the heater box from your EL?
Rapier wrote:
well was prob gonna throw its out as wont be much good once i steal all the bits off it.
If you do that, might be worth saving the heater core out of it, just in case yours gets a leak in future, lets hope that doesn't happen.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 5:05 pm 
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hey snap

i have the arm for the blend door morot off a high series heater box does this go straight in or do a need to modify the low series one?

ive got everything else done apart from the BDM
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snap hasn't answered :/

You can pop the levers off with a screwdriver, it slots straight in with the felt seal.
Just use the screwdriver under it and lever it in one swift tap.
its key'd (half moon) so it goes in one way only and has a friction clip inside, I've never broken one taking it off so it should be very painless!

and like i said b4, use larger self tappers or use small bolts+nyloc nuts.

 

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