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Fireflite56
Posted 2021-02-10 10:55 PM (#608723)
Subject: Defroster Duct Tubing



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I am rebuilding the entire dash on my '59 Fireflite and my defroster ducts are completely falling apart and disintegrating. I am aware of a couple places that make a plastic tubing I could use, but does anyone know where I can get the original material tubing? It seems to be basically a heavy plastic/cloth material with wire rings internally. I attached a photo of what's left of mine.





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56D500boy
Posted 2021-02-11 1:39 AM (#608729 - in reply to #608723)
Subject: RE: Defroster Duct Tubing



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I bought and used some Dorman OES 8155008 that I purchased from NAPA Canada for my 56 Dodge. Might be the same size for a 59 Fireflite.

Might be a different PN in the US:

https://www.napaonline.com/en/search?q=Nty%3D1%26N%3D2500054%2B26054...

REFERENCE THREAD: http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=68435&...





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mstrug
Posted 2021-02-11 6:49 AM (#608735 - in reply to #608723)
Subject: Re: Defroster Duct Tubing



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In the airplane world; Scat and skeet tubing are tough black or orange ducting.



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christine-lover
Posted 2021-02-11 10:44 AM (#608741 - in reply to #608735)
Subject: Re: Defroster Duct Tubing



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What’s the ID? How much do you need?
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Fireflite56
Posted 2021-02-11 12:48 PM (#608748 - in reply to #608741)
Subject: Re: Defroster Duct Tubing



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Thanks for the suggestions. I was hoping to find whatever the exact material was that was originally used, but maybe that isn't possible. Here's a better photo of what I have. The ID is 2.5 inches. It's hard to get a length since so much of it is falling apart, but I would guess somewhere around 3 feet would be needed. 4 feet would for sure be enough to cover both tubes.



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christine-lover
Posted 2021-02-11 2:04 PM (#608753 - in reply to #608748)
Subject: Re: Defroster Duct Tubing



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I have some of that in 2.5”. Let me see what I have left over. I bought some last year for my 61, but didn’t use it all. It looks similar to the OE stuff.
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Powerflite
Posted 2021-02-11 3:10 PM (#608756 - in reply to #608723)
Subject: Re: Defroster Duct Tubing



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christine-lover
Posted 2021-02-11 3:47 PM (#608758 - in reply to #608756)
Subject: Re: Defroster Duct Tubing



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https://www.ebay.com/itm/A-C-Defrost-Heat-2-1-2-6-35cm-CLOTH-DUCT-HO...
/401022120309?hash=item5d5ec7f175:g:v7AAAOxyQj9RW0Ll


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Fireflite56
Posted 2021-02-11 4:23 PM (#608759 - in reply to #608758)
Subject: Re: Defroster Duct Tubing



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christine-lover - 2021-02-11 2:47 PM https://www.ebay.com/itm/A-C-Defrost-Heat-2-1-2-6-35cm-CLOTH-DUCT-HO...

Being cloth, that looks like the closest thing I have seen yet to the original material. Mine looks black inside, so I am assuming the outside is just dirty and discolored from age.

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