1956 olds a/c stencil help

Old September 1st, 2008, 04:54 PM
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1956 olds a/c stencil help

Looking to install a/c on my 56 olds. I came across a set of oem a/c vents and center control but don't want to cut into my dash without a clue. If anyone has an a/c car that could sell me a stencil of where the vent go or has a junker and could sell me the cutout pieces it would be appreciated.
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Old September 1st, 2008, 07:13 PM
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You're looking for a pretty rare piece. Factory installed A/C was very rare in those years, and in nearly 20 years of going to OCA Nationals I have seen exactly ONE 56 with it. I've seen more 1953 and 54 factory A/C cars than 55-60.

If you could find a factory air dash in a junked car, that would be the way to go. It would save all that measuring and cutting. You might find one in a desert somewhere that would have real nice chrome! (Yes, I'm a big fan of Western used chrome, esp on impossible to plate potmetal pieces.)

I know this is the age of internet and Ineedtoknowrightnow, but try the National Antique Olds Club. If anyone has a factory air car, someone in that club will. www.antiqueolds.org , then go to either "Model Year Advisors" or "Contact" tab. Oldsfan, Starfire61 and I are all NAOC members and model year advisors, just not the year you need. Now, if you had a 61-64...
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 04:38 PM
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thanks, I'll check there see if anyone has one btw western chrome is the only way to go that's where most of my pot metal has come from to include the a/c vessels and control
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Old June 14th, 2009, 09:45 PM
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got one





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Old July 9th, 2009, 03:58 PM
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Old July 27th, 2009, 09:15 AM
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wow!

Hialeah56 that dash looks awesome!!
great job! looks like ya got a couple of spot-lights there too!

cool!
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Old August 23rd, 2009, 08:34 PM
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Hialeah56 that dash looks awesome!!
great job! looks like ya got a couple of spot-lights there too!

cool!
thanks and yes I do


oh and just put the dash together

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Old July 5th, 2010, 11:43 AM
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I have a 1957 olds 98 and just started on the dash . Did your 56 have a dash pad on the top of the dash ? I was wondering cause mine does and it is full of cracks and tears.. I was thinking I could just pull all that off and paint it.. The cost of a new dash pad is out of my budget for now.. Thanks
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Old August 12th, 2011, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by 317rcampbell View Post
I have a 1957 olds 98 and just started on the dash . Did your 56 have a dash pad on the top of the dash ? I was wondering cause mine does and it is full of cracks and tears.. I was thinking I could just pull all that off and paint it.. The cost of a new dash pad is out of my budget for now.. Thanks
It didn't have one from factory but just got my hands on a used one out of my parts car that I will get redone soon. To answer your question yes you can take it of and it does have a metal dash under. Just saw this question sorry for the late response
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