Other Oldsmobiles Anything not listed above, such as F-85 (1961-1963), Firenza (1982-1988), Starfire (1961-66 and 1975-80), Omega, etc.

'64 SF Heater Box

Old September 12th, 2018, 02:51 PM
  #1  
Captain Starfire
Thread Starter
 
Bee-Oh-Pee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ponchatoula, LA
Posts: 1,642
'64 SF Heater Box

As part of my project, I had pulled the heater blower motor & intake plenum (engine side of firewall) to clean things up a bit. So strictly adhering to my "why stop here?" philosophy, I went ahead & pulled the heater box from under the dash -- which wound up being painfully original and Lord knows how functional. After giving the inside box a little wipe-down and look-over, I see it's really dark gloss gray. The outside (non-A/C) plenum is currently painted gloss jet black. (Obviously done in the last 10 yrs. or so.)
Now, I'm wondering whether that outside box was originally dark gray, just like the inside box...
John
Bee-Oh-Pee is offline  
Old October 1st, 2018, 02:19 PM
  #2  
Registered User
 
Bobbity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 59
You wouldn't, by some odd chance, have pix of said heater box?
Bobbity is offline  
Old October 1st, 2018, 02:29 PM
  #3  
Captain Starfire
Thread Starter
 
Bee-Oh-Pee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ponchatoula, LA
Posts: 1,642
Sure, Bobbity.... BTW, who's helping who? LOL This one's obviously when it just came out & before I cleaned it up. I will have one of the cleaned up (but as yet unpainted) box by tomorrow or Wed. at latest. Is this helpful?
Bee-Oh-Pee is offline  
Old October 1st, 2018, 02:45 PM
  #4  
Registered User
 
66luvr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ironton Ohio 45638
Posts: 722
All outside boxes were black.
66luvr is online now  
Old October 1st, 2018, 03:10 PM
  #5  
Registered User
 
Bobbity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 59
Thanks, BOP, I think we're all here to help each other, it seems. Do you have a pic of the engine side?
Bobbity is offline  
Old October 1st, 2018, 03:26 PM
  #6  
Captain Starfire
Thread Starter
 
Bee-Oh-Pee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ponchatoula, LA
Posts: 1,642
Yeah, I agree, Bob. I think the folks I really want info from don't visit often, so it usually takes a while. But I have faith.

These pic's may look familiar to some, as I've posted the "engine" side here before. As Mike just noted, the jet black is correct in all likelihood; but I wasn't 100% sure since somebody redid it 10 or so years ago. When I saw the color of the inside box, my suspicions were raised, since I'd never played with the metallic boxes before. For the GM cars I've had with fiberglass boxes in & out, the finishes & colors were exactly the same. Thus, my initial question....

Best regards....

John

Bee-Oh-Pee is offline  
Old October 1st, 2018, 04:15 PM
  #7  
Registered User
 
Bobbity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 59
I'm old, so I was around when these were everywhere and just regular new cars. But, my memory isn't what I like to think it is. I would bet on gloss black, but I won't swear to it in court...
Bobbity is offline  
Old October 2nd, 2018, 03:36 PM
  #8  
Captain Starfire
Thread Starter
 
Bee-Oh-Pee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ponchatoula, LA
Posts: 1,642
I wasn't driving when mine rolled off the line, but I was certainly old enough to appreciate them when they were new. My Dad was still driving his '54 Pontiac in '64 LOL.

In any case, I'm no authority, but I'll help anytime I can.... I do take a lot of pic's of my project at every stage.
Bee-Oh-Pee is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Kennybill
Parts For Sale
3
July 17th, 2017 06:28 AM
5998DownUnder
Electrical
17
June 9th, 2014 09:35 AM
jeffs 89 cutlass salon
Chassis/Body/Frame
9
October 22nd, 2007 12:46 PM
jeffs 89 cutlass salon
General Discussion
4
October 10th, 2007 05:34 PM
DJMatthews
Interior/Upholstery
7
January 26th, 2007 05:59 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: '64 SF Heater Box


Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.