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Re: [oletrucks] Knobs for TF deluxe heater controls

To: bill.hanlon@hp.com
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Knobs for TF deluxe heater controls
From: mark@noakes.com
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2003 16:31:01 -0700 (PDT)
I don't know about the knobs but I thought all AC units back then were the 
dealer installed units.  Not true?

It would have been rare in anything back then regardless... As to value in 
having air, it is an important option when running with the top down in the 
summer in
stop and go traffic; it's also important when driving the vert to work with the 
top up
when you can't afford to arrive looking like your commute ran you thru a wind 

Mark Noakes
58 Chevy Suburban
58 GMC NAPCO pickup
86 Chevy Corvette convertible
among others

On Wed, 1 Oct 2003 17:03:10 -0500, "Hanlon, Bill (ISS Houston)" wrote:

> I was at a car show last weekend and was looking at a 55 Chevy car (not 
>truck) with
> was supposedly factory air conditioning.  The thing that caught my eye was 
>that the
> knobs on the heater/defroster/fan/inside-outside air controls looked exactly 
>like those
> on my 57 GMC, except of course they were black plastic like those on a Chevy 
>TF truck
> would be instead of the ivory colored plastic that is correct (and impossible 
>to find)
> for the GMC.
> Anyway, my question (which I should be asking the tri-5 Chevy guys) is "Does 
> aftermarket CHROME replacements for the Chevy knobs?"  A few years ago I saw 
>one set of
> such knobs being auctioned off on a certain un-name-able on-line auction 
>site.  I
> willing to pay the already over-bid price, but after seeing similar knobs of 
>a "stock"
> (how many 55 Chevy convertibles do you think shipped with factory air??) 
>Chevy I am
> wondering if that was where the knobs actually came from.
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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