1970 duster heater hose bracket

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  1. Bills70

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    does anyone have the bracket that goes over the heater core tubes on the fire wall, "for sale?" I can not find mine or maybe I did not even get it when I bought the car.

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    If you have a hole saw or the right size drill bit ,one could be easily made. I doubt most people could tell the difference.
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    I know that I can make one since I am a retired Tool & Die Maker but I would like to have an original one if possible! Was there a gasket behind it, what kind of material was it and would you happen to know how thick the metal was just incase I do have to make one!
     
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    The gasket kit I used had a thin white foam gasket for that. The metal is approximately 1/16 inch thick. Maybe not exact , but as I recall.
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    Ok! thanks for the info. I have some 1/8" flat stock I will use
     
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    Do you need dimensions of the metal piece ?? Mine is on a '72 Demon.
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    Yote! I got er done already, but thanks anyways I may make another one, but with thinner metal, I used 1/8" this time but I will try and find some .062 or .093 thick material! I have a shim punch set I used when I worked as a Tool & Die maker and I can punch the holes out with that, much easyer than trying to drill that thin of metal with drill bit or hole saw!

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    I also just happened to have some black foam rubber pieces (2"'x4") with adhesive on one side that I have had for a long time, that were in my plastic parts bin, that I used for gasket between plate and firewall.
     
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    That's great. Wish I had some of your ability.
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    it is really not that hard if you have the right tools! I just went and punched a hole in a piece of metal to show you, I used the hyd. press but with this thin of metal (.0625) a large ball pen hammer would have worked. I made this punch set when I was an apprentice but I am pretty sure they sell them!

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    I just went to E-bay and they have a nice set for $125.00