Secret Compartment '72 Demon

Mopar Interiors

  1. Joeycurl

    Joeycurl Member

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    Figured this is there place to ask.... What was this compartment used for? It's located under the glove box. What years have this feature?

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    • 65 Dartman

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      That’s your fresh air vent door for either heater only or with AC like you have. Comes on all A bodies (IDK about 60-62)
       
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      • thesiren74

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        A/c for your junk!
         
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          My dad said back in the 70s thats where he kept his beer so the cops wouldn't find it.
           
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          • Craig Burriss

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            That’s where you keep your piles of dead leaves. At least that’s what always ends up in mine.
             
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            • thesiren74

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              Or a mouse nest, not cool when you open it at 50 mph! Lol
               
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              • Rainy Day Auto

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                Pine needles, piles and piles of pine needles
                 
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                  That's your 2x2x70 air conditioner. 2 vent flaps open, 2 rear window vents open, and 70 mph. Drove many summer road trips like that in my 70 Duter 340.
                   
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                  • TrailBeast

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                    In order to get the true Mopar experience you have to do 50-55 and open it.:D
                     
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                    • Bodyperson

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                      They are very prone to breaking where the hinge mounts. Get some oil on them hinges.
                       
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                      • 65 Dartman

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                        For some reason the driver’s side tends to break more often than the passenger side - used more often I guess
                         
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                        • Red63440

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                          Kept a dozen Trojans in there when I was in high school....almost gave my dad a heart attack!!!
                           
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                          • HemiSSDart

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                            I have parted out many A-Body's and have found everything from underwear to bags of weed in there!
                             
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                            • Dana67Dart

                              Dana67Dart Like a fine wine, only getting better with age! FABO Gold Member

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                              As others have said that is your passenger side fresh air intake. It takes air from the grill on the cowl. As to years I know 67,68,69 have them, probably up to 76 if I had to guess. My 56 ford pick up had one that opened at the cowl. I suspect that even 30s or 40s cars had them. They went away when integrated AC systems came along and incorporated fress air intakes to the system.

                              Joeycurl, just curious, where you fit age range wise 20 to 30, 30 to 40, 40 to 50?
                               
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                              • MoparMike1974

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                                Along with the triangle windows, poor mans AC.
                                 
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                                  And when it's 90+ degrees out and you open that vent, it's like a blast furnace.

                                  You should have one on the driver's side too
                                   
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                                  • pishta

                                    pishta I know I'm right....

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                                    Ball cooler. Wear shorts and pop open that bad boy at 50 and your shorts will blow up like a balloon.
                                     
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                                    • I8NEMO

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                                      Emergency vodka closet
                                       
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                                      • Demonracer

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                                        I found a 629 Smith & Wesson in the drivers side vent of my '67 Barracuda notch back. The previous owner knew nothing about it, I still have it as my traveling weapon.
                                         
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                                        • Tooljunkie

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                                          My 80 power wagon has one too,its a sliding door. I made an air filter for it. Used to drive a lot of gravel.
                                           
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                                          • Bodyperson

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                                            Holy crap.
                                            Did you have it checked out? Be tough to finagle a 629 in there but I believe you.
                                             
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                                            • toolmanmike

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                                                We did that back in the day. Did it one cold winter day and our beer froze.
                                                 
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                                                • toolmanmike

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                                                  If I remember, you can stand a bottle of wine up in there.
                                                   
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                                                  • missing linc

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                                                    Gotta remember to drink the last one as you walk into the house!

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