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Old 12-31-2005   #1
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Header Installation

I would like to know if it is possible to remove the heater box/AC box from the firewall. All AC and heater components have been removed, but this box is in the way for installation of headers. Besides, it will clean up engine bay and I don't need it anymore anyways. Has anyone done this and if so, was it very difficult?
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Old 12-31-2005   #2
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Re: Header Installation

Good thread that will help.

http://thirdgen.org/techbb2/showthre...t=A%2FC+delete

Do a search on TGO and you'll find all kinds of info on this topic.

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Old 12-31-2005   #3
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Re: Header Installation

find a 3rd gen with no A/C and steal it from there
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Re: Header Installation

i have a heater only box in my car, but that's not totally what you're asking about. If you want it all gone, just remove the whole heater box setup and put some sheet metal over the hole.
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Old 12-31-2005   #5
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Re: Header Installation

Thanx Munson. Thats exactly what I am after. I work in a fab shop, so when I remove the heater box, I will use maybe some 14ga. aluminum checker plate to cover the hole.
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Old 01-18-2006   #6
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Re: Header Installation

...otherwise your going to find a non-air heater box in a 4 cyl & V6 series easy, but not many heater delete cars running around to salvage from.
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Re: Header Installation

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Thanx Munson. Thats exactly what I am after. I work in a fab shop, so when I remove the heater box, I will use maybe some 14ga. aluminum checker plate to cover the hole.
You'll need to plug a few coolant lines. you will also have to change a little wiring if you have the dual fan setup. For the fans, take the sensor on the frame rail which is connected to the AC line running along the strut tower. Cut that sensor off and attach the two wires. Your all set then. If you dont' do this your fans won't work.
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