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Old 10-12-2013, 10:29 AM
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heater for my truck

OK... got a 55 f100 I'm planning on getting a heater for it. Not really sure where to start. I'm not looking for a/c just some heat for winter. I would really like a kits of some sorts. I did some searching but couldn't find any websites just for a heater kit. Any info or leads y'all can point me to?

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what does your truck have in it now? Do you have a heater motor?
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what does your truck have in it now? Do you have a heater motor?
No sir, its got nothing in it. I'm having to start from scratch. It doesn't have to be anything fancy. Just need some heat.
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WOW!
maybe start with a water control valve.(basically a tap control to allow water to flow full or partial through a hose into the interior)I would go to a wrecker and look at Nissan or other impoerts that donot have A/C
They have very compact systems.you could get by with the heater box/motor and manual air control valve.adapt a hose to your defrost vents.If something fits your application,Buy A NEW/REBUILT heater core for that application.
The water valve will need a cable to control amount of water going to heater core(ie;temperature control)
heater motor needs a switch (variable if motor is variable speed)
Make sure you wire in system and use an inline fuse.
bigger heater core will allow more heat.
go to a local rad shop and see what they have to offer,both parts and ideas
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You could bite the bullet and go for the whole thing!
Heat, defrost and air.
Buy once and done!!
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/vta-74053-lfu-a
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OK, I'm understanding all that. Good info, thanks for the help. I one stupid question though??? Where would I tap the heater water hose to the motor to get the hot water?
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You could bite the bullet and go for the whole thing!
Heat, defrost and air.
Buy once and done!!
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/vta-74053-lfu-a
Yeah I feel ya..... turn-key. Maybe so......
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Here's a cheaper one and likely no hoses to run.
Heater Craft HEATER KITS FOR ON-ROAD & OFF-ROAD VEHICLES - JCWhitney
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Heater Craft HEATER KITS FOR ON-ROAD & OFF-ROAD VEHICLES - JCWhitney
Yeah!!!! That's what I'm looking for!! Perfect! Well done. I looked and looked..... thanks
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I googled '53 ford heater kits'.
Bingo!! Bango!!
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OK, I'm understanding all that. Good info, thanks for the help. I one stupid question though??? Where would I tap the heater water hose to the motor to get the hot water?
You need a factory service manual....
1954-1955 Ford Pickup & Truck Repair Shop Manual Reprint

This is a re-print of the original factory service manual.
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Also, Vintage Air make a couple heaters.
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