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drptop70ss 12-30-2013 10:29 PM

"firestone" heater for my 51 F1?
I just bought this heater off ebay, I think it is a firestone brand from what I have seen in one post? Were these factory or dealer installed? The heater core outlets and mounting bolts line up perfectly wtih my firewall so I would guess this what my truck had. I cant afford an A/C unit right now but have to have at least a heater and defogger so I got this one to use. Look correct?

51PanelMan 12-30-2013 11:03 PM

It's a dealer install. If the truck didn't get the Magic Air heater, then something like this heater was used.

drptop70ss 12-31-2013 08:30 AM

No magic air in this one, the side plate in the firewall is still there from the factory. This was a 5 star cab too, I would of figured it would get a heater.

raytasch 12-31-2013 08:56 AM

Back when, heaters were installed by whomever needed a heater, not necessarily the dealer. Lots of aftermarket brands. Since your truck appears modified, the heater being correct should not be an issue. A working heater in your area would be a requirement.
As late as the 1960s, heaters were optional. I know of a 1960 Chevy Impala, top of the line, that had no heater.

Olweldinrig 12-31-2013 09:33 AM

I have a BFG heater that is pretty neat looking.I also have firestone and BFG radios I have found.I grab that stuff when I can, all mine seem to be 6v.If I can find them I will take a picture.

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