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Old 11-06-2018, 05:24 PM
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Hiding heater core lines? Show me some pics!!

I need to hide or reroute my heater core lines for a cleaner look. What have you guys done? My car has no diverter.
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I picked up a pair of barbed right angled fittings (5/8" and 3/4") and installed them on the heater core's inlet/outlet tubes. This allowed me to direct the heater hoses to the inner fender and off of the rocker covers. If one was so inclined, the hoses could be extended to travel "under" the fender and then make the turn towards the engine behind the coolant overflow bottle. Still visible of course but largely out of sight.
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Definitely an idea thanks!! How does that diverter work? Nice build too!!!

I might take my lines under the blower box into the fender and back out up front. Anyone done that?
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Only onto the inner fender but not through the gap between inner and outer. I used one of studs for the strut mount as a means to attach a clamp to hold things in place. Those right angles fittings are needed though otherwise the sweep of the hoses is too wide to be able to tuck things in tight.
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Re: Hiding heater core lines? Show me some pics!!

These pics will give you an idea. If you wanted to, the hoses could probably follow the heater box to the inner fender, around the strut mount and get to the engine from there.










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I picked up a pair of barbed right angled fittings (5/8" and 3/4") and installed them on the heater core's inlet/outlet tubes. This allowed me to direct the heater hoses to the inner fender and off of the rocker covers. If one was so inclined, the hoses could be extended to travel "under" the fender and then make the turn towards the engine behind the coolant overflow bottle. Still visible of course but largely out of sight.
Yup gonna try this!! Thank you.
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That's slick. Thanks TORN.
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Definitely an idea thanks!! How does that diverter work?
Heater core diverter is the same one the 80's C4 ran. Got the idea off my Dads Corvette.

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Re: Hiding heater core lines? Show me some pics!!

As with everything on the car... Not quite finished with it yet..
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As with everything on the car... Not quite finished with it yet..

What hoses did you use? Love that setup!!
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Re: Hiding heater core lines? Show me some pics!!

I think the intake manifold to under the serpentine bracket is the hose from a 2000-ish s10... and the down from the radiator is Buick Lesabre. The hard lines are just aluminum tube from Rural King I bent by hand.
I just bought a bunch of various make/model molded hoses from rockauto close to what I thought would work for what I wanted, and used what I needed.
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