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Anyone have a 66 with rear defroster?


I'd like to see a picture of the switch, specifically the knob on it. I am also wondering if it's the same for Beaumont.

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Hi Carl, I guess nobody answered this. My 66 has that. I'll send you a picture.

Ken

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Thanks. Do you need my email address?

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Yeah, that would be handy.

ken

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HI, I just sent you a PM with my email in it.

Thanks,
Carl

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Is this for your Canso?

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No, I was having a Beaumont discussion with someone and we were wondering if the Beaumont and full size use the same switch.

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when you mention b-body and Beaumont  I bought a wiper switch off e-bay for a Beaumont ($$) and it didnt fit cry  I bought a switch, for a 66 Impala (less $$) and it fits, but operates in reverse confused    Must be for a RHD..   lol       

-- Edited by 427carl at 15:15, 2008-11-30

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Here is one decent and one  bad picture. Still having trouble with my wife's camera.  Hope this helps.

Ken


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39 Buick (327 with 700 r4)

66 Grande Parisienne 396 with AC (built October 26 1965)

66 Beaumont 4 door hardtop

69 Chevy CST pickup

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It appears that defogger has been added Ken. I am certain that is a switch from a 67 or newer because of the curved bezel. As far as I have ever seen, the switch for yours should be either square and match the rear speaker switch in style, or it should be knob that hangs down under the dash through a square hole near the park brake release handle.

Thanks for that picture though, it brings back memories of my 66 cars!

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 Looks like a '68 fullsize to me..The '67 had a partial of the knob pointing upwards and in the view of the writing.......
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-- Edited by 67Poncho at 21:09, 2008-11-30

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Now that you mention it, that's right. I have a 68 defogger setup downstairs and the handle stops short of the bezel. I remember one of my 67's having that part of the handle that sticks up in front of the lettering on the switch.

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Howdy guys, I took another look at the option sheet from GM (George Z) and it isn't listed so it must have been added later.  You guys are pretty hard to fool.   I always wondered why it had a different style than the speaker switch.  I've got to look at my 66 parts cars.  I think at least one of those had the rear defroster too so I'll have to look at the switch and se what it actually looks like.

Thanks.  Sorry I led you astray.

ken

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66 Beaumont 4 door hardtop

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66 Grande guy wrote:

Howdy guys, I took another look at the option sheet from GM (George Z) and it isn't listed so it must have been added later. You guys are pretty hard to fool. I always wondered why it had a different style than the speaker switch. I've got to look at my 66 parts cars. I think at least one of those had the rear defroster too so I'll have to look at the switch and se what it actually looks like.

Thanks. Sorry I led you astray.

ken



Would you be willing to post your GM documents? Feel free to block out the VIN etc if you like. I have never seen one for a GP as I sold  both of mine before I ever knew GM did that.

 



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Yeah no Problem. I'll scan it and post it here I guess.

ken

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39 Buick (327 with 700 r4)

66 Grande Parisienne 396 with AC (built October 26 1965)

66 Beaumont 4 door hardtop

69 Chevy CST pickup

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is that the car,idea that is for sale???   lol 

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Hi Carl here is the 2nd page of the GM documentation for my 66 Grande.
Everything on the car jives with that.  I had to beg the machine shop not to mill off the engine number completely so I would be still be able to demonstrate if I needed to that it was  the right one for the car.

Mine had a vinyl roof at one time I think because it has the roof chrome V dividers right behind and below the back glass.  I'm not sure because of the two repaints it's had.  (Probably just as well given how much they tend to rust under those things)  I wonder if the 578 black trim code meant a vinyl roof or just the interior colour?  Anybody know?

ken

-- Edited by 66 Grande guy at 22:46, 2008-12-01

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38 Willys pickup electric powered project

39 Buick (327 with 700 r4)

66 Grande Parisienne 396 with AC (built October 26 1965)

66 Beaumont 4 door hardtop

69 Chevy CST pickup

1976 GMC 23'  motorhome



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My 66 isn't for sale. I had mentioned that there was a 67 Grande two door in Fort Mac in a boneyard that looks pretty complete.  I'm trying to track down which yard and price and stuff like that.  Its a 283 powerglide car,  gold with a white bucket interior if I remember right.  I'll keep you guys posted on the appropriate forum.

ken

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38 Willys pickup electric powered project

39 Buick (327 with 700 r4)

66 Grande Parisienne 396 with AC (built October 26 1965)

66 Beaumont 4 door hardtop

69 Chevy CST pickup

1976 GMC 23'  motorhome



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Got my answer - I see from the GM doc sheet that the car is indeed a factory 396 PG.

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The vinyl roof must have been added after the fact.

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I believe on some cars you could have the molding without it being necessary. Anyone want to confirm of deny that?

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

I believe on some cars you could have the molding without it being necessary. Anyone want to confirm of deny that?



 Carl, that's twice in 2 nights that you beat me to a question/answer--while I was freakin' posting!!! My typing sucks---gotta take lessons.................


-- Edited by 67Poncho at 01:48, 2008-12-02

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rofl.gif  Sorry about that. I WAS the fastest male typist in my grade 10 class if that's any consolation!!!

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