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Installing stock ball vents in non-A/C dash...

i'm quite hesitant to do this, but i honestly think it's likely the best aesthetic solution to the vintage air ducting issue. i'm planning a vintage air install in a '67 GTO, but i despise the long, plastic duct that runs under the length of the dash in their GTO kit - looks horrible. so, i had an idea (beyond simply mounting flat ducts on either side of the car under the dash - which is option #2 ), but i can't decide if it's worth doing, as it would mean cutting into a perfectly fine dash in a NOM car. the plan is to possibly cut 2 circular holes into the dash where the stock side ball vents go and actually mount stock ball vents (see pics) into the dash. the center vents would not be done, just these 2 outer vents. to me, aesthetically, this would be a very nice finished install, but it would also be non-original. any thoughts - great finished look/install or bad idea cutting into non-a/c dash??
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no thoughts on this, huh?
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I'm with you on the dislike of the large box under the dash.
Is there any possibility of fabricating some sort of tube/duct system and using 3 or 4 OE lap vents instead?
2 at the center as factory and possibly 2 on the outboard sides of the lower dash.
Far less drastic then cutting out Ball ducts and easily removed.

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one idea would be to take something akin to a defrost vent/duct and connect that under the dash and mount as far back as possible with the direction of flow to be slightly higher than horizontal. except for the idea of stock ball vents actually in the dash, everything will look cobbled together and yet still be removal with minimum damage/impact. i just thought the ball vent idea would be a great way to incorporate a vintage air system that had a 'stock-like' appearance.
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not to mention, the ball vents actually give you control over the airflow direction. a nice plus. still undecided...
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