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Cabin Air Filter Mod

Well it was discussed a whole bunch a while back, and I've finally done it. The little side project I've been working on during the puttstick install is adding a cabin air filter. Its still sitting on a bench with the epoxy curing all the way, but Friday after work it'll take 15 minutes to pop in and button back up. I'll get pictures of the finished product for you guys up then too.

The process I used was pretty simple. I took out the black plastic piece with the metal mesh on it that covers up the opening under the cowl that then leads to the intake for the HVAC system. I took that with me to Advance Auto and picked through every box of cabin air filter they had and happened to find something almost perfect. It was a box that had two filters that were just about the right size for each half of our opening.

Then I went to the hardware store and picked through tons of crap, finally finding exactly what I'd hoped for. I found a ceiling tile frame piece made of plastic that was again almost exactly the right size. I then used an 8' piece of that for less than 4 bucks and cut it up to build my housing for the air filters. I also trimmed up some excess from the air filters to make the top and bottom surface flush with the actual filter media to make it fit perfectly in my frame, then plastic epoxied it all together. I thought about making it easier to change the filters, but decided it was easier just to epoxy the end frame pieces on and use a razor to cut them off for a filter change down the road.

This got bumped up my to do list a bunch because I wanted to get it done before doing my EVAP replacement. I don't know if it'll make a difference at all, but I'm hoping that by actually filtering the incoming air I can make my new EVAP survive a bit better.



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Our cars don't have cabin filters? That's good 2 know. Can't wait 2 see the results.
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Sounds pretty interesting Dan.
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Oooh! Nice! I eagerly await photos and the HowTo.
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Oooh! Nice! I eagerly await photos and the HowTo.
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Well I went to mount it and one corner didn't clear, so I had to trim that. No problem, just another small step. Then I figured out when trying to put it back on the car that with the frame keeping the peice rigidly flat it doesn't fit, it needs to curve about and inch to fit onto the curve of the sheet metal on the car. I have to redesign the frame for the filter to be curved for this to work. My methods can be adapted, but it'll take some more work. For the moment the first prototype was a crash and burn. I'll start reworking the frame next week.



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Regardless, the first salvo has been fired. More than we've attempted. LOL

Very cool!
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Regardless, the first salvo has been fired. More than we've attempted. LOL

Very cool!
I'll get it done, but I just realized that I can't start round 2 without a yard trip. I'm going to pull a whole bunch of the stock pieces that I'm mounting to and work with that. If I'm successful I'll gladly make a few more for you guys (and for drop in replacements).

Now its just figuring out how I plan to do this. I've got plenty of ideas.
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Where are the pics Dan!
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sounds like your using the filters for a later Honda accord,,
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sounds like your using the filters for a later Honda accord,,
I figured I'd look up the PN and what make/models its for later when I have a final product.

I have some pics, but because it failed I wasn't going to post them yet. I guess you guys want to see the first prototype. I'll upload them tonight or tomorrow.
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Yes, Moar pics lol. I think these sound like a nice thing to sell at our little meet in August.
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Yes, Moar pics lol. I think these sound like a nice thing to sell at our little meet in August.
Once I get it figured out I could easily fab up a handful of them. I plan on molding a rig to mount it to while I build it to maintain the correct shape this time.
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Good project. I've seen this done before.

Chrysler is seriously idiotic to not have provided an aftermarket kit. They even made one for our PT Cruiser, I bought one years ago and have utilized a number of different filters. Right now I have a high speed house filter in there.

This is something that should be saleable if you get a workable aftermarket kit worked up.
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Sounds great! I wonder how different a 1st Gen housing is...
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