For me it's function and creativity.
Hey mon Deb,
Whatever it takes.
It was $50 when I had the heater box out, but being 'frugal' i couldn't see spending that on something that can't be seen.
At the time that the Heater Air Inlet Duct and Connector Plate were gotten from Greg Donahue for Ms. American, there seemed to be a lot of money available. If it were being done today, it probably would be done with a bit of creativity instead of being done Proper&Correctly.
But there is nothing wrong in doing it with the correct parts if so inclined.
And can be afforded.
I also have part of a milk jug siliconed in the gap where the fender well meets the floor pan to keep the water out til one day it might be fixed.
If I ever win the LOTTO, we'll get the old Shotrod all spiffed up.
If for some reason something happens to me and someone down the road disassembles the shotrod they are going to wonder what back woods country, shade tree idiot mechanic had it.
They'll conclude that whomever it was was frugal and creative.
Ink pen parts, milk jugs and waterbed mattresses and who knows there probably is something i've forgotten.
There's so much that can be created frugally.
Nothing listed above is related to anything that would be considered unsafe in case someone was wondering.
All I can tell you about it is that Mr. Deadhorse would probably dock ME 38 points for each frugal creative feature, but he wouldn't do that to YOU because moderators can get away with murder!
It's a nice day here, but supposed to get cold tonight. I'm resting in between stints at chopping firewood for the wood burning stove.
Hope you had a GREAT New Year's Eve.