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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 5th, 01, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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Hey fellow enthusiasts - wanted to pass on some good info.

I've been shopping for a Vintage Air system for my '69 and the cheapest I could find was through the Rick's 1st Gen for $1,019 + shipping and no tax. From reading back through posts on this site I contacted Jim Dwyer Classic Chevy @ (209) 941-2112 and had the man, Jim Dwyer, call me back himself. He said that he was trying to build volume with Vintage Air so would offer me the unit for cost plus 10 bucks - no taxes (I'm in Az. and he's in Calif.) and he's going to have Vintage ship directly to my house. Works out to be about $960 total. More importantly (IMHO) he was an extremely cooperative man and a pleasure to deal with.

Just wanted to pass this along in case others are considering the Vintage Air purchase. You can save about $100 and help out a genuine nice guy. Jon

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 5th, 01, 02:33 PM
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I am vey interested in this but what I want to know is are you supposed to install this yourslef?Or can they recomend someone in your area to do the work? And to they make one for a 71 camaro?

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 5th, 01, 02:38 PM
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DAMMIT!!!! I need one for the burb. And the wife is sniveling for a new stereo for HER new car. It's just not fair.

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It's Jim Dyer Chevy Classics in Stockton Ca. Jim is a friend of mine . I buy almost all of my Camaro parts from him. Very Honest hard working guy. He has been doing this for years. If you ever get to a Pomona Swap Meet in LA he is usually there selling with a line about 6 people deep.
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zgator - not sure about what year Camaros they carry but I bet they carry them for the 2nd gen's like yours. On their website ( they list applications and also dealers in your area. The dealers they list will install the unit for you but expect to pay another $700 for the install. I guess they estimate 16 hours X $50/hr. I called a couple guys here in Phoenix but their prices were high (one guy wanted $1250 just for the unit) and they all quoted me a price including installation first before I told them I was going to install it myself. I've already got the car stripped pretty good with the passenger fender off and heater out so it shouldn't be a big deal. I'll let you know how tough it was when I get it done. I generally guage a job's toughness on how many cuss words I utter and knuckles scraped.

Steve - Wives are supposed to say stuff like that. That and "You're not REALLY going to eat that double-decker salami and onion sandwich before bed are you?" More importantly - what does your girlfriend say? (just kidding brother)
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JonT -

I think you'll be pleased with the Vintage Air system - just be sure and follow the instructions on wiring and vacuum plumbing to the letter, as that controls all functions. Mine would roast you out on full heat and you could hang meat in the car on full cold A/C!

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