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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 07, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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aftermarket hidden A/C troubles

Needsome help on the aftermarket A/C units that are "suppose"to go behind the dash so a non-a/c car can maintain the original look. I have heard you usually loose your glovebox doing this but so help me I cant see how this is gonna fit.First,I couldnt get it even in the glove box area(too tight) without removing the heater core and defrost ducting,,,and I'mstill worried about clearances. Any help or experiences with these type units would be appreciated
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 07, 06:46 PM
 
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Re: aftermarket hidden A/C troubles

What brand are you looking at? I used vintage air it replaces the heater core and everything.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 1st, 07, 06:06 AM
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Re: aftermarket hidden A/C troubles

This is the place to check,,, Pics and Instructions are here at this link
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Re: aftermarket hidden A/C troubles

I went with vintage air also, about 3 years ago. Fit under dash was fine,like already stated it replaces most all heater and duct work. Only two problems I have had..... 1 the bracket set- up they sent for the compressor mounts on a V8 w/headers was poor at best....2 the system works off original heater switch (fried 3 already). Other than that cools great.

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I went with vintage air also, about 3 years ago. Fit under dash was fine,like already stated it replaces most all heater and duct work. Only two problems I have had..... 1 the bracket set- up they sent for the compressor mounts on a V8 w/headers was poor at best....2 the system works off original heater switch (fried 3 already). Other than that cools great.
I thought when you used the heat cool package you basically remove the core,core box etc...do you retain the original "three slide" heater defrost control to work the new heater/a/c or does it come with a new controller. The problem I have fellas is no matter how I try it, look at it,cuss it...I cant get the a/c unit to fit...i didnt buy the a/c-heat unit,now I wish i had.Give me some more details on this,how does it hook up to the defrost,how did you guys route the ducting etc?
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check the link on my post above,, pics and instructions are all there.

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Re: aftermarket hidden A/C troubles

I clicked on the link and the instructions were good....but really disturbing...you mean I've got to take off the passenger fender to install this new system...gotta say,that just sucks!....How bout you guys with the vintage air stuff,same thing,remove the passenger fender,remove heater box,install false panel, then everything goes under dash?
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Re: aftermarket hidden A/C troubles

Yes, but some say it can be done with the fender off. You might be able to sneak the wheel house out by removing the fender extention at the bottom of the front fender. I have heard of people saying they have done it. saying and doing it are two different things though. Look around for an installer or ask Vintage to recomend one in your area if you don't want to tackle it. I know where I live A/C is worth the price of admission. I would find it easyier to remove the entire front end. I can pull one in about an hour and with the help of 3 or 4 people and taping and protecting doors and fenders it's a fairly strait forward job.

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not worried about the job so much as I just got the front clip back on it and squared up and its perfect...best line up job I've ever done...just dont want to do it again and mad at myself for not looking one step down the road and realizingthe A/C install problem to begin with...and i live in Tennessee so A/C is a must here too!
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