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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 07, 06:39 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for A/C Complete System

I am looking for a A/C complete system for my 68 that was not originally equiped with air. I would like something that replaces the original heater unit and not have to plug the hole in the firewall. I know with vintage air the the hole in the firewall is plugged, I would prefer not to do that. If you know any companies that sell a complete system, please send me their link. My car is totally apart and ready to be media blasted.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 07, 09:48 AM
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Re: Looking for A/C Complete System

I would purchase a complete A/C System out of a Donor Car and send it to Classic Auto Air in Florida to be totally refurbished. They also sell systems that are Model and Year Specific. My cars are all factory Air Cars and every system was restored perfectly and converted to R134A at no additional charge. http://www.classicautoair.com/Perfect.asp
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Re: Looking for A/C Complete System

Putting factory air in a non-factory air car is a tone of work! The firewall cut
outs are not the same, there is a cut in the cowl for the cowl plenum valve, the kick panels are different etc. The factory set-up is fine for a restoration, or if that what you really want. However, it is ugly as sin & why GM thought that putting the evaporator in the engine bay was a good idea I will never understand.
What do you mean by plug the hole? The vintage air unit has a cover that relpaces the outter heater box cover that origionally was on non-a.c. cars.
I think installing a modern system that works better is a lot less effort than getting a donor car and cutting out and welding back together firewalls.
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I am going to be selling a 67-8 Vintage Air surefite kit (designed for non AC cars) in the next couple of weeks. The system has been installed and has had water in it, but not had any freon in the system. The line kit and compressor are still NIB. I am upgrading to a Gen 4 unit, PM me for details if interested. This will be alot cheaper than purchasing a new unit.

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Re: Looking for A/C Complete System

Doing a complete factory air swap is a $2500 to $3000 parts adventure. Ricks Camaro's has most of what you will need, but you will have to find a take out system for some stuff, then try to figure out where it all goes. If you are doing a original restoration and are adding factory options to increase the value, Factory A/C is the way. If you just want A/C and the car is not a original type restoration, we need to set you up with a superior Vintage Air gen IV set up.
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here is classic auto airs kit
pics and instructions are at this link.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 07, 11:11 AM
 
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Re: Looking for A/C Complete System

If you like challanges you've picked a time consuming one. Heater only 68 camaros had a different: location for heater core hoses, firewall cutouts, vents, kick panels, louvers, head control, center dash, wire harness, vacuum lines, plastic ductwork, hoses, etc. I just removed the fact a/c system out of my 68 camaro, and it has been replaced with the Classic Auto Air system which allows you to use the original dash controls and vents.
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