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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 10, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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I am trying to get AC for my car and I was wondering if there is any place on here that gives a discount to Team Camaro members? The system I need requires utilizes a long WP and a passenger side alternator. The motor is a 71 model year and the car is a 67 model year. Also, I am thinking I am going to have to install this myself. So far I have called 2 places and the labor is anywhere from $1500-$2500. That is rediculous if you ask me. I was told it takes anywhere from 25-35 hours. How about guys? Anyone out there who's installed their own system that can shoot down that install time? Thanks.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 10, 12:35 PM
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Re: Vinatge Air

Let me know if you get to a pint were you have to piece this together.. I can help.

I have a bran new VA gen 4 system that I may only need some parts form so I might need to part with it...
I just found out the kit wont work with an LS conversion
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 10, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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VA said they have to make my kit and it will take a few days. I am more concerned about getting it installed. Shops ar saying it takes 25-35hrs at a cost of $1500-$2500. That sounds crazy, but I may have to pay it. Does it really take this long to install this thing?

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 10, 02:04 PM
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that sounds like shop numbers.... my car is comlelty apart so it seems pretty easy to me....

but if you car is all in one piece theirs alot of work to be done..
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 10, 04:04 PM
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Frank at Prodigy Customs sold me mine. He also said it's about a 24 hr. job. I am doing mine but I am also doing body work at the same time. So it's a little here a little there. Depends on too how custom you want to go. Or just by their instructions. Contact Frank and tell him everything you got. And he can get the right kit for you.
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 10, 06:13 PM
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Very easy to install your self, just take your time. I had my car apart to put floor insulation in and I took all dash components out to install more insulation behind the firewall pad. I even took seats out and doors off as well as right fender . Also installed sound deadner and insulation in roof. Makes a lot of differance.

Once that is done, just find someone that will charge the system or evacuate it to check for leaks. 24 hours , on and off the clock is about right.

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Very easy to install your self, just take your time. I had my car apart to put floor insulation in and I took all dash components out to install more insulation behind the firewall pad. I even took seats out and doors off as well as right fender . Also installed sound deadner and insulation in roof. Makes a lot of differance.

Once that is done, just find someone that will charge the system or evacuate it to check for leaks. 24 hours , on and off the clock is about right.
Yep my VA install morphed into several of those projects as well. along with adding tach and clock. I then decided to do march mid mount system from driver side mount and had to change compressor and hoses. So to sum it up it could take months....
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Re: Vinatge Air

I'm 2 hours away ,,, we can install it & i can evacuate & charge it too

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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 10, 04:53 AM
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My car was dis assembled so the job was easier. I ran the hoses through the side vent and through the round hole where the fan motor was with a 67 Chevelle plate from Vintage AC. Then under the fender to hide the hoses, under the radiator core support to the compressor on the drivers side of the BB 69. The 1 complete hose was 12' long! That way I have no visible hoses except from the bottom of the radiator to the compressor. The interior out helps a lot as well as taking off the pass fender. Vintage AC helped a lot when I ran into glitches. 24 hours is about right. At $10 an hour that is $2400 bucks!
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 10, 05:23 AM Thread Starter
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Bruce, $10 an hour would be $240. If they were charging $10/hr. that wouldbe great, bu they are charging $60/hr. The price I gave earlier was JUST FOR LABOR. That did not include the cost of the kit. Total was going to be around $4000 installed.

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20 to 24 hours is a real number for a assembled car. Depending on how much fight the cars gives, some times old bolts come out hard, is where the time variance is.

We install and sell more Vintage Air Camaro A/C then anyone. So if you buy from us you can get a tech on the phone that is doing one today or finished one yesterday almost gureenteed.

As for labor, we charge $1200 to install a system. But as other here have nmentioned, the instructions are great and with our support I believe anyone can do their own in a couple weekends.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 10, 11:02 AM
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It was too early in the morning when I "figured" that on out!!!!
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 10, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Frank, you charge $1200. I am very compitent when it comes to mehanics so if nfollow the directions I should be able to do this? I have to admit though inhave absolutely 0 fabrication skills so if somethings needs to be made to install this thing I am screwed.

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Re: Vinatge Air

Frank,
I bought my kit from you last year...am just getting close to opening the boxes next month...you'll probably be getting a call.

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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 10, 08:16 PM
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You can handle it, no fabrication required

The instructions are online here, just page down and make sure you looking at Gen IV Electronic

http://vintageair.com/downloads.asp
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