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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 11, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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Aftermarket AC & heat

Finally saved up the money to buy a system for my 69 camaro. It originally had AC but since has had the firewall smoothed. All the original AC stuff under the dash I still have. I want to buy the best aftermarket system for the money and ease of installation. Is it best or easiest to use my controls or should I get the the electronic model? I"m sure this has been on here before but any help in selecting and pricing a system will br apperciated. Thanks, Wayne
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 11, 09:50 AM
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I am a huge fan of the Classic Auto Air over the 'Vintage' system (go figure ).
I feel their system and it's design are far superior and have never had an issue with one - vs. a couple Vintage systems that I've had to repair/modify stuff to work (vintage's eletrical stuff 'sucks' and will need upgraded ) ...

I've installed 5 of their systems so far and helped others with a few more.
The fit of parts has been great and any questions if we ran into something were quickly addressed and parts sent if required.
The cost of the two systems is a wash - no matter what 'special' or 'deal' you hear about. Either will match the other ...

Each system is taylored to your year/model and wants.
If you want to retain stock controls, compressor, vents, etc ... they will adjust your kit.
Here is their 1969 Camaro link - http://www.classicautoair.com/69_Cam...ontiac_AC.html

Several Sponsor/Vendors on this site are retailers of the CAA system - Matt's is one ...

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Wayne, I did a lot of research before selecting Classic Auto Air "Perfect Fit" a/c for my '68 Camaro. PO removed the factory condenser, compressor, etc. The firewall housing was severely damaged. I installed the CAA "Perfect Fit" myself about 3 yrs ago, with no prior a/c experience. Had to read the instructions a few times. Cost was: Perfect Fit A/C $1200, attaching fitting to one hose $15, evacuate and charged a/c sys $108. Total $1323.00. Was able to use original dash controls for a/c and heater. Ran the requested longer hoses behind fender apron. Go to my User CP to see photo. Dynamatted the firewall & floor, and tinted the rear window 80% to get the interior temp down more.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 11, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Aftermarket AC & heat

Thanks guys, does the Team 15 get you 15% off at Classic Auto Air? Wayne
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