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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old May 8th, 17, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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Vintage Air

I'm about to have a vintage air installed on my 68 non ac car and I was wondering what everyone else who had it installed paid for the system and install.
It looks like the vintage air gen 4 is about 1400 but I am having a hard time swalling the labor price.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old May 8th, 17, 08:26 AM
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Re: Vintage Air

I installed my myself and did it when the engine and front end were off already. I can tell you it is a fair amount of labor to install. If you are doing it on a fully assembled car you will be removing a fender and removing the old heater box and vents from under the dash. Lots has to be removed to do that. I know it's not the answer you were wanting but I could see a place charging you 40 hours labor. Interested in others opinions as well.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old May 8th, 17, 09:20 AM
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Re: Vintage Air

Shops will charge $1200- $1500 or more plus the cost of the system and charging the system
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old May 8th, 17, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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I guess 1500 is the going rate. At least I know I'm not being ripped off.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old May 8th, 17, 05:35 PM
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Re: Vintage Air

I put mine in myself. It was not that bad.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old May 9th, 17, 10:51 AM
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I guess 1500 is the going rate. At least I know I'm not being ripped off.
That sounds about right. If I remember correctly, I paid Camaro Concepts in Houston around $3000 for the kit and the installation on a car that was completely put together with engine in place.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old May 29th, 17, 06:37 AM
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Re: Vintage Air

I posted it in the vendor section, but will ask it here in a different way. I'd like to order a Vintage Air setup for my '69 BBC Camaro, and I don't want (can't afford) a serpentine setup, but I want the compressor on the passenger side and the alternator on the driver's side. So the big question is whether I should buy it from a Vendor like Classic Industries and see if they'd give me the 35% Memorial Day Sale discount from the list price... or buy it from some other authorized dealer?

I've heard pros and cons on doing it yourself, the big deal is removing hood, fender, and fender well to remove the heater core and replace it with the VA unit. My car wasn't AC originally, so I'm going to buy a new dash pad and OER center vent to make it look right.

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