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Vintage Air in non OE AC 67 Camaro

I am planning to put a vintage air system in my 67 Camaro which does not come with factory AC. I know that vintage makes a kit for non OE air cars but I am not a fan of the control panel and vents in the non OE kit. My plan is to buy the Vintage kit for OE a/c equipped cars and install a reproduction control panel and side vents to keep an OE look. I found a thread doing this for the 69 Camaro but not the 67. Can anyone give me direction on how to do it with the 67? Specifically what parts to buy, how and where to cut the vents in the dash and other tips to avoid surprises? Thanks much!

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Re: Vintage Air in non OE AC 67 Camaro

If you buy the kit for AC cars the firewall fill panel will not fit.

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Re: Vintage Air in non OE AC 67 Camaro

I used the non AC kit and then installed factory AC vents and controls so it looks original. If I had to do it over though I think I would use factory AC. The Vintage Air sits inside your car and the fan blower motor is very loud on high compared to factory where the blower motor sits on your fire wall. Also you lose 1/2 of you glove box depth.
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Re: Vintage Air in non OE AC 67 Camaro

You can use the 3 knob controller if you don't want to use the OEM controller. I have it in my car and love it. Detroit Speed sells a heater control insert that you can get with the correct hole for the controller already cut. Works excellent!

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Re: Vintage Air in non OE AC 67 Camaro

It would take a lot of work to install factory air in a factory non ac car. 1st off the opening in the fire wall for the ac unit is different. Then to install all the OEM ducts and cable controls.

It also fills a lot of space in the engine bay.

The new VA Gen IV systems are not that loud imho. You do lose some glove box space which has never mattered to me.

The VA system come with good instructions and templates for the louvers. You can find the instructions on their website.

The factory control panel is converted and the cables eliminated and essentially look the same when done whether using an ac or non ac control.

As Don stated the ac car firewall panel will not work on a non ac car.

For OEM style louvers Buy the non ac kit and VAs duct adapters for factory louvers
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For OEM style louvers Buy the non ac kit and VAs duct adapters for factory louvers[/QUOTE]

That is what we did. Thanks for the clarification
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Re: Vintage Air in non OE AC 67 Camaro

Thanks, all, for the speedy reply to my post! Thanks also for the great advice. I will buy the non-A/C kit and duct adaptors. One clarification....can you elaborate on how I can use the existing non-A/C control panel for this upgrade? Or do I need to buy an A/C style control panel?

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can you elaborate on how I can use the existing non-A/C control panel for this upgrade? Or do I need to buy an A/C style control panel?

Thanks much!
The Non AC kit comes with a conversion kit for the non AC control that includes a new faceplate decal.

If you have not done so download and read the installation instruction

https://www.vintageair.com/instructions_pdf/561167.pdf

https://www.vintageair.com/instructions_pdf/475168.pdf
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Re: Vintage Air in non OE AC 67 Camaro

Great. Thanks very much.

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Thanks, all, for the speedy reply to my post! Thanks also for the great advice. I will buy the non-A/C kit and duct adaptors. One clarification....can you elaborate on how I can use the existing non-A/C control panel for this upgrade? Or do I need to buy an A/C style control panel?

Thanks much!

I did the following with my non-A/C 67:
1. Went on Ebay and bought 67 Camaro A/C control panel
2. Had it professionally restored
3. Bought the Non-Air kit from Vintage Air and spoke with a tech specialist about wanting to use the OEM A/C control panel. They swapped out the controller (or circuit board) so the non-A/C kit would work with the original A/C controls.
4. Bought the OEM louver kits. They come with templates that make cutting the holes in the dash much easier. These kits use OER louvers that are quite nice.
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