Has anyone taken an air conditioner from one vehicle and fabricated to fit in a 1947 to 1954 chevy truck? I have access to a bunch of vehicles I can take from. I am a decent fabricator, I just do not know much about Air Conditioners. This post is mainly because I dont want to pay the $1000 dollars for the "Vintage Air" system.Thanks.....Kirk
thought you were into original restorations, lol...will this A/C be 'all chevy'?Find one of those cazy cans that hang out the window, it'd be worth show points.Seriously a VW superbeetle AC converts easy.
What exactly are those cans used for?
that's where you put the mail! LOL!think of it as a ramjet packed with ice instead of rocket feul.Super rare.
Yeah I know I know. lol, I am in to original restorations. The only thing is there was no such thing as A/C in 1954. I do have a "Thermador" window cooler. It works but it is not A/C. I live in Arizona where the temperature peaks at 120 degrees in the summer. It averages around 110 degrees. So I thought I would see if there were any fabricators out there that could help me.
So what's the big deal with not wanting to spend the money for a system that is a direct bolt-in that you know will work, when you probably don't think twice about spending all the money on all those expensive factory options that you can throw at a truck.? Sometimes in life, we just need to bite the bullit, and spend some cash for something that makes perfect sense, instead of making things more difficult for ourselves. Especially when we don't know that much about a particular issue.
I have a buddy who life in AZ and tell me all the time today was 111 and yesterday was 115 like its nothing. No thanks, I'll enjoy my 80's weather with a ocean breezes. Now that I have AC and power windows I don't think I could live without either of them. That applies to any vehicle classic or not.
The basic twin squirrel cage evaporator will fit.(Think 1960's dealer "ad on" a/c under the dash)I had one of those but upgraded to the vintage air Compac(r) ones and LOVE it.It all fits behind the dash and is COLD!You will need a good condenser to fit the space on the truck (vintage air) and a serious fan.-Marty