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Tigersmith
Posted 2018-06-27 7:39 PM (#565728)
Subject: Aftermarket Air Conditioning


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Who here has put Vintage Air in their vehicle? Would love to see pics... If you have done this, did you hang it off the bottom of the dash or did you mount in dash and duct the vents. I recently purchased a 61 Chrysler Windsor and need!!! to put some air in her. I want to keep it as simple as possible, but I love the clean look that she has now. I've searched and read a lot of posts regarding the vintage air units, but i'd like to see the end result before I dive in. Thanks in advance



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57chizler
Posted 2018-06-28 3:56 PM (#565761 - in reply to #565728)
Subject: RE: Aftermarket Air Conditioning



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A quick look inside the dash will show lots of stuff in the way of a in-dash installation. It can be done but not worth the bother IMO, just install a hang-on unit and be done with it.
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Tigersmith
Posted 2018-06-28 4:03 PM (#565762 - in reply to #565761)
Subject: RE: Aftermarket Air Conditioning


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That is what is prob going to happen!! I was hoping someone had an 'easy' way to hide things up in the dash!!!


Drew

Everything is easy... some things are just easier than others!

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59 in Calif
Posted 2018-06-28 5:50 PM (#565767 - in reply to #565728)
Subject: Re: Aftermarket Air Conditioning


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I put Vintage Air ( from Summit ) in wife's 59 Dodge. Hung it from bottom of dash. It looks nice and works well. Check your gas pedal / foot side clearance before final mounting, so as to not have issues with room for your foot on the gas pedal. I also used a rotary comp as had clearance issues with the hood. And yes it is too cluttered behind the dash to try to put something there. I don't have any car pic's on this computer or I would send them. Jerry
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ttotired
Posted 2018-06-28 7:29 PM (#565770 - in reply to #565728)
Subject: Re: Aftermarket Air Conditioning



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This is in my ex 60 phoenix.

It looks long, but its a hybrid of 2 air cons. I wanted to run ducting to the windscreen vents

This is an Australian built one (hence the r/h/d) so I actually set it further to the left. It actually would have sat nicely over the
trans tunnel if I hadn't widened it.

This was a heat and cool model as the Aussie cars used a truck heater and the coil sprung a leak so I needed heat and cool

Vintage air are not the only manufacturers of under dash style air cons and as said, to try and shove one up underneath would be a huge challenge





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Tigersmith
Posted 2018-06-28 9:38 PM (#565776 - in reply to #565770)
Subject: Re: Aftermarket Air Conditioning


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Thanks for the input guys. Now to decide which model to hang off the dash!
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lozrox58
Posted 2018-06-29 1:49 AM (#565788 - in reply to #565728)
Subject: RE: Aftermarket Air Conditioning



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I've also mounted a Vintage Air unit in my 59 Dodge. Being RHD makes it a little more tricky.
The glove box has been sacrificed.
And I cut part of the air box away.
There was no room for the flexible ducting so I fabricated air ducts with PVC and fibreglass.

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Tigersmith
Posted 2018-06-29 4:55 PM (#565804 - in reply to #565788)
Subject: RE: Aftermarket Air Conditioning


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Some Aussie Ingenuity right there lozrox58!
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