The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1947 - 1959 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-04-2018, 08:58 PM   #1
slammed57
Senior Member
 
slammed57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: pembroke pines, fl
Posts: 200
vintage air install question

just got a vintage gen iv and was wondering how you all ran you heat/cooling lines, I smoothed my fire wall for a clean look and really dont want to go through the fire wall in the engine bay.I was thinking of running the lines under the fender well then through the fresh air vent cavity , then pull through the vent kick pannel then to the evaporator. Has anyone does something like this? always open to suggestions. thanks , Mike
__________________
My 57 current build
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=662590
slammed57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2018, 09:57 PM   #2
Shinysideup
Way too broke for N.O.S. gear
 
Shinysideup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Ocala,Fl
Posts: 564
Re: vintage air install question

On my '51 I went under the inner fender from the front and into the cab under dash high in the kick panel area. I also made my own bracket for the compressor mounting below the heads. It cleans it up nicely so one can seamlessly enjoy the nostalgiia of the truck without distraction.
You will possibly need a few different fittings with different bends and longer hoses but easily do-able. Get some zip ties and some heater hose and try some mockups.
__________________
._____________
..\ .___ . . . . _ . .\. . . . . . . . . . . ___
..| /_+_/ ___ |o| ...}. . . . . ______i__!\____
. [_____(O)_|_'|__}>-------[-_(O)__i'___i (O)-]

Shinysideup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2018, 01:10 PM   #3
slammed57
Senior Member
 
slammed57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: pembroke pines, fl
Posts: 200
Re: vintage air install question

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shinysideup View Post
On my '51 I went under the inner fender from the front and into the cab under dash high in the kick panel area. I also made my own bracket for the compressor mounting below the heads. It cleans it up nicely so one can seamlessly enjoy the nostalgiia of the truck without distraction.
You will possibly need a few different fittings with different bends and longer hoses but easily do-able. Get some zip ties and some heater hose and try some mockups.
thanks so much, how did you go into the cab? did use just push the hoses through a rubber gromet or did you use a ac bulkhead with screw on fittings. If you used a bulk head I would image you had to make a larger opening of the vent area to tighten up the fittings?
__________________
My 57 current build
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=662590
slammed57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2018, 02:36 PM   #4
_Ogre
Senior Member
 
_Ogre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Motown
Posts: 6,401
Re: vintage air install question

the 5th gray line is all the wiring for the front lights, ac and fan. 2 wires behind the distributor are temp sensor and starter
Attached Images
  
__________________
cool, an ogre smiley Ogre's 58 Truk build

how to put your truck year and build thread into your signature
photosuckit fix for chrome
_Ogre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2018, 05:08 PM   #5
Shinysideup
Way too broke for N.O.S. gear
 
Shinysideup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Ocala,Fl
Posts: 564
Re: vintage air install question

Quote:
Originally Posted by slammed57 View Post
thanks so much, how did you go into the cab? did use just push the hoses through a rubber gromet or did you use a ac bulkhead with screw on fittings. If you used a bulk head I would image you had to make a larger opening of the vent area to tighten up the fittings?
I used 4 grommets sized accordingly. It is all hidden from view with the upholstery.
__________________
._____________
..\ .___ . . . . _ . .\. . . . . . . . . . . ___
..| /_+_/ ___ |o| ...}. . . . . ______i__!\____
. [_____(O)_|_'|__}>-------[-_(O)__i'___i (O)-]

Shinysideup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2018, 05:40 PM   #6
joedoh
Senior Member
 
joedoh's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Doodah Kansas
Posts: 4,515
Re: vintage air install question

vintage air sells grommets and it may work to your advantage to go through the kick panel. I used two mini vintage air systems on the last couple trucks and for whatever reason they like the fittings to come out the SIDE of the system, pointing at the kick panel, all 4 connections. if you tried to go through the firewall like I did you would need a 90 degree turn, and thats harder to plan length for and can pull the grommet this way or that.

Quote:
Originally Posted by _Ogre View Post
the 5th gray line is all the wiring for the front lights, ac and fan. 2 wires behind the distributor are temp sensor and starter
does electricity flow more efficiently in a hose than a wire?
__________________
the mass of men live lives of quiet desperation

Project: WAMEGO
my LU3 4.3 4L60E S10 49 GMC 150
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=765957


if there is a problem, I can have it.
joedoh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2018, 08:11 PM   #7
67 chevelle
Senior Member
 
67 chevelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: WEST PALM FLORIDA
Posts: 1,138
Re: vintage air install question

Quote:
Originally Posted by slammed57 View Post
just got a vintage gen iv and was wondering how you all ran you heat/cooling lines, I smoothed my fire wall for a clean look and really dont want to go through the fire wall in the engine bay.I was thinking of running the lines under the fender well then through the fresh air vent cavity , then pull through the vent kick pannel then to the evaporator. Has anyone does something like this? always open to suggestions. thanks , Mike
Thats how i did my 67 , remember to seal it well at the firewall , and your kick pannel , otherwise the fan pulls from that side and pulls hot air from the engine compartment , ask me how i know
__________________
68 Long Fleet , ly6 , turbo 350 , 3-5 drop , original paint , front discs
67 Small window , 7 foot bed , tweaked 6.0 LSX 2004R Medium Olive
58 Apache fleet , 235 , offy intake , dual exhaust , 4 on the floor , red/white
69 Long Fleet , Custom , 6.0, 4l60[hate it] , AC , Medium Olive
67 chevelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2018, 09:01 PM   #8
slammed57
Senior Member
 
slammed57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: pembroke pines, fl
Posts: 200
Re: vintage air install question

thanks everyone , you all have great solutions , cant tell you how much i appeciate it
__________________
My 57 current build
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=662590
slammed57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2018, 02:01 PM   #9
Dan in Pasadena
Registered User
 
Dan in Pasadena's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Pasadena, CA
Posts: 5,737
Re: vintage air install question

I also smoothed my firewall and didnít want a bulkhead to show. It went through the kick panel area, the hoses are in the wheel well and come in as low as possible on the passenger side inner fender.
Attached Images
   
__________________
'55 Big Window Shortbed,
Drive-It-&-Work-On-It slid down the "slippery slope" to a Frame-Off Rodstoration! LQ4/4l85e/C4 IFS/Mustang 8.8 rearend w/3.73's

Dan's '55 Big Window "Build" - Well, Kinda!

Last edited by Dan in Pasadena; 10-06-2018 at 02:20 PM.
Dan in Pasadena is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2018, 02:49 PM   #10
DransportGarage
Senior Member
 
DransportGarage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Lebanon, Ohio
Posts: 908
Re: vintage air install question

I'm running mine through the fenderwell. See the 4 holes to the left in first pic and the manifold in the 2nd pic. Hoses will be "grommeted" coming through the firewall, and I made a u-shaped bracket to hold them close to the inner fender. The small hole in the center of the 4 holes is for the trinary switch wiring. The bracket and the dryer are mounted on welded-on studs on the tire side of the inner fender (not shown).

NOTE: Checkered flag in pic is only masked. No paint yet. It will be a ghost flag when done, I hope. New territory for me.
Attached Images
  
__________________
Bob
"It won't take long and it won't cost much."
'55 3100 (383/700R4)--'55 Belair Sedan (350/4-speed)--'64 'Vette Conv. (327/4-speed)--'68 GTO Conv. (462/4-speed)--'69 Cutlass Conv. (350/TH350)--'06 'Vette Conv. (LS2/6-speed)
Bob's Retirement Build - My 55 TF
Bob's 700R4 Build (how-to)

Last edited by DransportGarage; 10-07-2018 at 09:16 PM.
DransportGarage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2018, 08:45 PM   #11
my56chevytruck
Registered User
 
my56chevytruck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Hebron
Posts: 671
Re: vintage air install question

Quote:
Originally Posted by slammed57 View Post
thanks everyone , you all have great solutions , cant tell you how much i appeciate it
Hi Buddy, I wish I cold help you, I've only done this on my streetrod. If that would be of any assistance, just call or text me.
__________________
RUBBER DOWN AND HIT THE ROAD!!!

Last edited by my56chevytruck; 10-07-2018 at 09:02 PM.
my56chevytruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2018, 12:50 AM   #12
solidaxel
Registered User
 
solidaxel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Cactus Patch So. Az
Posts: 4,638
Re: vintage air install question

Works for me!
Attached Images
  
__________________
53 TuTone Extended Cab 350 4-Spd 3:08 (SOLD)
53 Chevy Moldy pearl green ZZ-4 4L60E 9" 3:25
55 GMC 1st Black Mll ZZ4 TKO 600 5 sp 3:73
62 Solidaxle Corvette Roman Red 327
340hp 4spd 3:36
65 Corvette Coupe 327 350hp 4spd 4:11
78 Black Silverado SWB (350/350) 5.3 & 4L60E 3:42
2000 S-Type 3.0 (wifes cruiser)
2003 GMC SCSB 5.3 4L60E 3:42
solidaxel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2018, 09:49 AM   #13
slammed57
Senior Member
 
slammed57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: pembroke pines, fl
Posts: 200
Re: vintage air install question

thanks so much for the pics, looks great
__________________
My 57 current build
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=662590
slammed57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2018, 09:51 AM   #14
slammed57
Senior Member
 
slammed57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: pembroke pines, fl
Posts: 200
Re: vintage air install question

Quote:
Originally Posted by my56chevytruck View Post
Hi Buddy, I wish I cold help you, I've only done this on my streetrod. If that would be of any assistance, just call or text me.
thanks morrie, i appreceate it
__________________
My 57 current build
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=662590
slammed57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2018, 09:53 AM   #15
slammed57
Senior Member
 
slammed57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: pembroke pines, fl
Posts: 200
Re: vintage air install question

Quote:
Originally Posted by DransportGarage View Post
I'm running mine through the fenderwell. See the 4 holes to the left in first pic and the manifold in the 2nd pic. Hoses will be "grommeted" coming through the firewall, and I made a u-shaped bracket to hold them close to the inner fender. The small hole in the center of the 4 holes is for the trinary switch wiring. The bracket and the dryer are mounted on welded-on studs on the tire side of the inner fender (not shown).

NOTE: Checkered flag in pic is only masked. No paint yet. It will be a ghost flag when done, I hope. New territory for me.
your fire wall should look real good once painted
__________________
My 57 current build
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=662590
slammed57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2018, 12:52 PM   #16
DransportGarage
Senior Member
 
DransportGarage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Lebanon, Ohio
Posts: 908
Re: vintage air install question

Quote:
Originally Posted by slammed57 View Post
your fire wall should look real good once painted
Thanks, slammed. Shot the copper pearl this morning. Unmasked. I don't want to hijack the thread, so I'll just say, see the "What did you do with your truck today, part 3" thread in a couple of days.
__________________
Bob
"It won't take long and it won't cost much."
'55 3100 (383/700R4)--'55 Belair Sedan (350/4-speed)--'64 'Vette Conv. (327/4-speed)--'68 GTO Conv. (462/4-speed)--'69 Cutlass Conv. (350/TH350)--'06 'Vette Conv. (LS2/6-speed)
Bob's Retirement Build - My 55 TF
Bob's 700R4 Build (how-to)
DransportGarage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2018, 03:21 PM   #17
slammed57
Senior Member
 
slammed57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: pembroke pines, fl
Posts: 200
Re: vintage air install question

will do! lookin forward to see it
__________________
My 57 current build
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=662590
slammed57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com