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Old 07-18-2011, 03:21 PM   #76
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Re: Vintage air in the 73-87 trucks questions

Are there any discounts on this Gen IV unit floating about the internet? It doesn't hurt to save wherever you can. Thank you for posting pics and info gents. This thread has been extemely helpful.
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:55 PM   #77
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I ordered from this site. The kits are built to order.

On this page:

http://www.vintageautoairconditionin...7-84chevytruck

on the sidebar on the right, there are various links including two links for 73-80. One with factory air, one without. When you select the appropriate link, it will take you to a page to select options for the new Gen IV kit for 73-80 models.

I ordered my kit from them on Monday and it arrived yesterday (friday).
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great...it says item # 944175 and $1199, I thought they cost more
I am pretty sure list for the kit is around $1300. The website says to compare it at 10% off, that looks about right.

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Was your truck a non a/c truck to start with? Can't tell bye looking at your firewall picture.

Looks great bye the way...

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Thanks for the props. My truck was originally A/C equipped. The holes are bigger in the firewall for the A/C trucks.

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So all the kits still require heater hoses?

Can u get a polished condensor?
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Yes, you will still need heater hoses. Not sure about a polished condensor, as that is hidden. Pretty sure you can get a polished compressor, though.

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Are there any discounts on this Gen IV unit floating about the internet? It doesn't hurt to save wherever you can. Thank you for posting pics and info gents. This thread has been extemely helpful.
Check out the link Wade (BruthaMan) posted. It looks like about 10% off.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:50 PM   #78
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Re: Vintage air in the 73-87 trucks questions

so is this new Eletrical opprated system Climate Control or is it just you regular plain A/C?

i have a complete climate control unit very small size fits right up under the dash, Im wanting to adabt to my crew cab but if i can get it all ready to plug and play i dont want to bother even trying
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:11 AM   #79
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Re: Vintage air in the 73-87 trucks questions

Out of the many members ordering the Gen IV system, how many of you are installing it yourselves? If you have already installed this system on your truck, how difficult was the installation?
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:21 PM   #80
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Re: Vintage air in the 73-87 trucks questions

I didn't install my kit, but I did look at the instructions for the other Gen IV kits. If you are somewhat mechanically inclined, I don't think it will be too bad.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:51 PM   #81
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Re: Vintage air in the 73-87 trucks questions

wheres the 73-80 pics
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:30 PM   #82
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Re: Vintage air in the 73-87 trucks questions

I've taken some initial pics. Will have more this week...enough that I can post up.
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Old 07-25-2011, 07:38 AM   #83
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Re: Vintage air in the 73-87 trucks questions

Thanks, Im ready to pull the trigger I just want to see whats involved
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:33 PM   #84
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Wow I guess I was not the only one with questions on this topic? I plan on ordering one in the next few weeks as well
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:33 PM   #85
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Re: Vintage air in the 73-87 trucks questions

Sorry, guys. I really dropped the ball on the photos. I took a lot, but haven't had the time to crop/resize/upload them to my website.

My shop got broken into for the second time shortly after I took the photos, less than a week before I was supposed to go on vacation. All of my time since then has been spent fixing the stuff the bastards broke (they brought a circular saw and cut through a wooden door), putting in better locks, and installing a bunch of security lights.

I'm back from vacation, and still working on it. I'm not going to make any more promises regarding the photos...

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Old 07-27-2011, 05:41 PM   #86
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Sorry, guys. I really dropped the ball on the photos. I took a lot, but haven't had the time to crop/resize/upload them to my website.

My shop got broken into for the second time shortly after I took the photos, less than a week before I was supposed to go on vacation. All of my time since then has been spent fixing the stuff the bastards broke (they brought a circular saw and cut through a wooden door), putting in better locks, and installing a bunch of security lights.

I'm back from vacation, and still working on it. I'm not going to make any more promises regarding the photos...

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Fair enough, sounds like a good reason for not posting them.

Seriously though, maybe a cheap cctv camera type system should be installed too. If it's that big of a problem at least that would increase your odds of catching them.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:30 PM   #87
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It does blow out all of the factory vents (locations). It blows really cold, too. I drove it to work this morning to get a state inspection, so I will get a pic of the box under the dash. It really doesn't look much different than the stock one, until you look underneath. The box is a little bigger, but the kit comes with a part to take out a little of the inside of the glove box.
hey thanks for the pic...oh wait...you still havent posted it yet slacker LOL

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Old 08-01-2011, 10:19 PM   #88
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hey thanks for the pic...oh wait...you still havent posted it yet slacker LOL

Bah. It really doesn't look that much different from the stocker.......

Just so you know, I washed the truck yesterday so I could take this picture just for you.
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:49 AM   #89
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LOL...Thanks for the pic, that does look great and doesnt hang down at all

I appreciate the pics
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Here's some pics of the parts in the Gen IV kit.











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Old 08-02-2011, 08:30 PM   #91
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Re: Vintage air in the 73-87 trucks questions

alright, you've had 20 mins.....where are the installed pics??






Seriously, thanks for the pictures. What's the plans for the install? DIY?
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:05 PM   #92
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alright, you've had 20 mins.....where are the installed pics??






Seriously, thanks for the pictures. What's the plans for the install? DIY?
I have a guy helping me on the truck. I've been swamped with work, even though I work at home. Pete is in the Air Force and when he gets off there, stops by the house to work on the truck. He's been helping out for about two months now on various aspects of the truck.

He already has it installed. Said it was pretty straight forward, good instructions. I need to make time to take it down and get the two hoses crimped, vac'd and charged.
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Re: Vintage air in the 73-87 trucks questions

Thanks a million for taking time to take the pics and post them, I really appreciate it.

you have to crimp the hoses?...they are cut to length and ready to bolt on?
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One end of both hoses are already crimped. The ends that connect to the compressor are "cut to fit" and will have to be crimped. It's not a big deal, any shop that does AC work will have the crimpers and at worst, be a nominal fee.

I plan to take it to a shop to have it evac'd and charged anyway.
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hmmm, I dont know of a shop that does that...guess I better ask around
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hmmm, I dont know of a shop that does that...guess I better ask around
check with your local NAPA auto parts or other parts store. Both the local ones to me can do the work.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:47 AM   #97
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check with your local NAPA auto parts or other parts store. Both the local ones to me can do the work.
Okay thanks

BruthaMan....what did you do with the unpainted compressor mounting brackets?...chrome, powder, paint?
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:50 AM   #98
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And any diesel shop or place that does hydraulic lines can crimp them too.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:13 AM   #99
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Thank you for the pictures. This is making me want to put aside repairs that are a must. Who needs a transmission when you've got A/C?
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:37 AM   #100
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Could someone please take a measurement for me? I would like to know how far it is from the front of the rear mounting tabs on the compressor to the rear of the compressor. Thanks.
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