I would encourage you to do installation yourself. It is a rewarding experience.
A grand sounds pricey to me for the installation. It should take a day to
install if you stay at it.. Those vents use the old speaker grill for the air
ducts. The R134A is the best bet for the refrigerant. I might have me a 5 window
cab, soon and I am holding off installing AC into my '50. In my '48, I installed
the heater from a Hyundai. It would have gotten AC, but the parking brake handle
in the middle of the floor board prevented me from doing so. The Hyundia system
is boxy and compact. If I find an old AC equipped Hyundia for cheap, I just
might do some more serious measuring to see just how well the AC system fits.
The big advantage to the Vintage Air system is that you need to drill no holes
to install it. And its practically a bolt on system
Charles Culver wrote:
> I am having Vintage Air put in my '50 next week. The unit is about a
> thousand, and so is the installation. Fits neatly under the dash, and
> provides air conditioning, heating and defrost (thru the existing vents on
> the dash). The research that I've done indicates that this is a good brand.
> The website is http://www.vintageair.com/
> Good luck!
> Smokey Culver
> '50 3600 5-window (mine)
> '56 3600 (hers)
> League City, Texas
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
New Mexico Jim
50 3100 ½ ton
51 6??? two ton dump
54 two ton for parts
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