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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by buffblazer, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. buffblazer

    buffblazer 1/2 ton status

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    help i have a 86 custom deluxe with nothing fancy. i was thinking of putting air in it i have a 87 sub that is a parts rig and i can rip everything off that goes to the air. now my question is is it worth it??? it is reallly hot in oklahoma and i need help. most people tell me just to buy another blazer, but mine is in very good shape and it has the original 4 speed so i really dont want to give up my shifter. so what do you guys think?? how much do you guys think it will cost, and how much trouble.
     
  2. Boondocks

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    I don't know about your year rig, but my '72 with factory air, has some rather large holes in the firewall, where the condenser and fan mount. From pictures I have seen of non-A/C equipped vehicles, they aren't there. So there is that aspect.

    If you perform this conversion. You should replace all of the 'O' rings of all connections and don't forget to lube them.

    Finally, it will need to be leak-checked, purged and serviced.

    Worth it, is your descision. If you have most of the parts available, most of the cost will be your time and effort.
     
  3. rjfguitar

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    As mentioned you will need to probably make modifications to your fire wall so the evap assembly will fit. Get all the vent plumbing and electrical off the burb and see if you can swap it over.

    Check over the pump that is in the burb. grab the clutch itself and try to turn it, not the pulley but the clutch and if it turns with just a little elbow grease than it's good. If it won't turn it's locked up and a paper weight. If it is no good buy a BRAND NEW pump, don't waste your time and money on rebuilt junk, it will cost MORE in the end going the rebuilt route by the time it blows up and has to be redone again....and again....

    New accumulator dryer and orifice tube will be needed. Flush the system well and use all new o-rings. Have the system checked for leaks, vaccumed down, and charged.

    Is it worth it? You bet your freakin' butt it's worth it. If you were going to pickup a date do you think she would appreciate you all sweaty and stinky? Then getting in and getting her hair blown all over and getting sweaty and stinky herself..... It's quiet with the windows up, you can hear the radio, and most importantly you stay compfortable.
     
  4. buffblazer

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    :grin: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: i love it that was good. well thanks for your impute but i might have found a 91 k5 in mint condition fully loaded in my price range and its only 3 hours away so i dont know what i will do
     
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    Hey, I've got the 3-60 A/C in my blazer :( What's wrong with that?
     

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