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Somebody tell me how stupid this idea is

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by gjk5, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. gjk5

    gjk5 3/4 ton status

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    I have 2 72 K5's, the yellow one runs pretty good and is OK looking, the other one is probably just parts. I just sold my daily driver and have been driving it for about a month and it's been over 100 and brutal.

    My questions are:

    How hard would it be to pull the functioning AC system out of the green one and put it in the other?

    Do I have to pull the whole dash too, or are the vents seperate?

    And I guess most importantly; will it even cool with a soft top?



    Thanks in advance for any advice guys.
     
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    Duno if it would cool with a soft top but I would bet you would beable to feel the cool air once you get moving.

    Next ~ CST rigs have the vents and they are intagrated into the dash. When I bought my K5 back n 93 it had an aftermarket vent assy. mounted under the dash. It was mostly on the pass side but it did come over to the drivers a bit too. This was some kind of AC vent assy. with controls. At that time the AC was not working as the underdash vent assy. was the only part left. I had no AC stuff on the engine or the heater box???

    All in all seams like it would be a pain to convert a non AC first gen to AC.
    I say just bring a cooler with bottled water and turn up the music and pretend you are on a tropical island :D
     
  3. gjk5

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    For the trail or going camping that sounds great. Going to the office in starched slacks and dress shirt with an already damp ass is getting old though. :doah:


    Guess I better get off my (damp) ass and go replace the car I sold with something more DD friendly.


    No tunes for now either, the stereo fell out of the dash last wheeling trip and won't work any more.
     
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    hahaha ya sounds like you need a DD with air & tunes with thoes pretty cloths you have to wear :haha:
     
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    just buy some dry ice and strap it near the vent window :D :haha: :haha:
     
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    Check out a VintageAir setup while you're doing your research....


    It will probably cool a lot better than a tired old 30-year old system and it can probably be hidden away better too.....

    Not cheap either way, but cool. (huh, cool)
     
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    The way things have been here (107 yesterday) I might have to strap it to my t'ain't instead, holy crotch soup Batman!
     
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    Called A-1 in Colorado Springs, $1,100 for the kit :eek1:

    Dry ice is sounding better and better. :doah:
     

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