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Old 07-02-2006, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default New repro steel under-dash A/C from Vintage Air

I was just reading a thread asking if A/C was gold chain or not, so I looked up Vintage A/C and saw this. Looks pretty neat if you ask me, I just wish they had more info.



"The Real-Steel Mark IV Is Back!"
Vintage Air has reproduced the most popular underdash air conditioner ever made. The Vintage Air Mark IV features an all steel case built from the original tooling. The timeless look of chrome and real steel combined with Vintage Airís proven performance makes the new Mark IV a great choice for your period perfect ride.
Call Vintage Air today for more information 800-862-6658


www.vintageair.com

EDIT: For what it's worth, I emailed vintage air and asked them to come to the HAMB and give us more info, and maybe even consider being a HAMB Alliance member as well

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Old 07-02-2006, 12:38 PM   #2
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Default Re: New repro steel under-dash A/C from Vintage Air

Now THAT's progress!
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Old 07-02-2006, 12:41 PM   #3
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Default Re: New repro steel under-dash A/C from Vintage Air

gold chain or not...why have a reason to hate drivin' yer hot rod?
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Old 07-02-2006, 05:25 PM   #4
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Default Re: New repro steel under-dash A/C from Vintage Air

That's a good unit. Very well built. It's what I'm using in my '64 C-10. Retail is about $300.
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Old 07-02-2006, 05:28 PM   #5
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Default Re: New repro steel under-dash A/C from Vintage Air

Jeremy, what else do you need to have in order to use that system? And can you hook it up completely seperate from a stock heater, if you already have that???
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Old 07-03-2006, 11:12 AM   #6
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Default Re: New repro steel under-dash A/C from Vintage Air

Johnny, thanks for the email. The Mark IV is a great new product just released from Vintage Air and is selling great....it also works as good as it looks. The Mark IV evaporator list for $299.00 and is a cool only system so normally you will retain your OEM heater. The evaporator is just one component of an A/C system, you will also need an compressor, bracket, condenser, hose kit, drier and safety switch which normally runs in the $880.00 - $900.00 range but could be a little less or more expensive, depending on what parts needed to fit your ride. The evaproator itself is 15.5"W x 5.75"H x 13.5"D.

All of the guys in VA Sales/Tech Depts are gear heads and lurk around the HAMB daily (don't tell Jack). Most of us have attended/participated in every Lone Star Roundup and think it's the best show in the country. We think the HAMB Alliance is a great idea but being a manufacture with a large dealer network, we do not want to be in pricing competition with them and sell @ retail only. I know several HAMBers who are VA dealers so I would recommend seeking them out and keep it in the HAMB family.

If anyone has a question about the Mark IV or any of the VA systems, don't hesitate to contact myself or any of the guys in the Sales Dept....we are here to help out any way we can!!

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Old 07-03-2006, 11:41 AM   #7
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Default Re: New repro steel under-dash A/C from Vintage Air

That's what I call response......a thumbs up to Vintage Air!
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Old 07-03-2006, 11:51 AM   #8
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Old 07-03-2006, 02:22 PM   #9
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Hey Mark! Thanks for giving us the scoop on the new unit! There's a reason why Vintage Air has such a good reputation around here
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Old 07-03-2006, 02:43 PM   #10
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Default Re: New repro steel under-dash A/C from Vintage Air

Hey Mark!

Tell Rick that Steve from Industrial Chassis said Hi.


I have been a VinAir dealer for 10 years or so and have always given a HAMB discount.
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Old 07-03-2006, 03:08 PM   #11
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Coolair, you have a Private Message
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Old 07-03-2006, 03:29 PM   #12
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Default Re: New repro steel under-dash A/C from Vintage Air

Maybe you guys should consider the Alliance just another retailer...

Seriously though, if you guys can lead me to a good vendor of your products I would be happy to make an effort in getting them in the Alliance. PM me.

As for the new under dash unit, I think it kicks ass for the right car...
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Old 07-03-2006, 04:02 PM   #13
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Default Re: New repro steel under-dash A/C from Vintage Air

The HAMB is becoming a SUPERPOWER

Also, I'm glad to hear that VA respects the dealers, not all manufactures do!
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Old 07-03-2006, 11:33 PM   #14
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Default Re: New repro steel under-dash A/C from Vintage Air

Would free shipping to HAMBA members be considered undercuting the dealers?
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Old 07-04-2006, 06:22 AM   #15
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Amazing!, What goes around, comes around. Musta' thrown away 1/2 dozen of the originals over the years. A/C in Ohio was a luxury years ago. Real novelty to have one of these units in a car in the 60's/70's. So glad the Starfire has factory A/C that works. You California people should spend a summer in Florida and see what HOT really is. Believe you me, dry heat is different.
Just ask NADS how miserable it is driving here in summer without A/C.
Glad to see Vintage Air is reproducing this unit.
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Old 07-04-2006, 06:51 AM   #16
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Default Re: New repro steel under-dash A/C from Vintage Air

Having Asthma - AC is a must not a gold chain thing, even here in Minnesota.
Thank for posting this one I'm looking for that kind of unit right now for the 54 as i'm doing the body work and need to modify the firewall for AC.
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Old 07-04-2006, 01:32 PM   #17
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Default Re: New repro steel under-dash A/C from Vintage Air

Does anyone know what year the Mark IV originally hit the market?
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Old 07-04-2006, 03:10 PM   #18
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Default Re: New repro steel under-dash A/C from Vintage Air

Hot Rod Air has had a unit like that for quite a while i believe.
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Old 07-04-2006, 03:26 PM   #19
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Default Re: New repro steel under-dash A/C from Vintage Air

I think cool57 means what year did the original its based on hit the market. I'm guessing mid 60s, but its just a guess.
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Old 07-04-2006, 05:19 PM   #20
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man-a-fre, HRA and several others do offer a below the dash unit that looks similar but is an all plastic case and faceplate, not metal like the original - that is what makes the Mark IV, umm....COOL
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