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Anybody put Vintage Air in a '55 Chebby?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by buzzard, May 24, 2006.

  1. buzzard
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    How hard is it? Do the brackets, hardware and fittings all fit without fabrication? Is the SBC kit a bolt in? What kind of problems did you run into?

    I'm changing jobs so I won't be driving brand new cars for free anymore. So I need to buy a car that'll be my new daily. I have the pipe dream of a '55 Chevy daily. My commute is only going to be 9 miles, but it'll be bumper to bumper the whole way. And I'll need it to drive to swap meets since I'll have Saturdays off now!

    Anyhow, I have a line on a rough but driving 55. It's good from a far, but far from good. But I may be able to swing the $$$, and I've wanted a 55 since the day my first one left. Who doesn't want a 5 window coupe, a '58, and a '55? Who cares if the coupe is a '31 and the 58 is a Belair Sport Sedan!

    So anyway, whose added Vintage Air to their double nickel?
     
  2. LoungeLife
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    from Tulsa

    I haven't, but I'm gonna be wanting it real bad come August.
     
  3. squirrel
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    I did a 56 years ago, it kind of went in ok, although only the stuff under the dash was part of the kit, I pieced together the underhood end of it.

    For cost/traditional reasons you might look into finding an old underdash unit to put in there....that way you'll get the old time feel of air conditioning! heh heh heh
     
  4. PorkChop
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    I think Doug did it for a customer when he worked at Manny's, he said it was pretty straight forward.

    No new cars for free anymore..jeez.. somehow I dont feel bad for you... :D

    We talkin "Two Lane" style 55, with ac of course..?!?!?

    Gable
     

  5. squirrel
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    I think we're talking "family car" 55
     
  6. done about 6 to 8 of them over the last 10 years.

    They get better all the time fit and finish wise. Work pretty good too.
     
  7. buzzard
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    It's a 2dr. "150". I haven't run the numbers yet to see if it's a real 150, or just doesn't have any trim. You can call it Two Lane, but I'll call it AG!

    Elp, are you a dealer for Vintage Air? They're right here in SA. But if I buy it direct, I pay sales tax.
     
  8. squirrel
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    first letter (after the V if it's an original 8 cyl car) of the vin will be A, B, C or D....A means 150
     
  9. PorkChop
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    Well I guess the big difference is/was the wheels, shiny black, versus primer black,, the scoop..

    well I hope you get it dude.. I love 55's ...

    I know where their might be a 325hp 327 for sale.. cheap.. want me to rustle up that connection?

    laters.
    Gable
     
  10. buzzard
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    I'm always interested in a 327, if the money is right. Might put it in the '58.
     
  11. PorkChop
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    I'll make the call tonight.. and email you ,,. or call or something later this week.
     
  12. brokenspoke
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    The sure fit works excellent
     
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