Automotive standards have pushed our industry in ways that car guys never thought possible. But if you rewind the clock toonly about 12 percent of Chevelles came with factory air conditioning. Even though the early Chevelles do have some quirks, we were pleased to see that Vintage Air made a SureFit kit for our application.
Whether getting in your classic to take it to an event or simply for a cruise, most of us usually have seasonal changes which are a limiting factor for its escape from storage. How pleasurable is the time behind the wheel during the heat of summer? When the temperature rises, so does humidity.
I wanted to install air conditioning in my big block Corvette coupe but, since this is a numbers-matching car, I didn't want to cannibalize the interior or engine compartment to do it. Vintage Air had the solution I was looking for: a custom-made air conditioning system that was very close in appearance and fit to the original GM factory air that was offered as an option in I particularly liked the fact that it was a "non-invasive" system that could be uninstalled if some future owner of this car wanted to put it back to its original condition of course, I'm keeping all of the original parts for this eventuality.
What a difference a couple decades make! In ZedSled, there are no navigation screens or MP3 plugs to be found anywhere. Vintage Air has been around since and is a true innovator when it comes to providing modern heating and cooling systems that drop into our vintage machines.
Once we receive your order you will be contacted Mon-Fri 8am-5pm CST to obtain details about your car to ensure proper fitment and to finalize your order! The Gen IV uses an exclusive fully electronic microprocessor control system eliminate cables or vacuum connections. Separate high capacity copper parallel-flow heat coil and aluminum plate and fin cooling coils provide outstanding performance and instant temperature adjustments.
We work on all types of cars and vehicles. While we specialize on classic car repair services, we are also experts on installing and upgrading classic auto air-conditioning systems. We offer custom and standard Vintage Air installation systems and regularly have customers coming from Tampa and Orlando to have us do theirs.
Looking inside most of the customized classic trucks found at events across the country would lead the casual onlooker to believe they all came equipped with factory air conditioning. But while Packard became the first car to introduce factory air conditioning inmost pickups weren't so blessed until the '60s. Fortunately our friends at Vintage Air began developing aftermarket systems in that made it easy to retrofit any car or truck with a contemporary climate-control system.
This forum has been very helpful to me. As a means of documenting some of what we have done and to help others avoid some of my mistakes I thought I would post the installation of a vintage gen II mini AC system. My son and I are restoring a z.
Trucks were finally starting to see air conditioning options, but it was still considered a luxury for these working vehicles. Many early conversions used Mustang units, as they fit nicely under the dash, but they were a bit cumbersome and you were on your own trying to make it all work. In Texan Jack Chisenhall saw a real need for a company dedicated to air conditioning systems for the classic car and truck owner, so he basically invented a new market segment and Vintage Air was born.