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Adding air conditioning to a 1972 chevy pickup

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by 2glock40s, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. 2glock40s


    Oct 22, 2005
    Louisville, Ky
    Hey all,
    I'm new to this forum so please be patient with me.

    I have been looking for a 1972 Chevy pick up for about 8 months now. I have finally found one in my own city for sale that I'm interested in but it doesn't have air conditioning. My question is this: Can anyone tell me how difficult it is to add air to a truck that did not originally come with it? I'm not a mechanic but have a pretty decent knowledge of mechanical things.
    This truck is a Cheyenne and looks great, I hate to pass it by if adding air is somewhat simple.
    Any help is greatly appreciated.
  2. I worked in a custom auto electronics and trim shop when I got out of the Air Force. It isn't rocket science. Believe me when I say you can get kits and do it yourself, but it is better to have it done and get a warranty.

  3. Lone Wolff

    Lone Wolff Tire World...

    Dec 17, 2002
    You'll find very few that had factory A/C from that vintage. I had a 72 GMC as my first vehicle. Even if you do find one for sale with A/C, more than likely it hasn't been converted to R134a due to cost.

    You'll be better off buying that truck w/o A/C, and adding it yourself, or as Blitzer said, having it done. Either option is probably going to be a better system than finding one with factory A/C.
  4. Seafarer12


    May 24, 2007
    Austin, TX
    southern rods makes a good kit that is reasonably priced. I have one in my S10.