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Adding air conditioning to a 1972 chevy pickup

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

  1. 2glock40s

    2glock40s

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    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...

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    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

    Seafarer12

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    southern rods makes a good kit that is reasonably priced. I have one in my S10.