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Old 05-16-2005, 05:37 PM
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Best price on Vintage Air units?

Anyone have a good place to buy Vintage Air units? I'm looking at the Gen II Compac, and it'd be great to find a dealer who sells them for below MSRP. If not, maybe we could get a group purchase going on.

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Give Tom a call at Denver Specialty, I've bought 2 through him and he's always beat everybody else on price and service. I don't have his number on me but he advertises in Streetrodder and the NSRA rag.
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To be perfectly honest you will not find much differance in the price from one place to the next. The price is controlled by Vintage Air and the markup is set pretty much. if you do find a price that is considerably cheaper, make sure you know what you are getting for your money. Some places exclude parts that are standard from some of the more reputable dealers. I bought mine from Yogi's, payed a little more for it but they are great people to deal with. I ordered the wrong vent bezels and defroster grills for my 34. Called Yogi's up and explained it was my fault. They sent out the right parts with a prepaid return shipping label.

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I remember when I was pricing units for my truck, I went with Old Air because it was considerably less than Vintage.

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Hi horvath,
Were you happy with the quality of "Old Air". I've been looking at purchasing an air conditioning unit for my project (38 chevy coupe). It looks like Old Air has some of the better prices but sometimes the saying "you get what you pay for" applies.

If anyone else has opinions on other manufacturers I'd like to hear them.

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Hey, Beeb

After 2 years, I'm totally happy with mine! It blows like a hurricane ... heat is more than enough, and so is the AC.

You can check out my install notes Here

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Old Air is a quality unit that will serve you well. Just be sure you compare apples to apples when you are price shopping. Make sure your getting exactly the same pieces as the higher priced unit. Sometimes you wind up spending more on the incedentials that you did not get by going with a lower priced unit. You might look at Hot Rod Air also.

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The guys at HotRod Air used to work for Vintage Air.........and went out on their own......

A buddy of mine got a HotRod Air unit and his brother got a Vintage..............the Vintage was about 2 hundred more BUT it had mechanical actuators not vacuum like the Hot Rod Air one......

I am going to get a Vintage Air unit for my 3W......when I get a little closer......to completion.


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Hey, Deuce

Have you compared the differences between Vintage and Old Air?

Old Air is a lot less money, and when I checked into buying, I couldn't see any difference between the two. Maybe I missed something?

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Hey, Deuce

Have you compared the differences between Vintage and Old Air?

I have used Vintage Air before.......never had Old Air.....

I have had great results with Vintage Air......and will spend the ca$h with them when the 3W ges a little ( a lot really ) closer to being done...

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Thanks for the info. I've been reading all 3 catalogs...Hot Rod, Vintage, and Old Air. I liked the looks of the Old Air just wanted confirmation since I couldn't physically look at the unit.

I suppose that I will price out a complete package from both Vintage and Old Air before making my decision but Old Air seems to have the price advantage.

horvath...I like your web site...and the improvements made to your truck.

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My Vintage Air unit purchased about a year ago has electronic servo motors, no cables. It all depends on the model you buy.

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One thing that "hit" me a few weeks after installing mine was that the plastic plenum was really quite bulky and ... unnecessary.

It's cool that they made one to custom fit the bottom of my dash, and it fit very nicely, too! But those knobs sure don't look like 1954 ... and neither does the black plastic (although that could've been covered with vinyl or leather easily enough).

Instead, I decided it would be simpler and much better looking to put the knobs in the bottom of my dash, removing the plenum altogether, and replacing the plastic knobs with chrome '55 Chevy knobs:



And when I make all my interior panels, I'll just put the 4 air vents wherever I want them.

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