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Old 09-23-2007, 03:46 PM
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NEW TRUCK, A/C questions?

Hey guys, i just bought a new truck. its a 1965 ford f100 fleetside bed. And it definatly doesnt have AC and i definatly live in tucson arizona where it gets well over 100 dagrees during the summer. So after browsing around im having a hard time finding the parts i need. The truck has a fairly build 352 with a c6 tranny in it. that combo was put in it about 3 years ago so i dont know how/if that would affect the air conditioning.
so any suggestions on sites, articles, or threads to read up on this?

another question i have is it does not have power brakes or power steering. Is there any junkyard steering racks that i could use as a simple conversion? preferablly with rotors up front?

thanks for all the help guys.
Brandon.

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Vintage Air makes aftermaket kits for most cars n trucks.
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I lived in Phoenix for 5 years before getting AC in my BLACK 79 Chev P-U.

If ya wanna go scrounging for OEM Ford stuff----Look for a Merc or Ford that had AC, not all that uncommon from about 67+.
This would get you the brackets and pulleys etc. Compressor probably shot tho.

I installed a Vintage Air in the 59---love it---not too difficult a job either.
They may not have a direct fit for your application, but they will have a Heat/Cool unit that will fit----be it under dash or behind----with some minor modifications.

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Vintage Air makes aftermaket kits for most cars n trucks.
Yep, they're hard to beat, bang for the buck. Regardless of mod level, if it's in good tune and has no idle issues, adding A/C should be no problem.
I guess I'm a wimp too, Bryan. I wouldn't live w/o it anymore either!
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I was MUCH younger then.
When you are still in your 20's---you are much more invincable
When the 40's are more than halfway gone---not so tough anymore
Still don't use the AC all that often, but SHE does. So, it HAS to work.
The things we do for "Domestic Tranquility".
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I was MUCH younger then.
When you are still in your 20's---you are much more invincable
When the 40's are more than halfway gone---not so tough anymore
Still don't use the AC all that often, but SHE does. So, it HAS to work.
The things we do for "Domestic Tranquility".
And when you're solidly into your 50s, if you still haven't faced your immortality, then you're in serious denial!
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I was MUCH younger then.
When you are still in your 20's---you are much more invincable
When the 40's are more than halfway gone---not so tough anymore
Still don't use the AC all that often, but SHE does. So, it HAS to work.
The things we do for "Domestic Tranquility".
haha, Im only 18, but the heat in arizona is enough to make anyone cry.

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Wimp
I lived in Phoenix for 5 years before getting AC in my BLACK 79 Chev P-U.

If ya wanna go scrounging for OEM Ford stuff----Look for a Merc or Ford that had AC, not all that uncommon from about 67+.
This would get you the brackets and pulleys etc. Compressor probably shot tho.

I installed a Vintage Air in the 59---love it---not too difficult a job either.
They may not have a direct fit for your application, but they will have a Heat/Cool unit that will fit----be it under dash or behind----with some minor modifications.

Bryan
Im not to worried about OEM anthing, im not going to make the truck all orrigional. Its actually for my mom. I was going to buy it for myself. But when i drove it by the house to let her check it out, she fell in love with it. Plus her birthday is tuesday, so happy day mom.

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Vintage Air makes aftermaket kits for most cars n trucks.
i checked there, i was just wondering if someone else had a direct fit.


what about the other stuff?
Ive found a few good sites with ford parts, like weather stripping, and things of that nature. Does anyone have any suggestions of websites with plentiful ford truck parts?

and any suggestions about the powersteering/front disc conversion?
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