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Alan: I am using an OldAir Hurricane heat/cool unit on my '53 pickup. It is made to fit in the round hole on the firewall and is a small square box that is similar in size to the original heater unit. I will put on one of the reproduction Chevy heater decals and it will look a lot like the original!

<a href="http://www.oldairproducts.com/catalog/main_default.php" target="_blank">http://www.oldairproducts.com/catalog/main_default.php</a>

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Yes, that's what I did. Got the Hurricane unit, fan, control switch, and defroster from OldAir. I usually get my condenser with integral fan from some foreign car and my Sanden compressor, both from the junk yard. Throw a new seal in the compressor, polish it and I am in business!

Get the sticker from Jinm Carter - for your truck it would be item #

DE212 - 1954-55 Chevrolet for recirculator heater.... $2.55

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#DE210 - 1954-55 Chevrolet , for fresh air heater.... $2.55.

These are Mylar stickers, very good quality.

<a href="http://www.oldchevytrucks.com" target="_blank">www.oldchevytrucks.com</a>

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I got a partial kit - seems it was $400? + change, don't really remember exactly how much it was. I know it was way less than $1000. I really like OldAir's outlets behind the radio speaker grille. Their web site isn't as clear as it could be - just keep working with them until they get it right.

Also, I find it cheaper and get better results to get my hoses @ the local hydraulic equipment store. They service all the trucks and tractors so there should be a store in your town. Look in your phone book. You can get any length of hose and do-it-yourself end fittings - very easy to install and reuseable - in any configuration so you can custom fit it perfectly.
 

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Originally posted by EBlack36:
<strong>I totally agree with what Willys36 said in reguards to the hoses, you have to get them crimped anyway when you buy one of the kits, so why not buy the hoses and fittings from the same people. I get most of my AC items from O'Reillys and they then let me use there crimper, after they tought me how to use it.
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You don't need a crimper! AeroQuip makes a standard industrial line of screw on ends that stand a gazillon psi and can be reused many times. Looks are great too - bright cad plating and the collars are smooth hex, not the ugly crimp. All you need to install them is a box/open end wrench and a vice. Check them out.

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