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1 - I bought an after-market heater/defroster replacement for my truck from Chevy Duty ... it's very cool looking and is gonna do a nice job of heating my truck.

2 - There's an *old* looking air-conditioner that was in the truck when I bought it 2 months ago ... I turned it on once or twice and it seems to be in good working order, but it's kinda beat looking ... it's also very large - 16" wide, 12" deep and 5" high.

3 - I would LIKE to put the heater/defroster unit as low to the floor as I can, and also as close to "center" of the cab as possible. Unfortunately that big ol' AC unit is in the way ... it's also too large to move to the right and place under the glove box.

Any ideas or solutions to suggest?

I'm thinking, buy another AC unit that's smaller and not so ugly - then I could mount it under the glove box, have a better looking interior and also have my heater where I want it. Anybody know where I can look at AC units on the web?

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Alan Horvath
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Hey, snkbyt

I certainly could remove the old unit and replace it with the new ... I just *want* it placed more towards the center ... it's a visual preference as well as a practical one - the way the heater blows (left, right & front) and also, since heat rises, I want it lower, without it being in the foot-space area.

I did check out HotRod Air ... but I'm *real* excited about the under-the-seat and behind-the-seat models Vintage Air offers, and they're only $380, too!

I'm gonna call them today and ask some questions : Since my truck is already outfitted with air (compressor, etc.) I should only need to replace things that are IN the interior, right? I want to keep this operation as simple as possible.

PS - What a time saver this site is!!! I was hunting on the web for over an hour last night and found nothing but aggravation. I post a message here, and bingo! My pals who have been there and done that set me up in no time, flat!
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Thanks, HotRodders!

Alan

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Thanks, EBlack36 - That sounds pretty cool!

How much was the HVAC unit you're referring to? And which model is it?

I'd like to look at the vents to see what you mean about putting them where you like ... and also, to see what you mean by "floor heat" - that's one thing I'm trying to achieve - getting the heat on the floor!

Also, are you saying that you can turn on the defroster independently from the heater? That would be great.

Alan

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Well, Willys36, I see you're up to your usual stuff!
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Too cool!

Am I right in thinking I can order just the "Inside Package?" I've already got the engine compartment stuff all in place ... right?

Also, where do you get the Chevy Heater decals?

Thanks, bro'!

Alan

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Thanks again, EBlack36

The Gen II sure is the best space-saver of 'em all ... I checked their prices, but the Evaporator Kit isn't included in their price list - only the Complete Kit - so I emailed them to get the price on it.
 

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Thanks, bro'

My hoses are new ... but I may need longer ones with the new install anyway ... we'll see.

I emailed them about the Gen II Evaporater Kit and they told me it was like $1000 - which is the price for the Complete Kit, so I emailed them back again asking them to please clarify.

I don't know why they don't put the price in their price list for the Evapo' Kit and it sure seem whacked to tell me it's the same price as the Complete Kit ... I mean the under-the-dash stuff shouldn't be more than like $375, right?

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Thanks, guys -- I'll definitely do the hoses as you advise. Sounds cool! And I always like doing installs myself, cuz ... you know ... no one ever gives it the total treatment.

I installed a new power antenna today ... got it for $25 (incl. shipping) ... and I ground down to bare metal on my ground connections and put di-electric grease on every connection. What a comfort it becomes when you know every little thing is done right, eh?
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Alan
 
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