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Old 11-11-2012, 10:01 PM
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So guys im buying a late 70's ford truck, im going to take the engine and transmission, also the rear end and im sticking them in my 1957 f100. If the donor truck has a/c can I use all those parts to put a/c in my truck, what extra would I need to do besides of course putting in a underdash vent unit or putting holes in my dash
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About the only other thing I can think of is an electric fan on the radiator, the ac units need a lot of cooling.

Also a 70's unit wold be R12, not that easy to find.
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You might be able to use 'some' of the pieces, but there would be a lot of things you would have to custom make. I would contact the folks at Vintage Auto Air. The specialize in A/C kits for cars and trucks that never had A/C to start with. Good Luck
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Trying to adapt another system to fit your fridge would not be an easy task, I think.

Your donor vehicles' AC would have been incorporated into the heating system, I believe. The Fridge, would not have been. It was an under dash system, separate from the trucks' heating system.

Much easier, though still not inexpensive, to use an aftermarket system.

I do have an NOS, under dash, system I hope to one day install. Sorry to say, it is not a Ford unit. I will still need to buy all the under hood components. Since it is so old, I will have it gone through, all seals renewed , etc. It will remain an R12 unit, as the cooling is so much better. More expense, because the R12 refrigerant, while still available, is sometimes tough to source and is costly.
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You might be able to use 'some' of the pieces, but there would be a lot of things you would have to custom make. I would contact the folks at Vintage Auto Air. The specialize in A/C kits for cars and trucks that never had A/C to start with. Good Luck
Classic Auto is what I used for my 60, fit and worked great.
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I was mostly just figuring out if the under the hood components could save me money like the compressor
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