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Old 06-16-2010, 06:58 PM
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Default Installing A/C? Can it be done?

My current truck does not have A/C and my god does it suck in the heat. I was wondering if it was possible to even install A/C into a truck that does not have it. I know with older classic guys have done it but I figured that is alot harder then one that can come with A/C installed.
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:08 PM
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i installed a/c on my 4.0. just find a donor truck with the same motor and start swapping stuff over. i even used a walmart recharge kit. just had a friend recharge it last night after 6 years on the walmart charge.
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:48 PM
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What year/engine truck do you have? I'm looking for the non a/c idler pulley for a duratech 2.3.
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what year/engine truck do you have? I'm looking for the non a/c idler pulley for a duratech 2.3.
98 v6 3.0
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meh. Well good luck with the swap!
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:41 PM
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I've done it, its easy! Just bolt on all the parts vacumn it down and charge it. I probably have all the parts you would need but shipping would suck. It would be cheaper to go to a local yard and get them or off of craigslist...
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I've done it, its easy! Just bolt on all the parts vacumn it down and charge it. I probably have all the parts you would need but shipping would suck. It would be cheaper to go to a local yard and get them or off of craigslist...
lol, I'm willing to drive to West Virgina if it saves me junk yard diving.
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And willing to pay shipping cost too.
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Old 06-17-2010, 04:18 AM
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Give me a day or 2 and I can dig everything out and take some pictures. Most of the stuff would fit in flat rate boxes except the evaporator and condensor.
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Give me a day or 2 and I can dig everything out and take some pictures. Most of the stuff would fit in flat rate boxes except the evaporator and condensor.
Any luck?
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:55 PM
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Sorry it took so long, I had a busy weekend between fathers day and my birthday. Anyway I have everything but I have no way of testing the stuff. All I can say is the parts came off of wrecked trucks in the 98-2000 range. I'm not sure which truck. Anyway here's some pics...





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Sorry it took so long, I had a busy weekend between fathers day and my birthday. Anyway I have everything but I have no way of testing the stuff. All I can say is the parts came off of wrecked trucks in the 98-2000 range. I'm not sure which truck. Anyway here's some pics...





How much do you want for the lot? About how much do you think it all weights too?
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:35 PM
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Well I don't know and I don't know...lol
As far as shipping the condensor is light and the compressor would fit in a flat rate box if I remove the hoses. The condesor and housing is kinda big...I'l have to weigh them...
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:32 PM
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Well I don't know and I don't know...lol
As far as shipping the condensor is light and the compressor would fit in a flat rate box if I remove the hoses. The condesor and housing is kinda big...I'l have to weigh them...

I know fedex will ship as long as its not above a large weight or I will just drive my ass up there to West Virginia.
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:24 AM
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Its a long drive but we are having a meet at my house saturday. We are doing a gear swap on Clays truck (ccbuzz) on here. If you came we could probably install it.
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