As we continue to work on our project ’62 GMC, it has become easier to operate. Awhile back we decided to make our driving experience more comfortable by adding an air conditioning system. To help steer us in the right direction, we turned to the folks at Vintage Air who have more than 30 years of experience providing high-quality air-conditioning products. In order to add AC to the truck, first we needed to add an engine-driven compressor to pump refrigerant into the system. To handle this task, we added a Vintage Air FrontRunner serpentine kit. This system maintains all of the functions of a front drive kit while enhancing the appearance of our BluePrint Engines 383-ci small-block Chevy.
We also needed to add several components to our truck to make air conditioning possible, like a condenser, dryer and evaporator, along with controls, wire harness, ducting and louvers. Yes, it’s a lot of parts to add, but Vintage Air’s Gen IV SureFit kits eliminate the guesswork. These systems are available for many popular vehicles like C-10s and are designed to fit each application. The great thing about these kits is that you can easily install them by following the included instruction manual. It’s true; we’ve never put together an AC system, and we were able to add it to our truck successfully in the comfort of our own driveway. If you don’t feel confident with your skill level, SureFit systems are easy for any professional to handle in less time than a universal system, which will save you labor costs.
The Gen IV SureFit Kit
Prepping the Truck
Condenser and Dryer
Hoses and Wiring