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Username Post: Air Conditioning Vents        (Topic#359347)
fiftychev 
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01-02-20 05:45 PM - Post#2783536    

I'm looking for some ideas on mounting air conditioning vents in a 1950 Chevrolet. Also some advice on which unit fits best.

Thanks for any help you can give me..



 


RAM_51 
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01-02-20 08:45 PM - Post#2783560    
    In response to fiftychev

In one of my Rod & Custom or Street Rodder magazines...when I was buying them 6+ years ago there is an article on exactly that. Some very nice round swivel nozzles were fared in nicely on the lower dash to the far left of the speedo and to the far right of the glove box. I can't remember if they were working with an off the shelf unit...or whether they were fabricating them and using another car's vents. I do know there was some fabrication / welding involved. They looked nice! But how do I find the article?

1951 Fleetline Preservation
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
lobucrod 
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Loc: Slaton, TX
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01-03-20 04:48 AM - Post#2783578    
    In response to fiftychev

Easiest AC unit to install is the Old Air Hurricane. The hose connections stick through the air vent hole on the passenger side

'38 Chevy Coupe Gasser 409 powered
'50 Sedan Delivery 401 Nailhead powered
'62 Buick Electra original survivor


Edited by lobucrod on 01-03-20 04:49 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Stickdude 
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Loc: Wyoming
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01-03-20 06:20 AM - Post#2783589    
    In response to RAM_51

The book 'Building a 49-54 Chevy' talks about adding round vents.
https://www.amazon.com/Building-49-54-Chevy- Ron-Ce...



 
Cruzin Okie 
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Loc: Jay, Oklahoma
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01-03-20 08:33 PM - Post#2783647    
    In response to fiftychev

This is a picture of my 1950 coupe with the round vents.

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Johnnie

1950 styleline deluxe sports coupe, 350 cid, TH 400, nova rear end. Gen IV Vintage air. SOLD!
1953 210 4 Door, 235 with Powerglide. All original except for the 1954 hood bird.

John 3:16



 
fiftychev 
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01-06-20 06:56 AM - Post#2783805    
    In response to Cruzin Okie

Thanks to all,

I think those round vents look pretty good. They look more like they belong instead of the unit below the dash.



 
Cruzin Okie 
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01-06-20 07:54 AM - Post#2783808    
    In response to fiftychev

Funny you should say that. I was at a car show when a man walked up looked in the car and said, " wow, I never new these cars came out with air conditioning.
I think the round vents look like they should be there.

Johnnie

1950 styleline deluxe sports coupe, 350 cid, TH 400, nova rear end. Gen IV Vintage air. SOLD!
1953 210 4 Door, 235 with Powerglide. All original except for the 1954 hood bird.

John 3:16



 
DZAUTO 
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01-06-20 10:36 AM - Post#2783817    
    In response to fiftychev



You will not like this and it does not apply, but this is what I installed in the 51 back in 1966 when it had a 261 engine. I swapped to a V8 in 67 and it still blows cold on R12 with an old York style compressor.



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Rustchips 
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01-06-20 11:28 AM - Post#2783821    
    In response to Cruzin Okie

Looks very nice Okie and I'm sure they work much better then the vents mounted under the dash, like my '42 coupe.
Cleon

1928 Chevy Coupe
1942 Chevy Special Deluxe Coupe
1955 Chevy Bel Air HTP
1970 El Camino
1990 F##d Mustang Convertible

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lobucrod 
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01-06-20 04:42 PM - Post#2783848    
    In response to Rustchips

Another thread with some good info
https://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?t...

'38 Chevy Coupe Gasser 409 powered
'50 Sedan Delivery 401 Nailhead powered
'62 Buick Electra original survivor


 
Mattimus 
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01-07-20 08:22 AM - Post#2783915    
    In response to RAM_51

  • RAM_51 Said:
In one of my Rod & Custom or Street Rodder magazines...when I was buying them 6+ years ago there is an article on exactly that. Some very nice round swivel nozzles were fared in nicely on the lower dash to the far left of the speedo and to the far right of the glove box. I can't remember if they were working with an off the shelf unit...or whether they were fabricating them and using another car's vents. I do know there was some fabrication / welding involved. They looked nice! But how do I find the article?



The R&C article you are looking for is in the April 2014 issue. Called "Vintage Air with extra flair". They are installing round swivel vents into the lower dash of a 59-60 Chevy, but can be easily adapted to our earlier models with the same results. If needed, I can take pics of the article. I planned on going this route when I did mine.

--1952 Chevy Styleline Deluxe (under construction)


 
RAM_51 
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01-07-20 08:36 AM - Post#2783917    
    In response to Mattimus

  • Mattimus Said:
The R&C article you are looking for is in the April 2014 issue. Called "Vintage Air with extra flair". They are installing round swivel vents into the lower dash of a 59-60 Chevy


Both my Rod & Custom and Street Rodder magazine collections are from 2000-2011. I'm fairly sure it was a 1950 Chevrolet that was having the A/C added...but maybe the article you point out will be of help.


1951 Fleetline Preservation
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 


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