Posted on | May 25, 2012 | Comments Off
Adding Air Conditioning to your Classic Car or Truck
Hot rods are known for their power and speed. They have this “masculine effect” that would make you turn and look at them each time they pass you by. They are equipped with powerful machines that could take you to places while enjoying your ride.
Vintage cars are one of the most common vehicles transformed into a fine hot rod. They are the type of vehicles which you cannot resist not to look at every time you see one. They are the main head turners of the road and even a brand new sports car may even look common when put besides this wonderful hot rods. Many will agree that owning a vintage car is one of their dreams. Though these classic beauties would fit best in your garage, not all of them have this particular accessory – an air conditioner.
Some vintage cars may have their own air conditioner still installed but it does not mean that those air conditioners are still working.
It may or may not be working and most of the time, even if they are still working; it does not operate well anymore due to old age. Many would say that having an air conditioner is not just only an accessory but already an essential part of a vehicle. People living in regions with long summers will probably be the first to say yes on this issue because they understand how important it is to have an air conditioning system in your hot rod especially when having a trip to the beach during the summer season making sure that you will feel comfortable during your stay inside your most prized possession.
Since your vintage car and truck does not have all the fancy stuff that a modern car has, it is advisable to retrofit your car. Retrofitting your car means that you will be adding modern upgrades in your vintage four-wheeled baby. Adding a new car air conditioning system in your old car is a good example and one of the most common upgrades that your vintage car may need. Adding a new air conditioning system to your car may even increase the price of your favorite classic beauty and, of course, gives you a more comfortable ride as you enjoy your cruise around the neighborhood.
Since it is a vintage car that you have, the parts that you have installed in it are “old” as well. Looking for parts of your classic four-wheeled baby may be a little difficult but do not worry, when it comes to retrofitting air conditioning system, there are car shops that offer this kind of services. Make sure that you have the correct knowledge and read at least a simple background on how to retrofit an air condition system in an old car. First and foremost, be sure to check the standards in retrofitting your vintage hot rods. There are several rules to consider and you may need to read about it before actually doing a retrofit for your old car and truck. If possible, you can join a vintage car club or group. This will help you to know more about this vintage prized possession. Also, there may even be someone who wants to sell his or her air conditioning compressor that is compatible for your vintage car and truck needs. Checkout all the solutions at the pebble beach concours d’elegance booths this year.
Most importantly, provide more attention when it comes with the safety factors when you want to repair or even build a new air conditioning system for your vintage car and truck. Make sure that you will meet the expected standards for your vintage hot rod’s air conditioning needs. Last but not the least, it is still best to consult a specialist to make sure that you have the correct pattern and the correct idea for retrofitting your car’s air conditioning system.
Take a tour of our street rod shop today and be informed of all the correct procedures it takes to build your pride and joy dream in to reality. One tour and you will be ready to go. Our website is waiting.