Removing the A/C for my 72

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Removing the A/C for my 72

Postby Doorjam13 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:32 am

I would like to remove the factory A/C from my 1972 f100. I have a few questions maybe y'all can help with.

1. Are the dash controls put of the "A/C"?

2. When I remove the the under dash unit will the I still have a defroster and heater?

3. Are there any links for removing the whole system from the truck?

4. What parts need to come out from under the hood?

Sorry for my ignorance :? :? I have never messed with A/C systems before. (picture is not my tuck but same set up)
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Re: Removing the A/C for my 72

Postby Busboy » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:27 am

Are you getting rid of the system? If so I'm interested.
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Re: Removing the A/C for my 72

Postby Busboy » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:28 am

You'd have to install a standard heat/defrost system from a donor truck. They are extremely common. You'd need the control panel as well.
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Re: Removing the A/C for my 72

Postby colnago » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:46 pm

My AC was aftermarket, so I didn’t have to install/replace any controls or components. My experience:

1. No, the dash controls were not part of the AC in my truck.

2. Yes, I still have a defroster and heater.

3. No links that I know of, but I didn't need any. My only concern was releasing any gasses into the atmosphere, but the system was so old that there wasn't any refrigerant left.

4. You'll have the compressor, its mounting bracket, the fan belt, and the lines going from the compressor to the unit in the cab. This is going from memory, though; it's probably been five years since I removed mine.

Sounds like busboy had a different experience, though. The "fun" of these trucks is that they're all different! Also, once you remove the lines, you'll have a couple of holes in the firewall. Free heat/noise from the engine bay (that's a feature)!

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Re: Removing the A/C for my 72

Postby Busboy » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:51 pm

colnago wrote:My AC was aftermarket, so I didn’t have to install/replace any controls or components. My experience:

1. No, the dash controls were not part of the AC in my truck.

2. Yes, I still have a defroster and heater.

3. No links that I know of, but I didn't need any. My only concern was releasing any gasses into the atmosphere, but the system was so old that there wasn't any refrigerant left.

4. You'll have the compressor, its mounting bracket, the fan belt, and the lines going from the compressor to the unit in the cab. This is going from memory, though; it's probably been five years since I removed mine.

Sounds like busboy had a different experience, though. The "fun" of these trucks is that they're all different! Also, once you remove the lines, you'll have a couple of holes in the firewall. Free heat/noise from the engine bay (that's a feature)!

Joseph

Your post has no bearing on the original question since your system was aftermarket and his is factory installed. Did you even read his post? :cuss:
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Re: Removing the A/C for my 72

Postby colnago » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:07 pm

Busboy wrote:Your post has no bearing on the original question since your system was aftermarket and his is factory installed. Did you even read his post? :cuss:


Yes, I did read it. Why the attack? I clearly said mine was aftermarket. I clearly said your experience was different. From now on, I'll do my best to steer clear of posts that you have answered.

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Re: Removing the A/C for my 72

Postby Jacksdad » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:14 am

Damn, that was harsh. Colnago didn't do anything that warranted that kind of response. C'mon guys - we're here because of a shared interest, not to pick on each other for no good reason.
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Re: Removing the A/C for my 72

Postby sargentrs » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:42 am

This might give you an idea of what's involved. http://www.fordification.com/tech/factory-AC.htm Also this has some good photos viewtopic.php?f=8&t=80023 The hardest part is going to be disconnecting the hoses and the cables from the unit. However, since the heater core and blower motor are in the unit itself, you will loose heat and defrost.
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Re: Removing the A/C for my 72

Postby Doorjam13 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:21 am

sargentrs wrote:This might give you an idea of what's involved. http://www.fordification.com/tech/factory-AC.htm Also this has some good photos viewtopic.php?f=8&t=80023 The hardest part is going to be disconnecting the hoses and the cables from the unit. However, since the heater core and blower motor are in the unit itself, you will loose heat and defrost.

What would be the best way to deal with the windshield fogging up? Are there vents from outside that will allow air to flow just by the truck driving down the road(like an old VW bug) or will I need to put in a unit from a truck without factory air?

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Re: Removing the A/C for my 72

Postby Busboy » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:39 am

Busboy wrote:You'd have to install a standard heat/defrost system from a donor truck. They are extremely common. You'd need the control panel as well.
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Re: Removing the A/C for my 72

Postby sargentrs » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:24 pm

Ideally :yt: I suppose you could locate and modify fresh air vents for the kick panels to accept a defrost duct. But then you'd have to figure out a way to turn them on/off when needed.
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Re: Removing the A/C for my 72

Postby basketcase0302 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:13 pm

Doorjam13 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:32 am
I would like to remove the factory A/C from my 1972 f100. I have a few questions maybe y'all can help with.
1. Are the dash controls put of the "A/C"?
2. When I remove the the under dash unit will the I still have a defroster and heater?
3. Are there any links for removing the whole system from the truck?
4. What parts need to come out from under the hood?
Sorry for my ignorance :? :? I have never messed with A/C systems before. (picture is not my tuck but same set up)


You do realize your talking about getting rid of obsolete parts here that guys search for and never find in 10 years don't you LOL?!

The standard heater plenum with the fresh air, (that pulls through the passenger side fender) are a dime a dozen in junkyards.
Very easily installed once you pull the factory air out.
Still need the question above answered? :lol:
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Re: Removing the A/C for my 72

Postby Doorjam13 » Mon May 01, 2017 5:02 am

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Re: Removing the A/C for my 72

Postby sargentrs » Mon May 01, 2017 10:31 am

I rebuilt my stock heater and then wound up trading it for my factory AC box to a member who lived up north. Win, win for both of us. Why don't you put an ad in parts for sale/trade and see if somebody wants the same deal?
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Re: Removing the A/C for my 72

Postby sausageneck » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:56 am

I am looking for some parts for the A/C in my '69 Ranger and would be interested if you have not already gotten rid of everything.


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