Episode 15 – New Vintage Air System

Here’s What’s Next on Project C10

Episode 15 – The Project C10 crew replace the old heat-only air system with a new vintage air system kit complete with duct work and vents that provides both heat and air conditioning. They paint it to match the dashboard. What more to do before the big reveal? Head- and taillights, power windows and hood.

Episode 15 – Video Transcript

Rick Drewry: I want to talk you a little bit about our vintage air system that we put on Project C10. It’s a really good kit, comes specifically for the 65 C10, that body style pickup truck.

What we did was we got rid of the old heat-only system that we had. When we got this truck, all it had was heat, and it wasn’t even on the dash. You actually had to reach under the dash, flip a knob to be able to turn the heat on, and then you’ve got little air vents on the side. That was your air conditioning, and it was just fresh air that came in and blew on your feet.

We wanted to have something that was a lot more compact, that worked a whole lot better. We’ve got a heat and air vintage air system that can do both. It comes in one unit, it goes underneath the dash. You do have some modification to do, but as long as you follow the instructions, it all works out very well. Now, runs off of R134, and now what we can do with the system is you can have the windows up in the middle of summer no problem, have the air full blown, and also, you’ve got plenty of heat.

The kit comes with all the duct work, the vents, and everything. We painted ours to match with the dash. It’s a real clean look, and I would highly recommend it.

Drew Yagodnik: All right. We’ve had a busy few days here trying to get up to speed, a lot of work being done, and now we’re somewhat on a tighter timeframe for our reveal. But kind of lead us to where we are and what’s happened in the days prior.

Rick: The last probably three weeks, four weeks, we’ve got all the wiring pretty much buttoned up. The only thing left is just putting the fittings on for the taillights, headlights. It’s really just the lights are the only thing, and then the power windows.

I do have the wires run through the A pillar now, that we got them out the door to line up the hole, therefore, I don’t want to you just guess or even measure and try to get the accuracy right. I want the door up there, take the grommet and get it exact before we drill a hole through the door, and then run the wire.

It’s not a big deal, but it does mean putting the doors on and off one more time. But that’s what we’ll end up doing. We’ll get that and go from the doors to the fenders to the whole front end, everything but the hood, and the hood will be the last piece that gets dropped down on there.

Drew: Okay. We got a lot more coming up. Stay tuned.

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