Adding AC to your truck

Discussion in 'Wheels/Tires' started by Weekendwarrior, Aug 5, 2022 at 6:38 AM.

  1. Weekendwarrior

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    I’m getting older and I’m really missing the the AC that my newer truck offers. Has anyone added AC to their non AC yota? How bad was it? Buy a new truck or what? Lol
     
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    Just use the factory 260. Open 2 windows, go 60 mph.
     
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    May be easier & less $$$$$ to buy a Vintage Air unit.
     
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    I bet anyone that's added it never regretted it!
     
  5. MrDinkleman

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    First of all, I'm a little curious why you posted an AC question in the Wheels and Tires section...

    The first thing I would do is call Cabe Toyota in Long Beach, CA. They sell a lot of obscure NOS parts from the 70s on up and who knows they may have a NOS factory AC kit collecting dust in the back. There may be other dealers with NOS parts closer to you as well.

    If not, I'd try your local junkyard and try to find the same year truck with AC and take those parts.
     
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    I am pretty sure any new parts from a dealer would not be cost efficient, as there are many.
    Next any AC parts from a wrecker may or not be useless .
    I have a full custom truck, which I replaced all the parts on my stock AC , all were from aftermarket suppliers online
    The condenser, evaporator, parts inside the evaporator, dryer, & had custom hoses made, & a new pump.
    I also changed to 134. In doing all this you must vacuum the system & use gauges when charging the system.
    I will add you still need the brackets, pulley , tensioner & belt.
     

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