What will i need?

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  1. Noah_Seward

    Noah_Seward Veteran Member

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    What all do i need to get rid of the A/C in my car? I still want heat, but i don't like carrying all that extra weight around.

    Thanks in advance :bowtie:
     
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    The heaviest piece is the compressor.
    Unbolt that and the radiator thingy in front of the radiator and disconnect the hoses from the box on the firewall.
    If you leave the big fiberglass box with all the wires, relay, resistor block and vacuum lines.... Your heat and duct flaps will still function normally.

    When you're all done.... I don't ever want to hear you gripe about your car being too hot in the summer or how the value of it has decreased because you removed a major accessory.

    Believe it or not... Some people actually pay good money to equip their 2nd gen Camaros with A/C.
     
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    Noah_Seward Veteran Member

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    Thanks twisted!

    You're gonna be the first person i come and complain to when i remove it ;)

    Also, do you have a picture of what this looks like? I currently have the compressor removed, and both lines. But i dont like the big ugly silver thing on my firewall, it also makes it a b!itch to take off the rear head bolts without removing headers. I just want a non-a/c look for my car.
     
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    For a non-A/C look you need to remove the big fiberglass box and replace it with an A/C delete box.
    (Not a cheap item considering it's just an empty box.)

    Then you have to cut a hole in it to put your resistor pack in the airflow.

    And don't start hacking away at the wiring harness unless you know what each wire is for.

    Great write-up on the process here. ---> http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2280837&postcount=17
     
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    Thanks again twisted!
     
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    A/c

    I'd be interested in purchasing those underhood A/C items that you are removing. Looking to put my 80z back with stock A/C components.

    Mike
     
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    fudge to late for calling dips on the A/C stuff :(

    oh well next time
     
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    I've got all the A/C stuff for the car, its sitting in my barn & I have the compressor, hoses & condensor......btw he's got my old car lol
     

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