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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:15 am    Post subject: STICKY: FAQ: A/C in general, and DIY Front A/C Installation Reply with quote

STICKY: A/C in general, and DIY Front A/C Installation

I Will update and edit as I have time. For example, recharging a system was not covered below.

Otherwise, I have summarized all that I have found over the years regarding the A/C units.

Below is a list of all of my search results throughout the web as well as within TheSamba:

Web Search Results:

* DIY'ers with Photos:

Blake HeinLein:




Steven White: Vanagon front AC system install:


* A/C Installers or suppliers of A/C units:


Vintage Air:

European Cooler Air, Inc:


Small car Performance:


Samba Search Query/Search Results:


Air conditioning:

Vanagon Westfalia Front A/C:

Found and Relevant Individual Samba forums/postings on Adding A/C, self Installation, modifying existing A/C, or hiring an installation source:

Topic: Small Car Performance, DIY Front A/C Installation
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7162205&highlight=#7162205

Topic: Small Car Performance - I'm #10 on the list
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=564590&highlight=air+conditioning

Topic: front and rear ac ordered (Complete kit)
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1...p;start=20

Topic: Adding aftermarket A/C for $1500. Possible?
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6161716

Topic: Under Dash A/C
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=377287&start=0

Topic: Experience with Cooler Air or Vintage Air
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=409551&highlight=vintage+air

Topic: Adding Air Conditioning
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=587190&highlight=air+conditioning

Topic: air conditioning?
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=585080&highlight=air+conditioning

Topic: Vintage Air latest digital Gen IV installed
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5...p;start=40

Topic: Westy aftermarket A/C options
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=590420&highlight=diy

Topic: In Dash Ac
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=570707&highlight=diy

Topic: dual AC units
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=562123&highlight=diy

Topic: DIY front air conditioning
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=535444&highlight=diy+front+air+conditioning

Topic: Bostig AC mod
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=423893&highlight=john+sullivan

Topic: Bostig A/C Pictures?
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=508366&highlight=diy

Topic: replacing non-working AC?
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=589355&highlight=air+conditioning

Topc: Early 86 Westy AC System Replacement (Charging Phase)
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=583818&highlight=system+installation

Topic: Air Conditioning for a 1980 VW Vanagon
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1...a84b92b9ce

Topic: AC Kit for a 1980 VW Vanagon Camper
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=185302

Topic: To A/C or not to A/C, that is the question...
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=581340&highlight=air+conditioning

Topic: Universal Front A/C Units
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=234572&highlight=air+conditioning

Topic: Behr In Dash A/C vs. Dealer aftermarket overhead unit?
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=364436

Topic: Custom Vanagon A/C: Under dash, under seat, or in cabinet?
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=249529

Topic: retrofitting Air Conditioning
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4...p;start=20

Topics on removing Plenum:
(That plastic housing, mounted under the rear A/C cabinet that channels the air toward the front)

Topic: Westfalia A/C vents & removing plenum
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=5795199

General A/C Information

Topic: Vanagon Camper A/C Expert Needed
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4756393

A/C Removal

Bentley Info:

Topic: AC Unit Removal (permanently)? Done it?
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=452908

Topic:dismantling A/C unit in an 87 Vanagon
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=442602

Topic: Removing Rear AC
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=352686&highlight=discharging++system

Aftermarket Condensers:

Topic:Aftermarket A/C condensor replacement
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4...p;start=20

Topic: Nostalgic Air Parallel Flow Condenser
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4...p;start=20

Discharging A/C system:

Topic: Discharging the Air Cond.
Link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=223338&highlight=discharging++system

A/C hose Distributor:


Automotive A/C Forum with Vanagon A/C discussion:

1989 Westfalia Vanogan GL, 2.1
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