Custom A/C Hardlines Video Instructions:
So you ordered up a Sure Fit A/C kit from Vintage Air that was, as its name implies, sure to fit your application. What you didn’t remember were those “minor” modifications like aftermarket inner fenders and/or core support you installed. Oops! Now all those pre-bend refrigerant hardlines that were made to work with your vehicle (if it were stock) don’t quite work. But, you’re in luck because Vintage Air will gladly make custom A/C hardlines specifically for your application. This little tech tip will show you how.
To give you some context, we were trying to finish up the Vintage Air A/C install on our 1967 Nova Week To Wicked project when we came across the situation above. Non-stock parts that meant stock hardlines wouldn’t work. We called up Vintage Air to see what our options were. We were pleased to hear that they can make custom A/C hardlines, we just needed to send them a template.
Making an accurate template is pretty darn easy, there are just a few parameters you’ll need to know before you do the same for your project. A coat hanger or welding wire is all you need to mock-up the correct bends and give Vintage Air a template to work off of. We’ll go over those steps below.