vintage air chevelle fit?

Discussion in 'The Big Chill' started by Drebeast1992, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. Drebeast1992

    Drebeast1992 Active Member

    Anybody ever use vintage air? If so what kit did you use and also does anyone know if the direct fit chevelle kit work? I have a 1972 skylark 350
  2. DeanTX

    DeanTX Silver Level contributor

    I'm in the process of installing VA in my 1970 GS. I ordered the kit for a 1970 Chevelle.
    The main problem to solve is the compressor bracket. I made my own.
    There is a member here (Longhorn) that offers a bracket for sale. Other than that it fits with some minimal changes. So far I only had to change out a long aluminum fitting for a shorter one. Most Chevelles had the compressor on the drivers side. VA has many options for controls with their Gen IV kits. The one for the Chevelle is too big to fit in the Buick dash, so I will make my own smaller panel and mount it in the normal Heater/AC area in the dashboard. VA gave me credit back on the Chevelle control panel and sent me the generic three switch panel.
  3. Duane

    Duane Member

    I think Mark Reeves from "Then & Now" restorations is a distributor for Vintage Air and sells/installs the units for Buicks.

    Maybe you should get in touch with him and see what he uses.
  4. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Look at the Olds kit.
  5. Blk69GS

    Blk69GS Active Member

    Trying to do the sam in my 69 GS. The Olds kit looks like it will work better for the buicks. Anyone done this yet?
  6. Todd69GS

    Todd69GS Silver Level contributor

    I'll have to check out the difference between the Olds kit and the Chevelle kit. A while ago when I asked Mark Reeves about a kit he told me to use a Chevelle kit...but that was a while ago.
  7. Blk69GS

    Blk69GS Active Member

    Looks like researching around on here that the Olds kit may have some better fit parts than the Chevelle kit. Also heard that the controller out of the GTO kit looks more like the Buick one...

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