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Guys, I'm planning for the Vintage Air installation and was wondering how difficult it is to build / fabricate an under dash extension such as pictrued. This looks to be around a 4" extension but I guess my question would surround types of material being used and mounting methods. I plan to have a small console too. Any suggestions?

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Joe it shouldn`t be that hard. Just depends on what you want to build it out of. Then bolt it to the lower dash. I`ve seen them covered to match the interior.
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Joe, I'm building the same extension under my dash and am running into trouble with the air outlets. Mine is a vintage air unit and I don't think I will have room for the hose hookup (to close to the fan). Any body have pics of how they did theirs. Same problem in the middle of the dash (to close to the air unit)
 

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Joe and Ram, does your VA have the center air outlets made into the evap housing? If it does not, like mine, it is very simple to make. It can be made out of several things - metal, wood, etc. Mine is made out of a hard wood that I purchased at Lowe's and it is already the right "height" Mine is 3" but there is also a 4" available.
 

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Guys, Thanks for all of the input. This is exactly what I was looking for....there are I'm sure, a thousand ways to get this done. I'll probably cover mine with matching interior tweed material. Thanks again,

Joe
 

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Dash Extension

I know this is an old thread, but perhaps someone may still find this of use.
We have just recently developed a dash extension that we will make in fiberglass with a black gel coat. It is made to fit 1955-56 cars with the Vintage Air Sure Fit system or the Classic Auto Air system. We have also made a mold for the duct from the evaporator and made it a little wider to accept different style vents. Take a look at it here: http://www.completeautoupholstery.c...t-Dash-Extension/p/57553107/category=15652007 and there will be more parts coming in the future. Thanks.
 

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