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Old 04-10-2016, 09:51 PM   #1
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Dash AC ??

Anyone have any experience with and or ideas about installing AC in the dash of a rear engine bus?
What would be the best, cheapest, easiest way?
Anyone done it?
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Old 04-10-2016, 10:09 PM   #2
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I have not done it but I have dealt with "red dot" They make aftermarket a/c systems. They have belt driven, electric motor driven, hydraulic driven and more systems. Check them out. I don't have their website handy but I'm sure a search will get you to them easily
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:50 AM   #3
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red-dot is good.. transair makes an evaporator deigned specifically for the IC RE bus to be mounted upfront and fit in.. many RE busses already have dash vents.. or swivelling defroster vents you can spin around in summer to blow the cold air on you instead of the windshield.. you can likely adapt it..

years ago I fashioned my own Dash air into my defrosters.. that was completely custom..

condenser wise.. a sma skirt mounted condenser may be best so you dont interfere with the engine cooling which can already be fragile in an RE bus..

there are different companies making Compressor brackets.. Bracketry systems is big into bus A/C brackets for many engines.. 'CPI' Component Parts | World's Premier Designer & Manufacturer of Vehicle Adapter Components

makes compressor brackets too..

transair manufacturing, Thermoking, red-dot, AP-air are all comoanies making bus air conditioning gear..

vintageair (mainly old car retrofits) is more than willing to work with you on custom projects.. I have bought parts from them for some of my completrly custom A/C installs ive done over the years (and ive done a lot)...

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Old 04-11-2016, 10:27 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info.
I am sure I'll have more questions.
Just getting started.
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