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BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER.... A's, G's & E's


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    Post by sasktrini Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:51 am

    Nice! I love it!
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    Post by Rayallen Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:01 am

    Man that looks nice! Need to get myself a dash skirt. Give it a finished look.
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    Post by 66e100pu Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:43 am

    I looked at the date of my last post on the A/C and I’m trying to figure out where the time went! Just this past weekend I finally got around to fabricating the condenser mounting brackets because ‘ol So-Cal is starting to heat up. I didn’t want to weld angle iron from the frame to the inner rocker panel, so I used some 1/8” flat stock and .065 wall ½” square tubing. It let me mount the unit at a 45 degree angle, and it’s easy to remove for any future serviceability issues that may come up. It made for a clean install that is rock solid. I just ordered all the hose and fittings, so if and when I ever get this finished I’ll post the details.
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    Post by 66e100pu Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:17 am

    Still plugging away at getting all the lines made, but still not done. One of the things I had to resolve was the interior heat load generated by the doghouse lid. Not much good having A/C if you’re sitting next to a toaster oven.

    When I redid my doghouse, I lined the interior panels with Fat Mat. Nice stuff for sound absorption, but worthless as a heat barrier. I found a vendor on ebay a while back that has what looked like just the ticket, but the cost is up there. You can find it here:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/AUTOMOTIVE-HEAT-SHIELD-SOUND-INSULATION-BARRIER-21x48-/251115951012?hash=item3a77ad53a4&item=251115951012&pt=Motors_ATV_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr

    I finally stepped-up in desperation and ordered a 21” x 48” piece to see if it would work. After the install the lid went from being able to fry an egg on it, to cold to the touch! I know there are many cheaper methods out there, and over the years I’ve tried just about all of them, but if you have an area where you really need to kill the heat, this will get it done. This stuff is a little hard to cut – you need just the right angle of attack with a pair of tin snips. Once you find the sweet spot, it goes pretty easy. The 21”x 48” does the underside of the lid with very little excess. It covers about the same area as the factory insulation did. It’s also self-adhesive, and once you stick it, it’s stuck down good.

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    Post by G-Man Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:12 pm

    Sometimes there not a cheap fix and your better off spending more once than doing it cheap many times. Looks Great
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    Post by Big W Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:58 am

    Very nice. Will have to keep an eye out for this stuff.
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    Post by Gothboy Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:00 am

    AWESOME looking setup my friend! It DEFINITELY looks like you're doing it right! Smile -GothY-
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    Post by bobby light Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:20 am

    What steering wheel did you use? Looks great!

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