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Vintage Air 70-72 Glove Box

Anyone instal a Vintage Air unit is a 70-72 recently? I just got a system in to do a 71 and I’m reading that 2” on the back of the glove box need to be removed. This car is an original owner SS with the original dash I already restored. I am NOT cutting the dash for this. Looking to see if anyone can confirm this is the case with this system.

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Re: Vintage Air 70-72 Glove Box

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Keep the original part and substitute for a part your willing to cut up.
Its obvious but if a cars that original fit a factory air system . Although fairly rare some GM cars had dealer fitted "factory air".
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Keep the original part and substitute for a part your willing to cut up.
Its obvious but if a cars that original fit a factory air system . Although fairly rare some GM cars had dealer fitted "factory air".

That's not an option with this car. It not a factory AC car nor had dealer installed air. I already restored the dash board I am NOT changing it out and cutting another one up. It's not that simple on a 70-72 car.

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Re: Vintage Air 70-72 Glove Box

I have a 70, when I did the install I did the 2” trim thing. That leaves a little over 1.5” between the back of the modified glovebox and the evap/fan box.

In the pic the arrow points to the supplied glovebox back panel.

I guess in reality you could trim only 1/2” off, but then the supplied panel won’t fit. You’d have to make your own.

I’m gonna say you can’t do the install without trimming the glovebox....unless you want to “force” the dash back on in that area.
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Re: Vintage Air 70-72 Glove Box

Like I said, cutting a restored original SS dash is out of the question. I suppose I’ll be calling vintage Air Monday morning. The owner of the car is anxious to get it back. Designing the evaporater box so this has to be done is a piss poor design.

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Re: Vintage Air 70-72 Glove Box

Maybe classic air has a smaller evap box?
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I’ll have to look at their instructions online. I’m doing a classic air system in a 66 now as well. It’s a nicer setup IMO.

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Re: Vintage Air 70-72 Glove Box

My 70 SS dash with a Classic AC system required no trimming of the back of the glove box. It fits nicely with no problems for foot / leg space above the footwell. I have zero complaints about the installation and operation of my Classic system.

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Like I said, cutting a restored original SS dash is out of the question. I suppose I’ll be calling vintage Air Monday morning. The owner of the car is anxious to get it back. Designing the evaporater box so this has to be done is a piss poor design.
Isn't the glove box a separate part like on older models, or why do you have to cut the dash? Vintage Air's website says that the Surefit system comes with a replacement glove box: https://www.vintageair.com/surefit/c...model=Chevelle

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Isn't the glove box a separate part like on older models, or why do you have to cut the dash? Vintage Air's website says that the Surefit system comes with a replacement glove box: https://www.vintageair.com/surefit/c...model=Chevelle
No. It’s molded into the dash housing.

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Re: Vintage Air 70-72 Glove Box

I cut mine and didn't think anything of it. I agree there is room behind it. I can try to removed the dash pad again to photo it if you would like.
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Re: Vintage Air 70-72 Glove Box

I ordered a Classic Air system and will be using that as the dash will n it need to be cut. I have the Vintage Air setup that will either be resold or sent back.

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Re: Vintage Air 70-72 Glove Box

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Anyone instal a Vintage Air unit is a 70-72 recently? I just got a system in to do a 71 and I’m reading that 2” on the back of the glove box need to be removed. This car is an original owner SS with the original dash I already restored. I am NOT cutting the dash for this. Looking to see if anyone can confirm this is the case with this system.
Yes, I did have to shorten the rear of the glove box using the supplied filler piece that comes in the kit. I didn't mind losing about an inch of storage and it's not visible.

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Re: Vintage Air 70-72 Glove Box

I cut back of box for clearance
Cant see it or tell it's been cut.
But You can tell the big OEM unit is not out on firewall anymore and the vacuum operated ac controls.




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Re: Vintage Air 70-72 Glove Box

Swap it out for a under dash one maybe


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