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Dealer/Aftermarket AC Photos

kramttocs
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Took some photos of the various dealer/aftermarket ac bezels/controls from some trucks at the jy as well as two of mine.
Dumping them all here for your browsing pleasure. I don't have any details of the trucks (except mine [80,86]) but can get them if needed the next time I am in the jy.


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Scott
Daily driver: 'Camano' 1986 F250 Supercab XLT Lariat 460/C6
Work truck: 'Chanute' 1980 F350 C&C 400/T18 - Gin Pole
Various parts trucks
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Scott
Daily driver: 'Camano' 1986 F250 Supercab XLT Lariat 460/C6
Work truck: 'Chanute' 1980 F350 C&C 400/T18 - Gin Pole
Various parts trucks
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Scott
Daily driver: 'Camano' 1986 F250 Supercab XLT Lariat 460/C6
Work truck: 'Chanute' 1980 F350 C&C 400/T18 - Gin Pole
Various parts trucks
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Scott
Daily driver: 'Camano' 1986 F250 Supercab XLT Lariat 460/C6
Work truck: 'Chanute' 1980 F350 C&C 400/T18 - Gin Pole
Various parts trucks
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kramttocs
19, 20  - From my grandfathers 85 F250. Bought new and dealer installed ac before they picked it up.

21,22,23 - From Chanute, my 80 F350 C&C.
Scott
Daily driver: 'Camano' 1986 F250 Supercab XLT Lariat 460/C6
Work truck: 'Chanute' 1980 F350 C&C 400/T18 - Gin Pole
Various parts trucks
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Gary Lewis
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Well done, Scott.  

I had no idea there were that many different A/C installations.
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Rembrant
Yes, cool thread! I love this stuff. I have been saving some pictures of the dealer AC parts myself.

Scott, I am looking for a nice set of AC vents for the passenger side if you ever come across a set at the junkyard that are easy to remove. I'm not really fussy on which ones they are, as long as they clean up OK.  I've kinda zeroed in on dealer AC vents so that I don't have to change out my whole dash to a factory AC dash (in which case I'd also have to find a whole AC dash...lol). Anyway...if you come across any I'd be happy to buy them.

I just received my grey weave instrument bezel with factory AC this week. I had been looking for one for about a year and finally decided to grab this one on Ebay.
1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/GT40 heads, BBK headers, Holley 4bbl, XE256H Comp Cam, M5R2 5spd swap, Magnaflow full duals. Fresh Medium Blue Metallic in August 2019.
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Rembrant
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kramttocs wrote
Well that's interesting. I don't believe I've seen this style before. Is this one of the rarer styles?
1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/GT40 heads, BBK headers, Holley 4bbl, XE256H Comp Cam, M5R2 5spd swap, Magnaflow full duals. Fresh Medium Blue Metallic in August 2019.
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kramttocs
My grandfathers truck and the one in the jy are the only two I've seen or noticed with that style.
It definitely is the most stock in appearance and even the duct work behind it looks more factory. It's a humped solid piece that goes most of the way across the dash with only short runs of flex. The other style I saw had longer runs of flex and thus the passenger side plenum was a smaller box.

I'll refer to the styles as:

All-in-one
Short-n-wide
Bezel-roll

(someone should come up with better names )

The all-in-one in the jy I know has a crack near the right vent but some epoxy on the back and I doubt one would notice (iirc).
It has a bracket/plate that goes all along the back between the two vents and there are 3 screws holding the all-in-one bezel to the dash.

The bezel-roll screws into brackets built into the duct work behind (see photos).

The short-n-wide snaps into the dash (see photos).

...in cases the attachment matters.

If you want nice, I've been watching this to see what it goes for: https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-1980-1981-Ford-Bronco-Light-Truck-A-C-Evaporator-System-Bezel-Kit-dp/263739946959

I don't see the main duct work so might still have to piece it together some.

Just let me know which photo you like best (figure you have to have some preference ). Happy to pull as much or as little as needed.
Scott
Daily driver: 'Camano' 1986 F250 Supercab XLT Lariat 460/C6
Work truck: 'Chanute' 1980 F350 C&C 400/T18 - Gin Pole
Various parts trucks
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Rembrant
kramttocs wrote
I'll refer to the styles as:

All-in-one
Short-n-wide
Bezel-roll

Just let me know which photo you like best (figure you have to have some preference ). Happy to pull as much or as little as needed.
I originally wanted the short-n-wide ones, exactly like the ones you pictured below. I'd gladly take those if they're just laying there and destined to be scrap.



Are there a couple different versions of these? The other red ones you pictured look a little different. (Less of a flange on them?)



Now that I know about the All-in-one style, I'm very interested. If that one at the junkyard is fixable, I'd gladly take that. It looks like it would match up well with the 1985-1986 grey weave bezels? If it is the one in the blue dash, it looks like the left hand vent is busted and missing fins? I'd probably never be able to find another one of those diffusers.

The Bezel-roll vents I've seen, and I was interested in those until I saw how they attached. They'd probably be a pain to make work since I'm planning on running 2" or 2.5" flex duct to the backs of them.

So this brings me back to the Short-N-wide, or the All-in-one. If the short-n-wides with the silver edging are well enough to use I'd love to have them. If the all-in-one is repairable, I'd REALLY love to have it and the metal bracket you mention that goes behind it. I don't need any duct work since I'm planning on an aftermarket AC unit.


1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/GT40 heads, BBK headers, Holley 4bbl, XE256H Comp Cam, M5R2 5spd swap, Magnaflow full duals. Fresh Medium Blue Metallic in August 2019.
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kramttocs
Yeah - looks like there are two styles. I agree, the ones with the wider flange and edging look nice. Next time I am in the jy I'll pick those up and check out the all-in-one more closely. Just visually looking at my grandfathers I really think it takes the normal factory ac dash vents so you should be in luck there.
Scott
Daily driver: 'Camano' 1986 F250 Supercab XLT Lariat 460/C6
Work truck: 'Chanute' 1980 F350 C&C 400/T18 - Gin Pole
Various parts trucks
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TheScatch
I am utterly jealous of your junk yard. The two oldest trucks in my JY are 1997 and 1993.
1986 F-150|Standard Cab|4x2|300Six|C6Transmission w/3.08 rear|Name:TBD
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kramttocs
It's definitely nice to have nearby. I've mentioned it before but feel free to pm me or point me to a post in the 'wanted' section if you want me to look for something for you.
Scott
Daily driver: 'Camano' 1986 F250 Supercab XLT Lariat 460/C6
Work truck: 'Chanute' 1980 F350 C&C 400/T18 - Gin Pole
Various parts trucks
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Rembrant
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TheScatch wrote
I am utterly jealous of your junk yard. The two oldest trucks in my JY are 1997 and 1993.
Same thing around here. Our junkyards are full of those 1997-2008 era F150's that are all rusted into oblivion. There is a small handful of 1992-1996 F series trucks there, and anything older than that is really rare.
1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/GT40 heads, BBK headers, Holley 4bbl, XE256H Comp Cam, M5R2 5spd swap, Magnaflow full duals. Fresh Medium Blue Metallic in August 2019.
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TheScatch
Im sure we have some in the area but most of the JY here are scrap yards. They wont let you on to see what they have, and if they deal in parts you still can't browse what they have, and have to pay them to pull parts for you.

Google shows me some stuff about 100+ miles away and that's about it. I would like to get new A-pillar trim since mine is cracked. But I would also like to be able to walk a JY and just grab stuff to have it on hand or even to sell off/trade.
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kramttocs
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Pulled the all-in-one today:





Turns out that the whole section of the original dash between the two vents gets cut out and then the plate on the back sandwiches the top and bottom edges. Not sure if one could get away without doing that or not.

I need to bring the unit in the house to warm up and I can see if the vents can be removed and replaced with the factory ac vents.

I had the short-n-wide ones but upon looking closer they weren't that great so I didn't pull them. There are a couple other trucks in the yard with those that haven't been laying exposed in a bed for years that I can pull if you want to go with them.
Scott
Daily driver: 'Camano' 1986 F250 Supercab XLT Lariat 460/C6
Work truck: 'Chanute' 1980 F350 C&C 400/T18 - Gin Pole
Various parts trucks
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Rembrant
Scott I sent you an email FYI In case it went into your junk folder.
1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/GT40 heads, BBK headers, Holley 4bbl, XE256H Comp Cam, M5R2 5spd swap, Magnaflow full duals. Fresh Medium Blue Metallic in August 2019.
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Re: Dealer/Aftermarket AC Photos

kramttocs
Got it!
Scott
Daily driver: 'Camano' 1986 F250 Supercab XLT Lariat 460/C6
Work truck: 'Chanute' 1980 F350 C&C 400/T18 - Gin Pole
Various parts trucks
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Rembrant
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kramttocs wrote
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Hey Scott,

Any idea how close these vents match the locations of the factory AC vents? What I'm getting at is, do you know if the factory AC duct would work with these vents?
1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/GT40 heads, BBK headers, Holley 4bbl, XE256H Comp Cam, M5R2 5spd swap, Magnaflow full duals. Fresh Medium Blue Metallic in August 2019.