Restomod Air Conditioning Options

Restomod Air Conditioning Options

When it comes to retrofitting your historic car with Restomod Air Conditioning Options, it’s a contentious subject. Purists exclusively restore old cars to their original specifications. Others are leery of fixing or replacing an A/C unit due to poor personal experiences or horror stories they’ve heard.

This industry is shaky. Poor factory air quality, untrained technicians, and high costs of servicing or modding automobiles to take aftermarket air are problems. Fast forward to now, and things have significantly changed. However, thanks to technological advances, A/C chatter has diminished and been replaced by praise.

Aftermarket air conditioning kits are easy to install, reliable, and come in a variety of configurations. These replacement units eliminate the need to fix older A/C compressors, and there are several options to pick from. Each of the firms listed below has units that will keep you cool, from vehicle-specific to universal platforms.

Vintage Air


Tired of wrestling with cables and A/C control switches? Are you sick of the heat? With the Vintage Air Gen-IV SureFit Systems complete kits, you can finally relax. They’ve been operating since the mid-’70s. Moreover, they have long been the preferred supplier for some of the industry’s best custom builders. All of their kits are fly-by-wire, which means no more fiddling with cable tension or fighting it. This system’s electronic and it’s controlled by electronic servo controls, eliminating the need for capillary tubes.

All Gen-IV systems are model-specific and feature real-time bi-level airflow and “just right” temperature air blending. Each kit includes an evaporator, condenser, and drier package, as well as brackets. In addition, they include mounting hardware, and instructions for a professional finish that keeps your car’s value and cool appearance.

Restomod Air


Restomod Air provides more than just cool, with three model lines to pick from (Custom, TruMod, and Underdash). The style of their A/C vents reflects their attention to detail, and one look should be enough to convince you.

Restomod Air takes pride in combining function with style. And they spend a lot of time designing and styling the only true aftermarket A/C systems.

If engine aesthetics are important, check out their Underdash systems. For example, they use high-torque dual-shaft blower motors linked to a properly sized evaporator. In plain English, what does that mean? Without butchering your firewall, you may tuck it beneath your dash in an all-inclusive container.

The evaporator coil, blower motors, and controls for fan speed and temperature control. They are all housed in the under-dash air conditioning system. To connect all of the components, this unit’s utilized in conjunction with a condenser, compressor, receiver/drier, and hoses.

Classic Air


Aside from supplying factory original (OEM) A/C systems and conversions, the guys at Historic Auto Air also provide aftermarket systems for classic cars from 1950 to 1970.

If you need aftermarket air conditioning, their “Perfect Fit” systems use cutting-edge technology to get the job done. In addition, model-specific units are available that employ the original heater controls and dash louvers. Moreover, they offer powerful air conditioning, floor heat, and dehumidified defrost.

The original heater-defrost diffusers are connected to the air conditioning and defrost. You may also provide them your dash controls so they operate with the air/heat system and seem more realistic. They also provide pre-bent tubing for simpler installation.

Brook Walsh

For nearly 30 years, I've had a fascination with restomods. I've learned from real-world experience what restomod gear works and what doesn't. This is the site where I share everything I've learned.

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