Peugeot 504 - retrofitting air-con?

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Peugeot 504 - retrofitting air-con?

Post by LD » 06 Dec 2011, 12:28

What are the practicalities of fitting air conditioning to my 1973 Peugeot 504? It's a GL automatic. Some sold into hot climates were so equipped, and there's plenty of space in the engine bay.

I've no mechanical skills, so is there a firm that would undertake this work, and what is it likely to cost? I'm in Poole, Dorset.
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Post by addo » 08 Dec 2011, 21:48

If there was no variant at the time with an "air con dash", then an underdash unit would be the go - look for a "Mark IV" in serviceable nick but don't pay a fortune. Try Oz, NZ and RSA for this. New TX, modern compressor, make up the rest as suits. Vintage Air in California have a new underdash unit at an aceptable sum ($300 plus carriage), also.

Squeezing a modern HVAC unit in there would be a mission (possible) but not for the time poor or faint hearted!