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1955, 1956, or 1957 Thunderbird Air Conditioning

Model Specific Perfect Fit™

A/C, Heat and Defrost. For original heat only vehicles.

This model specific Perfect Fit™ system allows you to retrofit an original, standard, heat-only 1955-57 Thunderbird with full air-conditioning. Engineered specifically to use the original 1955-57 Thunderbird heater controls and dash louvers while providing you with powerful air conditioning, heat on the floor, and dehumidified defrost. The air conditioning and defrost connect to the original heater-defrost diffusers.

Installation's a Breeze!

The 1955-57 Thunderbird Perfect Fit™ air conditioning system is designed specifically to bolt into your 1955-57 Thunderbird with minimum modification to your vehicle. Each kit comes with detailed, easy-to-follow installation instructions and mounting template.

Not Just Aftermarket Air Conditioning!

Classic Auto Air's Perfect Fit™ model specific systems are not your typical, one-size-fits-all, low-quality, aftermarket air conditioning system. Every component was chosen for its superior design and quality rather than a low cost. Our RETROFIT designs give OE quality combined with better than original performance and reliability.

The Perfect Fit™ 1955-57 Thunderbird air conditioning system is engineered to actually fit a 1955-57 Thunderbird. It comes equipped with carefully sized, large, separate A/C and Heat coils just like factory (OE) systems, not combined A/C/Heat coils often found on aftermarket systems. The separate coils improve the cooling and heating capacity of the total system.

Want to Customize Your Solution?

Our standard Perfect Fit™ is the perfect solution for most of our customers, but we've helped many customers develop custom solutions, from hose placements, to smooth firewalls, to you-name-it, to create a personalized air conditioning solution that's just right for them. Want to pimp your ride? Don't just order the standard kit. Give us a call and let us help you customize your solution.

Cooling Our Customers Classic Rides Since 1977.

Cooling Our Customers Classic Rides Since 1977.

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Complete Perfect Fit™ Air Conditioning Kit $1399

Typical kit. Not necessarily updated with all design improvements.

Your complete Perfect Fit™ 1955-57 Thunderbird A/C system
comes complete with:

• All interior components
• Evaporator assembly
• Condenser kit including pre-engineered condenser mounting
• Pre crimped refrigeration hoses
• Sanden-style compressor
• Hi-Low refrigerant pressure switch for compressor protection
• Aluminum hookup tubes.
• Compressor mounting hardware
• Installation instructions and mounting template

All at a discounted complete kit price.

Our standard louvers are designed to replicate factory original air conditioning.

Driver's Louver

Driver's Louver

Center Louver

Center Louver

Passenger's Louver

Passenger's Louver

Controls

The system is controlled using the original heater control panel for all of the air diverter doors and air temperature changes.

The system is controlled using the original heater control panel for all of the air diverter doors and air temperature changes.

Engine Compartment

Pre crimped refrigeration hoses. Hi-Low refrigerant pressure switch for compressor protection

Pre crimped refrigeration hoses. Hi-Low refrigerant pressure switch for compressor protection

Pre engineered condenser mounting for ease of installation. Optional electric fan shown.

Pre engineered condenser mounting for ease of installation. Optional electric fan shown.

Pre engineered aluminum tubes for a clean engine compartment. For a free T-Shirt, send us this picture.

Complete System:

Complete System: $1399

Part# 20-278

The ultimate in modern, high performance air conditioning.

Buy our Complete System and get your compressor and everything in the Evaporator, Condenser and Compressor Mount Kits, all at a discounted price.

Evaporator Assembly Only:

Evaporator Assembly Only: $825

Part# 1-1074

Everything you need for the passenger compartment.

Includes the heat, A/C, and defrost evaporator, all duct hose, cables, blower switch and wiring, louvers, defrost ducts, mounting hardware and templates for installation. Standard kit operates using your factory original heater controls.

Condenser Kit Only:

Condenser Kit Only: $349

Part# 11-2006

Mounts in front of the radiator. We have taken the time to design each condenser kit for model specific bolt on application. Includes all hoses/fittings, drier with hi-low safety switch, drier bracket, condenser with pre-engineered mounting brackets and aluminum tubes, and an o-ring assortment kit for easy installation.

Compressor Only:

Compressor Only: $225

Part# 5-156

Classic Auto Air uses Sanden-style compressors for all our Perfect Fit kits. Customize to your situation by choosing from chrome, polished, standard cast, rear discharge and top discharge.

Download a complete installation manual in a PDF (Portable Document Format) file format. Please note: Templates are not drawn to scale.

To work with the PDF files, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. if you do not have Acrobat, you may download it here: http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/readstep.html

Got Factory Air?

Our standard kits were designed for a heater-only 1955-57 Thunderbird. If your 1955-57 Thunderbird is equipped with factory air, we may be able to help you adapt our system to the factory controls and dash louvers. Please call.

We Recommend

With the purchase of a 1955-57 Thunderbird Perfect Fit™ complete system, we recommend that you also buy the following:

Pulleys

When adding A/C be sure that you have the correct pulleys to drive the compressor. Classic Auto Air has a complete line of pulleys available in several different finishes.

Engine Fans

We recommend that you upgrade your engine fan to offset the addition of A/C. Contact your sales rep for more information.

Consider these Options to Personalize Your Solution

Consider the following options when you purchase your 1955-57 Thunderbird Perfect Fit™ complete system:

Upgraded Controls

Our cable operated controls are a perfect alternative to your stock controls. Available in several different finishes.

Electronic Control Kit

Use this kit and convert our cable operated system to fully electronic controls using your choice of billet controls

Upgraded Vents-Louver

Classic Auto Air has several different shapes, sizes and finishes of louvers to match your style

Upgraded Mounting Kit

We also carry a complete line of upgraded mounting kits from manufacturers like Billet Specialities, Bills Brackets and more

Matching Alternator-Power Steering Kits

We also sell matching alternator and power steering kits to keep your engine compartment looking good

Stainless Hoses

Upgrade your standard black rubber hoses to beautiful stainless braid with polished fittings

Chrome Drier

Chrome drier with billet bracket available for many of our systems

Electric Fans

Use an electric fan for city or parade driving or when there's not enough space for a standard mechanical fan. We carry a complete line of Spal fans from 9" - 16" in all different CFM ratings

Classic Auto Air's Perfect Fit 1955-57 Thunderbird system works equally well for each of the covered model years, including 1955 Thunderbird air conditioning, 1956 Thunderbird air conditioning, and 1957 Thunderbird air conditioning.

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