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Old August 11th, 2014, 11:37 AM
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AC transplant from another vehicle (non rover)

I looked around the net but couldn't really find my answer.

I see others have talked in the past about rear AC units for a defender 110. There are several solutions with varying degrees of cleanliness for install.

What are the obstacles with using a rear AC from a more common vehicle like a Honda Odyssey (or insert any other rear ac equipped common vehicle) There are a shit ton of these on the road and subsequently alot in the you pull it lots. Also toyota/honda air is pretty fscking cold!

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Old August 11th, 2014, 11:50 AM
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I looked around the net but couldn't really find my answer.

I see others have talked in the past about rear AC units for a defender 110. There are several solutions with varying degrees of cleanliness for install.

What are the obstacles with using a rear AC from a more common vehicle like a Honda Odyssey (or insert any other rear ac equipped common vehicle) There are a shit ton of these on the road and subsequently alot in the you pull it lots. Also toyota/honda air is pretty fscking cold!

--chris
AC rear or front is just a matter of ducting cold air to where you want it ... the issue is the generation of that cold air ... that means compressor, condenser, fans etc. This is going to get very complex very quickly.

The simplest solution may be to install a capture hose in the front system with a fan that pulls / pushes the air to the rear via flat insulated ducts.

This is how NYC taxi's solve the problem.
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Old August 11th, 2014, 11:53 AM
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AC units in Rovers are made from commonly available components. The things that are hard to come by are the crappy blow molded ABS plastic housings.
Compressor is the venerable Sanden, and you can put in whatever you can fit as far as the evaporator and condenser goes. You just add a receiver/dryer and a control switch and you're off to the meat locker
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Any of these universal units fit under the dash?

http://www.oldairproducts.com/catalo...120132099.html
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Elite was the company who one made the rear units. Per their website they do "customs" systems. Perhaps they would make you one ?

http://www.elitekl.co.uk/land-rover-...itioning-kits/
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