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Old October 28th, 2009, 09:24 AM
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Israeli Defender retrofit A/C info: 110

Here is a little more info and pics of my conversion.

http://www.autocool.co.il/eng/products/15

I now understand that the rear A/C system is made by autocool as well.

Mine was installed in '97

It is still in production, the system is in use by the IDF in its locally manufactured armored Defenders.


First a pic of the David Armored Defender.

Then my rig....sorry about the dust


Rob
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Old October 28th, 2009, 09:56 AM
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Its all very interesting. Its not the best looking system ever, but the OEM one's have their aesthetic flaws as well. The main thing is though that, since it was designed and built by a middle-eastern company, it probably actually cools the vehicle.

If the cost was decent, I bet a few people over here would buy them, especially paired with a rear AC.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 10:13 AM
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Its all very interesting. Its not the best looking system ever, but the OEM one's have their aesthetic flaws as well. The main thing is though that, since it was designed and built by a middle-eastern company, it probably actually cools the vehicle.

If the cost was decent, I bet a few people over here would buy them, especially paired with a rear AC.
Ive been told by the GIs that the rear system is a little too cold.

There is a USA distributor listed on the site. Though it looks like they cater to bulk military purchases.
http://www.federalfabrics.com/default.asp?al=none

Also i bet its not a cheap item. Those DAVID defenders cost around 180,000 US.


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Old October 28th, 2009, 03:22 PM
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Thanks for the photos!
Are the armored Defenders the ones built in Alabama?
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Old October 29th, 2009, 04:00 PM
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I was curious about that too. Turns out they are:

http://doubletapper.blogspot.com/200...t-vehicle.html

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Rob,
Thanks for the photos!
Are the armored Defenders the ones built in Alabama?
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http://www.mdt-armor.com/catalogue/david.shtml
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Old October 29th, 2009, 07:39 PM
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Is this the source of the tailgates and other body parts we have seen this side of the pond?
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Raising the dead......
Did anyone ever check into getting the rear air on this? Also looks like an option for front air just not real pretty.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 04:56 PM
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Raising the dead......
Did anyone ever check into getting the rear air on this? Also looks like an option for front air just not real pretty.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

So far its been keeping up with the daily temps....though
a rear unit would definitely help.

Im thinking of mounting a fume curtain behind the rear bench to help the front AC do its job.

I am planning on buying a Raingler barrier net and having the company rigger sew Velcro
around the edge. Then have him make a vinyl piece to create the fume curtain.

Hopefully the AC will be able to cool the cabin more efficiently.

As it is right now...with temps in the 90's...the A/C is on 'Max' all the time.
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Can you post some pictures of the A/C unit installed?
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Old July 10th, 2013, 06:02 PM
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Can you post some pictures of the A/C unit installed?
I don't understand the question.

The rear A/C unit ? I don't have one.

The front A/C ? My truck pics are in post #1

If you mean the rear A/C of a David fighting vehicle....I can try tomorrow.
I happen to have a Buddy at reserve duty down south.
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Sorry, yes I meant the rear air set-up.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 08:05 PM
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Also remember my truck is 16 years old......

My A/C doesnt look like the current system.
Here is the companies web site.

http://www.autocool.co.il/?p=526
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What wouldn't I have given driving from Hertzlyia to Iam a Melaj or Eilat with A/C :-)
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Old July 11th, 2013, 05:51 AM
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What wouldn't I have given driving from Hertzlyia to Iam a Melaj or Eilat with A/C :-)
Yeah Eilat via the Negev and the Mizpe Rimon region are Biblically HOT !
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ra...dePanorama.jpg

Most 4x4'ers here travel with their windows open and no A/C.

I always wondered why....

Some said it stresses their vehicle cooling system.

I always travel with the A/C on....whether the windows are open or closed.

Last summer my A/C stopped working because of a loose spade connector and I have a daily commute of one hour each direction. After about a week and a half, I remembered that our trucks have bulkhead vents. Even with my dash being partially blocked by the AC unit....they worked great...and now i use them all the time.


Back to the original topic.... my buddy, at reserve duty is out of the defenders.

So i wont have an immediate pictures.... But i am working on it.
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What about the a Reddot system?, rear wall mount.
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