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    What was the first year for factory air in pickups ?

  • #2
    1963-64 8E series T-cab (Champ) only. Never available in C-cab.
    Skip Lackie

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    • #3
      Skip, is it possible for a few 62s to have been equipped so ?

      Originally posted by Skip Lackie View Post
      1963-64 8E series T-cab (Champ) only. Never available in C-cab.
      Joseph R. Zeiger

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      • #4
        If someone could post pics of the underdash evaporator I would like to see what it looked like from the factory.
        Mike Davis
        Regional Manager, North Carolina
        1964 Champ 8E7-122 "Stuey"

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        • #5
          It would be the same underdash Unit as a '63/'64 Car, dropped low enough to open the Glovebox.
          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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          • #6
            Below is what it looked like with a column shift.



            and this is with a floor shift (photo is of what is supposed to be the last 3/4 ton 8E assembled)

            Last edited by 62champ; 12-02-2016, 08:15 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 62champ View Post
              Below is what it looked like with a column shifted vehicle.



              and this is with a floor shift (photo is of what is supposed to be the last 3/4 ton 8E assembled)

              Thanks, Patrick!
              Mike Davis
              Regional Manager, North Carolina
              1964 Champ 8E7-122 "Stuey"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 63t-cab View Post
                Skip, is it possible for a few 62s to have been equipped so ?
                Who knows? Certainly possible. It would not have been difficult to do, and I have even seen one 1962 7E13 with an (owner-installed) Lark a/c unit installed. My answer was based on the fact that a/c is listed in the parts book as only being available for the 8E series.
                Last edited by Skip Lackie; 12-04-2016, 05:34 AM.
                Skip Lackie

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                • #9
                  My '61 Champ has air and it looks like that in post #6. It was installed by the previous owner when he put in a deluxe Lark interior in the truck.
                  Joe Roberts
                  '61 R1 Champ
                  '65 Cruiser
                  Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                  • #10
                    I just took one out of a 64 champ. It had the name studebaker on it and had rectangles instead of the circular blowers. I'm guessing someone transplanted it from a later car?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by abkco View Post
                      I just took one out of a 64 champ. It had the name studebaker on it and had rectangles instead of the circular blowers. I'm guessing someone transplanted it from a later car?
                      It would have been from a 1965 or '66.

                      Craig

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                      • #12
                        You are right. The previous owner said it came from a 65 Daytona. Thanks

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Skip Lackie View Post
                          Who knows? Certainly possible. It would not have been difficult to do, and I have even seen one 1962 7E13 with an (owner-installed) Lark a/c unit installed. My answer was based on the fact that a/c is listed in the parts book as only being available for the 8E series.
                          According to RQ's Almanac column in the June, 1995 TW, a 7E122 was shipped to Cedar Rapids with 289 and A/C. Deviation #5231.

                          Craig

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                          • #14
                            I think those later evaps are really for a GT if they have a trim strip on the bottom that houses a vinyl, ribbed insert. The Larks are smooth on the bottom edge. As for the first year of A/C in trucks I would think late '62 as most I've seen have a later style evap( '63/4 ). Keep in mind that the bracket for the evap is special if the truck had a 5 speed and/or OD trans. as Patrick's picture shows on the last factory 3/4 ton TOW truck(which is for sale with all parts to restore).
                            Rob in PA.

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