This weekend’s project was mocking up and fitting the AC/Heating unit for the BatBerry. I’ll be going with a Vintage Air GEN-II-Mini unit that has both heat and AC. You can get a version that has defrost as well, but there will be no need for defrost in this car.
I headed over to Horton’s Hot Rods to pickup the mock-up unit so that I could get all my spacing setup. I also picked up the firewall fittings so that I could try and find a spot to run the lines into the interior.
Of course nothing ever works/fits the first time. Even though this is a tiny AC/Heating unit, I had to notch out the top of the transmission tunnel to make enough room.
I also drilled and welded a bolt through the firewall that acts as a top mounting point. I manged to finish up the welding of the notched-out firewall and drilled the holes for the line fittings.
Here you can see what the Vintage Air unit and the line fittings look like. I also manged to get a bit more welding done on the transmission tunnel before calling it a day.