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Old 09-26-2018, 08:41 AM   #1
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Default Custom A/C lines Atco Air-O-Crimp

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Im looking at making some custom A/C lines for my 164 with its modernised a/c system and wondering whats the best way to go about this economically.

I have been recommended to use this DIY crimp style system rather than the beadlock style since the tool to make these is exorbitantly priced but wondering if these is a legitimate way to make a/c lines since ive found very little evidence of this style been used.

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http://www.atcoproductsinc.com/products/air-o-crimp
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Old 09-26-2018, 09:02 AM   #2
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theres a local shop that will make any hose for cheap - like $30-50 if you bring old ends. That also includes TIG welding if you need something custom made etc


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Old 09-26-2018, 10:24 AM   #3
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When looking for "hose makers" don't just concentrate on AC shops. Look for anything having to do with hydraulic hoses too.
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Old 09-26-2018, 10:32 AM   #4
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Old 10-01-2018, 06:17 AM   #5
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yes I will suss out some hydraulic shops as I reckon the ac places put a tax on for being specialists when in reality its not that high pressure compared to other hydraulic hose implementations.

the mastercool hose crimper looks like the way to go if it wasn't a once off use. I cant see myself doing this again hopefully its done right the first time. might see what a place will charge just to crimp the hoses once I do the measuring. since thats not very labour intensive the price should be far better than the first place I was quoted being $500
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:33 AM   #6
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Anything other than a straight connector needs to be positioned aligned with the other side connector and marked prior to crimping. The hose is so stiff that you cannot turn the connector more than a few degrees, maybe 5.
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Old 10-01-2018, 02:31 PM   #7
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Vintage Air also has AC fittings and hose that looks very similar to the Air-O-Crimp mentioned by the OP. So it appears to be another option if you don't want to buy a normal hose crimper.
https://www.jegs.com/p/Vintage-Air/V...30164/10002/-1

I haven't tried it. I wonder how well it seals.
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