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The other problem with the older AC systems is that some of the parts are not compatible with the new refrigerant.

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Ernesto, down the road if you want to add AC here is some information you will want to check out regarding aftermarket AC systems.

1958-1960 Tbird Aftermarket AC systems

A good number of people have gone with Classic Auto Air because they already have a 1958-1960 AC System designed for the Squarebird.

http://www.classicautoair.com/?q=58_...g_Ford_AC.html

Also a good number of Squarebird owners have gone with Vintage Air systems. I am told that they are a very good company to deal with. However, unlike Classic Auto Air, when I talked with them about doing Rose they said they do not have anything specifically designed to go into a Squarebird. But they can do it, because other Squarebird owners have gone with Vintage Air and they work well.

http://www.vintageair.com/SelectingS...ourVehicle.asp

Here is a company that I do not know anything about, but they may have complete systems for a Squarebird.

http://nostalgicac.com/catalogsearch...rd+Thunderbird

I did not find anything for 1958-1960 Tbirds with this company.

http://www.oldairproducts.com/catalo...120132021.html

Hopefully, this will be a help to you and will cut down on the amount of searching for a good AC system for your Squarebird. IMO, either Classic Auto Air or Vintage Air is the way to go, with Classic Auto Air already having a 1958-1960 Squarebird dedicated system available.

Perhaps others on here can give you some additional information.
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thanks for the help Ray(talk about going above and beyond)....im looking up the ac systems as we speak.....great info
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Ernesto, I see you tried to post pix. If you are having a problem, call me at 210-674-5781 and I can tell you how to do it. I can call you back on my nickel..
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The only reason why I talked with Vintage Air is because their headquarters is here in San Antonio. One of these days, because they are here, I might have them replace my OEM AC with one of theirs. Now Classic Auto Air is also a very good company to work with, I am told. Hopefully, some of the guys who have their AC system will chip in and comment. The good thing about them is they have a specific set up for the 1958-1960 Squarebird already available. Vintage Air has to make one up to fit the Squarebird, but they do it when they have an order for a Squarebird AC system.
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I really appreciate the help Ray. ill post some pictures tomorrow so I can ask the guys what is a good color combination.....
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Okay! I looked at those pix and I see what you say about the dash pad. That is a very pretty color of blue also.. It may be difficult to find interior colors to match the exterior paint and the dash pad. But as we talked, down the road, one of the Tbird parts houses close to you might be able to help you match things up. If not, there is always white, as I said! However... checking Automotive Mile Posts, I see they did not offer a complete white seat cover set for 1960, in vinyl or leather... So much for that idea! Here is a website that I use a lot and you will be able to make good use out of it also. This is the Interior page, but you can slide down to the bottom of the page and look at the other pages that refer to the 1960.

http://automotivemileposts.com/tbird...eriortrim.html
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