Anyone have an AC crimp tool they'll rent? (1 Viewer)

Joined
Jun 12, 2009
Messages
1,309
Location
Edmond, OK
 
 
Planning for my AC install and I dont really want to buy a tool or run all over the country finding someone that crimps AC hoses.
 

PabloCruise

SILVER Star
Joined
Jun 3, 2004
Messages
19,992
Location
Northern Colorado
 
 
 
Planning for my AC install and I dont really want to buy a tool or run all over the country finding someone that crimps AC hoses.
I think these might require more than a hand tool to get a good leak-free line...
What compressor are you connecting to?
 
Joined
Jun 12, 2009
Messages
1,309
Location
Edmond, OK
 
 
I think these might require more than a hand tool to get a good leak-free line...
What compressor are you connecting to?
Yeah, in the investigatory phase of this at the present time. I may give in and spent time on the phone to find where I can get these crimped and I'llprobably also want them to do the vacuum and charging.

Lot's of guys use the hand-held hydraulic crimper tool with good results.

Connecting to the stock GM compressor in the 5.3 via an adapter block.
 
Joined
Sep 17, 2013
Messages
3,833
Location
Boise Idaho
 
Planning for my AC install
What A/C unit did you end up with?
I know most of them will rent you a hand held crimper that works with their hose and fittings, you'll need to know exactly what fittings you have and use the correct crimper or you'll have issues. FYI the Parker fittings and hose that came in my Restomod kit are a different size than the Parker fittings and hose our local fitting store sells and every one of my hoses developed a leak at some point from using the incorrect crimper.
 
Joined
Jun 12, 2009
Messages
1,309
Location
Edmond, OK
 
 
I went with the Classic Auto Air unit Street Rod Cooler III (which I believe is equivalent to the RestoMod unit).


They don't rent the crimper tool. I've read Vintage Air will rent a tool but I haven't reached out to inquire.
 
Joined
Aug 16, 2016
Messages
909
Location
Davis, Ca
What A/C unit did you end up with?
I know most of them will rent you a hand held crimper that works with their hose and fittings, you'll need to know exactly what fittings you have and use the correct crimper or you'll have issues. FYI the Parker fittings and hose that came in my Restomod kit are a different size than the Parker fittings and hose our local fitting store sells and every one of my hoses developed a leak at some point from using the incorrect crimper.
Could Hydraulic shop crimp those for you?
 

3_puppies

SILVER Star
Joined
Dec 2, 2002
Messages
13,986
Location
Helena MT
 
 
 
 
we've got one at work, it's been a while since I last used it. going from memory, put the crimp in the vise and use an air gun to run the 2 pieces together until the 2 halves come together. there are different size holes/crimps for different size hose
 

PabloCruise

SILVER Star
Joined
Jun 3, 2004
Messages
19,992
Location
Northern Colorado
 
 
 
They take different dies to crimp A/C lines and they are specific to the brand from what I was told.
Specialty shop? We have a Tubes N Hoses locally, looks like they have a lot of them: System Locations

My favorite local repair shop invested in the tools to make custom AC lines, so I think that is where I will go...
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top Bottom