South America FJ40 (1974) - Add Heater/Defrost? (1 Viewer)

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I'm trying to figure out where people landed on their heater addition journey? Searching mud leads to summit racing and vintage air.
I have factory AC which I like, but I have no defrost ... which I need. Vintage air has disclaimers that their systems only work with US Spec vehicles.

Has anyone had any success adding heat/defrost to a vehicle that never had heat/defrost?

Thanks in advance!
 

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My SA FJ43 came without a heater or A/C. I sourced everything heater related from a sitting junker. Starting from the water pump back. If you find all of these parts it is plug and play. If I wouldn’t have able to to find all of the proper parts my only option would have been Vintage Air. I did not bother with adding A/C Or the rear heater.
If your windshield frame has the defroster vents I have a spare pair of vent tubes that go from the heater box to the defrost vents.

good luck and stay warm



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I'd assume your cowl has no defrost vents to the windshield? That could be quite a pain to add the vents. If you already have A/C adding a factory heater would be really easy, defrost could be a pain.
 
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Thanks everyone, my windshield frame does not have any cutouts for defrost.

One thought I had is to go with a DC-AC inverter and plug in a hairdryer :)
 

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