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Old 01-19-2019, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default Rear A/C Custom Trim - Anyone ?

Our 2018 passenger van came with the factory rear A/C unit on the roof/ceiling. Has anyone kept this unit in place but removed the factory headliner and A/C ductwork, keeping the blower in place though and trimming it out in wood or another custom ceiling in lieu of the factory headliner?

I just pulled the A/C ductwork and trim in order to remove the headliner to install roof rails and a Maxxair fan and am debating on whether to even bother with reinstalling the factory headliner. Thinking a custom ceiling would look nicer and that it'd be easy enough to trim out around the rear A/C blower, but I couldn't find pics of anyone who's done the same....so anyone?
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:26 PM   #2
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I did this, as the factory unit is so bulky (and ugly) but I kept the vents. One can considerably reduce the size.
I'll post a picture of my dodgy carpentry in a minute...
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:30 PM   #3
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I mostly did this so I could get my bed frame to the roof.
Yes it's a cheapy, but it works.... Still so much to be done
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:47 PM   #4
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Looks functional to me and much better than the oversized factory trim. I like and thanks for posting!

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I mostly did this so I could get my bed frame to the roof.
Yes it's a cheapy, but it works.... Still so much to be done
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Old 01-20-2019, 09:37 PM   #5
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Very nice, whambulance! That looks great!

I've seen one other build with a custom AC box like this from creatid: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhnwsIDn...on_share_sheet
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Old 01-21-2019, 12:54 AM   #6
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Just in case some are willing to take a little risk, it's possible to remove a lot of the lower plastic housing on the roof AC unit without damaging the unit.

Like everything else in a DIY project you take your on risk and pay your own debt...
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Old 01-22-2019, 05:54 PM   #7
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Very nice, whambulance! That looks great!

I've seen one other build with a custom AC box like this from creatid: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhnwsIDn...on_share_sheet
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