Hey man. So I am in the process of doing a 12v swap into my 96 K3500. Not as cool as a H1, but nonetheless I am very excited. One of the problems I've come upon is the A/C & Alternator mounting issues. There are companies that make conversion brackets, however, I'm not a fan of some of them. However, your bracket is exactly what I'm looking for. Do you plan on selling those brackets at all? How high did you raise it? I'm sure as you know, the problem is the A/C pump will hit the passenger frame rail in the pickups, hence why I'm liking your bracket. Plus your bracket would let me retain my 6.5 alternator which runs the tachometer & voltmeter. Bonus! Less wiring! Please let me know, I'd definitely buy one. Thanks!
I've been doing my conversion and have come to the conclusion that the 'mid-mount' FORD AC bracket is best fit for GMT400 and fabricate an upper gen/alt brackets for whatever unit you want to use.Hey man. So I am in the process of doing a 12v swap into my 96 K3500. Not as cool as a H1, but nonetheless I am very excited. One of the problems I've come upon is the A/C & Alternator mounting issues. Thanks!
All that is needed for the upper gen/alt bracket is some 3/8" flat stock shaped to curve around top of gen/alt to mount from the thermostat housing to upper gen/alt bolt nothing complex about it.Do you have a link or picture of the Ford mid mount a/c? Not sure if I said it earlier, I unfortunately don't know how to weld. I can drill & make stuff with bolts & screws though. Doesn't look as nice & not as compact, but we'll see. I'll look for the Ford ac mount.
Are you talking about a bracket like this? Before you look at the pic, please note: this is not my truck. This is a chummins swap I was looking at buying a long time ago. Notice the mount plate for the alternator. Also note the ungodly amount of bigger nuts & washers used as spacers. But this plate is what you're referring to?
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Sandy, I made a lower snout that exits out and down and mate up to the stock lower Radiator tube. I do have to lengthen the tube slightly, but it ends up looking stock.I can't see it clearly in the pictures but where are you routing the coolant from on the passenger side? It looks on mine in early exploration that it will interfere either with the frame side of the truck or the relocated a/c compressor.