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Old 11-22-2013, 06:44 PM   #15
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it turns out the drip pan was so dirty that there were a series of rivets hiding along the middle of the pan and also 4 rivets around the hole that the wires and copper tubing go thru.

everything is removed.

**i was able to remove the a/c unit from the roof myself using a ladder on a severe angle to gently slide it down the ladder - easier than setting up scaffolding or other procedures i've seen posted

**i used arrows to show where the not so easy to find rivets are that get covered with dirt. large hole is for wiring/copper tubing - small hole is the fan shaft
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:33 PM   #16
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I too have a 68 Overlander and have gone thru it quite a bit, including the AC removal you describe. When I install my nes a/c it will be thru a new 14" sq opening.

If you are doing a remodel of the interior, you might find that the interior skins have to come off for electrical rewire, relocating outlets, re-insulation, etc. My interior a/c blower had to come out to remove rivets from the interior ceiling skin. I was a little reckless with my old unit and cut and hacked so it was not reuseable. Please let us know how the preservation comes along.


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Old 11-23-2013, 05:53 AM   #17
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I don't know enough about ACs to be 100%, but have never seen an Armstrong that does not use the 14x14 roof opening.

Around these parts I could not find anyone to work on an Armstrong. From what I understand a major problem is replacing the freon is prohibitably expensive.

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