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How to cool the car off with out running it

This weekend is going to be something like 104F.
My wife wants a car port. We don't have one yet plus 104 is still pretty warm.
So I went to lows and found an 8,000btu/hr frigid air brand air conditioner that said "dent" on the front. Price was $240. Yes It had a dent.
I figured I would try to see how far I could talk them down.
I got it for $140, I didn't even plan on buying an air conditioner when I went there today.
I am going to replace my 3 or 4 year old 5,000btu A/C for the guest room, sell it for $75.
Until my mom visits I'm going to use it in the car.

So I folded down the back seat put the air conditioner in the trunk so the front was blowing into the back seat area and packed a towel around the edges and plugged it in. Leave the trunk open for heat rejection.

I will add pictures soon.

1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
2011 leaf SL, white, portable 240v CHAdeMO, trailer hitch, new batt as of 2014.
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