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Old 05-16-2019, 03:31 PM
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Need AC Donor System

I am buying a 1974 J20 with no AC. I would like to find a decent donor complete system to avoid putting in an aftermarket AC system.
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:44 AM
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I've got all the interior stuff from the firewall back. Grills are cracked. Might have the fittings to make new hoses.
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:50 PM
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By the time you buy all the separate pieces and pay for shipping, you might be better off just getting the vintage air set up others have used. Just a thought.
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:36 AM
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By the time you buy all the separate pieces and pay for shipping, you might be better off just getting the vintage air set up others have used. Just a thought.
I have 2 quotes that a VA installed fresh will run no less than $3000. Or it is a pretty involved DIY project involving dash removal, custom bracket fabbing, etc. Talked to someone who does it for a living. Not impossible to DIY, but worth every penny of $1500 in labor to have someone do it.

So, do i want to put a $3000 AtC in a $5000 jeep? All i can say is I have no idea how folks could survive in southern heat and humidity with no A/C. Especially when windows fog up...
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:06 PM
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Hm. Hopefully someone else will chime in that has done a vintage air setup or something like that. I think the kit is about $1000 and then a few install bits and pieces probably add another $500 or so. I have not done this myself so I could be completely in left field but it might be worth checking out. The AMC 360 came with both a York or a Sanden Compressor so braketry is available either way.
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:15 PM
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Oh, and Vintage Air is in San Antonio. I see you're in Texas, so maybe you are close enough to road trip there so they could help you pick out parts for one of their kits?

Then again maybe someone on here has everything you need for a good price... If SJTD cuts you a good deal and shipping is a decent price, there's half your system already...
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:17 PM
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If you cannot or do not DIY on one of these everytime you get a quote it's gonna be like that or more.
No offense to shops but AC is easy install and hardly a $1500 job.
They quote that because folks pay them that.

When I got quotes to redo my stock system it was $1000-1500.
I went DIY and spent ~$900-$1000 just on parts by time I was done.
Unexpected parts needed, and had a shop done it probably would have been much higher than initial quotes.
Neither shop even looked @ vehicle just threw out numbers.
So your call your time & money. Like I said before could have had brand new better system.
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:59 PM
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I was looking at the BJs unit. Seems to be a turnkey kit for $1500 with detailed instructions. I certainly will be DIY, just gotta find time and space to do it, and maybe add a few more tools to the tool box.
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