Long time lurker, new member. I have a 1978 Cherokee wide track with a factory A/C unit that is inop. The blower motor works, and the compressor clutch will power on, but I know that the refrigerant lines are bad and not holding a charge, and I would like to have A/C living in Arizona. I am looking for a replacement system but can't seem to find any complete drop in kits other than the BJ's off-road kit, that removes the heater. I see that the Vintage air makes a nice unit but you will need to piece it together, and I am trying to avoid that. I have reached out to The Jeep Farm here locally to me and they can install an upgrade reusing the factory blower unit and replacing everything else, but it is out of my price range at around 5K. I can do the work myself, just looking for a complete system where I don't loose the glove box.
I guess my question is, is there a complete system other than the BJ's one, and is 5K out of line?
Thanks for any help, and yes I have read through many, many threads on this topic.