Well Dharma is about to get front mounted AC installed using the Vintage AIR Gen IV AC. I wanted to put down a few notes about the process so that others may get a point of view on how the install may be.
First Lets talk about price. This is not a cheap project but if you intend to use the van in the south or anywhere hot this is a must. This is what I used for my Bostig swapped Van. Your list may be different so please check all part numbers.
Here is a Aeroquip EZ Clip fittings list
Now for some pictures.
I first needed to cover the original fresh air vents on the van since this unit is only a recirculating style. The second picture here really shows the bracket used to not only cover the lower frsh air vent but also using the cover as a mounting location for the new AC.
Test fitting the evaporator in its new home under the dash.
Before cutting I am really trying to be sure this is the place to put vents and such. I had to cut support brackets and other things within the dash to fit the vents and this plate. The plate bolted up adds the rigidity back.
The biggest concern I had was space for the radio. You have to use a CD less radio which did not bother me at all. This gave me options of radios that were 4-4.5″ mounting depths.