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post #1 of 8 Old 07-19-2009, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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PIC REQUEST: Air conditioner receiver/dryer

Hey folks. Need a picture of the mounted receiver/dryer for the AC unit in the engine compartment. The instructions from Collins Bros is EXTREMELY UNCLEAR.

Thanks in advance!


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post #2 of 8 Old 07-19-2009, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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BUMP.... C'mon. I know someone has got one. Thanks guys.

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I have some pics without the radiator/shroud in the way if it will help. OEM from an 86 CJ-7 Laerdo. Shows a downward view drivers side, a passenger side view and a pic of when I was making brackets for the YJ unit to bolt into a CJ grill.




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post #5 of 8 Old 07-19-2009, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. Both sets of pics help a lot. Almost done with the install aside from the compressor since the junkyard sent me a Serpentine Sanden compressor bracket for a YJ, which is different from the CJ.

What a pain in the A$$ it was to get the underdash unit in. WOW!

I will post some pics soon. Thanks again.

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I planned to buy Collins Brothers AC kit, seems well worth the hassle of the install to get all new parts. Is that true?

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post #7 of 8 Old 07-21-2009, 11:23 AM
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I have the engine brackets for the AC that you need. Unfortunately I just put em on Ebay. They end tonight. Just removed from my 84 CJ7. Search for AC bracket if you're interested. Good luck with your install. I need to redo all my lines before I complete my 360 swap. Hopefully I can get the AC up and runnig again. Nothing like the top off in 90 deg weather with ice cold air chilling your nutz!

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post #8 of 8 Old 07-21-2009, 03:23 PM
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I purchased the Collins Bros kit for my current 84 CJ7. It originally had factory A/C and the PO removed it. I also had an 84 CJ7 that I purchased new with factory A/C (but sold a long time ago). I used my memory as a reference for the look and installation.

The Collins setup does use a NOS evaporator unit from the 87 and newer Wranglers. The only difference is the center vents manifold points up more than originally. The compressor brackets are original style from dealer-installed systems and not the same as the factory-installed systems. The condenser is a universal-fit unit and will require some fabrication to make it a clean install.

I chose the Collins setup since it had an original style evaporator unit along with all of the parts you would need to do the install. It does depend on the engine never having A/C to begin with. I had to change the accessory pulley on the crankshaft since mine was originally set for factory A/C. Because most of the parts were original style, it was an easy install for the interior.

The unit works great. I just spent a weekend in 120 degree weather and it kept the inside very cool. The guys at Collins were very helpful when I had questions. I would go the same way again with another CJ.

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