Removing/replacing the heater unit on 68 fury

Knebel

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I have a question regarding the blower and heater unit in my 68Fury III. The car originally had an AC which is no longer persent and I rarely drive it to the extend that I really need the heater either, except a windshield defrost is 100% necessary. So this isn't a question for the purists....

I can imagine that this whole under dash unit is fairly heavy, has anyone removed it before and maybe replaced it with one of those smaller and lighter "hotrod heaters"? I am wondering how would one make it possible to attach the ducts for the windshield and such to a heaterbox like that?

I would love to put an AC back into my car but thats way to expensive for what its worth.
 

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They are quite heavy, at least the one in my NYer, isprobably between 40 - 50 pounds. I have no idea how one of the hot rod ones hooks up. There is a tread where I retrograde my AC system to have a Sanden compressor. I had about $500 in it and did everything but the charge on my own. The charging cost me about $125. I don't know the exact cost because I had some other work done at the same time.

Converting from RV-2 to Sanden
 

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Is your heater core leaking? If it is not leaking and your blower still works you can use it just for heat and defrost.
 

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No its not leaking, its its just about saving so e weight and space.
I would leave it as is. It is a lot of work to remove those old A/C units. Sure they are a little heavy but the space they take up is out of the way and really can't be used for much else. Just my 2 cents worth.
 
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