What kind of labor would I be looking at for this project? And by that I mean the cost to pay someone else... of course hourly labor rates will vary but I'm just trying to get a ballpark. I will DIY some things, but this sounds fairly time intensive, with specialty tools or A/C know-how needed (and I don't have any of that).
I'm trying to go the cheapest route for now... working A/C is great but at this point I don't need it until perhaps March-April of next year. In the Spring I could decide if it would be financially worthwhile to put any real money into a 14-year-old car with 165k miles... that I only paid $1400 for in the first place. Plus by then I will likely be replacing the car with something bigger anyway.
Current GMs: '95 Chevy Suburban C2500, '69 Pontiac Executive
Former GMs: '83 Buick Park Ave, '73 Buick Electra, '92 Chevy Caprice 9C1, '98 Pontiac Bonneville SLE, '99 Olds Aurora, '00 Buick LeSabre