Glad to hear it is finally working out for you. Nothing worse than having to go through what you had to to get it right.
I bought a fl-70 that was actually a to good to be true deal back in 2002. Knowing full well it sat in the previous, original owners driveway for 2 years without being driven, I expected alot of dried up seals, and knew I'd have to replace alot of that stuff before making it roadworthy., Even when it came time to get the A/C working, I simply told Freightliner to order the whole system new. I did not want to be plagued with ongoing problems. Nip it in the bud the first time. Needless to say, all summer long, and it finally got fixed right, to where it would blow cold,and a good compressor was found, after several of those blowing up....It was a nightmare,. But, Thank God for the guy in Washington, or Oregon, who stuck with me and made the dealers pay the repair bills.
Glover's Freightliner in Little Rock on the bypass is an awesome place to go to.Also, the same with the one in Lousianna, Across from the Petro, if I have it right.