Hello all! Just a little about myself being that this is my first post. Currently, I’m in my 3rd year of college. I am almost finished up with getting my private license. I’m making payments on a pa-28-140 with the 160hp stc and has about 5000 hours AF and 1100 SMOH. It’s a very clean plane. I started working at a smaller A&P shop earlier this year that also sprays crops. Hopefully I will get my commercial license by then end of next year in hopes of being able to spray after that. On the road to the commercial I was hoping to get my ifr certification. In my searches I’ve found that most people wanting to convert their plane to have IFR capabilities ultimately decide not to because of the major cost of labor. All labor done on my plane is mostly free of charge being that I can do most of the work with direct supervision. Now I understand that making a Cherokee 140 IFR capable isn’t close to the best option in the world, but I bought the plane out of annual for a really good price. I was wondering what would be suggested for avionics to make it IFR certified. I want to learn with the bare minimum equipment required. It only has 1 nav/com, a narco Mk 12D, a mode C narco AT150 , and one VOR without glideslope. It also has a gyro and turn/slip. It doesn’t have pitot heat, but that would be on the list. I do not want an autopilot. I was hoping for some direction on if it would be wise to upgrade the existing plane, or to try to find a different plane that is IFR certified. Any slightly budget friendly suggestions on equipment would be greatly appreciated.