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#1 Posted : Friday, 2 January 2004 7:09:42 PM(UTC)
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I have an XB Fairmont GS coupe with a column auto & bucket seats.Can anyone tell me what (if anything) would have originally been between the 2 buckets instead of a console.
I would also like to know if factory air on these cars would have been an under dash unit or whether it would have used the existing vents.
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#2 Posted : Friday, 2 January 2004 10:47:37 PM(UTC)
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Hi Anthony I once saw an XB that had an armrest between the buckets that lifted up to become a sixth seat. I dont know if this was a factory fitment but it did match the upholstery in the rest of the car.
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#3 Posted : Friday, 2 January 2004 10:54:08 PM(UTC)
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Nope just a console. The factory aircon was under dash from memory. That what my mate took out of his XB Wagon.


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#4 Posted : Saturday, 3 January 2004 12:47:34 AM(UTC)
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FACTORY air con for the XB on was intergrated, ie it used existing vents. The evaporator unit was built in behind the gloveobx. Actually XW on had intergrated air but the earlier models (before XA) had extra vents.
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Theey also had a folding armrest type thing in the middle which sometimes (illegally) could be used as an extra seat. There was no seat belt in the middle.
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#6 Posted : Saturday, 3 January 2004 12:50:28 AM(UTC)
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FACTORY air con for the XB on was intergrated, ie it used existing vents. The evaporator unit was built in behind the gloveobx. Actually XW on had intergrated air but the earlier models (before XA) had extra vents.
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#7 Posted : Saturday, 3 January 2004 1:19:01 AM(UTC)
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Thanks gents for your replies.I have managed to get a look at an XB brochure and it looks like the folding armrest/illegal extra seat is the winner.Does anyone know how it was mounted?
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#8 Posted : Saturday, 3 January 2004 2:14:09 AM(UTC)
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Brenden, could you please e-mail off the board at 5.7interceptor @ cogeco.ca (remove the spaces)
Thanks, Doug
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#9 Posted : Saturday, 3 January 2004 3:48:16 AM(UTC)
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There are 3 types of air con you can encounter with the XBs. Factory air uses the vents including the blocked off one which sits under the ash tray. Dealer fitted air sits under the dash but runs under the dash on the passengers side and matches the con
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#10 Posted : Saturday, 3 January 2004 6:22:36 AM(UTC)
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Check your email Doug


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#11 Posted : Saturday, 3 January 2004 2:15:12 PM(UTC)
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Having drove most models of Falcon Taxis during my mis-spent youth I do not recall seeing the centre armrest thingy with seat belts. Although you could get a split bench which also came out in Fairlanes that did have set belts. It was a bonus for a cab to
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#12 Posted : Saturday, 3 January 2004 3:06:48 PM(UTC)
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factory air also had a vacuum unit for the controls. this unit was on the heater hose in front of the firewall. non a/c had cable operated tap.
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#13 Posted : Saturday, 3 January 2004 3:08:57 PM(UTC)
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nearly forgot too that there were 3 fan speeds for a/c and only 2 for non a/c.
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#14 Posted : Saturday, 3 January 2004 8:28:50 PM(UTC)
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I've only ever seen that in an XC not an XB.


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#15 Posted : Tuesday, 6 January 2004 8:22:09 AM(UTC)
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brendan,
my '74 gt and my mates '76 gt both have air and both have the vacuum controlled dash. both are factory not dealer.
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#16 Posted : Saturday, 10 January 2004 3:33:25 AM(UTC)
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The reason I asked the air con question is because I have a coupe which is a factory column auto.It has an under dash vent unit which extends from the passenger side to the steering column.It is colour matched to the dash and has "Selectair" and
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#17 Posted : Wednesday, 31 March 2004 7:55:54 PM(UTC)
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The question you were asking about how the `illegal' seat is mounted - there is a metal base (about an inch thick and shaped to take the base of the lower cushion - also has brackets on the back which the armrest bit hinges from. ) This base is bolted to
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#18 Posted : Tuesday, 11 May 2004 1:18:08 AM(UTC)
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there was only the consol there and the air uses the normal vents and is under the dash on the laft hand side
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