I'm toying with the idea of making a Fairmont Ghia ute.. AU. If the project goes ahead, it will have the full Ghia front end (bonnet, headlights, grill, bumper assemblies), full Ghia badging, Ghia wheels. Interior-wise, it will have full Ghia leather interior, the "high-line" Ghia dash, Ghia door trims, all Ghia controls (including cruise control). Also thinking about transplanting the VCT motor too, but not sure on this one...
Does anyone know if all this will fit straight on? Are the doors on the ute identical to the sedan doors? (Just trying to work out whether any modifications will be required for the Ghia door trims to fit).
I suppose the best way to do this project would be finding a Fairmont Ghia which had been rear-ended (and written off), and buying an AU XLS ute. ..Or will the XLT do?
Sounds like a pretty cool idea actually. Tho instead of stuffing around trying to put a VCT engine just grab a ute with the 175kW V8 engine (should be pleanty of those around!), optional in Fairmont Ghia :s5
cruise control is the same for utes and sedans. The only differece in series one au's (all models) use a different plug on the steering colomn switches. but this shouldnt be a problem if you are transplanting all the stuff from one car to another.
the climate control should be the same as above, rember to get all the sensors and stuff out of ghia. A/c system runs the same compressor, condensor, evap & hoses on all au models, but the evap will have the extra controls for climate control
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