Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Door Handles XB vs XC
This shouldn't be hard, as according to my factory manual for my XC (not the little crappy one that comes in the glovebox) the doors appear to have the hole for the XB door handle. You therefore should only require the handles and linkages, so just go to a wreckers and pull off the bits you need. If you end up paying more than $20 tell them they're dreaming.
The dash in the XC is different to the XA / XB. It is straight, rather than a wrap around style like the XA / XB. Once again if you don't have a dash at all go to the wreckers (best to go to a wreckers that has heaps of XCs where you can wander around and pull off the bits you need from each car, rarely will you find all the good bits on one car), or shop around swap meets. Try to get yourself the GS / GXL dash, as it has all the extra guages. Don't let the wreckers ask too much for these either, if they ask more than about $30 for the instrument panel then they are probably ripping you off. I got one in top condition for $20. Also, unless you can find yourself a really good dash top (ie no cracks at all) then think about buying a cracked one (if you can get it really cheap) then get it recovered (shouldn't cost you much more than say $150, and they come out looking tops). Just make sure it's only cracked, and that the foam isn't all missing in chunks otherwise they may not be able to fix it.
I did this for my XC sedan (which BTW has XB doors) which I'm fully rebuilding. Took some work on my part going to wreckers, pulling off the bits and reinstalling them, but saved myself cash, and experienced job satisfaction along the way.
Hope this helps you out.
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