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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 10:01 PM
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So does anyone have any leads on the Behr type of A/C that sits on the tunnel, as shown in the 2nd picture?
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-19-2013, 08:32 AM
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As mentioned the 3.5 Coupe BEHR AC unit is extremely sought after. I looked for years, followed leads, almost bought a car just for the AC unit and finally found one on EBAY about 8 years ago. I bought new knobs and BEHR emblem from Drew at Heritage Woodworks. I have seen units selling for 3 times what I paid since I bought mine and I paid a lot so if you see one grab it.

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Hey Chris,
I got my W108 unit out of the boot last night and mocked it up roughly to see how it fits. In terms of width, it is very close to the steering column, but will just fit. However, it will interfere with the handbrake. I looked quickly at dropping the handle end of the handbrake down to hang below the A/C unit, but it would be very low - I think it would be too awkward to use. So there is the choice of either relocating the handbrake (W108's have them on the right side of the steering column), or do a cut'n'shut on the A/C unit to make it shorter (then use filler over the join, and paint it). I ran out of time to start contemplating what is the best way to go. I may have to look at a W108 again.

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