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 Post subject: EF EL WINDOW TINT!!! & SHUD I REPAIR THIS CAR!!!??
Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:28 pm 
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Hey did ef or el ever come out with a stock window tint??

and this EL fairmont has 90000 kilometres and has damage which wud cost me around 2500 to fix

do you reckon its worth it or not??

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF EL WINDOW TINT!!! & SHUD I REPAIR THIS CAR!!!??
Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:06 pm 
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Economicly no its not worth it.
Great parts car tho...
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 Post subject: Re: EF EL WINDOW TINT!!! & SHUD I REPAIR THIS CAR!!!??
Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:14 pm 
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Not worth fixing, but again, a great parts car!

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 Post subject: Re: EF EL WINDOW TINT!!! & SHUD I REPAIR THIS CAR!!!??
Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:34 pm 
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if its just a run about then scrap it but if u like it then fix it. i've had my xr6 11year now, it's given me alot of headaches and cost alot of cash just keeping the f*@&ing thing running but i always have and always will continue to fix the thing. had a fair few car in that time but never got rid of the xr. lol some time u get attached.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF EL WINDOW TINT!!! & SHUD I REPAIR THIS CAR!!!??
Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:58 pm 
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if its just a run about then scrap it but if u like it then fix it. i've had my xr6 11year now, it's given me alot of headaches and cost alot of cash just keeping the f*@&ing thing running but i always have and always will continue to fix the thing. had a fair few car in that time but never got rid of the xr. lol some time u get attached.



The OP didn't say if it was his pride & joy, if it is, it might be worth fixing. If it's not, it's not worth fixing it.

As for the tint question, yes, some did have factory tint. My Eb Ghia has factory tint, but it's nowhere near as dark as the car in the pics!

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 Post subject: Re: EF EL WINDOW TINT!!! & SHUD I REPAIR THIS CAR!!!??
Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:31 am 
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EL's had smarttint, toughened glass, also front windows were 5mm thickness instead of 3mm.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF EL WINDOW TINT!!! & SHUD I REPAIR THIS CAR!!!??
Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:05 am 
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No, definitely not worth fixing in my opinion.
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 Post subject: Re: EF EL WINDOW TINT!!! & SHUD I REPAIR THIS CAR!!!??
Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:19 am 
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Definitely not worth fixing...for $2500 you can get an EF in driveable condition...or even EL. Too much damage to even worth the hassle. As said before, great parts car.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF EL WINDOW TINT!!! & SHUD I REPAIR THIS CAR!!!??
Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:16 pm 
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:mrgreen: :D -- lol--tint would be called illegal tint under QLD rules---lolol
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 Post subject: Re: EF EL WINDOW TINT!!! & SHUD I REPAIR THIS CAR!!!??
Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:21 pm 
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The cars f**k.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF EL WINDOW TINT!!! & SHUD I REPAIR THIS CAR!!!??
Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:00 am 
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honestly its not worth it, el-efs are so cheap now, parts car!! :)
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 Post subject: Re: EF EL WINDOW TINT!!! & SHUD I REPAIR THIS CAR!!!??
Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:14 pm 
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i'd fix it. for 2.5k you could get another ef, but it would have a high km driveline and a average body. It would also be a lower spec gli or futura. If you spend 2.5k on this you will have a good cond, low km Fairmont.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF EL WINDOW TINT!!! & SHUD I REPAIR THIS CAR!!!??
Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:27 pm 
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Wouldnt waste my time. Id guess at at least a 2 grand bill for the panel work. My EL parts car has a shunt in exactly the same place but not as bad and it has a bend in front of the wheel arch and has all sorts of broken and busted s**t underneath. Unless you can get all the bits dirt cheap or another car to strip, have a friendly panel beater that doesnt mind pulling it all straight for next to nothen as well as the paint, then consider it a write off. Get another one thats straight and put all the Fairmont bits in it. Quote to fix mine was well over 2k.
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 Post subject: Re: EF EL WINDOW TINT!!! & SHUD I REPAIR THIS CAR!!!??
Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:49 pm 
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tapeworm wrote:
i'd fix it. for 2.5k you could get another ef, but it would have a high km driveline and a average body. It would also be a lower spec gli or futura. If you spend 2.5k on this you will have a good cond, low km Fairmont.

Also you will have a car wich is about due for a 100,000k servise, and getting to the time when a lot of parts start to fail and require replacement, rather then a car wich has a good logbook record and a price tag of ~2500 + some time and petty cash searching.

And 2500 is f**k cheap for fixing that!
Includes paint and parts?
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