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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:16 am 
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i was going to sell my car and buy a BA or a AU but over night ive decided i like the car too much and im going to spend my BA/AU money on fixing up the EL to a nice street machine.

Before i get stressed about looks i want to rebuild the gearbox (i dont want a manual so dont try tell me i should get 1). Anyone know anyone reliable where i could get this done, and what price am i looking at?

Also the engin...id like to get something along the lines of an AU engin put in...just standard, the only mods this car will get is a few good looks and extractors. I've already done the exhaust n that does it...i dont want to be attracting too much attention...and im no racing car driver. How much would an AU engin be to get installed? (rebuilt one preferably)

I am already getting the respray done...ive got that figure.

Any suggestions as to where i get wheels from? Ive been to all the major websites but none of them put prices on the sites...really annoying when you are trying to budget up a car. I'm thinking around the $1500 mark?? 17" obviously...

Im going to clean up the interior...either buy a leather interior from somewhere or to get what i have redone...i expect to buy it ready done will be cheaper? Ive seen them around under the $800 mark, anyone got any suggestions...ive rang a few wreckers but they are not very helpful as to date.

Window tinting...whos cheapest ?

Already have an alarm...

thats about it for now...let the discussion begin
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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:12 pm 
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You want a street machine eh?
Then 18' wheels are the best go. You will probably want a body kit too? W

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:14 pm 
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nah body kit isnt wanted...just gona respray what i have.,..blue :D...
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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:23 pm 
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respray it black!

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 2:44 pm 
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too hard to keep clean, shows scratches...looks good when clean but the other 99% of the time it looks pretty silly.
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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 7:39 pm 
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*cough* quad cam 5.4L boss *cough* 290kw *cough* 6 speed manual *cough*


ahh, thats better.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 8:33 pm 
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mrnasty wrote:
*cough* quad cam 5.4L boss *cough* 290kw *cough* 6 speed manual *cough*


ahh, thats better.



thats a nasty cough you have there.
shame it would be too hard to make it fit.

i know i'll got flamed big time here but. A toyota quad cam 1UZFE would fit. have around 220kw and with a good exhuast they sound so tough it's scarry. i just finnished putting one in a hilux surf at work and thing goes hard now.

if you don't want to much attention from the cops 17"s are a good size. thought about using some thing from a different modle falcon??

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 8:55 pm 
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nah...ive always wanted to buy some nice wheels so im going to. 17" is exactly what i thought would be the best option good to see im on the right track. I was thinking fairmont trims n chrome etc...wouldnt be a bad touch. Saved up heaps for the AU/BA so my shopping starts monday after tafe :D
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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:40 pm 
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ah..........get the suspension rebuilt like new bushes arms all that stuff

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:12 pm 
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yer im gona get the bushes in the back done..the sprins struts n shocks etc ive done all round about 5,000kms ago now but the rubbers in the back are still ye old ones...only 1 needs replacing that i know of in the back. Lower control arm bush...seems to have slipped sideways..will get it done shoudlnt be worth a fortune cant b bothered stuffing around with suspension again myself.
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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:25 pm 
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i know of a good place for your secondhand parts :lol:
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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:28 pm 
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what you guys got on a full leather interior for an EL..do you have 1 better yet? what about the chromes on the boot lid etc n the fairmont grill?
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Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 6:51 am 
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I've got an EF fairmont grille if you want one, but you are going to need a new bonnet and headlights. But this will allow you to choose from an EF/EL fairmont, NF/NL fairlane, DF/DL Ltd, GT or FBT grille.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:57 am 
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im goin to the wreckers in about 20 minutes,ill see what they want for a few things...its getting a respray anyway so i dont really care if i replace pannels the'll end up the same again soon enough
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