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 Post subject: My Beast In The Making
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:16 am 
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Okay so a few months ago I FINALLY got around to purchasing a ford.

Always been a ford fan, but made alot of silly purchases, few motorbikes and assorted (gasp) holden esq hatchbacks (daewoo cielo lol, a barina etc etc). Considering my family are huge ford fans, my dad has a 70 capri and a 68 mustang, It was high time i lived up to expectations.

So i purchased an ED falcon fairmont. Funnily enough my fav falcon series is the EF/EL, and i went for the ED simply because i could go aftermarket on the steering wheel. (but now fell in love with my ED after mods)

Anyway, enough rambling.

Okay so what i have done so far is:

* shaved the door handles and resprayed both sides,
* lowered onto 19" chromes using king springs, koni lowering shocks,
* removed the rear wing
* Clear indicators front and rear,
* Customized the boot trim (still needs work looks crappy atm)
* tinted windows darker than legal lol (except rear atm, got frustrated while making the mechanism for the shaved doors and threw a spanner at the rear window, havnt got arount to retinting it)
* Custom painted sports steering wheel matching the outside colour
* Painted centre cosole matching outside colour
* Fluffy dice from review mirror mod

And here are the pics so far:

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 Post subject: Re: My Beast In The Making
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:41 am 
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I never have liked the ED but urs is killer and those rims look cool on it
Whats the name of the rims
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 Post subject: Re: My Beast In The Making
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:06 am 
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Allan Gray wrote:
I never have liked the ED but urs is killer and those rims look cool on it
Whats the name of the rims


The rims are brand starcorp racing 19". They also make 19" "replica" (at least they look preety similar to) BA> XR6/8 rims.

I was actually considering getting genuine BA> rims but wanted something a bit different.

I too was never a fan of the ED, but i saw potential, and as i said i went with it purely not to be limited to the factory steering wheel. With the doors shaved, i have fallen in love with my ED, and am glad i went that route.

Future plans are:
* XR6/8 twin lights (not sure how as it has the fairmont bonnet, might need to replace bonnet?)
*respray roof (clear coat peeled off in speed stripes either side lol)
* respray boot lid where i had to remove and bog the rear spoiler
* Turbo
* Remote door poppers
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 Post subject: Re: My Beast In The Making
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:49 pm 
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F**k that looks clean side on!

 

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 Post subject: Re: My Beast In The Making
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:54 pm 
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Looks nice but my only opinion is the painted grey garnish with the clear lights makes it look like a VN. Quick look. Otherwise awesome job on the shaved door handles and nice car. :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: My Beast In The Making
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:11 pm 
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ok i normally dislike (with a passion) clear tailights on a boxcar. Never seen a set that looked good

BUT against your car's colour, with the clean smooth look of the shaved handles, and custom boot mod, i think it looks pretty good. The whole car just looks mint

The chrome rims imo stick out too much and take away the sublte clean look......i reckon a rim with a polished lip and white sprayed centres would go nicely, or even gunmetal grey centres?
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 Post subject: Re: My Beast In The Making
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:35 am 
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Thanks for the comments guys!

Yeah its still a work in progress but im happy with it for now.
When i get time im gunna post up a sterp by step How to for the shaved doors for anyone interested in doing it to their car =P
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 Post subject: Re: My Beast In The Making
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:00 pm 
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Please forgive my ignorance but how the hell do you oped the door???

Iv never seen anything like it. very cool 8-)
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 Post subject: Re: My Beast In The Making
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:05 pm 
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JoshuaMartin wrote:
Please forgive my ignorance but how the hell do you oped the door???

Iv never seen anything like it. very cool 8-)


look at the door closer... there is a knob

 

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 Post subject: Re: My Beast In The Making
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:13 pm 
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not much of a fan for the ed but man that looks sick very clean and lowered nicely to ill be watching your progress if you continue to upload information
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 Post subject: Re: My Beast In The Making
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:37 pm 
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Have you gotten rid of your cruise control function with that steering wheel?
I noticed it has the EB grill on it. Have you changed it?

 

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 Post subject: Re: My Beast In The Making
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:58 pm 
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93EB wrote:
Have you gotten rid of your cruise control function with that steering wheel?


Yeah Its Disconnected for now.

And grille is from an eb
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 Post subject: Re: My Beast In The Making
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:00 pm 
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uniacidz wrote:
I like what you've done. Good effort.

Maybe BA side clear indicator or a AU.

And the rear garnish, thats something i dont like though. Looks like its still in primer and incomplete.

The tech doco about how you shaved the door handles will be liked by all.

Cheers


I think its just the photos, the rear garnish doesnt look like its in primer IRL, but i intend to change it anyway
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 Post subject: Re: My Beast In The Making
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:27 pm 
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great looking ride mate. :wink:

 

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