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Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 12:56 pm 
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had an odd thought looking at a ba in the shopping carpark and i was thinking if some one had an au would it be possible to get the panerls of a ba an change them to the au and yea

 

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Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 1:21 pm 
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yes it is possible but VERY VERY expensive. it's not jsut panel changing to get the front to look like an BA. your better off buying a BA it is cheaper

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Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 1:50 pm 
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some guy has done it to a AU wagon
put a BA fron on

needed the radiator support panel and the Ba rad for 1
i think it was close to the 10k mark and thats in parts only!

 

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Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 6:34 pm 
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f**k ME!!! it was just a thought but stuff that

 

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Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 7:27 pm 
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Disco Frank wrote:
some guy has done it to a AU wagon
put a BA fron on

needed the radiator support panel and the Ba rad for 1
i think it was close to the 10k mark and thats in parts only!

an extra 5 grand, he could have bought a XT, what a waste.
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Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 8:45 pm 
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bowsaw wrote:
Disco Frank wrote:
some guy has done it to a AU wagon
put a BA fron on

needed the radiator support panel and the Ba rad for 1
i think it was close to the 10k mark and thats in parts only!

an extra 5 grand, he could have bought a XT, what a waste.

the au fairmont wagon he did it to was crashed, and he did the conversion ages ago (like when the ba was released) so i doubt for $5k extra he'd have an XT.
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Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 8:59 pm 
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Hmm yummie that looks good :lol:

 

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Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 1:24 am 
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why? It just looks exactly like a BA wagon from the outside now.. BA and AU wagon rear styling is virtually identical.

 

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Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 4:04 am 
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The windscreen shape is totally different ... he had the option at the time to put the BA front on ... and found it was a lot harder than he thought.

Someone else have done this to a ute as well on the www.fordforums.com.au site in the AUFalcon section ... this conversion was done after an engine bay fire and front panels were destroyed ... there's a step by step walkthrough on what was done with pics as well.

 

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Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 8:57 pm 
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The windscreen shape is totally different ... he had the option at the time to put the BA front on ... and found it was a lot harder than he thought.

I'm pretty sure it was only BA sedans they changed the windscreens on. The wagons and utes still have the "curved edge" style windscreens, and the BA sedans have the more "squared off" edge one.
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Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 9:14 pm 
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The windscreen shape is totally different ... he had the option at the time to put the BA front on ... and found it was a lot harder than he thought.

I'm pretty sure it was only BA sedans they changed the windscreens on. The wagons and utes still have the "curved edge" style windscreens, and the BA sedans have the more "squared off" edge one.


yep ur right thats why i specificaly avoided the wagon.
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Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 9:25 pm 
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na2fairlane wrote:
GlennAUII wrote:
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The windscreen shape is totally different ... he had the option at the time to put the BA front on ... and found it was a lot harder than he thought.

I'm pretty sure it was only BA sedans they changed the windscreens on. The wagons and utes still have the "curved edge" style windscreens, and the BA sedans have the more "squared off" edge one.


yep ur right thats why i specificaly avoided the wagon.


what does the windscreen edge have to do with the desirability of the BA wagon / ute?

 

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Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 11:03 pm 
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A mate of mine put a BA front on an XD ute. For those who were at easternats this year, may have seen it. Its got Jeff Wignall Ford group stickers down the side as well as Forte Body Styling. He's done an awsome job. The ute has been in a few magazines......
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Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:25 am 
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na2fairlane wrote:
GlennAUII wrote:
Mechan1k wrote:
The windscreen shape is totally different ... he had the option at the time to put the BA front on ... and found it was a lot harder than he thought.

I'm pretty sure it was only BA sedans they changed the windscreens on. The wagons and utes still have the "curved edge" style windscreens, and the BA sedans have the more "squared off" edge one.


yep ur right thats why i specificaly avoided the wagon.


what does the windscreen edge have to do with the desirability of the BA wagon / ute?


they are different is all sedan has a flat top to it which gives a squarer shape and the wagon has the same as the au which looks domed. personal opinion i guess but i didnt like it. not the only reason realy.. there the c pillars on the wagons are weird too. it doesnt seem as much effort went into the wagons design wise.
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Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:34 am 
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na2fairlane wrote:
it doesnt seem as much effort went into the wagons design wise.

"not much effort"? It was a complete design change to the E series. ford are doing exactly what they did with the E series, i.e. utilising the wagon shape they have like they did from EA-EL.
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