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Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:35 pm 
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good job mate i love it all. now for some new wheels:)
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Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:42 pm 
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FaBz wrote:
good job mate i love it all. now for some new wheels:)


No way mate. I love my wheels. 16 x 8 is plenty big enough for a boxcar. The ROH Snypers have a bit of dish, and they are not at all common. They give a nice balanced look and fills out the guards. There is plenty of grip and tyres are cheap.

What more can a man want for a daily driver? And I got them for $50.

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Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:13 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
FaBz wrote:
good job mate i love it all. now for some new wheels:)


No way mate. I love my wheels. 16 x 8 is plenty big enough for a boxcar. The ROH Snypers have a bit of dish, and they are not at all common. They give a nice balanced look and fills out the guards. There is plenty of grip and tyres are cheap.

What more can a man want for a daily driver? And I got them for $50.

BenJ


arnt FTR's the same size? if so get some of them. i think it woild go with the rest of the EL mods :wink:
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Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:03 pm 
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Nice work Benj, and I agree with you don't change the wheels, they look good, and FTR's suck
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Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:18 pm 
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[quote="FaBz]arnt FTR's the same size? if so get some of them. i think it woild go with the rest of the EL mods :wink:[/quote]

FTRs are 16x7. And the point is here, to be little different while being on a really tight (non existent) budget. I could have done the mirrors a year ago, but I couldn't justify spending over $120 on the parts needed.

By biding my time the whole mod including the window rubbers set me back $45.

The handles I picked up for free, so just had to get paint.

Paulc - Thanks mate, yes they suck.

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Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:47 pm 
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As I said there are a few bits and pieces that need tidying up.

One of the glaring parts was the side trim that runs along the edge of the windscreen. If you have a good look at them they are metal covered with a plastic wrap. Over time the plastic goes brittle and ends up doing this.

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Not pretty really.

So was talking to some of the fellas last night at Liverpool and we were comparing cars etc. There was an EF there and I noticed that the windscreen trim pieces were the same. I was going to strip and paint some I had here but that it a lot of work. So this morining I went to Pick and Payless and for $20 picked up a pair from an EL. 10 mins work later and this is what you get.

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Some more before and after photos

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Once you notice how bad they are you can't help but see it all the time, so my apologies in advance if you hadn't noticed yours before :lol:

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Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:25 pm 
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ftr's are better looking than what you have...you said the diffrent but its ugly diffrent. IMO
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Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:31 pm 
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FaBz wrote:
ftr's are better looking than what you have...you said the diffrent but its ugly diffrent. IMO

i seen benj car all polished and rims shining and they look great

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:41 pm 
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BuNtEr wrote:
FaBz wrote:
ftr's are better looking than what you have...you said the diffrent but its ugly diffrent. IMO

i seen benj car all polished and rims shining and they look great


i guess there ok but i would rather ftr's and also would go good with his car becaue he has the rest of the car with el parts. :lol:
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Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:44 pm 
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thats ok for your likeing, but Benj is very happy with what he has.

Every one has there own taste’s

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:12 pm 
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FaBz,

We are all entitled to our opinions and I respect the rights of all to voice what their opinions are.

However, if we all built our cars to please everyone but ourselves then we would all be driving similar looking vehicles.

As I am very happy with my choice of wheels and mods, then that is all that matters to me. I share my experiences in modding my car so that others can see what can be done with a little effort, and a little budget.

While I don't always like others peoples choices with the mods they make to their vehicle, I do respect the effort and time they took to complete those mods. In return I would like the same courtesy.

I look forward to seeing a thread about your vehicle.

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Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:50 am 
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Nice work fixing those peelings up. Few exterior bits that fade on e-series, and that plastic bit at the top of the bonnet (wipers come out of it, has vents) fades too. I'd like to take that out and paint it too.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:25 am 
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Rick_Deckard wrote:
Nice work fixing those peelings up. Few exterior bits that fade on e-series, and that plastic bit at the top of the bonnet (wipers come out of it, has vents) fades too. I'd like to take that out and paint it too.


Thanks, and yes I will be painting mine as well. Luckily I have a spare, so I can spend a bit of time and then just swap them over. The winscreen wiper will get the treatment too.

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Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:30 am 
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thats great how well the door trim fit in

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:53 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
FaBz,

We are all entitled to our opinions and I respect the rights of all to voice what their opinions are.

However, if we all built our cars to please everyone but ourselves then we would all be driving similar looking vehicles.

As I am very happy with my choice of wheels and mods, then that is all that matters to me. I share my experiences in modding my car so that others can see what can be done with a little effort, and a little budget.

While I don't always like others peoples choices with the mods they make to their vehicle, I do respect the effort and time they took to complete those mods. In return I would like the same courtesy.

I look forward to seeing a thread about your vehicle.

Regards
BenJ


so true and the bit you said about my vehical..well soon :lol: i have to wait till i turn 17 :cry:
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