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Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:14 pm 
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fordfreak ef wrote:
EFFII wrote:
Thats alright i guess.
If you dont mind me asking how much you selling her for?
somewhere between $6000-$5000


Thats not to bad i guess, well for an EF anyway.
Then the mods will commence on the BF!! 8-)
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Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:33 am 
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allready started as of a month ago.. have got chrome door handles and a djr320 wing on the way.. :D

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:03 pm 
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you think its worth buying one or should i attempt to make one like you did? Yours looked pretty good but i heard you say it was not perfect? Are the bought ones perfect?
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Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:08 pm 
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eboost wrote:
you think its worth buying one or should i attempt to make one like you did? Yours looked pretty good but i heard you say it was not perfect? Are the bought ones perfect?


It was a bought one, Typhoon bar is available from Newgel Canberra. You are confused with Matt's GT/EF bar
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Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:00 pm 
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i thought ford freak made a gt ef bar then bought a typhoon el bar??? I wanna know if it was worth buying it or can you get away with making it?
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Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:36 pm 
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i beleive the bar is as good as the person making it.
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Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:35 am 
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but can the bar be as good as the guy making it or can the bar be as good as the person buying it? That is the question
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Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:22 am 
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if you spend the time/money/effort building a bar, it can be just as good as the purchased version.

The main issues i see are

Purchased ones are 100% fibreglass, some people don't like fibreglass, it doesn't have as much flex before it cracks/breaks.

depending on what you use to make a custom bar, you may be using the factory plastic stuff.
In which case you could consider plastic welding.
alternatively, some glass/filler/sikaflex will acheive something custom and one off, but depending on how smart you make it, it may be prone to cracks.
it may also be more resistant to flex.

If you want something you can paint and put on, then go the purchased one, but there are a few around.
if you want to spend the time and effort to be individual then make a bar.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:57 pm 
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eboost wrote:
i thought ford freak made a gt ef bar then bought a typhoon el bar??? I wanna know if it was worth buying it or can you get away with making it?


that is exactly right.. i made the hybrid "one off" ef/ba gt front bar... had help fom green machine on the tedious sanding/finishing spraying of the bar... but was fun making it.. i learnt as i went...

i baught the typhoon bar as the gt bar was destroyed by an errant truck tyres on a freeway

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:31 pm 
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would you make another one or just buy one?
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Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:37 pm 
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if you have the time/patience.. i would say BUILD IT!.. so much more fun/rewarding when it is finished... if not.. then the "NewgeL" bolt on "BF typhoon bar" is the next best option...

im in the latter category... im time restricted lately..

 

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