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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:43 am 
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Quick question: can a 1997 XH XR ute bonnet fit on an 1995 falcon?

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:12 pm 
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drazull wrote:
Quick question: can a 1997 XH XR ute bonnet fit on an 1995 falcon?


ahh that is an easy one for me, NOPE, sorry it is totally different, basically it is a X series, E series Frankenstein bonnet.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:27 pm 
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i thought if you changed the front bumper as well it would... no?

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:30 pm 
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No it wont fit, the back of the bonnet is different, but u could put a XH bonnet onto and XF or XG if you changed the front bumper as well..
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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:33 pm 
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Bummer, I like the bonnet bulge on the XH

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:35 pm 
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probably the only thing you could do then is find an EF bonnet and do something yourself (or with a panel beater) and make up an original "bulge" and put that on.

If you do it properly and it looks professional your EF would look sweeet!

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:57 pm 
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but u could put a XH bonnet onto and XF or XG if you changed the front bumper as well..


It isn't that simple, otherwise you would see heaps of X series with XH fronts, the whole front is different, if you search around you might find the member who it the conversion to a XD, the XH front is more EF than X series, but nearly all panels are XH only.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 5:40 pm 
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Would putting a bulge on a normal bonnet be much to get someone to fabricate?

Is it possible to cut the front half of the XH bonnet and weld it to the windscreen half of an EF bonnet?
What I am asking is where the difference in the bonnets is? Front, sides, rear, or (gulp) all of the above?

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 6:29 pm 
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jeffb wrote:
No it wont fit, the back of the bonnet is different, but u could put a XH bonnet onto and XF or XG if you changed the front bumper as well..


And the front gaurds. I was also under the impression that the radiator support panels are lower too on the XH. But I have seen an XF with an XH front on it.... How did I know it was an XF? Because it was a sedan.. and it looked ordinary

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 7:25 pm 
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Is a EF -EL bonnet a clean swap.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:52 pm 
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only on the XRs and fairmonts. on gli and futura you would have to change head lights and the bumper.
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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:42 am 
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I have another question on bonnets im looking at changing an ED bonnet to an EB (Much claner lines than ED) would it bolt straight on??
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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:10 pm 
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djr-xr6 wrote:
I have another question on bonnets im looking at changing an ED bonnet to an EB (Much claner lines than ED) would it bolt straight on??

What do you mean cleaner lines? EB-ED bonnets are exactly the same, only difference is the grill.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:11 pm 
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I thought the bonnets were the same? The grille will bolt up, but you need some spacers. So i guess the bonnets are different. But not sure how much of the profile is

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:11 pm 
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As for an XH front, the inner front guards are different too, so they'd have to be changed also (what fun)

 

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