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Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 2:53 pm 
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Hey all.

just came across these on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FORD-FALCON-GLI- ... dZViewItem

good price??
your thoughts?


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Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 3:45 pm 
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For that price, i would check they are genuine and not aftermarket.
try http://www.ozeparts.com.au as well.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 3:52 pm 
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Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 4:38 pm 
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For that price, i would check they are genuine and not aftermarket.
try http://www.ozeparts.com.au as well.


Agreed. I found the aftermarket didnt sit properly. Was a good looking unit but just couldnt get it to sit right.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 4:41 pm 
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Yeah, does seem a bit cheap.
I cant even afford $250 at the moment tho.. (Having a baby is f**k exspensive)

I just thought others may be interested?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 5:52 pm 
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Happy wrote:
I have a set if you are after some


Happy has a set that Im sure a re cheaper then $250.
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Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 6:19 pm 
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4.9 EF Futura wrote:
I found the aftermarket didnt sit properly

Tell me more :)

I was about to buy a set of aftermarket ones to go with my respray. At $150 a set off ebay I thought they were well worth the investment but if they won't sit right then they're not much good...

How exactly did they not sit right ? No movements in the bolt holes that could make up for it ? Couldnt redrill the bracket to correct for it ?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 6:27 pm 
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4.9 EF Futura wrote:
I found the aftermarket didnt sit properly

Tell me more :)

I was about to buy a set of aftermarket ones to go with my respray. At $150 a set off ebay I thought they were well worth the investment but if they won't sit right then they're not much good...

How exactly did they not sit right ? No movements in the bolt holes that could make up for it ? Couldnt redrill the bracket to correct for it ?


They actually mounted up perfectly. But the proportions didnt appear to be correct.

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The font of the lens is meant to sit dead flush with the end of the bonnet. The front of this lens sat out about 1/2inch. Didnt look too bad but noticable when it's "your baby"

The indicator has a lug which fits into the plastic moulding on the back of the headlight assembly. With this fitted into position, the indicator did not sit flush against the quarter panel. Lol, i actually lost a brand new indicator during a bust of spirited driving.

Looking at the panel which the headlight mounts to - not really possible to manipulate the mounting points IMO.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:52 am 
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OK, glue in the indicators... check :P

If the front lens stuck out a bit further than standard but both were replaced you probably wouldn't notice it, but if blinkers aren't going to sit flush then that'll look crap. I was going to get new blinkers too...

Are you still have the headlight fitted or did you get another one ?

Got any pics ?

 

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I got indicators for sale too :D

 

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