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Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:40 pm 
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OK I thought I'd do my first ever exterior modification a simple and easy one.
Change the orange side indicators on my EL Fairmont Ghia V8 to clear ones found on the NL (EL) Fairlane.
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On doing the left one I found I couldn't get to the clip on the indicator to remove it without breaking it. Why? Here is the pic of the reason why.

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This was a country car and now there is no doubt that it was. I also pulled out over 5 times that amount of dirt from the rear XR skirt fitted. Be aware of country cars and the dirt they hide!!!

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:21 pm 
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that clear indicator looks good pete!

holy s**t thats a lot of dirt! :shock:

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:40 pm 
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Yeah, the EL Fairmonts/Ghias are the easiest to retrofit the clear sidemarkers onto as they already have the right moulding. Out of curiosity, what was the part number on the lenses you bought and how much did you pay? When I bought the bits for mine I specified NF parts and so all the part numbers began with NF. I'm wondering if Ford are assigning different part numbers and prices to what is the same damn part across the three different models (NF, NL and EL).

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:57 pm 
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Cheers Fraser. I got that idea from you. :D

LSD I paid $30 for each indicator. Only because the regular guy wasnt serving so I didnt get my discount. (Bring Ian back to the desk Lynford!!!!)
They are cheaper at www.ozeparts.com.au they are $24 each but charge $8 shipping.
Part number is NF 13K309 A.
I think they are the same across those models you mentioned. I specifically asked for NL which is the same as the NF.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:05 pm 
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The moulds and lenses are exactly the same across all three models. I was just wondering if Ford were screwing people by having the same parts listed under three different part numbers and charging different prices for them but that doesn't seem to be the case (I only paid 29-30 for mine as well from memory, a lot better than I was expecting from a Ford dealer) :)

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:00 pm 
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Looks so much better..
Iam going to order some now for my EL

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 4:32 pm 
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I just got some for my EL fairmont. It looks so much better now. I paid about $30 here in vic as well
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Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:57 am 
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Well I'll kind of highjack the thread with my first exterior mod instead of creating my own.

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Not operating as yet, but look good, lol.

NOW what I want to do with the front, is buy a grill surround from a wrecker and chrome the mofo, how you guys think that will look? Infact if anyone wants to photoshop my grill surround chrome, feel free.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:39 pm 
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Wouldnt a EL Fairmont grill be a straight swap? Already chromed.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:40 am 
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Timmeh wrote:
Wouldnt a EL Fairmont grill be a straight swap? Already chromed.
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Yeah, but I feel the EF Fairmont was not enough, and the EL Fairmont was too much. I think a chromed EF Fairmont surround would be perfecto!

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:18 am 
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I was thinking of doing that myself, swapping my EF grill for the chrome EL one, as it looks so much better in my opinion, but then again theres nothing wrong with the EF one...I would imagine it would be a straight swap, they look the same to me, i just gotta get money...ahh the joys of finishing school and not having a full time job lined up, plenty of spare time, no money haha
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