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 Post subject: EA falcon possible exterior mods
Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:29 pm 
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hey guys im just wondering if anybody has tried this as i havnt found anything on it yet, is the ef/el front end adaptable onto the EA? i have also heard the doors are, so id be able to use the el/ef mirrors aswell if anybody knows if these mods are possible im interested in this mod, and thank you in advance

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:21 pm 
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pretty sure ef -to ea front can be done. pics floating around internet land somewhere.

New radiator support panel??

Then obviously new
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 Post subject: Re: EA falcon possible exterior mods
Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:30 pm 
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theres a guy on here that has an EL-fronted ED, i think.
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Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:30 pm 
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yehh sweet if its just a change in the top radiator support thats easy enuff, i just thort the EA would look tough if it had the ef front

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:30 pm 
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Personally I've never been a fan of EL fronts on EAs. The rounded front and the square back are too much of a mismatch.

In terms of doors, the fronts can be swapped over. The back have different quarter windows though. You don't need to change doors to fit EF/EL mirrors though. Just drill a couple of holes and they fit straight up to the EA doors. The EF/EL door handles are a direct swap too.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:51 pm 
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the el front can be fitted to an ea-ed but but the ea radiator support needs to be removed and replaced with an ef/el one..
imo the front of the ef/el looks like crap :P :P :lol: :lol: unless its an xr front... 8-)
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Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:58 pm 
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ea_silver_ghia wrote:
Personally I've never been a fan of EL fronts on EAs. The rounded front and the square back are too much of a mismatch.

In terms of doors, the fronts can be swapped over. The back have different quarter windows though. You don't need to change doors to fit EF/EL mirrors though. Just drill a couple of holes and they fit straight up to the EA doors. The EF/EL door handles are a direct swap too.


so rear ef el doors wont swap straight over to eb ed body?
i knew the fronts could so i just assumed the rears would..
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Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:06 pm 
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ea_silver_ghia wrote:
Personally I've never been a fan of EL fronts on EAs. The rounded front and the square back are too much of a mismatch.

In terms of doors, the fronts can be swapped over. The back have different quarter windows though. You don't need to change doors to fit EF/EL mirrors though. Just drill a couple of holes and they fit straight up to the EA doors. The EF/EL door handles are a direct swap too.


so rear ef el doors wont swap straight over to eb ed body?
i knew the fronts could so i just assumed the rears would..

Could always try but I'd say minimum you'd have to change the quarter window surround. The main difference is that EA-ED has a sharper kink at the back, while EF/EL has a softer curve.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:35 pm 
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I believe you can remove the outer quarter window surround and replace it with one from a boxcar. The door itself is the same. Wagon doors are different from sedan ones though.

As already mentioned, to fit the EF-EL front to an EA-ED you need to replace the complete radiator support panel. This is not a bolt in job. It needs to be welded in to the correct location.

I am also with troyman in that I prefer the boxcar front. The EL XR front is not bad, and the fairmont fronts are ok too.

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Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:47 am 
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I've put the el front on my EB, what they are saying is correct. not a bolt on job, fair bit of welding. I got told by an engineers that there wasn't a mod code for the change of front end so he said it won't need one.
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theres a guy on here that has an EL-fronted ED, i think.
there is a couple on here, one is purple and it looks sweet. i think the person building it is "smithykicks85"

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:05 pm 
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Cheers guys and thanks for the help, ive done a radiator support in my old el they arnt to hard and thankfully you can still buy them new, and this is just in my personal taste for doing this mod as i like the EA i just dont like the headlight/ grill idea ef/el front is wat i want, and to those who know falcons ill be easily noticeable wen driving around lol

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:52 pm 
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SIK__M8 wrote:
and to those who know falcons ill be easily noticeable wen driving around lol
you'd be suprised how many looks you get when driving around

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:33 pm 
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SIK__M8 wrote:
Cheers guys and thanks for the help, ive done a radiator support in my old el they arnt to hard and thankfully you can still buy them new, and this is just in my personal taste for doing this mod as i like the EA i just dont like the headlight/ grill idea ef/el front is wat i want, and to those who know falcons ill be easily noticeable wen driving around lol


As long as you know what work is involved, you can get stuck into it.

The tricky part is getting the front to flow nicely with the back.

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