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Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:10 pm 
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hi guys. i'm in the process of resurrecting a V8 eb fairmont wagon. it has had a hit in the front and will need a radiator support, lh guard and bonnet. i have an ef sedan here which has a good straight front end. do i just need to swap the top part of the radiator support where the latch goes ? or the whole front panel ?

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef front panels on eb. anyone done it ?
Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:12 pm 
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it has been done before, you need to change the whole radiator support panel...
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 Post subject: Re: ef front panels on eb. anyone done it ?
Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:23 pm 
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so the whole thing at the front ? has anyone on here have pics of what was changed ? i had a bit of a search but didn't find much.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:15 am 
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after looking at it all a bit better it looks like everything forward of the strut towers needs changing. has anyone on here actually done it ?

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:23 pm 
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only the rad support, and a small section of the inner gaurds needs to be swapped.
maybe a couple if inches if that.

My EA Wagon has an EL Front.
the inner guards were just cut and the rad support welded in.

heres one on AFF
http://fordforums.com.au/showthread.php?t=11197905

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:11 pm 
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that's fantastic ! thanks heaps. did you get the inner plastic guards back in ? was that a hassle ?

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:17 pm 
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i just made holes for the inner guard plastics.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:34 am 
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lashed out today and bought an ef radiator support. should see it by the end of the week.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:54 am 
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so i did some more lashing out and bought a spot welder which goes onto my stick welder. like this-

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BRAND-NEW-Sp ... 2ebd318fd2

has anyone used one of these ?

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:20 am 
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I think this mod looks great on Wagons (makes them look like an EF/EL Wagon, totally updates the look) and I think it COULD look OK on a Fairlane/LTD (havent seen it done though) But not so sure I like it on the sedans.

As a side note, When I was wrecking an NC Fairlane Ghia, I decided to see what it would take to mount up an EL Gaurd to it, I had to grind off the bracket for the charcoal cannister but other than that it fitted perfectly, maybe something to keep in mind? I'm sure an EF/EL Charcoal cannister bracket could be used but they are different to EB-ED and NC Fairlane.

I'd be keen to see pics of the conversion process, as it's something I'd consider doing in future, particularlly to a Wagon, but I'm keen to see a sedan done well too.

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EDIT: Just noticed you have a Wagon.....will look MINT, keen to see it.
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 Post subject: Re: ef front panels on eb. anyone done it ?
Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:08 pm 
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it's been done a couple of time's to sedans. it's quit easy you don't need the ineer section of the engine bay you just need to do a bit of tapping t get the iner panels to meet the radiator support.
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ido have some more photos of the work
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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:25 pm 
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thanks for that. any more foters you have would be much appreciated.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:48 pm 
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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:03 pm 
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awesome. thanks a lot.

 

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