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 Post subject: El Bonnet Help
Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:40 pm 
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Hey all, hoping to rack all your brains for just a minute..
I have a typhoon front bar on my el at the moment, however due to the fact the el and ef headlights differing, i was unable to get the grille section.. somehow the company i got it from didnt know there was a difference. anyway im rambling, back to it.. what i was hoping was that someone could tell me if it is possible for me to change the el headlights for say, fairlane ones. this is because im hoping to have a fairlane bonnet with ba bulge put on. I really like the look of the fairmont grille, well with a wire mesh rather than stock. Is this possible?
CHeers all
Chad

ps. heres some pics of the front bar to show you what i did. its a bit of a quickie job but im hoping i can change that. :)

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 Post subject: Re: El Bonnet Help
Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:53 pm 
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That is a nice "Fairmont" front bar.
Yes the fairmont bonnet and lights are a straight fit (I have them on my EF Gli).
There is a wire to cut at the headlight relays to suit the mont H4 globes.

 

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 Post subject: Re: El Bonnet Help
Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:28 am 
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haha i just read my post... wow i got a little confused.

so its a striaght fit, i thought so. just that wire, know which 1 by any chance? :)

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 Post subject: Re: El Bonnet Help
Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:39 am 
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i never cut a wire to fit the fairmont front lights into my futura and they all work as they should
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 Post subject: Re: El Bonnet Help
Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:11 am 
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snap0964 wrote:
^^^^^^^You'll be running 3 lights per headlight on high beam.

post1004359.html?hilit=beam#p1004359
Disconnect the green/orange wire on the low beam relay. Then check low beam goes out when high beam is on. Probably not healthy to run 2 x high and 1x low beams concurrently in polycarb lights long term - they're pretty marginal to high power and heat.

 

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 Post subject: Re: El Bonnet Help
Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:38 pm 
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CHeers matt. That should make this easy as then haha :)

and XRfairmont67, i gues you should check yours out cuz as snap0964 pointed out, you must be running 3 lights on high beam! haha

 

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 Post subject: Re: El Bonnet Help
Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:51 pm 
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one last thing, so once the headlights are in, do you know if the bonnets grille will sit flush with the front bar?

Thanks again :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: El Bonnet Help
Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:11 pm 
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oh well, ive never had any problems with them. ill leave it as it is, more light...
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 Post subject: Re: El Bonnet Help
Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:48 pm 
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Another thing, so the bonnet will fit, but what about opening the bonnet? do the clips line up?? cuz im looking at the fibreglass bonnets over at kurnell kustoms and im wanting to get a fairmont bonnet with bulge, colour coding the grille then placing a mesh in it.
Possibilities????
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 Post subject: Re: El Bonnet Help
Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:27 pm 
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a fairmont/fairlane bonnet will fit straight on once u have the fairmont/fairlane lights
u will just need to fit a fairmont/fairlane latch mechanism to the radiator support where the falcon one is, easy 3x 10mm head bolts, and swap the bonnet cable to the new one
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 Post subject: Re: El Bonnet Help
Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:39 pm 
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awesome as mate.
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