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 Post subject: EL Fairmont front bar onto EF Gli
Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:51 am 
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Hi all,
I'm considering fitting an EL Fairy front bar onto my EF Gli wagon, is it a straight bolt up job or will I need to do the whole front end (bar, bonnet, lights etc) for it to match up properly.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont front bar onto EF Gli
Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:07 pm 
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it will fit fine, but you'll have a gap between your headlights.

to do it properly means bonnet and lights aswell.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont front bar onto EF Gli
Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:18 pm 
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Thanks mate.
Gap under the lights.... Hmmmm..... Led strip parkers...... hmmmm... :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont front bar onto EF Gli
Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:21 pm 
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gap between the lights, not under.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont front bar onto EF Gli
Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:03 pm 
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you can keep the ef gli lights, they still fit, same lense and backing, just different internals(reflector,wiring etc)
the fairmont ones have a high beam in the outer lights, whereas the ef gli dont
the gli doesnt have a grille, the fairmont does and will cover the gap between the lights
you could always make up some custom grille to keep the gli bonnet, it would have to look good though
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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont front bar onto EF Gli
Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:08 pm 
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EFFalcon wrote:
gap between the lights, not under.

Apologies, I had a closer look at one today and saw straight away what you meant.
I have a spare GLi bar laying around, I could get all creative like and graft the center section (grill) onto a Fairy bar.... But I'd be worried about C**k it up.
Would look different though......

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:19 pm 
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The only shape difference between Fairmont and Falcon headlights is the inner corners- the Mont ones have a sharper shape. The indicators are the same.

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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont front bar onto EF Gli
Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:19 pm 
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Esteven8 wrote:
EFFalcon wrote:
gap between the lights, not under.

Apologies, I had a closer look at one today and saw straight away what you meant.
I have a spare GLi bar laying around, I could get all creative like and graft the center section (grill) onto a Fairy bar.... But I'd be worried about C**k it up.
Would look different though......


Would be different. You're better off putting the Fairmont bar on and making up a grill to fill the void. Even if it means copying the stock Fairmont ones or making up a BA look-alike one.

I'm sure the BA's had the void part between headlights separate from the bonnet/bar.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont front bar onto EF Gli
Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:33 pm 
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phongus wrote:
Esteven8 wrote:
EFFalcon wrote:
gap between the lights, not under.

Apologies, I had a closer look at one today and saw straight away what you meant.
I have a spare GLi bar laying around, I could get all creative like and graft the center section (grill) onto a Fairy bar.... But I'd be worried about C**k it up.
Would look different though......


Would be different. You're better off putting the Fairmont bar on and making up a grill to fill the void. Even if it means copying the stock Fairmont ones or making up a BA look-alike one.

I'm sure the BA's had the void part between headlights separate from the bonnet/bar.

I know what you mean. But I'm a big fan of subtlety, the 'That looks stock, but not quite... what's different about it?' look.

 

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