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Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:41 am 
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Age: 110

Posts: 564

Joined: 22nd Oct 2006

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Ride: XY GT, XY GS 351, XY Fairmont

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Well its all coming together now...

Started back in December 2005 (the car probably hasnt seen the road since middle of 2005) with the replacement of the carpets.... never do that again. Lucky that the resto came about, the thing was a death trap. Its had every nut and bolt stripped out and repainted/replaced etc. I have taken pictures from the first day and then every couple of days through the stripping process and every few weeks through the body work and paint. Its amazing to see how far it has come and how much better it is looking!

Shame it won't make it to the nationals this year :(

It needs a wash as it was painted about 5 months ago. The parts have been hard to source and most of the parts needed to be re-conditioned a second time as they were done incorrectly (eg. the whole wiring harness was incorrect, it was sent off to be restored but we got sent a new reproduction one instead).

Its not a Falcon XY GT but a Fairmont XY GT (the Falcon's were re-badged over in South Africa). Its the same as the Falcon GT except the original Fairmont GT's have chrome hub caps, different door trim, the super roo on the stripes is deleted, it has extra welds on the front shock towers and a couple of other cosmetic differences.

The car is optioned with power assisted steering and has no A/C. Its the 4 speed (the plate shows 3 speed auto, but it looks like a dealer or possibly factory conversion) and is running 3.55 gears down the back. The colour is Quick Silver which is not the original colour it was painted (it was Diamond Blue).

The springs were picked up today so the diff is going on in the next day or two and the transmission and engine should be in by Monday.

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XY Fairmont: 250, 3 on the tree, everything original except the paint
XY GS: 351, 4 speed - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7AiMqt6zFw
XY GT: 351, 4 speed

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Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:10 am 
Getting Side Ways
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Age: 45

Posts: 1953

Joined: 1st Feb 2006

Gallery: 25 images

Ride: BA on gas. EL on gas. XF on gas.

Location: Greenacres/Adelaide
SA, Australia

Looking the goods mate.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:17 am 
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Age: 32

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Joined: 4th Mar 2005

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Ride: XR6 Turbo

Location: Taree
NSW, Australia

very nice indeed keep at it.

 

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