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 Post subject: EXTREEME MAKEOVER FOR UGLY AU1 WAGON!
Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:27 pm 
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Hi everyone, im a new member to this forum, Daves my name.

I have recently bought an AU series 1 Wagon xcab.

I would like to give the front of the car the BA look, is it possible to bolt on all of the front BA gear to an AU ? such as replacing the front guards, bonnet, grill and front bumper?

I wanted to buy a BA but they arnt available for another 3 years in a wagon in QLD,

this car is reliable, and just recently got alot of mechanical work done to it,


any suggestions?

Dave.
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Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:37 pm 
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the ts50/te50 frounts look good might wanna look aat that.
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Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:03 pm 
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Simply getting rid of the plain series 1 grill and replacing it with a C2R grill can make it look totally different.

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Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:16 pm 
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That C2R Grill looks Great.

Does make the car look better, how much will one set me back?

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:20 pm 
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oh yeah a C2R grille improves the AU1 front by 100% :P lol. i think theyre about $300? but good luck finding one.,

 

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 Post subject: yeah they fit
Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:33 pm 
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yeah the ba stuff fits on a AU you will just have to paint them
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 Post subject: Re: yeah they fit
Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:39 pm 
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Get an AU2/3 XR front on it. Or buy an AU2 bonnet and get the TS50 front.
Heres a pic of the front of my old AU for some ideas. It had a C2R grill and tickford front skirt. I also had the headlight inserts colour coded.
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yeah the ba stuff fits on a AU you will just have
to paint them

no, its not that simple. Theres something to do with the radiator support needing to be changed. Its quite a big job but doable.
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Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 9:18 am 
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change the bonnet and go TS50 front bar...that thing is horn!!!

 

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Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 12:13 pm 
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Yep you have to unstitch the current rad support and then weld on your BA rad support!

 

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Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 1:26 pm 
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stick of dynamite? haha just kidding
the ts50 front bar gets my vote... not a fan of the C2R grille

 

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Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 1:28 pm 
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mmm T-Series wagon

 

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Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 3:53 pm 
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found a Ford AU C2R Grill if ur interested

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http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Ford-AU-C2R-Gril ... dZViewItem

 

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Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 4:11 pm 
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id be looking at an AUIII XR front or a TE50/TS50 front end as has been said.
if u wanted the luxo look and ive never seen it done you could try a fairlane/LTD front end
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Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 8:46 pm 
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Hi everyone.

Very true about that radiator support, the holes for the headlights are too small for the BA headlights. was contemplating a hammer or oxytorch to make them fit, if the bumpers just bolt on with the side guards and grille and bonnet, then ill cut into the existing support to get the ba headlights thru.....

noticed the diference when visiting the wreakers today asking for a better grill, they told me get a new car! I was not impressed but they had an AU 1 Fairmont Ghia grill looks classy with the chrome strip, $30 dollars,

I have it out aside, my only question is how do I go about painting it white because it is metalic green. they said scotchbrite and paint...

If I go for the grill for $30 how would I prepare it properly? sandpaper?
scotchbrite? or just paint over the top of it........

Any ideas Fellas??

Cheers.

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Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 12:36 am 
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So A would a BF GT front bar fit on the front of an AU ute if it had a BA bonnet, quarter panels and XR Lights if not what more would be needed...?

 

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