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Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:18 pm 
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Getting a front indicator from a EL Fairmont will it fit an EL XR?

I reckon the indicators on XRs dont look nearly as flash as the Fairmont ones.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:36 pm 
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you'll need to change the mouldings for the 'mont ones to fit - and therefore they won't match the XR ones!

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:05 pm 
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What mouldings?
I mean the whole indicator lense and everything.
The quarter panels are the same arent they?

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:09 pm 
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the 1/4 panels are the same yes, but the fairmont mouldings are fat ones which take up the entire 'gap' as such, but the XR ones don't - they are thin single mouldings - hence why they won't match! :)

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:13 pm 
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HMMMM I'll have to check it when I get my XR8 back and swap em with the Fairmont ones to see what your talking about.
I was gonna go get a pair of Fairmont indicators today but I'll wait now.....to see if they fit or not.

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Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:03 pm 
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Theres also the added issue of the fact that without XR indicators, you'll have no parkers

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:04 pm 
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now are we talking about the guard repeaters or the actual indicator next to the headlight?

 

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lol point! :oops:

explain yourself next time pete!

if its the front indicator (next to the headlights) then again, they won't fit! and, as Cosham pointed out, you'll lose park lights, which are contained in the lower half of the XR indicator :wink:

 

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I think he means the side indicators.
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Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:12 pm 
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If it's the sidemarkers then the EL Fairmont ones won't fit. EL Fairmonts use the same indicator lenses as NF/NL Fairlanes which are a different shape to the rest of the range (including the Futura-derived XRs). In order to make them fit, you need to replace the guard moulding.

It's not exactly a hard modification to do just fairly time-consuming because you have to paint the mouldings to match the body and applying several coats takes time. I've done the mod on my wagon (see my gallery) and it's certainly an improvement over the cheap orange ones. If you've got the time and the patience to do it I say go for it.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:42 am 
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I was referring to the front indicator IE next to the headlights. Thats usually the front. Side repeaters are....at the side.
I forgot about the park lights. Oh well.
Damn good thought gone down the drain. I cant be a**'d wiring anything up.

 

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Timmeh wrote:
I was referring to the front indicator IE next to the headlights. Thats usually the front. Side repeaters are....at the side.
I forgot about the park lights. Oh well.
Damn good thought gone down the drain. I cant be a**'d wiring anything up.


If you could be bothered wiring it up, it would of been a good excuss to change the parkers to the high beam light housing so when you have driving lights on you have four lights lit up like someone else on here did.

 

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Me no understand what you say...

 

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Timmeh wrote:
I was referring to the front indicator IE next to the headlights. Thats usually the front. Side repeaters are....at the side.
I forgot about the park lights. Oh well.
Damn good thought gone down the drain. I cant be a**'d wiring anything up.


why would you want to change the XR ones for any way? arn't they the same as the fairmont ones apart from the parkers being on the bottom of in indicator?

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:04 pm 
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I was gonna race SLO_XR6 for his XR indicators but yeah when ya have a look you'll see there quite diffrent in size like.

So i just added parkers to my indicators :?

 

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