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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:31 am 
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My EB Tail lights and Falcon S boot garnish arrived in the mail today :) and i was eager to fit them, only to realise that EA tail lights have 3 mounting screws, EB's have 4, and the plugs are different :(

so...... how the hell do you put them on lol, i understand a different loom is needed? And maybe a bit of drilling for the EB mounting screws.

so yeah, any help would be appreciated lol.

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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:33 am 
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the EB ED boot lid is also different to an EA

i was gunna do it with my ea aslo but saw the difference between the models so it quickly got put in the two hard basket..

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:34 am 
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f**k dont say that lol, so does that mean i need a new bootlid :?

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:37 am 
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b easier to buy an EB lol

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:38 am 
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aaargh thats f**k lol, i aint buying a new bootlid because mine is good enough anyway....

anyone wanna buy some EB tail lights and Falcon S boot garnish lol

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:40 am 
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im pretty sure you wont have to change the bootlid. there has been many people do it in the past so im sure you will be able to work it out

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:41 am 
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hmmm i hope TROYMAN sees this lol, hes got them on an EA i think

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:42 am 
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im pretty sure you wont have to change the bootlid. there has been many people do it in the past so im sure you will be able to work it out


you can mod the bootlid, ones i have seen have been hacked and leak water

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:44 am 
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well, my boot has been changed from an EA GL garnish to an EA Fairmont one and like 2L of water gathers in the inside of the bootlid, ready to fall out when i get my schoolbag out of the boot in the morning.... :lol:

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:38 am 
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EA one boot lid area is smaller.... EAII is the same as EB/ED

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:13 am 
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well i have an EAII garnish on my bootlid now...

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:10 am 
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EA one boot lid area is smaller.... EAII is the same as EB/ED


EAII is the same as EA, EB and ED are compleatly different from EA...

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:46 am 
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alfy i have a eb boot lid its back to bare metal if you want it i have but im in vic 30 bucks and she yours
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ok so i see the boot lid may be different, but how does one go about modifying where the tail lights go?

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:07 pm 
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ouch
i once got stuck like you have.
but you can get them to fit.
the tail lights do fit but un fortunatly you have to make a bracket or weld a bit of metal so the nuts on the outer side of the light has something to bolt to..
and the garnish is a bit harder .
you need to cut holes in the boot lid for the reverse light globes to fit through .. and you need to drill holes in the back of the boot lid for the mounting screws of the garnish there is a few that lign up but there is 2 or 3 that need to be drilled..


when i went to do mine i also didnt realise that ea series 1 was slightly different to ea 2 and eb. its almost like ford already planed to change the tail lights before the eb ..
but i wasnt going to let it beat me. im a little stubborn when it comes to stuff like that so i find ways around it..
once its all done you cant tell the difference.

otherwise you will have to change your boot lid to a eb one...
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