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 Post subject: Is it possible? AU FRONT END ON BA
Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:49 pm 
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Hey all,


I've been told by a few ppl that with a bit of work you can put a BA front end on your AU.. if its true or not I dont know but the question is..


Can you put an AU XR front end on a BA ?

some may ask WHY? but it's just a thought and I like the idea! if it was possible I would do it in a flash....


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Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:00 pm 
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I think you have to replace the radiator support panel, and possibly the skirts. :?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Is it possible? AU FRONT END ON BA
Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:09 am 
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So all you need to do is Replace the support panel for the radiator, replace quaters and front bar?
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Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:24 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Is it possible? AU FRONT END ON BA
Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:29 am 
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krisisdog wrote:
Holy mother of fail!



Hey I'm askin the question! As I dont know!
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Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:37 pm 
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has been done before. involves a lot of work tho. Radiator support, Bonnets hinge diffrently. etc. I dont know if the Barra will fit under a "low series" au bonnet-as used on the XR's.
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Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:11 am 
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It would take some work...maybe keep the BA bonnet and graft gaurds and front bar on.

I can picture it in my head...it's...interesting...haha.

I love your signature hahaha!

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:59 am 
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the only good thing out of this thread is the sig

mine is better though :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Is it possible? AU FRONT END ON BA
Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:07 am 
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See i ask because I wouldnt mind putting BA interior into my AU one day also I like the shape of the AU XR utes and its something diff... so i thought in stead of stuffing around with the ba interior, motor etc... just get a BA and put the au front on....
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Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:29 am 
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They pretty much have the same design body don't they.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:33 am 
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Lowlane7 wrote:
They pretty much have the same design body don't they.


nope. as stated bonnet hinges diffrently on both models,diffrent guards,diffrent rad support,diffrent front bars,lights etc.
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Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:12 am 
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Yes, correct, but I repeat, they pretty much have the same BODY (shell) design, from firewall back, and the butt is reshaped.

So an au on the ba would match up close with bodylines.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:50 am 
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I like your thinking... BA ute with au xr front.... :D

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Yes, correct, but I repeat, they pretty much have the same BODY (shell) design, from firewall back, and the butt is reshaped.

So an au on the ba would match up close with bodylines.


the door and door jams are the same, everything else is different, thats for the interior anyway

to fit a BA interior to an AU PROPERLY you would have to cut out the firewall and floor of a BA and weld it into an AU event then you'd have trouble getting the read seats to fit properly, front end swap sounds easier to me...

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:04 pm 
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fourL6 wrote:
I like your thinking... BA ute with au xr front.... :D

Lowlane7 wrote:
Yes, correct, but I repeat, they pretty much have the same BODY (shell) design, from firewall back, and the butt is reshaped.

So an au on the ba would match up close with bodylines.


the door and door jams are the same, everything else is different, thats for the interior anyway

to fit a BA interior to an AU PROPERLY you would have to cut out the firewall and floor of a BA and weld it into an AU event then you'd have trouble getting the read seats to fit properly, front end swap sounds easier to me...


yes, very much so.

 

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