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Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 3:52 pm 
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Hi,

I am new to this forum and am seeking advice as I am a woman.

I have purchased an ef 96 that has shocking paint work. The mechanics have been rebuilt (reason why I bought it), and it is dedicated lpg.

As I work as a carer for the disabled and elderly I needed a reliable car fast and decided to go with this one.

I wish to replace the panels from the front back, as it has bad crows feet to the back doors. The roof is shocking but I will have that resprayed at a later date. The car is white by the way.

I was thinking of looking on ebay for a car that has great panels but going cheep due to mechanical wear and tear. Will an el fit an ef body without much hassle?

Also I have noticed a sqeek in the wheel area when the car starts to drive untill for a couple of seconds. This goes away. I am thinking of having the supsension looked at but want to know what improves suspension drive so I dont get taken for a ride by the suspension guys.

Any advice from the blokes (or less naive woman)would be great.

Tiffany

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Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:07 pm 
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EF and EL Guards, doors, rear bar and boot are the same, Bonnets are different as are front bars. EF & EL Fairmonts have the same panels for both models. Plenty of panels come up on Ebay and are a lot easier to freight than a whole car. Check the local wreckers.
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Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:09 pm 
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Hi and welcome. Yeah they are a striaght swap just some of the little trim peices will probly be differant

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:16 pm 
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My car is an ef, gli.

Can I put the front bar and bonnet of the el onto my ef?

I must say after being a holden supporter all my life the ford compared to the vn has converted me.

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Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:28 pm 
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Yep, you can swap nearly all EF / EL parts,
However the Bonnet / Bumper and Headlights are different.

Unless its a Fairmont, in which case, its not.

There is a slight color difference with interior, and note sometimes the paintwork is different due different manufacturing plants and obviously fading.

Some electricals are different too, but I doubt this'll cause an inconvenience.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:28 pm 
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EF and EL GLi front bars and Bonnets are different.
you can put an EL front bar on an EF but you must also use the EL bonnet.
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Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:02 pm 
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paulc wrote:
EF and EL GLi front bars and Bonnets are different.
you can put an EL front bar on an EF but you must also use the EL bonnet.
and EL headlights..

 

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