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Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:15 am 
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okay, i have an 96 XH ute with a damn ugly bull bar on the front n I wanna get rid of it and the bar on the back. I have been looking at a few options and wanna know ppl's thoughts. I can change the front end to an el or ef xr6 plus skirts, put a front end and skirts from spoiler factory, or just put a factory bumper back on. I like the look of the BA skirts, dunno if they would fit tho. Wudnt mind keepin the spotties and getting a nudge bar and roll bar. If i do that i am limited with what i can go with.

I did have my mind set on an el xr front end, but dunno if i want it to look like an xr wanna be if you get what i mean. besides that, it is a ute as well so options are limited.

What would you do?

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:52 am 
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I have a 96 XH XR6, with an EL front bar, and IMO it looks great. Be warned that if you change to an XR front the lights that you need do not perform any where nears as good as standard ones.

If you live in the country, I wouldn't go for the skirting etc, just because they would be more prone to damage given the places these utes are taken.

If you were to do what you are saying, bars and skirts, you are looking at a look of money, which perhaps could be better spent else where. Just my opinion for what it is worth.

By the way I would go for the sports bar for the ute area.
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Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:08 am 
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There's a pic of an XH ute with the GTO bar on www.canberracarstyling.com.au Might be of interest
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Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:28 pm 
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unfortnately the cab and rear style side won't the BA skits you need an
au supercab or later
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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:41 am 
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bundybloke wrote:
unfortnately the cab and rear style side won't the BA skits you need an
au supercab or later


Or without lots of modification and customisation.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:05 am 
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Hi Guys

I run 99.95% around perth, bugga all chance of going out bush. The cash thing isnt too much of a stumbling block "mid life crisis". I dont think i wanna ute that looks like every other std or xr ute. But again i dont wanna stick out like the proverbal either.

Bob - Hmmm that gto front end isnt bad, didnt see that one before.

The first kit i looked at was the same kit that "EF_Mont_Ghia" has. Wuznt too sure how it would look on a ute tho, n the pics i saw were online too and pretty much one pic. What sorta put me off was the skirts, wudnt mind something other than straight looking, hence the BA xr skirt. But gotta say i like the look of the kit overall on Mont's car.

I did contact the guys here at fibrevision and they mentioned a custom mustang front end - saw a pic of the car they did it to member is "ruthless" - dont think tiz me, bit too "out there"

I dunno either if there is a rear bumper mod for the ute either, the old one has a pre purchase dent in it and i can get a new one from ford for $135 (unpainted).

Minor mods - clear indicators, painted side mirrors, chrome sports tail light (yeah yeah i know, i saw them on an xh ute few weeks back n they looked good on it), sports exhaust n poss colour coded hardlid. Internal gunna get rid of the bench seat (short a** female which means passengers sit on the dash when i am driving).

Bob wots the price tag on the gto bar?

cheers all for ya input

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:25 pm 
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why don't you just trade up to ba xr6 BRUTE . Will have all you want plus more


just a suggustion...
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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:25 pm 
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why don't you just trade up to ba xr6 BRUTE . Will have all you want plus more


just a suggustion...
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Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:28 am 
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Is it a full B&S style bullbar, like a 5 poster with mesh and aerials?
I have a really weird fantasy where I drive an XF with a huge 5 poster and I run over people wearing HSV jackets...

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:50 am 
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Steady ED wrote:
Is it a full B&S style bullbar, like a 5 poster with mesh and aerials?
I have a really weird fantasy where I drive an XF with a huge 5 poster and I run over people wearing HSV jackets...


lets start a foundation so we can make his fantasy a reality!

 

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