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Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:39 am 
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I just bought a chrome boot garnsh for my EL XR6.
Anyone got any tips for installing it properly?
Just line it up above the number plate? Im guesssing maybe mark the ends of the bolts on the back with some kind of texter or something, hold the garnish level over the back againt the car and drill holes where the texter has left marks?
Do I need to seal the holes with anything once ive installed it?

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Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:51 am 
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This wont help you, but I had to laugh the other day when I saw the EF/EL chrome Fairmont garnish stuck onto the back of an XE :)

I should've taken a pic!

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 3:45 pm 
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lol you should have done, the newer bits on older cars dont look so good IMO.

especially vb's with vy ss wheels.

oh back to the topic um just get it straight and you should be right i guess
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Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2004 6:55 pm 
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Well, I went ahead and fitted it and I am very happy with the result!

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Was easier than I thought! 8-)
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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 12:39 pm 
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looks very odd with the red bits on the xr.


its very easy mod to do, the plate sits about 2/3mm below the garnish and its easy done, did mine err 3 years ago now or something? .. should upt doco up but was to lazy lol! ... might take it off and do one .. could be an idea!
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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 12:58 pm 
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Id, do something about the F badge in the midle of the garnish it doesn't really go good in contrast with the XR6 badge. :D

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 1:00 pm 
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try and change it to tickford...that would be awsome

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 1:01 pm 
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i dont think its so much the red its the red and the white, would look better on a dark blue or green xr.
i like the red stripes around the xr's though
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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 3:15 pm 
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Rapier wrote:
lol you should have done, the newer bits on older cars dont look so good IMO.

especially vb's with vy ss wheels.

Or EF's with AU rims :lol:
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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 9:49 pm 
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Id, do something about the F badge in the midle of the garnish it doesn't really go good in contrast with the XR6 badge. :D


It stands for fast :wink: might lose some rwkw if its removed :wink:

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 9:54 pm 
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Snow_white wrote:
Id, do something about the F badge in the midle of the garnish it doesn't really go good in contrast with the XR6 badge. :D


Not quite sure but on the EL Ghia the wheels have the "Ghia" badge if ur quite crafty u might be able to remove the badge and place it where the 'F' is that way u could have a XR6 Ghia. But i dunno if it could be done havent checked closely on mine.
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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 10:31 pm 
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looks good, imo you should grab a pair of Farimont/EF tail lights ;)

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:06 am 
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Yea, it doesnt look as good in the photos. The red F actually contrasts really well with the red pinstriping, it just isnt to clear on the photo. I love the chrome against the white too.
The back of these falcons are just so bare if they arent Fairmont or Ghia.
I might try to change the badge sometime to a Tickford one or something, just havent had the time.
Yea Righty, I plan to get EF tailight clusters sometime too, they look much better.
All in all, im f**k chuffed with the result. 8-)
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Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 9:06 am 
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Had another look at it a moment ago. Id remove the tow bar and put the cap back on, id remove the Falcon badge and replace it by the small tickford wings badge. I have done so on my car and it looks better. :wink:

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:02 am 
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I reckon it looks pretty good mate....well done

 

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