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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 9:37 pm 
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Hi all,

My old EA Ghia was looking a bit sad at the rear with rust, huge fading, some cracks and other stuff...

This is what it looked like before.. (best shot I have sorry.)

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So anyway, I decided to give the rear a makeover.. (actually I just wanted to weld up the rust holes.. the makeover just sort of happened.)

Anyway, first step was getting an ED rear garnish and tossing the EA one.. not as easy as it looks unless you get the whole boot from an ED.. I didn't, so as a result I had to cut several holes in the boot steel under the garnish to get the reverse light housings in.... but once I did that, it was more or less straight forward. (I used snips to cut the steel as my angle grinder brushes needed replacing.. I don't recommend snips, it's hard work.)

Anyway, first I got the ED garnish, then I bought the lights on Ebay for 125.. (you need EB/ED lights because the contour is different to EA lights and it looks silly) Had to buy ED light globe holders from a guy who wrecks fords as the EA ones won't fit.. Then put it all together and colour coded the garnish to match the rest of the car.

End result:


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It actually looks better in real life.. and everyone who has seen it so far has said it's a huge improvement...

total cost was about 170 (most of which was the lights)

I always thought the ED had the best backend of any E series ford (never been fond of EF/EL rear) so this what I'd have done had I worked at ford back then... :-)

I also like Troymans tail end.. probably cos its similiar...

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rgds

Frank

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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 9:55 pm 
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IT really looks diffrent.
well done mate.
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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 10:51 pm 
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looks pretty good.. and for the price per difference made visualy.. cant realy complain! 8-) now.. for big rims?? :?: :wink:

 

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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 11:12 pm 
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No, now for supercharger and EL motor.. EL XR6 front end (which I define as the best front end for an e series) and after all that a full respray and then big rims..

The M90 is sitting on my bed now.. see here:
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/m90-supe ... 65438.html

Then I'll be divorced so will be able to spend more on the
car.. :-)
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 Post subject: Re: What I think the best E series rear end should look like
Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 11:15 pm 
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frankieh wrote:

I always thought the ED had the best backend of any E series ford (never been fond of EF/EL rear) so this what I'd have done had I worked at ford back then... :-)




Only because you dont own an EF/EL :P

 

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Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 12:03 am 
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yeah that looks pretty mad....


and yeh ef el back does look beta :P


dnt like the square boxy look of the ed's
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Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 1:36 am 
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I love the look of the EL front end and I don't own one, so that logic goes out the window..

seriously, I didn't like the back end of the EF/EL before I owned anything newer than an XC... they just don't look right to me.. they tried to break up the ED boot by making the lights and boot curvy.. it doesn't look right..

Remember the EF is pretty close body was to the ED.. really only cosmetic changes... and the back end isn't consistant in my opinion.

We'll find out how right I am when I put an EF/EL rear bar and XR6 front end.. :-)

Ironically enough.. the BA/BF/G series back end has more in common with the ED than it does the EF. They are all angular curves, not curvy curves.
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Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 6:40 am 
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Looks good, you're lucky that your car is silver otherwise it wouldn't work.
Personally, TROYMAN's taillights (which I didn't before he posted his garage thread) floored me as its what I want to do... well close I've got a little trick up my sleeve.

 

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Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 8:59 am 
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Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 10:29 am 
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To each their own Mr EF... :-)
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