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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:59 pm 
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I have a Ford Fairmont EL 97 and recently had a person back into my car. So just sorting out insurance now and might as well get my self a body kit and pay the bit extra while they are at it. The places I have had quotes from to fix my car have sugested it might be best to soruce the kit myself and get them to install. I am a tad new to all this. I have a few options.

The front bar needs to be replaced. So far I am thinking just getting the front bar and not worry with the rest of the kit. Does anyone have pics of custom front bars with standard everything else? does it look funny?

Or go for the full kit (front, side, rear) depending on costs.

I personally like the Venom kit at this stage. But open to suggestions.

I am not a fan of the side skirt door pannels.
Dont like the Tickford kit.

I have had a look at this post about the different body kits

My EL

The SSV site has got me confused as it has 2 different Venom side skirts, 0522 and 0505 + the front bar is 0587 and then I seen it for 0504

So what suggestions do you have? Costs? Places?

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:03 pm 
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The 0522 skirts are the "Venom" ones and the 0502 skirts are their "Sports" ones.

IMO the only kits that look good on the EF/EL's are the GT Kit, Venom Kit or just the tickford kit. And don't just fit some pieces and not others as it makes the car look completely out of place...

And just be prepared to pay a minimum of about $1500 for a kit and an extra $1000+ to get someone to fit it and paint it.

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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:05 pm 
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imo the car would look funny with any front bar or lip without side skirts.

Especially if its heaps lower than the door sills.

But if thats the look you want than go for it i guess.

EDIT: Tickford kits arnt the best, but theyre definitely a cheaper option. Sponsor here does them for around $750 i think.

Have a look on eBay, $750 will also get you a custom half front bar, skirts, and rear bar. EL GT mock up kit it is.
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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:12 pm 
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Have a look on eBay, $750 will also get you a custom half front bar, skirts, and rear bar. EL GT mock up kit it is.


But be aware that those kits come with absolutely no fittings. There is a reasonable amount of work involved in fitting the front and rear bars...
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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:51 pm 
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Venom Front
Sports Sides (they named anything else?)
Rear??? I still need to keep tow bar, so what are my options? cut it out? or nar rear bar at all?

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:26 pm 
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The front bar needs to be replaced. So far I am thinking just getting the front bar and not worry with the rest of the kit. Does anyone have pics of custom front bars with standard everything else? does it look funny?




*Heres my custom front bar i made myself with some help from Green machine..

EF Fairmont bar/BA GT front bar...

the rest of the kit consists of....
*EF XR side skirts..
*EF XR rear skirts..

 

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:48 pm 
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CCS (Canberra Car Styling) is a site sponsor. Go to them for a nice tickford kit :) Real cheap and good quality!

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:16 pm 
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He said initially that he didn't like the Tickford kit though...

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Venom Front
Sports Sides (they named anything else?)
Rear??? I still need to keep tow bar, so what are my options? cut it out? or nar rear bar at all?


Just about all replacement rear bars come with an indented section which is easy enough to cut out for your tow bar. As you can see on my rear bar...

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:53 pm 
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Not a fan of the tickford kit, everyone has them, but they are cheap...

What about this front?
http://www.newgel.com.au/images/Ford_BF ... ntBar1.jpg
http://www.newgel.com.au/images/Ford_BF ... ntBar2.jpg

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:02 pm 
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Looks like a**...

BF Typhoon on E-series looks WRONG!!! BA however looks good...
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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:56 pm 
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True the lights just dont look right.. might be a bit diff with it painted and some other angles, I emailed for more pics..

fordfreak ef's BA Bar is wild!!

For some reaons the Group A front is growing on me also the GT Front, but not the rear..

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:15 am 
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MoNGooSE wrote:
Looks like a**...

BF Typhoon on E-series looks WRONG!!! BA however looks good...

I reckon the BF bar matches the curves. The BA GT bar is too boxy for the front of it, looks strange.
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Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:12 pm 
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could always kit like mine that on an ef mont

 

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:59 pm 
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I like it! but that rear just does not appeal to me, i still want it to look classy...

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:26 pm 
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o it still looks classy with that sports touch i reckon

 

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