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Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:16 pm 
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Hmm... I don't mind it, however I think it looks a little 'busy', for lack of a better word. Very clean job, though.
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Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:13 pm 
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Too much I think.

Looks ok in the first two pics, the third (overall) it sticks out like the proverbial canine reproductive organs.

But hey, if you like it, that's all that matters.

(you've obviously have had a free weekend thus far).

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:30 am 
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I'm not sure that I like it myself, that's why I got an extra drivers switch with surround so I could experiment on it, which would let me put the old one back if I didn't like it.

But then again I'm not sure that it sticks out either. It just makes the seat and the wheel look even more bland then they were originally.


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Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:06 am 
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hey budz i did the same thing about a month ago i reckon it looks a whole lot better than sktock but each to there own heres mine

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Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:00 am 
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hey kenay... long time no see... that interior looks tops.... i would just see how much fraud would charge for the proper smooth BA XR grab handle inserts... just doesnt look right being bumpy... and let me know how much they charge...

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:06 am 
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There are no smooth BA grab handle inserts.

But I hooked into mine with sandpaper and smoothed them right out. I thought it was well worth the effort, they came out great. But that was before my BF interior conversion which swapped out the door panels as well.

I've still got them. When I sold my BA interior I put the originals back. (When I do stuff like painting I try and do it on a spare piece so I can swap back to factory if it doesn't work.) I'll dig them out and take some pics. I'm sure I also had some pics floating around when they were installed...


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Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:09 am 
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yes been a long time..
im saving up for bf grab handles ,lukeyson maybe you should think about that, it will improve the look
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Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:12 am 
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woops just noticed u did the conversion looks awesome with those bf handles
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Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:13 am 
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so your going to replace the whole handle? (as the BF ones are longer than BA)

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:10 am 
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I swapped the whole door trim. Swapping just the handles can be done, but it requires 'plastic welding' since the handles are attached to the door like this. I've not tried melting plastic to get them on and off. Getting them off with heat would be easy, but I think most people then use washers and self tappers to get them back on again - and complained excessively about the stench of melting the plastic....

Might be worth a trawl through this website or AFF to see how many have done it in the past.


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Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:10 am 
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fourL6 wrote:
so your going to replace the whole handle? (as the BF ones are longer than BA)

if that was directed at me than yes i will be replacing the whole handle
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Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:08 pm 
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in two minds about the switch myself. how hard would it be to do one in the same colour woodgrain finish as a fairmont ghia? also lukeyson can i ask where the spare switch surround came from as im chasing one. do ford sell them seperatley?
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Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:35 pm 
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I got hold of a two-button ute switch and unclipped the surround from it. You can find switches going on eBay all the time.

I can't imagine it would be easy - or even possible - to do a woodgrain finish. Unless there's some way to get wood-grain contact from a newsagents or anything like that.


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Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:36 pm 
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Kenay wrote:
hey budz i did the same thing about a month ago i reckon it looks a whole lot better than sktock but each to there own heres mine

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How'd you get the dash-clock surround colour to match? Did you re-paint your ICC as well?


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Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:38 am 
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i painted everything with a autobahn mix to match lightning strike as that is my cars color
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