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 Post subject: BenJ's Interior Mods - Now with EL Dash and Console
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:36 pm 
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Gidday All

I thought some of you might be interested in what can be acheived with a box car interior.

Index of Mods.

Sports Steering Wheel - Custom Cruise Buttons

Tool Box

Steering Wheel Horn Badge

EF/EL Instrument Cluster to EB Wiring

EF/EL Oil Pressure Sender Photo

EF/EL Instrument Cluster to EB Wiring 2

EL Dash Install Part 1

EL Dash Install Part 2

EL Dash Install Part 3 - Complete

Black Door Spears

My EBII is originally a GLi. The only good thing is my car was optioned with factory Cruise Control. This meant I had the Power Window loom already installed under the carpet.

Anyway, some pics of how we got it.

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As you can see the previous owner had made some lovely additions. The bright red rear bolster cushions were an immediate favourite along with the maroon carpet and rear parcel shelf. In additon there was a tear in the rooflining and some nice red anodised aluminium pedals.

I guess 'taste' was not in the previous owners strong points. Oh and there was red dust (still is) everywhere.



Luckily I had a EB Fairmont parts car. The Red EB was it's replacement and received the EB Fairmont interior, including power windows, instrument cluster, roof lining and map lights to name a few things.

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The car remained this way for some time until I acquired some EF Fairmont Door trims. This has to be one of the best mods I have done as not only does the interior look more up to date, the road noise is significantly reduced. Highly recommended mod to do.

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If you don't have power windows, get some trims from a EF/EL GLi.

I then created some custom dials for my instrument cluster. This photo shows when the car hit the 400,000k mark.

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Not so long ago I purchased en ED Fairmont Ghia for me to fix up for my wife. I, however took ownership of the seats.

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More recently I also painted the door handles satin black.

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These will joined in the future with the door spears also painted satin black.

My most recent update will follow in the next post.

Regards
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Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:37 pm 
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Ok Then.

If there is one thing boxcar owners love to hate, it's the steering wheel. Specifically if you have Cruise Control. The primary reason for not fitting a sports steering wheel is that owners want to keep the Cruise buttons.

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Lets face it. The factory wheel is just ugly.

So I hunted around for a solution and came accross a guide on Ford Mods Link Here to use custom mounted momentary switches. I acquired the parts and looked around for a suitable steering wheel within my limited budget and found this.

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It was marked down to $70 at parklea markets. It is leather wrapped and the four spoke design appealed to me. The red leather parts also would match my car nicely. I also picked up a boss kit for $70.

I got home and promptly created a 3D model of the wheel in Sketchup so I could design a bracket to mount the cruise switches on.

The Front.

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The Back with Cruise Bracket.

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I looked around the garage and found an old computer side panel which I used to draw the pattern for the bracket.

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I then cut it out using a Dremel rotary tool and sanded the edges.

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Here is the raw bracket on the back of the wheel.

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The next couple of shots show the finished bracket with the switches mounted on the boss and then the boss and wheel and finally a close up of the switch setup.

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I then mounted it all in the car and I am really happy with the way it looks.

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The cruise switches work great and are positioned so my index fingers fall on them with a small reach.

There is now no excuse for you boxcars ownwers to put up with the factory cruise steering wheel.

I have also acquired some EF mirrors so look out for another update soon.

Happy Australia Day

BenJ

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 5:23 pm 
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sweat looking wheel dude, suits your car well.. you just need to change that poxey autotecnica badge with a FORD one :wink:

You've got me thinking of updating my cruise wheel..
this is the one I have sitting in the shed..
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Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:57 pm 
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Nice mod benj, looks like i will follow in your foot steps on this one as well as i hate the bus looking wheel (TAXI WHEEL)

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:10 pm 
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Great boxcar interior BenJ....good to see some solid work thats not EF/EL.
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Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:17 pm 
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Huge improvement very cluey idea with the wheel aswell

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:33 pm 
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Great work with the wheel mate :D

EF Fairmont doortrims go well with the rest of the boxcar interior!

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:35 pm 
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I think the whole interior is looking much better well done mate, are you going to paint any other pieces black or just leave it at the door handles

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:53 pm 
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Damn dude, some nice work there. Plenty of effort obviously, but isn't it great when you can utilise other Ford parts instead of having to go customising too much.

I made an inquirty today on how much to redo my parcel shelf carpet in black, $85 incl. materials, so I'm back on the road to mods now myself. That will leave just the main floor carpet the onlyyyy grey bit left in the interior.

Then I have to address the arm-rests, new driver's door trim, more door trim painting, LTD door spears, etc. etc.

So much, one thing at a time I think.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:25 pm 
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wehttam699 - I would like to get some of the woodgrain door trims, in rough condition and paint them in the satin black too. I am also considering sanding the existing black dash and console trim smooth and painting them in the satin black for a subtle effect.

Rick_Deckard - Thanks mate. My carpet is pretty well stuffed, so I am considering my options. Mabye a good s/hand replacement or a new one, possibly in black.

Show us some pictures of the work you have done. It all goes towards helping others with ideas.

BenJ

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:41 pm 
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Yeah I just looked at carpets on ebay, those aftermarket ones. I know people have bagged them in the past (no holes, two-piece, etc.) but they must surely be the cheaper option. Some trimming place would wants heaps you'd have to think for a custom jobbie.

I'll take some pics once I've got the parcel shelf done and put in my rear cappa interior panels (d pillar? I don't know, lol. The ones that sit either side of the rear windscreen) in.

My black roof lining and cappa a pillars and black dash all contrast real nice together. I'll take a pic of that.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:09 pm 
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great work mate! especially love your steering wheel mod, gotta hate the ea-ed Fairmont wheels
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Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:18 pm 
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repost read all this on ford forums :P nah just playing,,,

good s**t

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:33 pm 
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looks great didn't relise the ef/el doors would line up so well with the EB dash

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:55 pm 
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hey Froudey

There is no excuse now for you put off finishing your wiring mate.

Just do it.

BenJ

 

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