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Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:44 am 
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would it be illegal to convert a EA-EB1 GL or S pack Model, preffrably a EB2-ED GLI or Futura model to a ED Fairmont or Fairmont GHIA by replacing all the wiring looms, interior, all Mechanicals and runnig gear

INc engine, gearbox, brakes, diff changing the EA or EB2 Radiator Grille to a ED fairmont GHIA one, ETC.

what parts would be illegal to replace and what parts wouldnt as i wont be modifying it for a loud exhaust, ill only be putting a 6 cylinder engine in.

any information would be good.

would it have to go to regency if everything works
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Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:49 am 
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having converted an EF Futura to Fairmont Ghia specs, my best bit of advice is the following:

buy a fairmont ghia!

i've installed climate control, full electrics, replaced all interior, engine, gearbox, diff - wish i'd bought an EFII Ghia to start with, the efforts i've gone through aren't necessarily worth the rewards, compared to the extra few $$$ to get the higher-spec model :)

sorry to sound like a kill-joy, just my take having done the same thing!

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:56 am 
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The ugly one is right, for the price that ED Monts go for now, much easier to start from there.
To convert an ED Fairmont to a Ghia is a piece of piss.
Interior, colour coded sidemoulds, paint the grill centre piece matte silver, steering wheel, badges, ghia rear garnish, and you are done.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:22 pm 
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so if i do what i want and upgrade the options from a base eb or ed to fairmont ghia ed do will that be ok law wise if i replaced all the loom and bits as i wont be lowering it and making it look illegal
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Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:24 pm 
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you should only tellt he transport department if you change engine or g/box

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:24 pm 
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you won't have any problems legality-wise, not that anyone would know anyways!

best bet if you do, buy a wrecked one from the auctions & swap it all over - then you see how it comes out & works, so you can drop it in yours the same way :)

 

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