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Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:21 pm 
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hey im currently doing this mod but heard that door trims and dash dont meet well if any1 has done this please send in some pics of how they meet...
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Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:56 pm 
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are you replacing just the door trims or the dash aswell?
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Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:10 pm 
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just the door trims obviously it would fit perfect if i changed the dash also
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Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:41 pm 
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then change the dash too :D simple lol
you could always cheat and buy el then change all the pannels and lights on the out side of it so it looks like a eb
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Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:57 pm 
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I just put EF Fairmont trims in my EB last weekend.

The trims and EB dash meet up fine. I am very happy with the outcome.

You will need to drill a few holes, a 4.5 mm drill does the trick, and bend the door handle rod (pain in the a**) but I love the finished result.

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Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:19 pm 
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this was done a few years ago
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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:07 am 
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So apart from the physical components of actually installing the dash, what are the catches re the wiring?

Do you need to move to an EF/EL ECU? and do you have to run the EF/EL steering column? and could I get away with not using Smart Lock if I can still use the EB ECU?

How about using the EF/EL top pad and EB bottom half of the dash?

I really need a whole bunch of parts to play jigsaw with. LOL.

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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:33 pm 
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wiring plugs are completely different, change all wiring in the car is easiest.

running EF ECU would be needed if u were using EF dash etc. using bits and peices from different cars will just cause more headaches.

any steering column can be used but the wiring again will need changing, EF/EL steering column needs EF/EL steering rack so something else to keep in mind.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:13 pm 
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Does that include the engine loom? Or can I leave the EB one in and just use the EF dash loom?

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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:24 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
I just put EF Fairmont trims in my EB last weekend.

The trims and EB dash meet up fine. I am very happy with the outcome.

You will need to drill a few holes, a 4.5 mm drill does the trick, and bend the door handle rod (pain in the a**) but I love the finished result.

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PLEASE SEND PICS IM GOIN CRAZY WITH THIS DAMN MOD!!!
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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:03 pm 
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A centre h/brake is part and parcel of an EF/EL dash install - MRE's photos don't show it but I'd say the footbrake operated one would need to be fitted for the benchseat.
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=50656

Some more reading: http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=15650

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:13 pm 
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un neccessary in my case my handbrake is stayin put as im am not changing the dash just center console and trims are being installed
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