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stock EF XR6
keep it stock 7%  7%  [ 2 ]
minor Ghia options are fine 33%  33%  [ 10 ]
go nuts 60%  60%  [ 18 ]
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 Post subject: for the purists
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:51 pm 
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hey all, i've got an EF XR6 and its very original, never had a major accident and all the vin stickers match. i installed a premium sound system from a Fairmont Ghia and the plush pile carpet. i pulled the dash looms and floor looms out of the Ghia and grafted it to the XR loom so it looks factory.

i really wanna put in rear electric windows and a heap of Ghia stuff but i think it takes away from its originality. i know its not the most collectible car but i like it original. so basically should i keep it stock or chuck in some Ghia gear like chrome handles, etc?
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 Post subject: Re: for the purists
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:02 pm 
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mate i reckon do the subtle touches like the power windows, chrome handles, nothing wrong with a bit of luxury
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 Post subject: Re: for the purists
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:03 pm 
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mate i reckon do the subtle touches like the power windows, chrome handles, nothing wrong with a bit of luxury

+1. Nothin like ghia spec.

 

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 Post subject: Re: for the purists
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:35 pm 
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ive got the rear windows loom for sale if you want to go down that road out of a DF fairlane

 

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 Post subject: Re: for the purists
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:38 pm 
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Go nuts!!! I like that option...

I had a Falcon... stock as... I got some flames i got some stereo....

I got the BUG!

I sold it

I built a show car

I sold it....

I got a fairly stock xr

I still have the mod bug and i'm going NUTS!!!!

Spend everything you can on the beast mate..... Go all hectic!!!

It can be hectic but still have style mate...

 

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 Post subject: Re: for the purists
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:27 pm 
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thanks guys, it looks like mods are ok :) i reckon climate control and rear windows might be on the cards :wink:
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 Post subject: Re: for the purists
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:51 pm 
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Dunno why you'd bother with rear elec windows, just added weight and are of no real use imo, unless you carry passengers who want their windows down.

It's your car bud, do what you want to it!

 

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 Post subject: Re: for the purists
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:15 pm 
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I wouldn't worry about collectibility or originality any time in the next decade or two, so go for it if that's what you want.

With the looms, I thought XR's were Futura spec loomwise, so you already have front elec windows and therefore the floor loom is fine for elec rears, just need to add in the back door looms.
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Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:51 pm 
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go nuts mate, its your car do what you want.

 

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 Post subject: Re: for the purists
Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:06 pm 
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Just keep the original stuff so you can return it to stock if your that obsessed. :P

Most XR's I see have the trip computer etc added anyway.
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Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:57 pm 
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.. Go all hectic!!!

It can be hectic but still have style mate...


WTF is a hectic?? :?: :?:

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:33 pm 
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go all out dude.. its not going to be a collectors car later on!

enjoy!

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:24 pm 
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There is no harm if you do mods with style

Just make sure you dont "RICE IT UP" too much otherwise you kill it

Also as previously advised just keep the gear you change, I do so if I ever want to go back to stock I can.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:27 pm 
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thanks boys, i've got premium sound and a trip comp installed, plus the carpet was worn so in went the Fairmont plushy carpet. i did some reading upon this site abt climate control and might give it a go after i get all the bits. 8-)

problem with keeping orginal bits is i havn't got a lot of garage space, and i find things get damaged and i end up chucking it out :(
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 Post subject: Re: for the purists
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:40 pm 
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I installed the Ghia upgrades- trip computer, power windows, footwell lights and climate control to my EB XR6, I had the same restraints, in the end however the luxury was certainly worth it.

I was under the impression that these enhancements were optioned to XR6 anyway.

Also I dont think you will need to keep the parts, if they are all standard wouldn't it be easy to get them off a wreck in the future if need be.

 

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