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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:49 pm 
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Hello, when i turn 18 i am looking at buying an EL Falcon. I was previously looking at those Ford Fairlane NL's because i LOVE the interior on them so much. Would it be possible to get the exact same seats, steering wheel etc etc in an EL Falcon?

How much would it cost, I'm estimating my budget will be about $15,000 but that has to include the car. I'm putting all the money i earn from work towards my future car.

Also, i noticed "Mongoose" has a really cool body kit on his car, what model Falcon does he have? Would that body kit fit on an EL?

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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:06 pm 
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Hey damoo,
$15000 budget? You could just buy an NL for that and have change. Mongoose has an EF GLi or Futura. The sides and rear would fit an EL, but the front wouldn't unless you changed the bonnet and headlights to EF ones.
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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:41 pm 
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Oh okay, so I'd be better off just buying the NL, is it hard to find a 4.0l one? Because in Victoria P platers cant drive V8s i think. Would the body kit that Mongoose has fit the NL Fairlane? Also how much would a good conversion from auto - manual on a NL cost? Because i don't want to have an Auto as my first car (My parents both drive manual cars too, so i can learn from theirs).

Also, with a body kit how much would it cost to get a professional to do the installing and painting for me? I wouldn't trust my self doing DIY on a large investment like a car, also i have no knowledge on modding cars anyway.

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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:25 pm 
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Hey mate,
That bodykit wouldn't fit an NL. 4.0L NL's are very common and cheaper than the v8's generally. A 5 speed conversion for E series 6's are like under $1500 from what i've read.
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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:52 pm 
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you could get a ba and still have left over money to do it up. that would be beta.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:00 am 
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Or start with a EL fairmont Ghia. The first front bar that MoNGooSE got was for a fairmont so the kit is not out of the question. Then put the manual in that.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:40 am 
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What'd I miss? :shock:

My car is an EF Futura and the kit's called an EF GT Kit. Like has already been mentioned, the front will not REALLY fit an EL due to different headlights and bonnet... However, nothing's impossible :wink:

You can grab the kit off eBay or direct through the guy I got mine off of. And yes, they do make a special front bar with a seperate grill to fit Fairmonts. Kit would cost you a minimum $2500 fitted and painted.

And also mate, don't pay someone to do the kit as you'll be paying out your a***. There's pleanty of people on here, myself included, who have a bit of experience and would be more than happy to give you FREE advice. Besides... What good are mods if you can't say to people, "Yeh, I did that" 8-) 8-)

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:41 am 
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you could get a ba and still have left over money to do it up. that would be beta.


Shut up Tom... Going with the crowd by "buying a BA, dumping it and fitting 18's"... Just coz you sold your EF... :evil:
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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:48 am 
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EL have the best interior imo.

BA's and especially AU's look cheap and tacky to me.
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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:51 am 
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Same headlights/bonnet on both EF and EL monts.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:51 am 
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I LOVE BA interiors... Each to their own though... EF/EL ones are also good... a close second.

AU ones SUCK BALLS!
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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:52 am 
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MadMatt wrote:
Same headlights/bonnet on both EF and EL monts.


But EL base models have the rounded headlights and different bonnet which would not fit with the front bar... However it would be an easy fix I reckon...
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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:05 am 
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I did suggest a EL Fairmont Ghia to him.......

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:50 am 
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I LOVE BA interiors... Each to their own though... EF/EL ones are also good... a close second.

AU ones SUCK BALLS!
-does that mena you like AU interiors? :lol:

Ive an EF Fairmont that i retro tech'd a complete EL Ghia interior into.. cappa/leather/woodgrain.. And never looked back since..

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:10 pm 
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you could get a ba and still have left over money to do it up. that would be beta.


Aren't they the "newer" Falcons? I would of thought they'd go for $20,000+?

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Or start with a EL fairmont Ghia. The first front bar that MoNGooSE got was for a fairmont so the kit is not out of the question. Then put the manual in that.


Whats the difference between the Fairmont and the Fairlane?

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My car is an EF Futura and the kit's called an EF GT Kit. Like has already been mentioned, the front will not REALLY fit an EL due to different headlights and bonnet... However, nothing's impossible


Oh okay, it probably would be impossible for me because i have no knowledge of cars pretty much. Even if i did try what "damage" could i cause if i didn't do something right?

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You can grab the kit off eBay or direct through the guy I got mine off of. And yes, they do make a special front bar with a seperate grill to fit Fairmonts. Kit would cost you a minimum $2500 fitted and painted.


Yeah, thats where i found it when i was looking for body kits hehe. $2500 painted doesn't seem too much, is that in any colour?

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And also mate, don't pay someone to do the kit as you'll be paying out your a***. There's pleanty of people on here, myself included, who have a bit of experience and would be more than happy to give you FREE advice. Besides... What good are mods if you can't say to people, "Yeh, I did that"


Yeah, but I'm too scared I'll do something wrong and destroy the car. I suppose i could do it when I'm "game" enough and have learned enough from the forum.

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Or start with a EL fairmont Ghia. The first front bar that MoNGooSE got was for a fairmont so the kit is not out of the question. Then put the manual in that.


Is the Fairmont the same size as the Fairlane? Because I'd like a car that can comfortably fit in 4 people. As I'd like to be the designated driver for my parents and my sister.

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EL have the best interior imo.

BA's and especially AU's look cheap and tacky to me.


I dont mind the BA or AU's, the latest model Ford i have been in was my Dads old one from 1985 (Not sure on what it was). So thats probably why they look cool to me.

Also, whats the difference between the Ford "LTD" and the Fairlane "NL" Ghia, because they look the same to me. I was originally looking at the LTD i think. I'm not too sure lol.
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