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Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 11:57 pm 
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Will the fantastic plastic engine cover off the AU 2 & 3 XR8's series fit onto the same engine bolts as the EL XR8 has for its boring black engine cover ? And will it fit under a closed bonnet ? curious.. anybody know or anybody seen it ?

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 12:39 am 
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I have seen it done but I believe you have to make up custom mounts for it to fit.
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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:41 am 
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Yeah they mount up differently. Like EDXR8 said, you will just have to make up your own mounts.
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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:56 pm 
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My son just painted his EL engine cover and with a fine artist brush and resin enamel he highlighted the ford emblem and the lettering and it looks really schmick. Less mucking around than custom brackets.
Some thing to think about. Each to their own, take care.
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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:20 pm 
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Something like this?

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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:30 pm 
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Vic wrote:
Something like this?

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The highlighting is done in a similar fashion but he first painted the whole thing to match the colour of the car and the highlights stand out really well.
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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:48 pm 
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i was just curious, as I have the 5lt v8 plaque from the au series atop my manifold and thats where the el engine cover bolts up, however the AU cover bypasses the manifold, food for thought i guess. thnaks guys.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:11 pm 
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Not finished yet but still to have ford and tickford emblems put up back.
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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:20 pm 
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Very nicely done.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:20 pm 
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that white one is the same as on my eb just the eb doesnt have the front part of the cover i couldnt belive how well it neatend up the engine bay now ive just got to do EVERYTHING else lol
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Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 9:05 pm 
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That does look great!
Here is mine.
I filled in the Ford logo and fitted a badge though.Seemed easier at the time.
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Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 9:37 pm 
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That does look great!
Here is mine.
I filled in the Ford logo and fitted a badge though.Seemed easier at the time.
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That looks f**k awesome. I should do that to my Heritage Green EL XR8.

How do you get that smooth look? The cover is a rough finish standard.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:12 pm 
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The front plastic part is smooth, the rear part is rough.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:13 pm 
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Yep, Trick Flows cover looks awesome!!! Can't imagine a better looking one of those covers!!

Timmeh, you could get that smooth effect with spray filla and a good sand, but I don't know how heat tolerant it would be.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:23 pm 
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trickflow, do tell on ur secrets .. i wanted to spray my engine cover just plain blue similar color to yours ... do tell ... !!! it looks s**t hot mate,

 

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