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 Post subject: Did I do well? :) (free 84 xe ute!)
Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:03 pm 
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I just got given a 84 xe ute! For free!

It even has a canopy on it which is in excellent condition!

It doesnt have any rego, and does have some rust in the following places:

* Between the door and the wheel arch
* The drivers side fender needs replacement cause it has a rust hole in it.
* At the bottom of the rear window, not sure how much it is, will need to remove the window to see

but apart from that, it is straight! The tray has a bit of surface rust, but nothing a quick going over with the wire brush, and a pressure pack respray wont fix!

Also, the drivers door handle is broken, in that it wont open the door, is that common on the xe's? is a new handle expensive? i assume i would be better off going new from ford....

Any idea on how much the rust repairs would cost? I will post up pics shortly as soon as i work out how!

But it runs good, can be a little difficult to start, but runs good when it does, i assume that it could just be a tuning thing...

Anyone recently got a blue slip in nsw?

What kind of things were they most worried about? Would the rear window rust need to be fixed for rego? everything else works, my only concern is the rust...

I could always go the dodgy fix, and just get some bog after grinding the rust out, which given the size of the holes, doesnt sound too bad, but if it isnt going to cost much to fix it properly, then i'll do that!

Or if anyone has a drivers guard or a door handle they want to sell cheap, i'd be interested!

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Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:08 pm 
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its free.... you did good

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:22 pm 
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hmmm, i just noticed the passenger side mirror needs replacement as well

oh well....
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Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:29 pm 
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pics! :)

Front View

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Rear View

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The Rust in the side

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Rust in the rear window surround

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I didnt bother photographing the rust in the guard as i intend replacing it!

What do people think?
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Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:48 pm 
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Rust is the biggers knock back but the rest of it looks OK pretty good for FREE :P

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:52 pm 
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i agree that the rust in the sides is an issue, however what about in the rear window?
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Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 4:51 pm 
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It is fixable but check out the rest af the car and add up what it is going to cost to fix it for rego :roll:

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 5:11 pm 
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as far as i can tell, the only thing that will fail rego is the rust, so all in all, given the purchase price, it's probably worthwhile

anyone know of any ford wreckers, preferably in the sutherland area NSW that has xe/ xd vehicles in the lot?
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Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:35 pm 
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well that certainly beats the $85 XC Wagon i had! d***head who sold it to me wouldn't sell it for $50 "coz it got extwactors"! LMFAO, i sold it for $300 last month with no rego

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:18 pm 
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everything you list is common..... especially the doorhandles

when you pull the guard off, make sure the drain hole in the scuttle panel are clear of all s**t, or you'll have bigger rust problems soon

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:13 pm 
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well i picked up a parts car today, already stripped the entire front off it, and half transferred it to the ute, moved the doors across (it's a wagon), luckily this car has just about every part i need!

Including power steering, so i'll get that transferred across as well

The interior is almost perfect on it as well...

If anyone needs some wagon parts, let me know, and I'll see if it's any good!
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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:18 pm 
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rofl
atleast its a tad straighter than the 92 XF i got towed to my house today , ya gotta works tow truck drivers ! only thing is it needs every hanging panel to be replaced and headlights , bumpers and windscreen .

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:29 am 
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i have a excellent bench seat for it if interested

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:36 am 
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thats not bad car for nothing :) seen alot worse that people have paid for spend a few $ and it will come up nice :) have fun
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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:33 pm 
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why are ppl so scared of failing a blue slip.. the best way to know what u have to fix is to take it to a place, and get a blue slip, and when they right out the rejection for the rust and whatever else u find, then u get it fixed...
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