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 Post subject: Alfy's EL Fairmont V8 Wagon!
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:41 pm 
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i think this has to be about my 10th garage thread :lol:

anyways, look what im getting in a week or so:

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its a ridgy-didge 5.0 Fairmont Wagon, with 2 owners from the same family, full service history, its been looked after very well, the seats are absolutely perfect as is the rest of the interior.

does have a few spots of rust though.....:

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(not a hole yet but i think its getting close to it)

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but i do work at a panel shop and have knowledge of how to fix it, so i reckon il take a few weekends and a few cartons get one of the other guys from work and we'll fix it all.

it needs a really good buff and the bonnet and front bar resprayed because of stone chips, then itl look pretty good i reckon.


its about to click over to 250,000kms but as i said before its been serviced on time and any mechanical problems fixed as soon as they happen, and because of this, the engine is as quiet as a mouse, blows no smoke, no tappet noise at all.

so yeah, i reckon itl turn out a pretty good car in the end. oh by the way, i think i can safely say that BenJ has inspired me to do a wagon build like his :P

so, what do you think?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alfy's EL Fairmont V8 Wagon!
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:46 pm 
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You suck, I want it

Nah Jokes

Should come up nice

Dont molest it too much they are pretty rare the 5.0 Wagons

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 Post subject: Re: Alfy's EL Fairmont V8 Wagon!
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:48 pm 
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You suck, I want it

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Should come up nice

Dont molest it too much they are pretty rare the 5.0 Wagons

Brett


yeah i know, i think im gonna keep it pretty stock, its the only EL V8 wagon ive seen around here, let alone adelaide lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alfy's EL Fairmont V8 Wagon!
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:57 pm 
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Nice! You better get it ;)
Haha!!

I reckon lowered on some FTR's and it will look nice!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alfy's EL Fairmont V8 Wagon!
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:04 pm 
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im thinking more 18'' BF Cobras :twisted: but i think itl stay stock until all the rust is gone... and there is a fair bit of it so its gonna take a while.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alfy's EL Fairmont V8 Wagon!
Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:37 am 
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Wagons Rule!!!!!

The rust around the roof racks looks pretty nasty, but as you say, you have the skills and access to the tools to correct it.

Looking forward to further updates and pics.

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 Post subject: Re: Alfy's EL Fairmont V8 Wagon!
Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:12 am 
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It's good to see another V8 wagon from SA. Looks like a bit of cancer there, but nothing you can't fix. Have fun with it, mine is always putting a smile on my face. :D :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alfy's EL Fairmont V8 Wagon!
Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:42 pm 
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well, the bank said yes so il be picking the wagon up on thursday hopefully.

one exhaust question..... are there any components at all from the 6cyl that will fit under the V8? (im thinking centre section) if not, then il just have to go and buy one. lol

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:47 pm 
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ah ok, off my 6cyl sedan... wont fit im guessing?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alfy's EL Fairmont V8 Wagon!
Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:49 pm 
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ah fair enough, no dramas, im still not sure if i want to get an exhaust yet... im pretty much over having the loudest car in town lol

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:11 pm 
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Take the exhaust noise to the point that it breaks windows on a cold start and then back it off a couple of db. :twisted:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alfy's EL Fairmont V8 Wagon!
Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:12 pm 
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Take the exhaust noise to the point that it breaks windows on a cold start and then back it off a couple of db. :twisted:



thats basically my EL at the moment :lol: i dont want the wagon that loud haha

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alfy's EL Fairmont V8 Wagon!
Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:20 pm 
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i picked it up last night, and headed straight to the carwash to give it its first wash in about 5 years :lol:

then i went home and ripped the spottie bar off it (spotties were cheap china things and didnt work anyway)

today i got stuck into the headlights, i dont have all the proper tools here to do a good job (had 1200 wet'n'dry, and a 2000 soft pad, and turtle wax cutting compound), but they still came out alright, tad cloudy still but at least theyre not yellow.

also gave the front bar a backyard dodgy spray touchup, as well as spraying the rust spots white to hide them :P

looks a lot better now anyway:

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interior is very clean for its age (cept the steering wheel):
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engine bay needs a clean badly, havent gotten that far yet:
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and i got a couple close up pics of the rust that i didnt show you before:

radiator support panel:
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the panel where the VIN is stamped:
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and the worst spot on the car (sill panels are pretty bad but this one is way harder to get to..)
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so yeah, i got a fair bit of rust repair work ahead of me, as well as giving it a hell of a buff lol.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:50 pm 
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Pull off the doors and tail gate. Take off the plastic inner guards, seats, carpet and underlay and:

Get some rust convertor on that wagon straight away before it gets worse!! :shock:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alfy's EL Fairmont V8 Wagon!
Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:03 pm 
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never fear, the wagons going to the doctor for a few weeks starting monday to get all its cancer removed!

 

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