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 Post subject: BA Fairlane GHIA V8
Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:27 pm 
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Hi Guys I thought I would update you on the new car, yerp wrote another car off. not even going to tell you what happened because you wouldn't believe me anyway.

Anyway so my last car I had a BA fairlane ghia mk2 ex cab, which I had done alot of work to. Custom paint, bodykit, Custom Projected headlights, full custom exhaust blah blah blah.
Did the paint work with a mate in my garage, alot of time and tears but we move on(still havn't)
anyway this was it.
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onto the new car.
Here’s a bit of a background story….
Since I was 6 years old (when I could actually start to notice and understand cars), I have been dreaming about one day owning a V8 ford..
I will never forget the day I heard my first V8 in person, well from what I can remember.
My Dad and I headed out one Saturday morning after our monthly father/son haircut, to look at a rusty old POS Ford Fairlane. Dad raved about this car the whole trip from Frankston to Oakliegh. For you ‘non VIC’ folks this trip takes maybe 30 mins. But, being a kid everything takes ages.
Anyway we rock up to this guy’s house where this brown looking tank was sitting out the front, I thought to myself that looks yuck, being 6 years old I didn’t know how to say “are you out of your ******* mind!” We had a look around for a bit, pulling off mountains of leaves and clearing spiderwebs. After a while I started to imagine what it would look restored. I think this is where the mod gods were talking to me .
After a while Dad asked if it ran, sure enough it did. The guy handed Dad the keys, and he started it…
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I have never ever heard anything so magical in my life, the sound of a 302 Cleveland roaring into life.. It was that sound that has stuck with me, in my head, everyday wanting to hear it again and again.

So it was only fitting that now I have a good, stable job and no debt it was time to buy one.

I had been searching for around 2 months, looking on ebay, carsales and car-yards. I thought I was never going to find anything, they were either out of my price range, in bad condition or had already been purchased - until a car I had been looking at for 3 weeks had been dropped from $12,500 to $9000 for a long weekend special! Only problem was this car was in Canberra and I didn’t have the time to organize someone to look at it, I sent the dealership an email hoping they would get mine before anyone else, They did .

I spoke to the salesman for about an hour on the phone going over every nook and cranny on the car, with him holding the phone to the engine so I could hear for strange noises. I straight away put a deposit on it and paid for it a week later (had to wait for the roady to be completed before I could purchase).
Once all the $ were sorted out Whoosha helped me organize getting the car transported from ACT to my work , funny that Nudge and Whoosha got to see it before me.

Story time over onto the car..
2003 Fairlane Ghia
Blue Pearl
Black leather
148,000klms
5.4l 3v V8

since owning the car I’ve done the following Mods.
3.5” stainless steel CAI
custom BF cobra exhaust
lowered on king SL fronts & SSL rear
Blue LED clock
Onyx black ICC facia

The day I got it
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Lowered
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Saying goodbye to an old friend :(
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Fitting the exhaust
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Interior
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fitted up new shoes, from what I know they are bf gt-p..correct me if I'm wrong.
Modified the cobra exhaust(again) with the deletion of the rear mufflers and putting the tips further up into the bumper.
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Painted the cluster and fitted blue SM LED's
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Present day
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 Post subject: Re: BA Fairlane GHIA V8
Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:57 pm 
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Holy hell man! This is fap worthy! I love the look of that exhaust setup for the rear, and also the fascia and cluster. It's a shame about the previous car, but you've got a beautiful thing sitting at home waiting for you to love every day ;)

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA Fairlane GHIA V8
Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:30 pm 
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nice man you got any shots, more side on of her? love it
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 Post subject: Re: BA Fairlane GHIA V8
Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:31 am 
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TheKrazeD wrote:
Holy hell man! This is fap worthy! I love the look of that exhaust setup for the rear, and also the fascia and cluster. It's a shame about the previous car, but you've got a beautiful thing sitting at home waiting for you to love every day ;)

Thanks heaps mate, This car is the best thing I have ever owned. but you always love the things that get away
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 Post subject: Re: BA Fairlane GHIA V8
Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:32 am 
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tekkado wrote:
nice man you got any shots, more side on of her? love it

thanks mate, yeah here are some more photo's.
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fitted these the other day
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 Post subject: Re: BA Fairlane GHIA V8
Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:14 am 
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uniacidz wrote:
Nice man.

Sounds like similar story to me. Ever since being a kid, Bathurst and V8s and dad buying a VB SLE Commodore V8, always wanted a V8 and its best buy I ever made.

Good work on the mods. She sits nicely now.

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Thanks mate, Yes very similar story. I've organised Extractors and cats in Feb next year, I will also be getting the BF GT-P seats I've had for a year now trimmed up with Black leather and bright blue stitching
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 Post subject: Re: BA Fairlane GHIA V8
Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:37 am 
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I'll be getting difillipo I think
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 Post subject: Re: BA Fairlane GHIA V8
Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:18 pm 
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Mmmm, very nice. I too dream of owning one of these one day.

Are you able to refit your headlights into this one?

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA Fairlane GHIA V8
Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:21 am 
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XFWAGON wrote:
Mmmm, very nice. I too dream of owning one of these one day.

Are you able to refit your headlights into this one?

thanks mate, Yeah I still have the headlights just need to install them. not a quick job :(
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Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:48 pm 
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Kenay wrote:
XFWAGON wrote:
Mmmm, very nice. I too dream of owning one of these one day.

Are you able to refit your headlights into this one?

thanks mate, Yeah I still have the headlights just need to install them. not a quick job :(



Whered you get them headlights from man?

Id love a set for my BA!

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:37 pm 
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alfy wrote:
Kenay wrote:
XFWAGON wrote:
Mmmm, very nice. I too dream of owning one of these one day.

Are you able to refit your headlights into this one?

thanks mate, Yeah I still have the headlights just need to install them. not a quick job :(



Whered you get them headlights from man?

Id love a set for my BA!

Unfortunately for me they are custom made, using Morimoto FR2 projectors(I think that's what they were)
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 Post subject: Re: BA Fairlane GHIA V8
Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:24 pm 
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still got this rig?
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 Post subject: Re: BA Fairlane GHIA V8
Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:59 pm 
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Negative, I have this now.

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 Post subject: Re: BA Fairlane GHIA V8
Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:17 pm 
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Very nice!!! Just picked up a g220 as a daily for very cheap
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