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 Post subject: Back in a Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:09 pm 
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Gday guys, after 5 years of Mazda ownership I'm back in a Ford :)
Back in '09 I traded my EF Fairmont on a Mazda 323 hatchback but after a recent night out on the town that ended with my Mazda being vandalised I have upsized once again to an EL Fairmont Ghia.

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I picked this up the other day, it's a 1 owner and runs very nice. Not much planned for it really.... just tint at the moment. It's just for daily duties and cart all the kids crap around on weekends.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Back in a Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:08 am 
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Wow very nice pick up there!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Back in a Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:42 pm 
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Very clean and original car - how's the chrome strips holding up ??

 

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 Post subject: Re: Back in a Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:37 pm 
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The chrome strips are pretty good actually. The exterior is pretty good for its age, it's spent the last 5 years in an underground carpark. The front bumper has popped the sides out due to old-person parking lol
He had the drivers seat recovered and it's been well maintained overall... just got a few little things wrong with it like a faulty rear window switch, cracked door spear and worn bonnet & boot struts.

$2800 with 7 months rego and 217,000k's

 

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 Post subject: Re: Back in a Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:33 pm 
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wow that is smick! should look at putting in some cornering lamps as an easy mod.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Back in a Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:20 pm 
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Cheers, I've fixed the window switch and replaced the struts but after driving it for a few days I reckon the suspension is original lol
New shocks and springs are next....

 

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 Post subject: Re: Back in a Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:34 pm 
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I've always liked Speed sensitive power steering - how are you finding it ?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Back in a Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:07 am 
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snap0964 wrote:
I've always liked Speed sensitive power steering - how are you finding it ?


It's brilliant.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Back in a Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:02 am 
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Yep - great in carparks.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Back in a Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:39 pm 
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I lowered the old girl and replaced the front wheel bearings today.... rides super smooth 8-)
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Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:53 pm 
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Looks good, needs wheels :D .
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