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Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:55 pm 
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oh no, is this the untimely end of the woman in red???

EDIT: Just read the update in the sedan thread.

The wagon fitted with all the sedan stuff will be so classy, sexytime.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:27 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
The Hayman Reese towbar will be removed and sold. I will find a normal towbar later on.



if your interested ive got a "normal" wagon towbar that I want to change to a HD one....maybe we could work out a swap

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:47 pm 
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Ben

If you don't do a deal with gogetta, I can still get the towbar of next doors wagon if you want it.

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Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:04 am 
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PIMP_LTD wrote:
oh no, is this the untimely end of the woman in red???

EDIT: Just read the update in the sedan thread.

The wagon fitted with all the sedan stuff will be so classy, sexytime.


yup me too,
I agree your going to have one awesome & unique wagon. :wink:
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Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:14 am 
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sad to see the red one go by by though.. kinda like mine... I still find myself staring at the silver one even though I'm putting my effort into the blue EL now..
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Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:54 am 
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......ere is also rust in the rear wheel arches, and in the dog leg. The roof is a bit rippley but I am able to live with it.
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Interior

The pwr windows all work. The trip comp seems ok, but the climate control and air con don't work. .....

roof lining is sagging (read falling down). The seats need a good clean, and th


Good on you BENJ.

That rust in front of wheel arch --- I found a wreck without rust and cut the offending pieces to take home with me for eventual welding into my...

Recommend that one tonne leaf spring and three inch lowering blocks... Highly recommend finding a sway bar.... Jealous of your LSD....

The roof lining is typical too... The front lining is similar to the sedans, but have never tried actually fitting a sedan one to a wagon. Looks almost the same tho...

Dude - Before doing anything with paint or rust repairs, pull off all the trims around the aft end of the car. Note that there used to be circular shaped plastic / rubber washers around all those penetrations through the body work. Note how they have simply turned to dust over the last twenty years............

Basically, it's an old wagon that someone was proud of once but has been handed down through a couple of people that thought of it is simply a car, not a friendly face in time of trouble.

Rather than start ripping into your other cars, couldn't you find more EF or EL bits? I have a couple of EF dash boards and centre consoles etc etc lying around over here in NZ - surely there's someone over there who'd give you it for next to nothing. I've been offering the Fairmont, Futura seat, dash, etc etc for FREE to whoever I meet, but no one wants them. Seems a shame to throw them on the tip, so still have them... Gave away the door trims (finally) to NZEA for use in his RED FAIRMONT EA that one day will look remarkably similar to ... Your last thread... NZEA's name happens to be BEN too. There's something going on here, a little like twilight zone, that is difficult to explain....


I sold the digital climate control (EF FAIRMONT) for $50, which would have fixed your climate issues too huh?

Have I read this correctly by thinking you are going to rip the red machine apart? Mate - is nothing sacred to you Aussies?




Shot... $400 seems like a reasonable deal to me too...
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Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:34 am 
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Yes, my EB sedan will sacrifice itself to allow the Wagon to shine. Unfortunately the sedan is a bit like a red golf ball, with numerous hail stone dents. The paint is also shot on the sedan and it is suffering its own rust issues.

I am happier to put more development in to the Wagon as in the long run it will be a functional, yet unique vehicle that will meet the needs of me and my family.

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Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:44 am 
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this is a good base to start with and im sure you will be more than happy with the look of this wagon when its done..
:) plus you get the satisfaction of re-modding this car.
like i have with the ed...
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Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:54 am 
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:D Thanks Troyman.

Speaking of how it will look. I photoshopped up some inspiration.

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It is amazing what some wheels and 3 inches less in ride height can do.

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Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:01 am 
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that looks sweet ben..
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Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:01 am 
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im loving the look of the wagon lowered.. tho the wheels just dont look right on it. look great on red tho

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:23 am 
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LOL, it took me a bit to get used to the wheels on the wagon too.

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Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:57 am 
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the before/after side shot is amazing....WTF is with the raised ride height...looks so stupid sitting that high on std wheels

are those rims 16's or 17's?.....they look just as good on the wagon as on your sedan...

and yeh gotta love the falcon wagons.....you can not find a better wagon than these....falcon wagons are THE wagon!!!

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:16 am 
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Thanks gogetta.

The wheels are 16 x 8 ROH Snypers.

I think the style and size suits the boxcar shape very well and untill I can afford some really nice 17s or 18s they will be staying.


I am currently removing the Hayman Reese towbar. WTF is going on with the rear bumper. There are twice as many bolts in comparison to the sedan rear bumper. LOL

Cheers
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Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:23 am 
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why do u want to get rid of the towbar so badly? IMO its one of the reasons to get a wagon as they make such a good tow car with the extra weight and strong leaf rear end

 

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