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 Post subject: Budget Build XF Ute!
Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 11:02 pm 
Parts Gopher

Posts: 64

Joined: 28th Oct 2007

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: XF ute

Location: Oakdale
NSW, Australia

Hi there all, still sort of new to this, but not new to working and building fords.
some people say why bother and some say go for it, i`ll let you all decied.

I started this build about 6 months ago and should be finished in the next 3 months.
the plan is a full rebuild using all ef falcon driveline and interior with a budget of $2000.So it`s not going to win trophys but it`s mixin the best of 2 cars .Of course i`m doing this all myself including the paint.


EF Motor & 4 speed auto. motor bolted in using ea mounts and unpicking rear crossmember of donor car and welding into xf.
EF wagon tailshaft and diff.bolt straight in ( soon to be a slippery )
EF wagon lowered rear springs.bolt straight in.
EF radiator & air - con condensor. ( made brackets for both )

I mounted the radiator header tank using the ef battery tray so i could use the original ef hoses and don`t have to buy xg hoses.also left the battery like original ef to keep cost down on wiring.
All wiring in the ute is ef wagon minus airbag / abs circuits and other unused circuits.

So as you can see it is basically all ef falcon i the engine bay including air-con. excluding p/s box,brake booster and master cylinder.


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 Post subject: Re: Budget Build XF Ute!
Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 8:38 am 
Getting Side Ways

Posts: 5580

Joined: 20th May 2005

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: EB1 Fairmont Ghia T5 Wagon

Location: Seven Hills, Sydney
NSW, Australia

Looks Great there mate.

No reason at all as to why it wouldn't work. Should be a nice everyday driver when you are done.




BenJ's EB T5 DOHC Ghia Wagon - Current Ride
BenJ's EB GL Sedan - Previous Ride
My respect and thanks go to - snap0964, Paulmac, SWC and MRE-50L

 Post subject: Re: Budget Build XF Ute!
Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 12:02 pm 
Getting Side Ways

Age: 32

Posts: 6745

Joined: 13th Mar 2006

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: NCII Fairlane

Location: Bathurst
NSW, Australia

ashcook wrote:
tidy mate! Got some more pics?

yeah looks really tidy and professional like. How are you going to install interior into the squarer shape?



R.I.P Tobias my son.

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