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 Post subject: Chris' EL Gli
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:06 am 
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Hey everyone thought i would put up my car on here.

i got my L's november last year got stuck on the new laws anyway i passed my test last week and get my P's Friday :)

Dad gave me his completely stock 1997 EL after upgrading, it has been in the family since it was 2, and is in great nick. 181, 500 on the clock. it runs great an has no problems.

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anyway it wasnt going to stay stock for long, picked up some Au tickford Xr8 rims in pre au offset from a fordforums member for $400 with 80% tread

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Really happy with the rims for the time being big improvment, just need to dump her on superlows. about a month later she was booked in for darkest legal tint with D & S Auto Newton, i would highly reccomend them. I also gave her a good polish and gave the interior a good tidy, and this is how it currently looks atm.

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Since these pics i have added chrome handles, chrome shifter and handbrake button, woodgrain dashspear, and have wood grain door spears which i will be putting in soon. I plan on colour coding the exterior (mirrors, grill, Fairmont side moulds with clear side repeaters abd number plate light) dump it on super lows, sand back the rubbers around the windows and boot and repaint. repaint the wipers and cowl. want to put a catback hi flow cat and extractors, but want to keep it simple whilst being on my P's to avoid attention from cops.

interior wise just putring fairmont items in plan on leather seats, trip computer, woodgrain shifter surround to complete the woodgrain, woodgrain momo if i can get my hands on one. footwell and rear passenger lighting. stereo system, would like to put in power windows, but that looks like alot of work for myself and my knowledge.

no major engine mods until im off my P's just spuce up the engine bay a lil bit, new coolant tank, paint rocker cover and plastics, add the tickford snorkel.

As for the stereo system i am doing this as my research project at school and that should be going in around December.

This is my favourite pic of the car

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Tell me your thoughts and opinions and if you have any tips or ideas for me let me know!

Cheers Chris

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 Post subject: Re: Chris' EL Gli
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:46 am 
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:shock: Very tidy mate. Good job.

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 Post subject: Re: Chris' EL Gli
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:54 pm 
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G'Day and welcome to fordmods Chris....Great to have you here.

Very clean and tidy EL you've got there mate.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Chris' EL Gli
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:06 pm 
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nice clean car mate, can you drive manual? i suggest doing the 5 speed conversion if you can drive because it really wakes the old girls up lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: Chris' EL Gli
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:25 pm 
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Thanks guys :)

yea i can drive manual, love dring manuals actually, and would love to convert it but i dont think i would be able to do all that.
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 Post subject: Re: Chris' EL Gli
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:54 pm 
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Welcome mate,
My only real suggestions would be to maybe get around to grabbing some EF tail lights. I reckon they look better than the EL ones.
Then down the track grab an XR front end, or something.
Im not a big fan of the EL Gli front end, but it looks like a bloody clean example of one.
Good luck man.

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 Post subject: Re: Chris' EL Gli
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:59 pm 
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REW93N wrote:
Welcome mate,
My only real suggestions would be to maybe get around to grabbing some EF tail lights. I reckon they look better than the EL ones.
Then down the track grab an XR front end, or something.
Im not a big fan of the EL Gli front end, but it looks like a bloody clean example of one.
Good luck man.

Cheers,
Russ.


The EL Fairmont fronts look nice too.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:59 pm 
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if you can put a spanner to a car and read a workshop manual, and you can change the oil/spark plugs etc without f**k it up well then im sure with a few mates and alot of reading on the forum you could do a manual conversion,

 

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 Post subject: Re: Chris' EL Gli
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:55 pm 
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Colour code the mirrors would be a real cheap and easy mod to do. Also add a clock or better yet a trip computer. Losts of cheap mods to do and as already mentioned, EF tail lights too.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Chris' EL Gli
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:38 pm 
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Thanks for all the replies guys, this forum is great!

REW93N wrote:
Welcome mate,
My only real suggestions would be to maybe get around to grabbing some EF tail lights. I reckon they look better than the EL ones.
Then down the track grab an XR front end, or something.
Im not a big fan of the EL Gli front end, but it looks like a bloody clean example of one.
Good luck man.

Cheers,
Russ.


i was thinking the EF lights but i actually quite like the EL ones agains the white.

and yea im not a fan of the Gli front either although it has been growing on me lately but hopefully ill get an xr or mont front end one day

thanks for your comments mate!

bry40l wrote:
if you can put a spanner to a car and read a workshop manual, and you can change the oil/spark plugs etc without f**k it up well then im sure with a few mates and alot of reading on the forum you could do a manual conversion,


thanks for the advice mate ill look into it and maybe give it ago in the school holidays over christmas with some mates.

revcore wrote:
Colour code the mirrors would be a real cheap and easy mod to do. Also add a clock or better yet a trip computer. Losts of cheap mods to do and as already mentioned, EF tail lights too.


yea i plan on colour coding the mirrors, grill and number plate light and get some fairmont side moulds with clear repeaters. also plan on adding the tripcomputer

cheers man!
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 Post subject: Re: Chris' EL Gli
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:51 pm 
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looks like a good starting point man, nice and clean, reminds me of what my car was when i 1st got it, stock as a rock and then as years go by it progresses on into something better lol, theres plenty of small things you can do that will make big differences, good work so far :)
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Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:54 pm 
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revcore wrote:
REW93N wrote:
Welcome mate,
My only real suggestions would be to maybe get around to grabbing some EF tail lights. I reckon they look better than the EL ones.
Then down the track grab an XR front end, or something.
Im not a big fan of the EL Gli front end, but it looks like a bloody clean example of one.
Good luck man.

Cheers,
Russ.


The EL Fairmont fronts look nice too.

Can't help but agree with you on that one mate...
Looks even better with some chrome meshing behind it. :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: Chris' EL Gli
Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:40 pm 
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toohey_08 wrote:
looks like a good starting point man, nice and clean, reminds me of what my car was when i 1st got it, stock as a rock and then as years go by it progresses on into something better lol, theres plenty of small things you can do that will make big differences, good work so far :)


Thanks mate :)

i love your car actually is how i found ford mods, top effort :)


anyway added a 50kw mod to it today and got my P's

new pics soon

Cheers
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 Post subject: Re: Chris' EL Gli
Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:23 pm 
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Such a clean EL!! how many k's shes done?
its a real good kanvas to start with too!! the amount of s**t you can do to it is limitless
looking forward to whats going to happen next ;)

 

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CVK11 wrote:
toohey_08 wrote:
looks like a good starting point man, nice and clean, reminds me of what my car was when i 1st got it, stock as a rock and then as years go by it progresses on into something better lol, theres plenty of small things you can do that will make big differences, good work so far :)


Thanks mate :)

i love your car actually is how i found ford mods, top effort :)


anyway added a 50kw mod to it today and got my P's

new pics soon

Cheers


Well done mate....Congratulations.

 

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