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 Post subject: Re: Deff's EL Wagon build. On a budget!
Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:21 am 
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Another wagon :?: Dam things are popping up like mushrooms now :!:
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Looking good Deff.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:28 pm 
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thats a nice Magna. I love it. and whats the current front bar on the wagon?

Not sure of rbanding, it was sold as a 'SVO' front spoiler.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:56 pm 
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They were the ones fitted to some of the EF and EL SVO Falcons and Fairmonts put together by South Auckland Ford. I'm not actually sure who actually made them but they seem to be an NZ only part.
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Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:42 pm 
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Dropped off the block today at ECR for a clean, measure and hone/bore and crankshaft measure/grind.

Awesome, i'm guessing ECR = East City Reconditioners? The guy running the joint (Dan i think his name was) is a pretty top bloke.

Not a bad looking Mitsi you had before too, they look quite nice with a decent front and rear lips with matching skirts and bigger rims.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Deff's EL Wagon build. On a budget!
Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:04 pm 
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KWIKXR wrote:
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Dropped off the block today at ECR for a clean, measure and hone/bore and crankshaft measure/grind.

Awesome, i'm guessing ECR = East City Reconditioners? The guy running the joint (Dan i think his name was) is a pretty top bloke.

Not a bad looking Mitsi you had before too, they look quite nice with a decent front and rear lips with matching skirts and bigger rims.

Yeh, was one of the places you recommended and he seems like a good chap, he's been doing this for awhile me thinks :)

I had the Mitsi for 5yrs, just got sick of it, can't do anything to them performance wise. Before that I had a '02 *cough* VY Wagon, was a company car so not my fault! Before that a string of Fords including XR/XW/XY/XA/XB, damn I miss those rides. I'm in a serious hunt for a XW to 'resurrect', god I love them!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Deff's EL Wagon build. On a budget!
Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:49 pm 
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Block needs a bore but I may get away with a linish on crank, heres hoping! Didn't want to buy new pistons but ah well.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:20 am 
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Well the 'budget' part of the build is going out the window. Pistons I got were 1mm over and cost me over $600NZD!!! Bore and crank grind over $700, ouchy, wife heap big angry.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:43 pm 
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Ah, the joys of car modification, costs just keep adding up :lol:

Which pistons did you end up getting for it? Were they the ACL brand?

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:35 pm 
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Ah, the joys of car modification, costs just keep adding up :lol:

Which pistons did you end up getting for it? Were they the ACL brand?

Yeh ACL, seems to be all thats available in NZ

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:42 pm 
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Engine rebuilds always seem to cost more than you initially think dude, it's just teh way it works.

My mighty boy, i spent $2k on it and i assembled it myself. My g/f spent just over $3k on her Tx5 turbo's engine rebuild, had to buy a brand new head (not reco) and turbo reco was also done. Her brother & myself assembled it.

Can't wait to see the body tidied up on the wagon. What sort of plans do you have for the interior?

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Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:37 pm 
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Engine rebuilds always seem to cost more than you initially think dude, it's just teh way it works.

My mighty boy, i spent $2k on it and i assembled it myself. My g/f spent just over $3k on her Tx5 turbo's engine rebuild, had to buy a brand new head (not reco) and turbo reco was also done. Her brother & myself assembled it.

Can't wait to see the body tidied up on the wagon. What sort of plans do you have for the interior?

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Once the engines done I'll finish the bodywork and then move onto interior. Plans are up in the air, I would like leather seats/Ghia Panels etc.. but with a wagon not sure what options I have. Possibly LTD seats/panels will fit as I think the rear doors match up. Will be moulding the sub into back side panel and fibre glassing it up all nice like.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:21 pm 
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Door trims, console, dash & front seats will all fit from a ghia in to the wagon. Rear seat, that's a bit of a grey area. I have seen full leather & leather/velour ghia wagon rear seats, but they are rare.

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 Post subject: Re: Deff's EL Wagon build. On a budget!
Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 9:29 am 
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Got XR6 Lights coming and I have a XR6 Bonnet now, came with no flutes/inserts but that doesn't matter as I plan on crafting my own.

Bumper hopefully in 3-4wks.

 

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Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 1:26 pm 
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Side skirts lengthened to fit wagon...
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Bonnet with all dings pulled out, hammered flat and filler skimmed... ($47 from Pick A Part yay cheap buys).

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Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 1:33 pm 
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Nice work bud!! Looking forward to seeing this all bolted up on the wagon.

Which Pick a Part did you find the XR bonnet at? Good score, XR's at Pick a Part are a very rare occurance :lol:

 

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