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 Post subject: EFNA- first ever build thread
Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 2:58 pm 
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Howdy all, I've had a few fords I've worked on but this is the only one I've ever done a thread about.

It's a June 98 XHII xr6, that I've recently purchased for a tidy sum of $1,350. Unregistered. Valve stems need replacing. It needs a new drivers seat since this one is completely detached from the base! But is still in good working order.
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Well last bloke to own it has taken the steering wheel and airbag and replaced it with a crappy sports steering wheel, he's also cut into the parcel shelf and installed more speakers
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So the plan is to do the cab extension and get it engineered to keep it legal but Im not going to remove the shelf as I think it's a good base to add my 8" with a little box behind it. So right now am chasing parts to get it up to scratch and get it on the road

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 Post subject: Re: EFNA- first ever build thread
Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 8:09 pm 
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Looks like a good score there .... good luck with the build!

 

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 Post subject: Re: EFNA- first ever build thread
Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 12:17 pm 
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Yeah looks good man, wouldn't mind a Ute for the odd stuff pickup but sadly dont.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EFNA- first ever build thread
Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 2:55 pm 
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Well the passenger door handle was broken so I jumped on the eBay to find a replacement, picked up a set for $26 bucks and 1 week later they send me the wrong ones!! Turns out they've mixed up a order and sent me chrome xd handles instead!! Well instead of trying to send them back and get new ones ordered I thought it retro fit them and see how they look, little bit of messing around to fit them and I recon they look sweet..

What ya think?
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 Post subject: Re: EFNA- first ever build thread
Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 3:10 pm 
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Actually looks good!, matches the keyhole.

I'd keep it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EFNA- first ever build thread
Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 3:17 pm 
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Yeah, I like it aswell.

Although I was hoping replacing the broken handle would fix my central locking problem, but that needs further investigating it turns out

 

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 Post subject: Re: EFNA- first ever build thread
Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 5:56 pm 
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doesnt it work?, my front passenger door is stuffed need to replace it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EFNA- first ever build thread
Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 6:27 pm 
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Well am not sure if the actuator is busted or there's something obstructing it from locking, it cycles up and down when I try to lock

 

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Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 7:04 pm 
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Yeah that's what mine does, pretty sure the actual motor is stuff, soon has I remove the connection all other doors lock, so I manually have to open that door with the key.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EFNA- first ever build thread
Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 7:21 pm 
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Well I got a couple of actuators in some spare doors do I might give them a swap over next weekend,

 

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 Post subject: Re: EFNA- first ever build thread
Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 8:39 pm 
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Try taking the door lock pins off the rods and see if it works.

The actuator is pretty sensitive and the pins can sit at varying heights on the rod.

I fixed my XH doors just by using a bit less force to put the pins back on.
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 Post subject: Re: EFNA- first ever build thread
Posted: Mon May 28, 2012 1:07 pm 
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I'll have a look at the rods next chance I get, one of them is bent different to the other door so that might be the cause

 

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Posted: Tue May 29, 2012 6:04 pm 
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EFNA wrote:
I'll have a look at the rods next chance I get, one of them is bent different to the other door so that might be the cause


Well a bent rod was the cause of my problems. So took rod out of passenger door and works fine now, just means I can't unlock the passenger side with a key, no that it matters!

 

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 Post subject: Re: EFNA- first ever build thread, XH is dead!! Got new one now!
Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:30 pm 
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Well as some people know my XH xr6 got Totaled by a moron in a pos.. So as I wait for the payout to come my way I picked up a 98 au forte wagon, super basic 8 seater with column auto and 300ks on the clock for 1500!! Motor run beautifully and all drivetrain has been taken care of, just a
Couple of little things stopping it from being a beauty of a ride.
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So plan is to drive it until my payout and give it to the Missus then to use as a
Trip car and her daily.
First thing I'm gonna do though is get rid of the column auto an put in a center console...

 

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 Post subject: Re: EFNA- first ever build thread
Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:28 am 
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uniacidz wrote:
and i would get rid of the c*m stains on the drivers seat :lol:


Once I've added a couple of my own :twisted:

 

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