Fordmods Logo

EL2794's Ghia 

 

Page 1 of 2 [ 18 posts ] Go to page 1, 2  Next

 
 Post subject: EL2794's Ghia
Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:36 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 23

Posts: 17

Joined: 16th Apr 2011

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

Hey, I'm Gordon been cruising the threads along here for a few months and thought I'd get my ride 'out there'. It's a Feb 1997 EL Fairmont Ghia in Sparkling Burgandy, one previous elderly owner from a few streets away from me who travelled 101,850km's in it up with all the log book services at B.S Stillwell Ford down the road until I bought it for a steal!

I have a few plans, nothing major at the moment, more just touch up work for the immediate future i.e. paint on the roof and the chrome door strips.
Here is the car in question.
First day next to my mates VS II Calais and another mates EF Mont
Image
Image
Image

Discovered a hole in the muffler that proceeded to get pretty damn loud. I decided on a Redback Catback 2.5" system with twin tips at the rear.
Before:
Image

During:
Image

The old system was screwed:
Image

The new system:
Image

After:
Image

I've been looking around at the mods done in other E series Falcon's over the years and I will try to acknowledge where I got the original idea from. I have been interested in doing a false floor in mine. So out of the blue I decided to give it a go. Not following any real guidelines I pretty much just started to make something I want.

The frame work for the left side of the sunken boot floor. Space has been left in the frame for one (or maybe two ;-) ) amps down the track.


I always wanted to keep the floor in two parts (apart from probably not being able to fit a 'one piece' floor in it anyway) to allow easy access to the spare wheel on the right side.

Frame work up
Image

Left side floor completed
Image

Right side floor completed
Image

False floor completed
Image

Finito

Have been getting around to taking some better photos as well.
Some were inspired by the original Ford Fairmont Ghia brochure haha
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

Yes the fuel back light had blown... :(

The interior is in very good condition, however the pictures of the outside of the car are a bit deceiving, there's a few blemishes I want to get rid of soon.

Nothing great mods so far, although I hope to keep the updates coming, to the car as well as the forums. I'm also thinking of installing some after market fog lights behind the current vents on the front bumper, or some NL cornering lights as I've been driving down south a fair bit lately. Some extra width at night would be good. I've read a few threads on the latter and apparently they stay on when the high beams are on? Thoughts?

That is a 'Burton' sticker on the windshield no body in SA seems to know what the hell it is...
Post away guys.
Peace
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EL2794's Ghia
Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:32 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 55

Posts: 1566

Joined: 12th Apr 2008

Gallery: 17 images

Ride: 5.0lt NF /351 ZD Fairlane

Location: Wattle Grove
NSW, Australia

Nice boot mod! I like the simplicity of it looks more modern with the flat floor too! Trim does look good, and I'm a fan of the twin tips too! NF cornering lights only come on when indicating with lights on, one at a time or both when hazards are used (with lights on) I'd like a set of driving lights instead myself! Keep up the good work dude!

 

_________________

Image
NF Fairlane with 5.0 and 5 speed goodness!
ZD build thread under construction at post1136180.html#p1136180

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EL2794's Ghia
Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:56 am 
Oompa Loompa
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 33

Joined: 22nd Sep 2011

Ride: el xr8, mk1 escort

Location: liverpool
NSW, Australia

that interior looks awesome!!
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EL2794's Ghia
Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:10 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 23

Posts: 17

Joined: 16th Apr 2011

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

Cheers fairlane6970, I've just grabbed a pair of cornering lights for now, just for show pretty much.

Cheers andy777

I also received my new badges in the mail today, will get them fitted soon.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EL2794's Ghia
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:48 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 23

Posts: 17

Joined: 16th Apr 2011

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

A Mod that I'm sure no ones ever seen before... The cornering lights

They arrived in the post this morning, and about 30 minutes later they were installed however they are currently NOT connected. Excuse the dirtiness of the car as well, it rained over night...

When removing the vents that take the place of the cornering lights in Fairmont's, I'd read up on how to remove them as to not damage any of the tabs. Halfway through removing the passenger side vent I realised somebody had already beaten me too it...

Image

Sealant anyone? It was holding the vent in place.

Then when I started removing the driver's side vent and It was obvious that at some stage an ape tried to fix the front of my car

Image

Finished

Image

Image

Rims with the brake dust shields:

Image

And now: ( Sorry about the poor pic to compare but I can see a brake disc ;) )

Image

It makes more of a difference when the sun is shining on them, no longer is there a slightly faded black dish reflecting the sun back at you.

And the back as it stands at the moment with no badges and 4 drilled holes

Image

Post away,
Take it easy guys
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EL2794's Ghia
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:39 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 55

Posts: 1566

Joined: 12th Apr 2008

Gallery: 17 images

Ride: 5.0lt NF /351 ZD Fairlane

Location: Wattle Grove
NSW, Australia

They do look real nice on her thats for sure! She is coming up a treat.

 

_________________

Image
NF Fairlane with 5.0 and 5 speed goodness!
ZD build thread under construction at post1136180.html#p1136180

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EL2794's Ghia
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:46 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 1507

Joined: 14th Aug 2009

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: BA XT V8

Location: Gosnells, Perth
WA, Australia

very nice car ther mate.
also has the ticky motor as per the gold 4.0i badge 8-)

 

_________________

BA XT V8. Ice Mint. 18" Speedys. XR6T LSD. Full Pacemaker twin 2 1/2inch Stainless Steel system. Custom CAI. Black XR interior with white trimming. Powerbond underdrive kit 25%.
13.65@102mph. 2800 hi-Stall.
230RWKW@5250 rpm. 625NM.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EL2794's Ghia
Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:39 am 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 23

Posts: 17

Joined: 16th Apr 2011

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

Thanks fairlane6970,

Yea sure does benny D

Image
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EL2794's Ghia
Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:04 am 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 23

Posts: 17

Joined: 16th Apr 2011

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

No real news to update, but I recently acquired some XR height springs off SLO247... and almost have them fitted haha. Only the rears at the moment. Other than that the car is purring along nicely...
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EL2794's Ghia
Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:01 am 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 11

Joined: 22nd Mar 2012

Ride: F6 Typhoon

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Haven't seen a EL Ghia interior in such good nick in a while lol. They're good cars, had one exactly like this in '05 with 111,000km on it. Served us well. I've also had 2x V8 ones which also were great cars.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EL2794's Ghia
Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:47 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 2515

Joined: 27th Mar 2006

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: FG MkII Xr6t Ute

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

Haha, Burton is a snowboarding brand.

Clean car, I like that.

 

_________________

EVL098 wrote:
Cramping in the hand from having it on your Wang for an excessive period of time is a definate con.
Seriously do people google "f**k up modifications for Fords owned by Jews" and get linked straight to this site nowadays?

AU,factory fitted tickford kit/IRS, t5,Sports ryder/KYB: gone.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EL2794's Ghia
Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:25 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 23

Posts: 17

Joined: 16th Apr 2011

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

Cheers sundeep. They are good cars!

You got it skidder.... you've earnt respect knowing that, no one else seems to come close! ha.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EL2794's Ghia
Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:50 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 23

Posts: 17

Joined: 16th Apr 2011

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

It has been a long long time since an update on this forum.

Here's a few new pics.

Image

Image

Image

Cheers
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EL2794's Ghia
Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:38 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 102

Posts: 466

Joined: 22nd Jun 2011

Ride: '97 EL Fairmont Ghia

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Mirror mirror on the wall,

Which is the cleanest Ghia of them all?

This one.

 

_________________

EL Ghia

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EL2794's Ghia
Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:41 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 27

Posts: 1114

Joined: 18th Oct 2006

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

Gosh that is clean perfect starting base
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:22 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names