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Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:48 pm 
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Sif you cover up that xr wheel with that ugly cover....
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Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:08 am 
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Hey dude --- Nice to see all the blue and black...! I reckon this sort of thing looks way better in the flesh than it does on the computer (judging by all the responses I got when I did mine...!)

(Look at bottom picture of this... and compare to your (admittedly EF - AU's are different, but hey - I like your thinking!!!)

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Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:17 am 
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Todayh im gonna paint my gear stick nd might try and remove glove box handle so i ca do that... soon ill get an old bed sheet to pected my seats and floor and aint that random grey line above the glove box also :).

im getting close to my new head unit as well gettin excited by that :).


I am also attempting to paint the border of ym cluster as well while i try to figure out how to get the picture behind it as im no good with photo editing and all that jazz hahaha.

and feind thank ou for the kind words as it was your ( and lots of other people's) hard work and results that inspired me to get off y lazy but and get to work on such a task :)

will post photos later thanx for reading

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:48 am 
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The line you are talking of along passenger dash actually just clips in on the EF / EL dash and I imagine it would be the same on the AU... I did all of mine by having two cars and pulling the entire dash out of one, painting and chopping and changing and then putting it back into car along with climate control conversion. You could possibly pull it out the front by getting a screw driver or something under it and levering. Then again, I had a little trouble even with the dash out as you don't want to mark it or ruin it. Seem to remember it being stuck with some double sided selotape type stuff too, so start at one end... Honestly will end up 100% more professional if you can get it out, paint the whole thing, and put it back in.

I'd really suggest getting a different gear knob. I used a manual one and chopped the gear shaft down about 15mm and then put slots to to suit the manual grub screws to slide up and down...... It doesn't really matter that much though - you can get away with having the manual knob screwed on tight, as long as you remember not to put the car into REVERSE or PARK whilst driving forwards.... Although, so saying that, the computer in the car kind of limits any damage in this regard anyway (opening up a can of worms with that statement..,!!)


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Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:05 am 
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es i have alway loved your gear knob and whished i had one like that :)

i just applied the plastic primer to my currant gear knob before reading that post haha guessi jumped the gun.
this is a temp solution anyway ill look into playing with manual gear knobs later anyway cheers for all your help so far (how ever much it maybe)

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:10 am 
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Fair call dude. I'm more of the "just go and try it" sort of person myself. Once I start, I find out all the little pitfalls and do my best to do a good job regardless.

The gearknob thing I got was pretty cheap second hand, have an EBAY browsing session...

See - that's an example of me doing things backwards --- I now have a manual gearbox to put in under the gearknob... .
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Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:13 am 
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hahaha fair enough just tried to wedge out that grey strip and it got me wondering if your car had a passenger side air bag because i think it is related to mine in my car if so i may have to just mask aroiund it.

removing it would make life easy though....

back to the drawing board i guess haha

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:51 am 
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The dash spear is held on by 4 nuts... easiest to remove the panel underneath it but it is real easy to break the clips.... in mine I just siliconed it back in place (no airbag) not sure how the airbag ones clip in place.....

Cluster is the easiest of any falcons....
remove 2 srews... put a screw drivier in the hole and make the top tilt down slightly and pull towards you or take off the fuse panel and insert frigging long srewdriver behind the cluster and push forward.

heater issue is there is a cable that runs to the drivers side of the centre console towards the firewall....

Hope this helps

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:48 pm 
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Thanx fr all that info AU99.

ill get to trying it out tomorrow exceopt the heater one as i can be bothered trying to get my head unit out then the face off then t he center console out to ust fix heating in summer lol but ill get to it :)

yea wiht my air bag one i might just mask everythign around it.
As for the cluster one ofym screws in it is f**k and must of lost thread or soemthign so i ahve o drill that one out haha have all day tomorrow to fiddle and all that jazz so ill post back the.

Cheers

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:44 am 
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IT has been a few days since i posted ast and not much progress has been made due to lack of money (damn insurance and rego)
next month will be much better though.

I went to the wreckers and found series 2 center air vents this is good as they are black paid 6 bucks for them also got a spaer gear stick and ashtrey to play with modifications with out ucking up my own :)

once pull together the money for myhead unit i can then wire up all my lights at once. yay for me :)

The only thing that is letting down my dash (well i think) ia the grey aircon buttons and i can really paint them black or it wll look weird any ideas?

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:24 pm 
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Ok as the weather has been heating up and christmas is past i feel the need to post updates. i have had blue stipes put on te exterior and my head unt put in and all wired in (done by me) I have also purchased clarion speakers for the front. woo progress :) anyway here are pics of waht i did over the past week or so:

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Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:44 pm 
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Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:00 am 
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Well i am back after abaout 1 month and a bit of absence from the forum. some work has been done and i will take pic later today or tomorrow for the forum.

i spent january repaying money to people i owed so not much happened there but so far in feb i have installed new tail lights, my neons and a new head unit all is lookin good.

next on the list is to finish purchasing my sound system and get it installed and hopefuly put an end to my engine noise once and for all.

then im gonna go after a te 50 body kit and exhaust system. im tryin gto come up with air intake mods i can do but i am runningshort on ideas. i also painted my rocker cover and heat sheild and am happy with that.

will be back with pics soon.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:48 pm 
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Oh yea while i think of it does anyone have an AU low series cluster template that i culd use to edit a new back ground.

will be greatful.

 

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