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Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:22 pm 
Getting Side Ways

Age: 25

Posts: 518

Joined: 31st May 2008

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: ebII

Location: shepp
VIC, Australia

who cares wat kind of car he got as ong as its a ford im happy with it
pics would be good



eb gli 2 re sprayed in biscayne blue with sprint front lip ed xr front au series 3 side skirts sprint lip smoothed out boot garnish darkened tail lights el mirrors door handles au repeaters 17 wheels dumpd
my build thread = ... 66209.html

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:56 am 
Getting Side Ways
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Age: 26

Posts: 680

Joined: 20th Sep 2006

Ride: 97 EL Fairmont

Power: 247 rwkw

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

Hope you enjoy your el mate! Get it chucked on gas and enjoy some cheap comfortable motoring.

Good fun cars.....I love my ef, even though it is in abit of a sad state at the moment....will get it back on the road again before chrissie hopefully!



1998 EL XR8 - Opt 20, Explorer Manifold, Pacemaker 4000's, Sunroof, BBQ Fuel

1975 XB Falcon 500 - 351 2V, Toploader, Twin 2.5", Genie headers, Holley 750

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:21 am 
Getting Side Ways
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Age: 44

Posts: 2688

Joined: 21st Oct 2007

Gallery: 28 images

Ride: NCII Fairlane + G220

Power: 143 rwkw

Location: Lake Macquarie
NSW, Australia

Having owned both (I had an XD not XF), I can say that they can't be compared. They are two different animals, like comparing a volkswagon to a commodore (I know both are s**t) But personally, I loved my old xd and wouldn't trade the experience of owning that car for anything. Like has been said before, they are simple and cheap to repair and you will learn a lot from owning one (especially external door handles :lol: ). As for my EF, what a friggin lemon, it would be easier to list the parts I didn't have to replace on this money pit.
Looked Ok but was a stock Gli. In it's defence, when it was drivable and fully functioning, it was a pleasure to drive.
But they were both Fords in a long list of fords I have owned, So I say start from as early as you can get your hands on affordably (XD/XF) and build your way up through the series. Enjoy!
Pics of both are in the thread in my sig.



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Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:26 am 
Getting Side Ways
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Age: 27

Posts: 5877

Joined: 2nd Mar 2006

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Ride: BA Falcon XT

Location: Port Lincoln
SA, Australia

u used to have a ZJ Fairlane last year... cost me $200, all the power windows still worked too! it was a great car to cruise around in, although the auto was half f**k and the speedo was waaaaaaay out (someone replaced the original 351 with a 6... you could see 2 rectangular shaped paint fade marks about the size of a 351 head on the bonnet where the previous owner had cooked the engine...) it was a great car. then i got my $200 back when i sold it again :D



2003 BA Falcon XT | 19'' G6E Turbo Options | BF Tail Lights | Fairmont Boot Garnish | Ghia Grille | Fairlane Ghia Shifter | 6000k HIDs | X-Force Headers + Redback 2.5" Exhaust

1994 NC Fairlane Ghia | 5 Speed | Rest standard for now

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