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 Post subject: Re: Luke's garage
Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:15 pm 
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No, I've called back four times now over two weeks. The last reply was "talk to whatsitsface, he should be here at about 2pm".. Not even an offer of a call back (not that it's worth anything).


ahwell she probably doesnt even have one anyway its pretty s**t there every time oh we may have one in storage.

find some side skirts?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Luke's garage
Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:50 pm 
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They never check in storage because she's too lazy to stand up and check up her a**hole :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Luke's garage
Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:56 pm 
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lukey1990 wrote:
They never check in storage because she's too lazy to stand up and check up her a**hole :lol:


shes probably got a 5 story mansion and a 200 car garage up there with room to spare :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Luke's garage
Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:03 pm 
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today lukey1990 and myself picked up the au.

they did a good job of it
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and last one
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 Post subject: Re: Luke's garage
Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:31 pm 
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As Brad said, picked up the AU which went surprisingly well considering the dirt roads and my steep driveway.

The AU's damaged more than I thought. The motor and box may have been pushed back a little bit.

The left-hand steering rod is bent about 100-150mm, the sway bar mounts are ruined and the lower wishbone is cracked clean through in two places. The left-hand only had a steel rim on in, the tyre wouldn't fit in the guard with the new position of it :s

I noticed the drivers seat in about 20mm from the B-pillar and there's a 10-15cm gap between the seat and console. The passenger seat's lumbar control is almost touching the console.
The console is mounted on the floor properly and both seats are solid and bolts down.

I think there's some chassis rail or ladder frame damage.


I had a look under it tonight, there's a good few tennis ball size dents in the rails. I spotted at least one dent in the floor pan too.

The exhaust is very smashed up, it's worn some decent groves in the drive shaft :shock:
The right-hand rear lower wishbone is dented too, it's near the mount so I don't think its too major.


I now agree with XD VAN 82's theory of the car running off the road, the under body damage is pretty bad.


Also the IRS chassis rail curves inward for the shock tower, the leaf rear end doesn't.
The differential appears to be an open ender too. Bugger. I'm not sure what ratio it is, I haven't looked at the tag yet.
I've also added interior lights to the parts list for my AU :lol:


Also Brad, I realised the most likely reason it's not starting in because of the inhibitor switch, which should have been obvious :roll:


I took some pictures of the under body damage, I'll try to upload them tomorrow.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Luke's garage
Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:33 pm 
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Wow, that looks like a very very hard hit, but still repairable? Cool.

I guess it's getting raped for parts?

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 Post subject: Re: Luke's garage
Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:39 pm 
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wow it would explain it but they must of been moving to do that kind of damage. i have to come around and check out the damage underneath it sometime :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: Luke's garage
Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:52 pm 
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Yeah taking everything off of it.

It's definitely worth a look, I was using my phone for light which isn't great.

Did you read what I said about the motor?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Luke's garage
Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:54 pm 
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lukey1990 wrote:
Yeah taking everything off of it.

It's definitely worth a look, I was using my phone for light which isn't great.

Did you read what I said about the motor?


mmmm should of thought of that aye :P so quite possible it may fire

 

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 Post subject: Re: Luke's garage
Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:31 pm 
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I expect it will. I was going to try it tonight but the only battery I have here ATM is in my AU.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Luke's garage
Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:41 pm 
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lukey1990 wrote:
I expect it will. I was going to try it tonight but the only battery I have here ATM is in my AU.


ill bring my battery down.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Luke's garage
Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:45 pm 
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Brad and I started the Fairmont wreck yesterday, started very easily and seemed happy to idle. Considering the level of frontal and chassis damage it's a bit surprising.

It was only on for about 10 seconds as the belt isn't on and it wouldn't hold water anyway. Also some oil leaked from the cam phaser.


I removed a nut from the AUI Fairmont stabiliser bar linkage, it seemed to be too small for my AUII, the swaybar mounts differently anyway so it's not surprising.

I called two local wreckers to pickup one, I ended up buying one from Ford for $4.

I also removed the rotor to have a look at the hub condition this morning, doesn't appear to be damaged in the crash so I'll look at removing it this evening.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Luke's garage
Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:13 pm 
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about time you got around to fixing that :P good news about the hub being undamaged.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Luke's garage
Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:52 pm 
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I removed a few bits off the AU mont on Wednesday.

Bonnet
L/H guard
rear bench seat
L/H front door card
L/H mirror and door handle
Passenger airbag
A few bits of interior trim
Airbox and pipes
Aerial (except cables)


The interior door handles are riveted on, I don't remember my old AUII handles being that way..
That's 16 rivets that I have to drill out now to swap the chrome handles into my car :roll:

I also noticed the AUI doesn't have seat belt pre-tensioners. Nor does it have height adjustable front seat belts.

My old AUII Forte and my AUII Furtura have pre-tensioners and height adjustable belts. Why does an AUI Fairmont Ghia not have these? I mean this the highest model car you can buy without going to a LWB vehicle, and as the series two pov-pac Forte got these as standard you would think a Ghia series 1 would have them..

I remember seeing a AU1 Fairmont (not a Ghia) only having a drivers airbag at a local wreckers. That also surprised me a bit.


So I can't put the B-pillar trim in my Futura (mines got some holes in them). I'm not sure if the pre-tensioners can be fitted to the series one seat bases either. SO I might have to put my seat bases onto the seats, a bit of a bugger as it'll waste the 6-way power drivers seat.
The passenger seat isn't fore and aft adjustable, even manually so it's the same as my currant passenger seat base.


I removed the front passenger seat last night too.

The series one may not have a sunglasses holder, but this Monty has a light on the roof under each sun visor.
They'll go into my can with the sun visors too, they're felt instead of my vinyl ones.
I'll also be replacing the rear lights in mine as the switches don't work too well.

I was going to remove the steering wheel, but I forgot that the bit to remove the AU airbag broke while I was swapping the standard wheel back into my AU..

 

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 Post subject: Re: Luke's garage
Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:51 pm 
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chop chop get that interior into the wagon :P ill be calling you shortly regarding the bits requird for the xf.

 

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