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 Post subject: My beloved E Series
Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:27 pm 
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Ride: 1997, EL Falcon, 5 spd

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Okay guys, thought I'd finally start a build thread on here of my pride and joy.

My car is a 1997 EL falcon, Factory 5 speed. I bought it in 2011 when I got my l's and it became apart of me lol, i've contemplated selling it numerous times but at the end of the day, there's something holding me back.

So when i bought the car i bought it from an older bloke, it had the usual mods
-Exhaust
-Cd player
-Sub

The car was sitting on stockies all round so when i got it home i chucked some 16" FTR's on it.

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A few months later I lowered it as every young person does to there cars, I found some second hand superlow king springs from a mate for $120, once i got them i chucked them straight in.

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Soon after that i bought some Pacemaker Extractors with a Magna high flow cat to go with them, they added some colour to the engine bay haha.

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Nothing much changed to it in the next year.

Boxing day i picked up a set of 5 18" wheels for it, in pre au offset which was good since it's so hard to find wheels that fit, so once i got them i chucked them right on.

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That's all i've done to it so far, i'll keep posting updates in this thread, so more to come :)
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 Post subject: Re: My beloved E Series
Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:21 pm 
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Looking good so far mate, made me laugh when u talk about contemplating selling it, I have the same thing with my BA, 10 yrs old with nearly 200K always in the back of my mind, but I cant get rid of it, I love it to much. good luck mate looking forward to seeing more.

 

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 Post subject: Re: My beloved E Series
Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:16 pm 
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Ride: 1997, EL Falcon, 5 spd

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Yes cars have a hold over you haha, thanks mate!

Painted the rusted hubs black today looks so much better! pics to come!
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 Post subject: Re: My beloved E Series
Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:03 pm 
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Ride: 1997, EL Falcon, 5 spd

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So yesterday i painted the hubs, i didnt have any heat proof paint so the best i could get was some flat black paint. To me it looks navy but i don't know lol.

So first thing i did was sand them all back and spray the paint on. Here are the Before and After photo's

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After;

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Today i'm looking at an ED xr6 Factory Manual in black for swaps with this, dunno if i want to do it or not yet but will have a look at it then decide from there :)
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 Post subject: Re: My beloved E Series
Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:33 am 
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Ride: BA Falcon 2003, 86 XF Fairmont

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Makes a big difference, nothing ruins the look of your new wheels like rusted hubs, except gutter rash maybe... I didn't use heat proof paint on mine and I found its lasted well, been a year and a half/ 2 years with no flaking or colour change so you shouldn't have any problems.

 

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 Post subject: Re: My beloved E Series
Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:59 pm 
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Ride: 1997, EL Falcon, 5 spd

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Okay hopefully it doesn't then we'll see, yeah they have some rash not to bad though.

Ended up looking at the eb xr6 and decided against it due to needing a full respray/exhaust/dents pulled out the bonnet etc.
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 Post subject: Re: My beloved E Series
Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:58 pm 
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Good to see another e series fan, shame about thre ed xr6, but some good TLC it would of came up good.

 

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 Post subject: Re: My beloved E Series
Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:25 am 
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BarraXH wrote:
Good to see another e series fan, shame about thre ed xr6, but some good TLC it would of came up good.


Would've loved to have got it mate but works on and off so funds permit. 18's are up for sale as well, i have 5. 4 have decent tread and 1 is brand new. LOCATED SA

Also does anyone know a good place in South Australia that does flappers? Got a set of stockies on the car and wanna spruce them up a bit.
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