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 Post subject: NL Fairlane Slow Build..
Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:10 am 
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Ok so here we are.

This is my NL Fairlane Concorde Ghia.

I bought it in Dec 08, first ford for me, bit of an upgrade from previous cars I've had:
- 1996 Audi 80 B4 (totalled - hit by an X-trail :( )
- 1976 Leyland Mini Clubman, had 4 Mini's all up (sold to my partners Dad)
- 2008 Suzuki Swift (gave to the parents)

and currently the Fairlane.

I bought her in completely stock condition, immaculate interior and the body work is pretty good, but has little wear for its age.

I have big plans for her performance and cosmetic wise.

So far done to the lane are:
- 3" Redback system.
- Replaced the air filter given her a good engine service.
- New sparkies and leads.
- Replace the stock head unit with a 7" Touch Screen and ploncked some Pioneer 6" in the front and Alpine S type 6x9" speakers in the back parcel.
- New Starter Motor
- New Slotted Rotors and Bendix Pads
- Superlow Front about to put in Lows at the Rear with Munroe GT shocks.
- Complete new cooling, Hoses and Radiator. (want new overflow, its leaking)
- Rolled guards

Currently working on the new grill, de-badging etc etc.

The short term:
- Tint
- Extractors
- New front / rear bumpers (need new / good second hand ones)
- Complete Trans Flush/Service
- 3.7 LSD

The long term:
Once all the little stuff is done I'm going to be looking at second hand motor with low km's for a Trickflow top end kit and 331 stroker, possibly supercharged.
After the engine.. A respray and thats everything done :)


I think thats everything....

Oh.. Pics soon..

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 Post subject: Re: NL Fairlane Slow Build..
Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:29 pm 
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How she looked a few days after buying her, spent half the day detailing her.
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 Post subject: Re: NL Fairlane Slow Build..
Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:30 pm 
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Nice Concorde mate, what extras do they have compared to the ghia?

 

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 Post subject: Re: NL Fairlane Slow Build..
Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:26 pm 
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Ride: NL Fairlane Concorde Ghia

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I'm not completely sure but she's got:
- Woodgrain Trim
- Complete Leather Interior
- Chrome Highlights
- Momo Wood Steering Wheel
- Fully adjustable seats
- The Wheels I'm led to believe are factory option, made in France.

I'll get pic's up soon, been pretty average weather, she needs a wipe over :P
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 Post subject: Re: NL Fairlane Slow Build..
Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:04 pm 
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Just noticed last night...
Some ones tried to break into my car :evil:
The lock on drivers door is all mangled, but they didn't get in thankfully..
Alarm up grade I think, anyone know of any decent alarms?
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 Post subject: Re: NL Fairlane Slow Build..
Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:25 pm 
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it wasnt broken into. the plate falls off the door. has happened to all our EFs
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 Post subject: Re: NL Fairlane Slow Build..
Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:07 am 
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Yeh, so two night ago I had $2383 worth of damage done to my car, some fully sick lil mungrels keyed her. Right down to the metal. Wish i had money for a respray :(

Happened while I was in the car, alone 1 am surrounded by 15 guys, not cool. The things you go through when doing favours for girls. aha
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 Post subject: Re: NL Fairlane Slow Build..
Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:43 pm 
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explain that a little more? u sat there while 15 people keyed your car? did u ever think to drive off, f**k it if you hit one of them..
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 Post subject: Re: NL Fairlane Slow Build..
Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:29 pm 
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Off topic, but I hope you remember all of them. Sounds like they need to meet a hungry rotty or alsation. A punch to the head is not enough these days.

 

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 Post subject: Re: NL Fairlane Slow Build..
Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:01 pm 
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I agree with FORDom, drive off and dont look back next time. You would be surprised how quick people move out of the way :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: NL Fairlane Slow Build..
Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:26 pm 
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twas f**k s**t. my window half down 3 guys thinking ther tops yelling at me, didnt wanna look away in case they smacked me. i did think about it but i didnt want em to kick my panels in. so as soon as they moved i booted it, though i was parked head in so i would have to reverse slam 1 n boot and the car park having humps wasnt fun for a car with super low springs :cry:

ive learnt my lesson never to pick up a friend from work at 1am in a dodgey area alone!

so utterly devastated, not like i could pick up the phone and call people as they'd go ape s**t..
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Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:35 pm 
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Well everyone I have the car back from repairs and respray.. FINALLY!!
Supposed to be a 2 week job but took almost a month..
Few imperfections and things they buggered up.. But just glad i got her back now..

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Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:53 pm 
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Excellent work Evan, Cars looking fantastic :wink:

 

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 Post subject: Re: NL Fairlane Slow Build..
Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:22 pm 
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twas f**k s**t. my window half down 3 guys thinking ther tops yelling at me, didnt wanna look away in case they smacked me. i did think about it but i didnt want em to kick my panels in. so as soon as they moved i booted it, though i was parked head in so i would have to reverse slam 1 n boot and the car park having humps wasnt fun for a car with super low springs :cry:

ive learnt my lesson never to pick up a friend from work at 1am in a dodgey area alone!

so utterly devastated, not like i could pick up the phone and call people as they'd go ape s**t..



thats f**k up.. if that happened to me they would be eating outta straws for the next few months, wheel brace to the head woulda done the trick

 

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 Post subject: Re: NL Fairlane Slow Build..
Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:50 pm 
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see thats the thing.. 1 of me 15 - 20 of them all boozed up so cut my losses and got out of there.. if there werent so many it definitely wouldnt of happened but then i wouldnt of had a respray.. so some good came out of it..
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