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 Post subject: The Bosses Wagon - The b**ch - The Saga Ends
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 10:29 pm 
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In March of 2007 we decided to upgrade the Bosses car for a 1990 Camry Wagon to a 1996 EL Fairmont Wagon

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Stock as a rock, 4.0l, Navy Blue Fairmont wagon, but not for long.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bosses Wagon - The b**ch
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 10:40 pm 
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One of the first things was to start work on a Body Kit. And as most people will know side skirts for Wagons are a rare thing and as I don't like the standard XR kits my options were limited. So as I always do, if I can't but what I like I make it.

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The Skirts are BA SR, 2 sets were needed, cut and rejoined. With the leftovers I was able to make a set of skirts for a sedan, which went onto Fordfreak EF's Fairmont.

This was the start.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bosses Wagon - The b**ch
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 10:46 pm 
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Next job was to lower the b**ch and as it was the bosses every day bus she was adamant that it was to be Lows only with 2" blocks in the rear. Lovell Spring were used on the fron and the blocks were obtained from Ebay.

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Certanly improved the ride height and kept it very usable.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bosses Wagon - The b**ch
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 10:49 pm 
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Next were a set of BA XR8 Series 2 wheels in 17" in correct offset

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 Post subject: Re: The Bosses Wagon - The b**ch
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 10:53 pm 
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Next came the new front Bar as well as Twinlights.

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Front Bar is a standard Fairmont Bar with a Talon Lip added, all joints are filled and new driving light surrounds were made and moulded into the Bar. Even the splitter bar had the joints filled.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bosses Wagon - The b**ch
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 11:01 pm 
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We also added a new Steering wheel as well as new Head unit and blue dash conversion and that is pretty much the way she stayed for a while until a stight altercation with an A4 Audi at a roundabout, resulting in the Bar being damaged, Left Guard stuffed, Left Twin Light Cover smashed and the Bonnet damaged.

So new work began. The guard was replaced and I decided to get a Typhoon Bar from Newgel but before I could fit it Fordfreak wrote off his BA GT bar and I donated him mine and he ordered me a new one.

Here how it looked when we fitted it up.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bosses Wagon - The b**ch
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 11:11 pm 
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While this had been going on I had also been building a new Fairmont/XBGT bonnet so here is how she looks with the bonnet and the Typhoon bar painted and fitted at her Debut at All Ford Day 2008. We also replaced the BAXR rims with ELGT copies.

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The gear knob has been replaced with an after market one as well as a modified handbrake which is yet to be fitted. The grill has also been gutted and replaced with mesh as well as colour coding. I will post up pics soon.

Future Work

More work is on the way with a new Rear Bar as well as some new side panel kitting.
The current head unit is to be replaced with a DVD unit plus screen and front bar camera.
The dash lighting will also be changed to red.
Also to go in is a full set of woodtrimed Door panels (real wood) withn padded arm rests and lamps as well as carpeted kick panels.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bosses Wagon - The b**ch
Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 12:37 am 
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Cool writeup Paul, hard to believe the final result started from a bog standard EL Mont, Awesome stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bosses Wagon - The b**ch
Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 2:52 am 
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About time there mate.

Wagons FTW!!!

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 Post subject: Re: The Bosses Wagon - The b**ch
Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 9:03 am 
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Mate, that looks awesome!! :mrgreen:

Love the bonnet, suits it well along with the front bar etc. Its like BenJ's wagon, but EL style :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: The Bosses Wagon - The b**ch
Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 9:51 am 
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It should be noted that this Wagon was part of my inspiration to build my on Wagon. SWC built my bonnet for me and deserves all the credit for his skill and craftsmanship.

BenJ

 

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 Post subject: Re: The Bosses Wagon - The b**ch
Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 9:59 pm 
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Once I get a few projects out of the shed I will finish the rear bar and get it on. Need to do it soon as the Boss want's a new exhaust system that sounds like mine :twisted: . So here comes another set of extractors and a trip to Surflow Exhaust. See how long I can drag this out :lol: .
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 Post subject: Re: The Bosses Wagon - The b**ch
Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 10:01 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
It should be noted that this Wagon was part of my inspiration to build my on Wagon. SWC built my bonnet for me and deserves all the credit for his skill and craftsmanship.

BenJ


Thanks Benj, yes she has been around a year or so longer than yours but I got 2 to play with :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: The Bosses Wagon - The b**ch - From the Stable of SWC
Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 10:18 pm 
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Sounds like you've got a great boss! :P
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 Post subject: Re: The Bosses Wagon - The b**ch - From the Stable of SWC
Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 10:20 pm 
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Baron.LSN wrote:
Sounds like you've got a great boss! :P


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