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Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:20 am 
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Location: Munruben
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Hey guys when I got my license and was trying to fix up a camry for my first car that developed a very worrying noise from the engine, so when my mom updated her near dead ef I decided to drag it through to rego ran out, well I started my first job saving some cash to replace it. I ended up getting dead stock EF Fairmont to replace it. I just felt it was so nice to drive, and I knew what a hiding they take.
My dad found me this went and look at it and put a deposit down on it for me, when we went to pick it up we found the rego sticker was wrong so thinking we might've potentially be getting scammed we had to chase it up again, finding it was just the wrong rego sticker. When we picked it up I finally got a chance to get in and drive it I found the airbag light and low coolant sensor were on flashing with a piece of tape on the cluster hiding them. :roll:
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Completely stock other than the oldman reflectors on doors and one on the boots ford badge.

I started by fitting a bit of a audio system that I'd picked up just before.
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2 x 10" subs, pioneer headunit, kenwood amp, pioneer rear speakers and a switch to turn off the subs on the dash.
along with a towbar for the bike rack.
and fixed up the yellowed headlight.
and a added a second cig lighter to hard wire in a phone charger which comes through the map pocket.
Next I scored a pair of fairlane chrome handles for 20, stoked on how they suit it.

then it went in for a service, and particularly a safety check as the roadworthy it came with must've been sure dodgey.
needed just about every filter done
my list was
needs a trans service
rocker cover gasket
coolant sensor
heater tap
tensioner belt pulley
and a brake bleed

I picked up a set of tickfords springs prior which i got coated up at work so I fitted the rears with some sensatrac shock before I started on the list from the mechanic. I found one of my shocks was actually cracked on the dustcap thing.
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Anyways thats about all to tell so far, I'm hoping to do few more bits and pieces probably coat the rocker cover when i go to change the gasket to match the springs etc. I did the chrome and leather hand brake and put in a chrome shifter shaft, hoping to get a second car eventually as a real project but in the meantime I'll mess around with this.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:06 pm 
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Ride: Boxcar Love

Location: Brisbane
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Nice clean looking Mont man. :D

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:03 pm 
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Ride: slammed EL

Power: 120 rwkw

Location: Adelaide
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nice ride mate youv done real good there. they are a great car to drive.
the clear side repeators look good to.
just one question for ya mate, what is the switch in between the arial and rear dimister for? i cant remember seeing that in my monty and i cant check cos its in pieces.lol

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:08 pm 
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Thanks, It's the rear wiper switch out of a wagon, but It's setup to cut the amp.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:11 pm 
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ahh thats right.lol
no wonder i dont remember seeing it in my monty.
good idea mate.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:48 pm 
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Not alot been happening to it lately as I've been pretty busy with work and s**t, but got a couple new things, got a woodgrain shifter surround, just got a set of el ghia sunvisors today, and just worked out how to get the ba shifter to work on an ef, with out f**k around with change surrounds and tiptronic s**t.

Now just got to rethread the shaft further down and work a better way to secure it than pack the shaft up with electrical tape and shoving it on.
Oh and find a leather one to replace the f**k out ex taxi one.
pics will be up shortly.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:56 pm 
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yeah i know it doesn't have the silver piece, but i only just got it to that stage and the silver piece is damaged anyway.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:44 pm 
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Location: Brisbane
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Mind doing a writeup? :)

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:00 am 
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Yeah I'll try and put one together once i refine the design a touch more, as there a couple pieces i made up for it, that are a touch sketchy currently, so i could prove the theory.
Also I still have to work out an appropriate mounting method, although I have a couple ideas.
I've taken a few photos to go along with it though.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:24 pm 
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Location: Seven Hills, Sydney
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Excellent work.

It is always good to see you guys pushing the envelope and trying new things.

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Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:33 pm 
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Thanks for that, really appreciate that, especially coming from you.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:57 am 
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Hi guys just small update thanks to another wreckers I got to complete my set of Fairlane doorcards just about and well within what i was hoping to pay, good enough to go on atleast. couple weeks ago, so just have to fit them now.Image

Just looking for a passenger front armrest pad if anybody can help me locate one.

and picked up a 2.5" mandrel bent exhuast and headers from xr8boy, headers look like s**t so I'll be taking them in to work to get coated.
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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:03 am 
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looking good bro.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:50 pm 
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Got myself a set of cornering lamps the other day and picked up a couple tyres at a garage sale so whacked them on my stockies to see how it looks.
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Also got the ghia door trims in, now just to finish off all the wiring.
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Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:23 pm 
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Just a small update, wired up the door trims and scored the 50/50 leather interior.
Got my extractors finally coated, so decided I'd start fitting them late Saturday when i changed the oil, big mistake, well come Sunday early arvo, the rain caught me.
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Fitting an exhaust turned out to be much harder than I expected, especially in the wet :lol:, but i got there in the end.
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