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 Post subject: Re: The hybrid EB build, DOHC xr6, ba interior and a el xr front
Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 8:21 pm 
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your in-sane man, nah if ya done right the first time do it yaself. how much did ya pick the doors up for or were they damaged ones?


Dude to save BIG BUCKS just pick up some damaged ones, make sure the damage it just on the outside skin, and take a few tools down and tell them youll take it off yourself. I got my 4 for around the hundred mark, they were badly damaged on the outside also check for rust.


I thought it would of been something like that.

 

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 Post subject: Re: The hybrid EB build, DOHC xr6, ba interior and a el xr front
Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 9:09 pm 
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Also a few other things i forgot to mention that i have oreder. I picked up a XR BA dash just this week, so it should arrive off the truck sometime this following week, also iv been in contact with a fella named Paul who is making me a scorcher rear bar at the moment, unsure when itll be here but it shouldnt be to far off also he seems like a good fella, and finally i spent my last dollar making a BIG decision on the bonnet choice. I was gonna pick up an old 2nd bonnet and cut the brasing off, BUT for several reasons i am not to keen on the whole idea because: your taking away vital strength in the bonnet, a low spot may appear after removing it making the bonnet look terribel in the light, the transport could possibely fine you if they did an inspection on your vechile (dont quote me on that as i am only guessing) and finally i think i read in the latest issue of street fords (that nice looking EB with the BA engine in it) i think they mensioned they still had troubel with the engine just touching the bonnet after they cut it, After doing alot of research i thaught of just cutting a hole and having a BA buldge in it (they are cheap to) but after seeing a few failed attempts of crafting fibre glass to steel and it slowly peeling off that idea also scared me. Then i found an alternative) Its been on my mind for the past few weeks, the only thing thats scaring me is the price, how ever i just made the swift purchase of a complete EF fibre glass bonnet with the BA buldge moulded in, This will prove to be very structually sound and i shouldnt have to mod anything under it, also it wont peel away at the buldge because its made of all the same material (fibreglass) cost me an arm and a leg $750, but in doing so i hope that this is a safer alternative, mide you if the engine still rubs i could eazily customise with fibre glass and i wouldnt have to worry about low spots on top of the bonnet. Heres a pic of it, i hope he doesnt mind me using his photo (mind you i spent a bit of coin so i should be allowed to at least show you) any ways if you want one they are on Ebay, but he only makes them for all EF's and only EL xr's, not el futuras or gli's.... let us know what you think of the idea???

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 Post subject: Re: The hybrid EB build, DOHC xr6, ba interior and a el xr front
Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 10:07 pm 
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Also i notice sometimes when i go to this page it doesnt load all the pics for the BA door trim post, just hit refresh on your interent browser it seems to load all the pics, it could just be my crappy PC.

 

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 Post subject: Re: The hybrid EB build, DOHC xr6, ba interior and a el xr front
Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 11:27 pm 
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.....o yeah before i go a big thanks to itlookslikeaxr6 for telling me about photo bucket. cheers mate..


Woo go me! Glad to help man, looks like its made it alot easier to post up your build. Who doesn't like a build thread with lots of pictures....besides dial up users.

Your work is great, awesome idea with the doors. That bonnet, all thou is has caused you to loose and i quote,

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... an arm and a leg...


it sounds like its up for the job. In the long run it ssounds like it will work out cheaper and easier with it being easier to modify.

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 Post subject: Re: The hybrid EB build, DOHC xr6, ba interior and a el xr front
Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 6:09 pm 
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i think i read in the latest issue of street fords (that nice looking EB with the BA engine in it) i think they mensioned they still had troubel with the engine just touching the bonnet after they cut it,

did you notice the fordmods.com sticker across the windscreen :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: The hybrid EB build, DOHC xr6, ba interior and a el xr front
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Subscribed. What an insane build. You're nuts! :P

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 Post subject: Re: The hybrid EB build, DOHC xr6, ba interior and a el xr front
Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 3:51 am 
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Smithy.. if the front of the ba trim fit to the el door fine, why replace the whole inside skin when you could have just grafted the AU back section on and blended it to get the same result.. as an added benefit you'd have been able to keep all the EL pw and cl as is.

just a thought....

looks fantastic though.

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Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 6:56 am 
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frankieh wrote:
Smithy.. if the front of the ba trim fit to the el door fine, why replace the whole inside skin when you could have just grafted the AU back section on and blended it to get the same result.. as an added benefit you'd have been able to keep all the EL pw and cl as is.

just a thought....

looks fantastic though.

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Frank


Yeah i did think of just doing the back piece, but now all the bolt holes line up perfect and its a great fit. Also some other things line up better like the speakers (i noticed the e-series ones sit alot lower on the trim) and i also had the problem with the trim sitting over the top lip of the e -series door, it shouldnt be to hard moding the electric mechanism.

 

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 Post subject: Re: The hybrid EB build, DOHC xr6, ba interior and a el xr front
Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 2:19 pm 
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i was thinking that this opens up the possiblity of putting AU and BA to BF trims into EA to EL etc

 

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 Post subject: Re: The hybrid EB build, DOHC xr6, ba interior and a el xr front
Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 2:45 pm 
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This is great work you are doing. Well beyond the average DIY handiman though.

I look forward to the continuing updates.

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 Post subject: Re: The hybrid EB build, DOHC xr6, ba interior and a el xr front
Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 8:53 pm 
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Froudey wrote:
i was thinking that this opens up the possiblity of putting AU and BA to BF trims into EA to EL etc


Yeah it would be a major upgrade from the EF/L trims. It really isnt to hard if you can get your hands on a welder and a few tools, also if you know someone who's a beater, boiler or fabricator that helps. But any e-series would look great with AU-BA/F trims, unsure of FG ones if they are a similar set up.

 

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 Post subject: Re: The hybrid EB build, DOHC xr6, ba interior and a el xr front
Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 9:01 pm 
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Well i just got home, just stayed back from work to grind up the welds and apply a skim of body filler through, then undercoat with some DP40 then some prime, heres the end result:

heres it all sanded back, ready for a skim of filler, next door i do i think ill take the plate in futher, trying to make the welds hide behind the trim, see how i go, still got another 3 doors to do :(
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After a big coat of primer:
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And another.
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Thanks for all the comments and support to readers, ill be sure to keep yous up to date.

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 Post subject: Re: The hybrid EB build, DOHC xr6, ba interior and a el xr front
Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 9:12 pm 
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Wow, looking as if you brought it new like that.

Great work, im sure in time you will get all 4 done. It will look great and id say your the first to ever do this.

Keep it up, will be watching, waiting.

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 Post subject: Re: The hybrid EB build, DOHC xr6, ba interior and a el xr front
Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 9:36 pm 
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geez mate, well done on the in depth descriptions of whats going on here. Defintely keen to see how this all pans out !!

btw, regarding the pics disappearing after youve seen them the first time, my PC does that to. :?
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 Post subject: Re: The hybrid EB build, DOHC xr6, ba interior and a el xr front
Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 9:57 pm 
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can't wait to see this wepon around town. good job on the doors

 

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