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 Post subject: Re: ThePistonHead's EFII XR8 Fairmont
Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:03 pm 
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Looks good IMO, it might be the look of them against the badging that is making you unsure of them.

They will probably look out of place for a few days but will grow on you the more you see it :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: ThePistonHead's EFII XR8 Fairmont
Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:10 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: ThePistonHead's EFII XR8 Fairmont
Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:08 pm 
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Much better with the Fairlane.. You know it, deep down...


Haha, if you say so!

Chrome handles went in today, love the look!

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Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:52 pm 
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Got the lighting wired up for the chrome handle backlights. Worthwhile mod IMO, found on some european cars and it's relatively cheap and looks a million bucks at night.

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Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:00 pm 
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Had a spare coolant bottle lying around, so i decided to give it a go at cleaning it and if it came out well id put it on the car. Didn't manage to get all of the crap off, only around 80% as you can see:


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Also got a woodgrain shifter surround:

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 Post subject: Re: ThePistonHead's EFII XR8 Fairmont
Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:04 pm 
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What did you use to clean bottle? I've tried CLR (Calcium Lime Rust) remover with little success - Looks like you did better...

Radiator flush or something?
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 Post subject: Re: ThePistonHead's EFII XR8 Fairmont
Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:07 pm 
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What did you use to clean bottle? I've tried CLR (Calcium Lime Rust) remover with little success - Looks like you did better...

Radiator flush or something?


A mix of petrol, bleach and dishwashing liquid (not all at once). Takes a few hours to get good results.

Mostly just elbow grease. You need to shake around whatever fluid is in there to make he crap 'flake' off.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ThePistonHead's EFII XR8 Fairmont
Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:34 pm 
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Yeah - I even tried adding metal fillings to the mix to add a bit of abrasion... Must have just been a too far gone bottle...
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 Post subject: Re: ThePistonHead's EFII XR8 Fairmont
Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:45 pm 
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So how do you change the boot struts? I've had a set sitting here for 6 months I have been meaning to get around to.


Here we go I'll write it up for you. This is the way without taking your seats out. Should take you 10 mins tops.

1. get your head under the boot and look for where the strut meets the boot, directly across from that (facing the exterior of the car) is a semi circle clip holding it to the boot. You need to take this off with a small Flathead screw driver until it dislodges from the strut.

After this you should be able to get it to pop out with a light tap of a hammer. Warning at this stage the boot will most likely suddenly drop onto your head, BE CAREFUL!

Now that it is free you need to get the other end off, do this by leveraging it off the second mount point. Just move it side to side and it should come off.

I recommend doing one at a time. To put it on just slide it on, do the far end first. Goes on very easily, shouldn't need to use a hammer at all.

Good luck.


Please disregard everything I said, very bad idea to do it this way, as my struts mount got torn off because i was lazy and did it this way. Very annoying job to get it in again, would NOT like to do it again.

Take the time to take your seats out, trust me, far better in the long run.


You just need to take out the rubber stoppers near the boot hinges(stops the boot hitting ther car) and the boot opens up more so the struts come out easy.
I did it the hard way when i took them out :D
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 Post subject: Re: ThePistonHead's EFII "XR8" Fairmont
Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:38 pm 
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Well it's been a while but a couple of minor things to add (that took me a loooong time to put in)

Firstly a chrome shifter shaft:

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A lot of effort for 3cm of chrome!!

And I illuminated my external door handles with LED's similar to the method used for the internal handles:

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They come on when i press unlock on my remote and switch off alongside the other interior lights.

Pictures don't do it justice - as with all the time taking pictures of LED's!

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Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:44 pm 
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Also a few things on the to do list (looking for cheap ones at the moment/waiting on people selling)

EL fairmont grille, with middle tabs removed and possibly filled with mesh
NF turning lamps, hooked up as foglights
DF/L or NF/L chrome number plate surround
Add more led's to interior 'black holes' e.g. cup holder, centre console, under radio surround etc. Would like to be able to see things in those places (like coins) at night. The light up top only lights the rear.
Also add lighting to boot.

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 Post subject: Re: ThePistonHead's EFII XR8 Fairmont
Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:02 pm 
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Yes, owning dark cars really makes it harder to keep clean. This was after 30 mins of rain if the span of one fortnight.



lol yep my fairmonts just the same

 

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 Post subject: Re: ThePistonHead's EFII XR8 Fairmont
Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:04 pm 
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nice job looks very nice very nice indeed :) got me thinkin of doin the door cards meself .now .,lol :)

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:09 pm 
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A lot of effort for 3cm of chrome!!

:lol: :lol:

That exterior door handle illumination is a cool mod dude, haven't seen that one done before. Will be watching closely for updates on the next mods :wink:

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:50 pm 
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A lot of effort for 3cm of chrome!!

:lol:

That exterior door handle illumination is a cool mod dude, haven't seen that one done before. Will be watching closely for updates on the next mods :wink:


Yeah me either, original idea :lol:

A bloody pain to do something like this when your not following a guide though! SO many problems, like an LED deciding the ground itself to a bolt and get negative power so it wouldn't turn off with the interior circuit (finding this out as your walking inside - door all assembled!)

Nevertheless another hour of so fixed that.

 

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