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 Post subject: Re: XG UTE slow build - B&M shifter arrived
Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:40 am 
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lukey1990 wrote:
Cool, when are you going there?


next week when ive been paid :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: XG UTE slow build - B&M shifter arrived
Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:39 pm 
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decided to put some road worthy tyres on the rear of the XG as i had abit of fun on my bday :P

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parts that will be orderd once ive done my week at boyer next week.

slotted and cross drilled front rotors and new brake pads :D
depending on rear new rotors ill leave normal rotors on the back
front and rear shocks to suit lowerd suspension
and a set of 235's for the rear
plus the few bits mentioned above from the wreckers.

 

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 Post subject: Re: XG UTE slow build - B&M shifter arrived
Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:24 pm 
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Looked better with your hotwires on :lol:

Any progress on your B&M?

 

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 Post subject: Re: XG UTE slow build - B&M shifter arrived
Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:28 pm 
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lukey1990 wrote:
Looked better with your hotwires on :lol:

Any progress on your B&M?


hotwires are on the front still :lol:

nah not yet :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: XG UTE slow build - B&M shifter arrived
Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:43 pm 
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no updates really worked all week im hoping the other bloke shows up next week so i can go and get all the bits for the ute.

i actually had thoughts of selling it, but not now been in the shed since the weekend i havent even been out to the shed :P i look forward to taking it for a drive tomorrow.

plans are to first get all the bits mentioned (shocks, rotors, tyres, few bits from wreckers etc) and fit it all up then.

tint windows (i beleive we have some tint in the shed :D )
paint the tray (using a spray gun)
re do bumper and grill as im not happy with the finish and the bumper has cracked around the fiber glass where i filled in the repeater holes.
respray mirrors as they have a few marks on them.
extractors
au console
get a cable for the B&M shifter and fix thread for the handle
dye the interior black and get the sound system up to scratch.
possbly looking at doing something with the bonnet (scoop, buldge, XB scoops)
also going to get some gauge cups and put the 2 gauges outside the car like ive been going to do and not do for the past month :P

its a long list :oops: dont expect it done tomorrow but the dearest thing on that list would probably be the extractors.

 

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 Post subject: Re: XG UTE slow build - B&M shifter arrived
Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:20 pm 
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took the ute out for a drive today then all of a sudden could smell fuel so i pulled over and had a look for any leaks found out the rubber seal on the cap is stuffed and petrol was escaping down the side of the car :roll: so i got to a servo cleaned the fuel off the car and got a temporary cap for $1.50, when i got home i put the old twist style cap back on.

also a few days ago i spotted an XF sedan near my house for $800 it looked to be in pretty good condition but i thought nothing of it :P but now curiosity has got the better off me and tomorrow im going to go and have a look at it :oops: hopefully its not as good as it looks as it could end up in the driveway :lol:

also a pic of the ute on the side of the road.
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 Post subject: Re: XG UTE slow build - B&M shifter arrived
Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:03 pm 
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today i decided to get off my a** and get the ute off the ground and pull the wheels off so i know what i need to order.

rear pads bugger all left, front pads have plenty of meat left maybe get the front rotors machined for now reason being i definately need rear shocks unsure on fronts i have a $1,000 budget set thats including getting paint and 2 tyres to :P we will see what happens in the next day or so.

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i notice the ute has been leaning to the right a little more lately
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so up she goes
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hopefully i wake up in the morning and remember i took the wheels off :lol:
and this really got my attention
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cant quite see? pic zoomed in on the left shock
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:shock: it would explain why the utes been handling like s**t lately.

 

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 Post subject: Re: XG UTE slow build - B&M shifter arrived
Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:44 pm 
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tomorrow im getting the new tyres 235's (retreads) $80 each. ill put the wheels back on the car untill saturday where its going to my bother inlaws work where we are going to:

fit new rear shocks
test front shocks
machine rotors (hopefully) and new rear pads

now due to needing shocks i have to pass on slotted rotors, as a big part of the budget was for a spray gun, primer, paint and clear. seeing how the back wheels are off i may try bash those wheel arches abit straighter :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: XG UTE slow build - B&M shifter arrived
Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:12 pm 
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Hmm, looks interesting..

Looks from the pic like it's just come unbolted. I guess with the blocks the shock would still be fairly extended. Maybe the nut was loose and it came out? On a corner maybe?

 

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 Post subject: Re: XG UTE slow build - B&M shifter arrived
Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:21 pm 
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lukey1990 wrote:
Hmm, looks interesting..

Looks from the pic like it's just come unbolted. I guess with the blocks the shock would still be fairly extended. Maybe the nut was loose and it came out? On a corner maybe?


no idea its weird maybe previous owner was mucking around under there?

 

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 Post subject: Re: XG UTE slow build - B&M shifter arrived
Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:22 pm 
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today i put the ute back together and got my new tyres was going to go to sparco but had to go to mornington so i went to mornington tyres same price. altho time difference was great sparco half hour mornington tyres said 10mins it didnt even take them that they also knocked the price down to $150 as i had the wheels off the car :)

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 Post subject: Re: XG UTE slow build - B&M shifter arrived
Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:33 pm 
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brave man using retreads, i would never use them....seem them unpeel and do plenty of damage.

the old lady had some on the cruiser and they failed, tearing off the bumper and wheel flares, while scratching the paint nicely too.

 

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 Post subject: Re: XG UTE slow build - B&M shifter arrived
Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:40 pm 
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DormanAU wrote:
brave man using retreads, i would never use them....seem them unpeel and do plenty of damage.

the old lady had some on the cruiser and they failed, tearing off the bumper and wheel flares, while scratching the paint nicely too.


my dad use to use retreads without any problems and has a set on his camry now they seem to be doing ok.

 

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 Post subject: Re: XG UTE slow build - B&M shifter arrived
Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:40 pm 
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decided to put the ford badge back in the grill, yes its gold its from the eb :P

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 Post subject: Re: XG UTE slow build - B&M shifter arrived
Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:47 pm 
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few other minor things got done today apart from washing the ute i also removed the skull from the rocker cover, and also took the boot off the B&M shifter and tested it in the console with the standard shifter :P need to make up a proper surround for it but it should look good when finished.

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yes thats a standard t bar surround with a large section removed then grineded down on the bench grinder :lol:

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by the way the car is in neutral in that photo. i will look into something to make a surround next week.

ive decided to wait on painting that will be happening late december early january, so next week the ute should have extractors :D

 

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