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Old 07-07-2003, 05:05   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I have a few ideas up in the air at the moment and I thought Id ask you guys to perhaps, pull some of those ideas down to earth

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My ea currently has a rattly 330,000k old engine & 3 speed trans. I have an EB 4.0 engine lined up which I can pick up any time. To bring the car up to scratch body-wise it will need a minor amount of rust cut out, a new RHF guard, both 1/4 panels will need to be straightened, both rear doors will probably need to be replaced and of course a fresh coat of stark white over the top.

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I can most likely get a GOOD EA Falcon minus the engine, trans, interior, bolts ons for the cost of the tow truck or near enough, in which I could fit the 4.0i at my leisure, then eventually swap my interior, transmission and other bolt on items such as headlights,tail lights etc

which do u think would be the best way to go about it, I have no idea which way I wanna go
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Old 07-07-2003, 05:21   #2 (permalink)
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either way the trans needs to come out for the whole thing.
not sure whats easier, i'd prolly want the extra body to play around with anyway.
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Old 07-07-2003, 05:49   #3 (permalink)
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It would take you longer to swap bits over to the new shell, and a lot of it will be difficult and a lot of swear words will be yelled. You then have the problem of having to dispose of the old shell. Also what are the chances of finding a good straight body EA that's stark white and has no engine etc?

I would stick with the car you've got, put the good bits in, get the panels straightened and you're off. Quicker, easier and I dare say maybe a little cheaper.

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Old 07-07-2003, 07:43   #4 (permalink)
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I would get the spare shell and keep your car as a dayly driver and turn the spare into a project car....

I wouldn't do a swap as alex said it'll take a long time and you'll be without a car.....

But thats just me....

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Old 07-07-2003, 12:04   #5 (permalink)
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You'll have the cost of gettins a RWC and then registration of the new shell
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Old 07-08-2003, 02:27   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah i realised that the more I thought about it karl, getting a shell is no problem as the "family business" sends a fair few of them to the crusher every month

I think ill keep mine after all, fit some good panels etc and go from there
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i recon go with option 1
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