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Old 10-22-2004, 20:12   #1 (permalink)
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Would you buy this BA??

I found this on ebay, don't know if it's a re-post but here's the link:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....496169962&rd=1

Just wondering what everyone's opinion on this is.

I know the car and I know some of the ad. is BS. I saw it at FTG Auto Salvage. The donor car was smashed something shocking, and they had bought a shell from Ford to put everything in to. The bit about it being built by a Ford mechanic goes out the window then eh? Built by some wreckers more like it.

I personally wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot barge pole. I've pulled apart many cars my self, and know that they can't be put back together exactly how they came apart. Everything at the factory has been put in to and torqued up to spec, some plastic clips have been designed to only go in one way and when pulled out break if you know what I mean. How many of us have pulled out a door trim for the first time only to find that something has broken when we install it?

I don't want to give it too much crap because the owner might be lurking but anyways.

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Old 10-22-2004, 20:26   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah sounds abit suss. Although the user has a good rating.

But yeah "I dont like it..." pauline hanson voice
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Old 10-22-2004, 20:42   #3 (permalink)
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The more important question is, instead of shelling out extra cash for a unichip, GTP alloys and exhaust why didnt he buy the turbo
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Old 10-22-2004, 20:44   #4 (permalink)
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But it comes with a RWC and an engineers certificate... Doesn't say anything about any warranty though... but it is a really good price for what it has...and if it is legit (which some doubt) is probably as good as new
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I wouldnt wanna touch it either. Once a car gets damaged pretty bad, it will just never be the same again IMO.
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Re: Would you buy this BA??

Agree, never the same.
And also agree with Sundeep. interior swap overs would have been a pain, the clips on most interior mouldings snap off when you pull them out. Had to replace a few parts after recently blackening my interior.
That car has been on ebay a few times.
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That's FTG auto salvage selling it.

I don't see the problem with, sure it might have some issues, but you've just saved yourself heaps of money buying the thing, that money will be able to fix anything easy.
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And who's to say that they didnt replace the clips or whatever that broke when it was put back together. Cheap XR6 anyhow
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i agree with the above, you would have to have a good long look at it to suss it out, maybe have a professional have a good look at it if you can...
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Old 10-23-2004, 18:32   #10 (permalink)
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I'm guessing the only reason it has an engineer's certificate is because the shell wouldn't have come out of the factory with a compliance plate (or sticker) because it wasn't finished. It probably needed to be complied like any import that comes in to Australia. I don't know if I'm right, but I doubt that Ford would put a compliance sticker on a car that isn't even finished. I could buy it and chuck a carby 351 in it and start drivin' it no probs then.

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