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Old 06-14-2004, 19:33   #1 (permalink)
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Well, as of later today, the 1998 AU Galaxy Blue XR6 VCT auto will be gone and will be replaced by a 1999 AU Galaxy Blue XR8 Auto - no body kit, 16" wheels but it does have cat back exhaust and Chip (apparently).

It's cost me about $3k for the privilege (which was the total opposite of why I originally wanted to get rid of the XR6), but I now have a V8 again! So I'm kind of happy.

One condition from the boss (missus) is that I am not allowed to do any mods to this car at all, apart from very minor detailing type mods (painted engine bits, and perhaps some interior bits and pieces) I will be taking the 17" Speedys off the wagon as well as the woodgrain wheel and auto surround, and the chrome door handles, so the wagon will revert to pov-pack bits (which is OK, as it's the missus car anyway).

I will post some photos up in the showroom at some stage.

Long live the XR6 - it was/is a great car, just 2 cylinders short!

Falkeen - if you read this, and you happen to have that Haymen-Reece towbar lying around, I want it (please). PM me if you still have it.
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Old 06-14-2004, 21:47   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome back JC, yer no mods to the missus, LOL
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Old 06-14-2004, 21:51   #3 (permalink)
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Old 06-14-2004, 21:54   #4 (permalink)
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Sweet JC, i plan to pull a similar coup with my car one day! Cant wait to own my first full engine. All the ricer mates keep saying that if i have to have a ford why dont i get the XR6T. They just dont get it, i want the big powerful rumble of an 8! Well done mate.
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excellent news JC, I guess you better get some new pics and info over asap for the web site update.

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One condition from the boss (missus) is that I am not allowed to do any mods to this car at all, apart from very minor detailing type mods (painted engine bits, and perhaps some interior bits and pieces)
So, when are you getting a divorce? I'm guessing no mods will drive you to insanity within a year!:sr:
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Cool stuff, can't wait to see it!!
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Old 06-15-2004, 00:19   #7 (permalink)
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Congratulations on your XR8
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Congrats on getting a car with a full engine in it

where are the pics
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Well done JC!

I can see in about 1/2 a year, brand new wheels and engine upgrades. It will happen! lol
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Old 06-15-2004, 00:57   #10 (permalink)
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Yes It won't be long till the bug bite's, don't worry she will come round,good choice to go back to the 8.
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