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Old 08-21-2002, 03:26   #1 (permalink)
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Now that I have some time on my hands, I have started on my next project car... an EF Predator.

The EL Predator, for those not familiar with the car, was a showcar based on the base EL Falcon, modified with parts readily avaiable through the aftermarket.



The car "was constructed to showcase the potential available within Ford's 4.0 litre SOHC six cylinder range" and to "lift sales of second hand Falcons", basically aimed at blokes like myself who wanted ideas on how to make a GLi look mint.



There are a few features that were incorporated into the Predator that I will not be using on my car, the two main ones are pure LPG and the huge Supercharger. The first I just dont like, I'd rather pay for petrol, the second comes down to insurance, or rather, the lack thereof if I strapped one on.

Other smaller changes will be the wheels (I personally did not like the Predators wheels) and the position of the fog lights...

This is the start of the project, the car that will, over the next year, evolve into a green EF Predator.



The dual exhausts are the next modification to be added, modified chrome filler cap, and I am talking to window tint companies about a tint with a green tinge to it, as the Predator has a gold tinge to its window tint. The interior begins after the outside is done, starting with Recaro's and who knows where it'll end *grins*



I am currently chasing up a clear photo of the Predator logo, I had an article in an old Motor magazine of it, which was lost over the years, much to my disgust. If anyone has one, or knows of a web address that does have one, it would be much appreciated if you could post it here, or message me! The photos I have are too vague to get an accurate view of the logo, mainly of the detail on the face of the Predator. So if anyone has one, it'd be much appreciated.

Also, if anyone has any comments or suggestions, please add them, I'd love some feedback on the idea.

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Looks good, when can you come around and start on my EA?
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Hey Zantetsuken are the wheels on your car 16's or 17's?
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EAFGhia - Actually, an EA project car will be the next after this, my brother's looking for one at the moment... Trust me, I'd love to do yours too, if I had the money lol...

Pete84 - They are 17 inch AU2 Tickford wheels done in the EF/EL offset, sitting on 45 profile directional rubber... which is the same offset as the EA-ED series, i beleive...

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The real Predator is at the Discovery Centre in Geelong if that helps you .......
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Don't know if this link will work, but here goes.

www.members.tripod.com/~wardman/ford_index.htm

Go to "special vehicles" and hopefully what you want is there.

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dragonV8 - that site helped me perfectly, beautiful clear pics of it there.... thanks a million for it...

XR8DAZ1 - Yeah, the wesbite for that place is pretty pathetic.... no photos of the cars at all...... thanks though, appreciate your help....

And thanks for the feedback from those who've given it, especially the advice on coloured tint being illegal... might have to re-consider that part! *grins* Cheers
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