Ok for those who may not know i've been looking for a project car, i was after an XF/EA Fairmont Ghia & after a couple of months of searching i never found one that was a good base & was in my price rang. Yesterday i came across an XD Fairmont Ghia at a car yard. It was in my price range and is in untouched original condition. Just a bit about it:
- 4.1 Alloyhead Six, Auto air Pwr Steer 225,000k's
- Blue in colour, paint work is not bad for age, little rust
- Original Ghia wheels & 5th Alloy
- Grey velour interior (very good for a 22 year old car) all power windows work & believe it or not are smoother than my AU.
- Original Pioneer Radio/Cassete
- Rear window louver (old man style)
The car is a pleasure to drive, still very tight, very little squeaks & rattles, the seats don't even squeak. The only thing that is not original is the Sports Steering wheel. The motor & g/box are very smooth with very little lifter noise. The only thing mechanically that obviously needs work is the power steering pump is noisy, could be the belt & low speed diff noise.
I pick it up tommorow
Will post photos as soon as i can take photos of it.
Who said white is poxy!!!!!!!!
Proud owner of a 2000 AUII Falcon S ESP
great mate, looking forward to seeing the pics!! what do you have planned?
AU2 S-pack Owner: Silhouette Black, XR6 Wheels, Tickford Sunroof, C2R rear bar, Checker Plate Floor Mats, Chrome Door Sills, Blue Backlite Dash, Blue Painted Brake Callipers, Advanced Extractors, Magnaflow High Flow Cat, 2.5" Stainless Steel Mandrel Bent Custom Exhaust, Genie Muffler. Sony Explode 50w x 4 deck, Kenwood 140w speakers (front and rear), Boss 1200 watt Amplifier, 12" Orion Sub in custom box. More To Come!!
Ok guys i've had the car for about 3 months now & i've set out to make the Xd Interior a bit more like a Modern GHIA. I posted a while back in the interior section about finding some imatation woodgrain, found a 1.5MM thick laminate and this is how it turned out. It wasn't easy, i spent hours playing with a coping saw. I've also covered the rear of the console & the rear power window switches. Let me know what you think. In my gallery also you can see what the interior used to look like, since then i've also stripped & cleaned the whole interior, i also managed to clean the carpet up really good. The upholstery on the seats has aged so i might replace the front seats with EF/EL Fairmont Seats & retrim the rear to suit.
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