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Old 12-26-2004, 00:51   #1 (permalink)
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Full Circle...Back to an XY!

After having my share of Fords over the years, right up to the BA XR8, I've gone full circle and I'm back where I started. I'm now back in an XY. It just feels right.
Now for some pics, which are long overdue.
Original 351 Fairmont, just what I was after.
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Old 12-26-2004, 02:31   #2 (permalink)
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Congrats Rastus - that's a very nice Fairmont! Globes suit it as well.
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Old 12-26-2004, 02:43   #3 (permalink)
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gone old school again :) This is a very nice example of a beaut XY.

(I still have a soft spot for the V8 AU Fairmont ghia you owned)
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This is a very nice example of a beaut XY.
Good pick up there Rastus, hope you enjoy it.

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Mate, finally you have seen the light. lol

Hey its a great looking xy there. Love the colour. Its the same as my corty I believe.

Do you miss any of the creature comforts of the ba?

How much was it?
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Old 12-26-2004, 16:05   #6 (permalink)
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I am really happy with it and now while on holidays at least I can enjoy it a bit more.
The colour is Bronze Wine, very much like the brown on the Cordy's, maybe lighter. My mum had a TC that colour. For most people, they're all brown!
The only things that I'm changing ATM is the wheels, (yes they look good, but are only 14" globes). I'm getting some steel rims and putting the full Fairmont wheel covers on. I want the stocky look. Also wanting to get the standard steering wheel also. Put an aftermarket one on for the RWC. It came with a XY GS rim, but horn was stuffed.
Only things wrong with it is the front seats have been retrimmed, but without the basketweave inserts. Will look to remedy, as back seat is immaculate.
Also it's got a 4 barrell Holley sitting on original Ford Square Bore manifold (XB 2v GT?) instead of the original 2 barrell Ford carb. (I don't mind that as much!)
Not really missing the BA that much, I do have a BA ute for work, (just missing 2 cylinders+XR package+back seat).
Here is the link to my previous cars. It's now a 15 year history, and it's missing both the BA XR8 & this new addition - MY CARS
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Re: Full Circle...Back to an XY!

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After having my share of Fords over the years, right up to the BA XR8, I've gone full circle and I'm back where I started. I'm now back in an XY. It just feels right.
Now for some pics, which are long overdue.
Original 351 Fairmont, just what I was after.

Spooky aint it,very nice looking car mate.You are spot on,(It just feels right.)

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after three years of restoring my xw is nearly finished wont be long and will post some good picys
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Good looking Fairmont Rastus, you can't beat the old XW/Y in the look's department.
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Great to see Rastus. Welcome to LSUG (tm)! Again (tm)!

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