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Old 05-01-2003, 18:41   #1 (permalink)
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My XA GT Replica.

This is my XA i had it for around 3 years now. I purchased it when i was 16 off my sisters friends dad who bought it brand new in 72 (an ex ford employee) He decided he didnít want it anymore as it was just sitting in his garage unregistered for years. He told me i could have it for nothing if i took it off his hands so i did. The interior was brown with a rubber floor mat, ripped roof lining and bucket seats, it was pretty well worn..The good thing was the body didnít have much rust at all considering how old it was.

Then the work started, the first mod i did was put on some mag wheels and wide tyres then see how she looked, and i fell in love : ) Then got my dad to help replace the 250 six ď3 on the treeĒ for a mild 302 Cleveland and C10 auto. But before that we had to fit some Necessary parts. We took the front apart encluding the guards and replaced the radiator panel & coil springs with V8 items. Seeing the front was all apart it was a good time to give the underbody and underguard area a good grinding back and paint to remove all the dirt and grime that was picked up over the years.

When all the dirty work was over i got the windows tinted and got a twin system exhaust & extractors installed. Then it was also time to give the interior a sprucing up. So i got the rear seat and buckets re trimmed in black vinyl, replaced the rooflining, new black moulded carpet and a new set of seatbelts. I also replaced the standard brown dash for a black GT dash, then i was happy with the car Ö. for a while.. then decided i wanted to give it the GT treatment, so i spent a few years looking in the trading post for genuine GT parts. Like the rear stone tray (for oval exhaust tips) door trims, twin headlight grill , bonnet, then the guards which i only just got. now i'm happy with it all now. The only thing is the paints showing its age and needs a re spray that's getting done in a month or so. Hopefully i will get some pics up when shes all finished..








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Old 05-01-2003, 19:58   #2 (permalink)
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WOW looks really clean ... Love the old GT's... (who doesn't)
Keep us updated eh!
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Should look awesome when finished mate. I love the old XA's. Wouldn't mind one myself one day.

What colour are you planning on doing it?
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It,s going to be the original colour acrylic copper bronze mettalic. With the satin black bonnet and along the sills and around the wheel arches i got quoted around $4000 for the job..

Heres a pic of the interior..



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Old 05-02-2003, 09:00   #5 (permalink)
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Farkn good price. Hope they do a good job, 'cause it will look awesome!
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Old 05-02-2003, 17:38   #6 (permalink)
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Heres A picture of the clevo.



Engine Specs

Type:Ford XA 302 Cleveland Block
Capacity: 4.9
Pistons: Standard
Induction: (reco) 4bbl carter 600cfm thurmoquad
Manifold: Standard 4bbl
Exhaust: (new) high-tech headers, twin 2" pipes ,lukey mufflers
Crank: Standard 302
Cam: Mild
Heads: 302 2V
Ignition: XD Electronic Unit

Transmission: (reco) XD C10 Automatic

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looks very very good .......
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Old 05-02-2003, 18:37   #8 (permalink)
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XA's are a killer looking car. My favourite would be a wild violet 4 door GT. I'd take one of those over an XY GT (not an XW Phase II though )

Tears in eyes as I remember my XA Superbird Coupe.
351 FMX, Black GT interior inc dash/tacho option, electric sunroof, 127L fuel tank, Nightmist Blue. Regular "off the clock" runs to the country at night.
It was going to put a 429CJ 4 speed BBF in it... then I got married... then divorced... Shoulda kept the damn car!
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Yes wild violet is unreal! My dads first xa was a wild violet gs with a factory fitted 351 and 9 inch lsd thats the car that Made Me love the XA,s.

Speaking of superbirds my dad has one. It has the bird decals and all. I will post a picture.
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XA_GT_351 what wheels are that on that Coupe Pictured there... they are really nice... id luv to see some wheels like that on my XC... i was going to go for Traditional 12 Slotters... but i may be converted
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