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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-10-03, 02:40 AM Thread Starter
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V8 AU with bodykit etc

Here's my AU Forte V8.

Mods list includes: (click on the coloured links to see a picture)
Brumby front bar with Custom mesh grille & TE50-style headlights
T-series snorkel and Pod filter & Detailed engine bits
Custom auto gear knob
Interior painted bits'n'pieces
AU1 17" Tickford wheels/ROH Azzurro (TE50) 17" rims, XR side skirts & Hawk rear wing
Custom mesh in rear bar
Pacemakers with 2.5" system
Tickford sports suspension
Custom door trims (vinyl, until I can afford full leather)
Amp and subwoofer
etc etc

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-10-03, 03:12 AM Thread Starter
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Here's a group shot of the car.
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It is missing 2 thinks, First thing is body kit for back bumper and the second thing is Clear Side Indicators.
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2 Things not Thinks.
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second that on the clear side indicators!
looks the goods otherwise
took your time getting it up in the showroom....good idea by the way

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Thanks XR6Man and Falkeen.

It's been a while getting these up, but without a digital camera, I have to use a normal one, get the film processed and then scan the photos. Next purchase may just be a digital camera.

Clear indicators installed Thursday (after i took the photos). As for the rear bar - I've been thinking about getting the AU2/3 XR bumper 'extension'. One of these days I'll get around to it.

I have actually modified the rear bumper by cutting 2 slits and meshing them (kind of like the T2 rear bar, but not as wide). When I get more photos of this part, I'll post them up and you guys can let me know if that is acceptable :-), or if I still need the rear bar extension. I'm sort of in 2 minds about it, so other people's opinions gratefully accepted.

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AU2 Wagon HAD Auto
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yeah the bar extension i what i meant, just couldnt really remember what it was called. The car looks great mate! Have you got any other ideas for the future?
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Thanks. No further ideas yet (maybe roller rockers/rocker rollers/whatever they're called). But I'm sure aomeone will come up with a new idea on here that I'll just have to try myself! I just had 2 weeks off over christmas, and spent 12 of those days doing something or other to my car or the mrs XR! Not all day, mind you, but enough of each day to make her indoors cranky!

Anything to make the car different is what I look for, so even someone else's idea ends up being bastardised by me to suit myself (chrome door handles is one example - I painted mine platinum).

I'm going to get a digital camera sometime next week so that I can take photos and post them up here a bit faster than 3 weeks after I've done something to the car!

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AU2 Wagon HAD Auto
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MATE, that's one sweet FORTE you've got there. Damn, it almost passed off as a genuine TS50. You'll need the side skirts and the rear bumer bar. I'm having it fitted onto my XR6 as we speak so I'll post pictures when they are done (Friday).

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Thanks - it's been mistaken for a T3 many times, and even for the new BA a couple of times!!

Yours should look good too - interesting that you're changing from the XR front though!

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AU2 Wagon HAD Auto
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