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Old 02-06-2005, 16:11   #1 (permalink)
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LTD RR front-retrofit?

Hi All!
I'm about to attempt to fit the above to my XC ute.
Have the gurds, bonnet and complete front with b/bar.
Is there anything else I might need or modify/make up
for this to be successful?
Will be grafting rear wheel arches to suit the profile
of the front guards when the front is on so I can
get a better measurement and side profile.
Don't worry the car (LTD) was already dead (cancer)
when I got the parts.
Any advice / tips would be great, thanks again.
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Old 02-06-2005, 17:41   #2 (permalink)
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Re: LTD RR front-retrofit?

It would be a bolt-on proposition as far as I’m aware, I’ve seen a couple of ZH fronts on utes. For the true LTD look you would also need a vinyl roof! Which I think would set it off & actually look good if you were doing a LTD-type colour.
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Re: LTD RR front-retrofit?

I would think you may need an LTD radiator support panel. I'm not sure if the XC radiator panel is the same or will do the job. Also I would think you would need all the front bumper brackets seeing the front of the LTD's are stretched and they would sit further out.

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The shape of the ute (XA-XC) make it look like
a coupe-ute, type of 70s Ranchero or El Camino.
I thought about the the vinyl treatment, but might
make the cabin look a bit small.
Colours???....maybe the ford Shockwave or Acid
or maybe even black if I can get it straight enough!
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Re: LTD RR front-retrofit?

Yeah, I got the brackets and the bonnet lockdown support panel
that sits infront of the radiator support panel as well as the small
vertical panels that bolt between the nose and rad/support.

Just another idea.....re mirrors, will the LTD remotes
fit on the ute/coupe doors as these are frameless?
Any extra shiny bits help!

Thanks, Will.
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Re: LTD RR front-retrofit?

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I would think you may need an LTD radiator support panel. I'm not sure if the XC radiator panel is the same or will do the job. Also I would think you would need all the front bumper brackets seeing the front of the LTD's are stretched and they would sit further out.

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The ZH and LTD rad support panels are the same, that much I do know. I'd be inclined to put money on it that there's no difference between XC and ZH, ergo the LTD should bolt right on.

The front bumper IS different though - presumably you've got that already? I think the bumper mounts in the same place as a stock front end, but will have longer brackets attached.
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Just another idea.....re mirrors, will the LTD remotes
fit on the ute/coupe doors as these are frameless?
Any extra shiny bits help!

Thanks, Will.
The mirror remotes consist of cables running thru a tube that runs from the remote then hooks around the front window runner then back to the mirror.
They are a right prat to fit but you should have no prob fitting to a coupe door.
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The mirror remotes consist of cables running thru a tube that runs from the remote then hooks around the front window runner then back to the mirror.
They are a right prat to fit but you should have no prob fitting to a coupe door.

Thanks DMAX,
I was hoping that would be the case, it's just that a few
people have said that the sedan cables are too short and
I'd need to find cables from a coupe or Landau.
I can pick up a good set for $50 so will give it a go.
Thanks again, Will.
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Thanks DMAX,
I was hoping that would be the case, it's just that a few
people have said that the sedan cables are too short and
I'd need to find cables from a coupe or Landau.
I can pick up a good set for $50 so will give it a go.
Thanks again, Will.
I thought that sedan cables are too short for coupe/ute doors also
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I thought that sedan cables are too short for coupe/ute doors also
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Because The cables run to the front of the door and then back, I wouldn't of thought there would be a problem unless the mirrors are set further down the door which I wouldn't think is the case but I don't know for sure. Maight pay to check that. Wouldn't be hard to move them if that was the case.
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