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Old 03-16-2003, 18:30   #1 (permalink)
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BA Falcon wdith?

Can anyone tell me what the full width of the new BA Falcon is?

The Ford website only quotes the width without external mirrors, and I need to know the width with both mirrors to help with a new garage design for my next house.

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um, just a thought, but wouldnt it make sense to make your garage wide enough to be able to open the doors on your BA so that you can get out of the car? Unless your planning on pushing it into the garage each night?
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It's not so much the garage width that is the problem, it's the garage door entry.

This is actually for a third garage to be added onto the side of a 2 car garage, and there will be no internal walls separating so plenty of space to open doors. Problem is the garage door width for the 3rd garage is quoted at only 2050mm.

That leave only about 6-7cm either side of the external mirrors on my wife's little Suzuki, so I'm worred something like a Falcon has no hope!

I think I can get the size of the openning increase by another 200mm but I need to know if that will be enough.
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How soon do you need to know? I can go around my mates house and measure his XR6T. Just the mirror extension size?

You can add that to the width then.
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How soon do you need to know? I can go around my mates house and measure his XR6T. Just the mirror extension size?

You can add that to the width then.
Ummm.... Better still, just measure your own mirrors instead. Then and that length doubled to Ford's quoted width, add 3" either side for good measure and hey presto!
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Ah I need to know relatively soon, but that being said it doesn't have to be a BA.

An AU, EL, EA, anything relatively big with dual mirrors should give me a good indication. I just though the figures for the BA might be easily on hand.
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I Have just checked my owners manual for myBA XR6 ute and overall width is 2141 mm (including mirrors) I can't think of any reason for the sedan being any wider
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Excellent poodge just what I was after, thanks!!!
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Ok, I just got the finalised plans from my builder and we have been able to open the width of the 3rd garage door openning out to 2290mm, up from a previous size of 2050mm.

Given that the BA Falcon width (with mirrors) is 2141, I now have enough space to squeeze one in there if I need to.

I know the gap doesn't leave a lot of room for error but my wife's little Suzuki will be parked there on a daily basis. Just wanted to make sure I can fit a Ford in there if I really needed to.
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