Changes in BA Ute rear bumper and tail lights - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Australian Falcons Discuss the australian born and bred models here. Includes the 80's 90's and present day Falcons offered by Ford Oz.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-27-04, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
Oxford Green AU
 
AUForte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Posts: 1,281
Changes in BA Ute rear bumper and tail lights

Did a search on this and couldn't find anything.

Just wondering what the story was behind the alterations made to the ute rear bumper, the relocation of the reverse lamp from the bumper to the main tail light units and the indicator lens colour being changed to orange.


Dual Fuel 10/98 AU1 Forte
AUForte is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-27-04, 01:45 AM
Can't wait for Winton...
 
outback_ute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Victoria
Posts: 2,759
Re: Changes in BA Ute rear bumper and tail lights

Basically the lights are the same as the F series lights, and they changed them in the US. I have heard that it had something to do with the introduction of the RTV, which coincides with the changeover as well.
outback_ute is offline  
post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-27-04, 10:45 PM
mmm... Ford
 
Sloth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Tauranga, NZ
Age: 28
Posts: 119
Re: Changes in BA Ute rear bumper and tail lights

heres a pic
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 000_01653.JPG (94.0 KB, 74 views)
Sloth is offline  
post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-27-04, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
Oxford Green AU
 
AUForte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Posts: 1,281
Re: Changes in BA Ute rear bumper and tail lights

Just that I really prefer the old design and I've been seeing the newer design getting around.

Dual Fuel 10/98 AU1 Forte
AUForte is offline  
post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-27-04, 11:07 PM
Just give me an excuse...
 
Night_Lurker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: struct melbourne hallam;
Age: 36
Posts: 3,949
Re: Changes in BA Ute rear bumper and tail lights

i actually like the new design better. I think now the whole cluster together looks neater.

Truly the deepest kiss one can feel, and the one most sought after, is the one you will not survive....
Night_Lurker is offline  
post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-27-04, 11:31 PM
JR
Editor on P Plates
 
JR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Express Publications, Sydney.
Age: 45
Posts: 2,482
Re: Changes in BA Ute rear bumper and tail lights

Ford Oz saved a big chunk of cash by making the AU ute use the tail lights out of the the just superceded model F150.

So the original AU lights were from what was I guess the 1997 F150. This was then superceded by the 2001 F150, which had the blinker and reverse light in the one cluster, so now that the 2004 F150 has come out those lights have been switched to the Falcon.

I'm not sure if that made sense but basically out tail lights are one model cycle behind the F150.

But with a whole new design light in the 2004 model, that may change at the next facelift...

Editor: Street Fords Magazine - Issue #1 on sale MARCH 2005
E-mail: jr@streetfords.com

Co Founder: 3FB Inc.
To see my old BA Falcon XR6, click HERE
JR is offline  
post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-28-04, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
Oxford Green AU
 
AUForte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Posts: 1,281
Re: Changes in BA Ute rear bumper and tail lights

Thanks for the explanation mate, it's not the all in one look that I don't go for, I just have a bit of a thing against orange coloured indicator lenses!

Dual Fuel 10/98 AU1 Forte
AUForte is offline  
post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-28-04, 08:30 PM
Registered User
 
TJS-81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Central Victoria
Age: 34
Posts: 267
Re: Changes in BA Ute rear bumper and tail lights

Quote:
Originally Posted by AUForte
Thanks for the explanation mate, it's not the all in one look that I don't go for, I just have a bit of a thing against orange coloured indicator lenses!
Doesn't your own car have a orange coloured indicator lense?!


2003 V8 Explorer

TJS-81 is offline  
post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-28-04, 09:33 PM
Can't wait for Winton...
 
outback_ute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Victoria
Posts: 2,759
Re: Changes in BA Ute rear bumper and tail lights

The old AU type had clear indicators, but I think the new type looks better without the red part around the indicators not to mention getting rid of the reversing light in the bumper. Without having driven one, I would imagine having a reverse light on each side would give better illumination too.
outback_ute is offline  
post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-28-04, 10:21 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Sydney
Posts: 95
Re: Changes in BA Ute rear bumper and tail lights

Hey TJS-81...

Got any pix of your Envy ute..? I checked your user gallery but it's empty.

I'm interested to see what a green Ford XR looks like as I like the green in the SS variant..

Thanks

Steve
SteevO is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Australian Ford's Discussion > Australian Falcons


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Has anyone got any opinions on use of fog/driving lights? XRchic F6 Typhoon | XR6 Turbo 55 05-22-04 09:15 PM
is there a kit for putting the tail pipes out the rear bumper cover? muscles92467 Exhaust 3 01-21-04 12:38 AM
2005 S-type At A Glance RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 01-05-04 05:32 PM
BAXR6 rear bar on AU MR AUII General Tech 3 09-23-03 01:09 AM
BA Series 2 Crystal Ball Gazing DanielXR8 Australian Falcons 15 08-25-03 05:45 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome