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View Poll Results: What should I do with my car?
Reshell it into another EA-D! 14 58.33%
Sell it for as much as you can and save for a better Falc! 10 41.67%
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Old 07-05-2004, 05:33   #1 (permalink)
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ok fellas....well basically I drove a CFI EA today that had a T5, and to say that it opened my eyes up was a bit of an understatement, it puts my 3 speed to shame. I can only imagine how a MPFI goes, let alone a XR.

I now desperatly want a manual but at the moment, well atleast untill I start work full time in the summer, I can only plan; so I want to set myself a goal.

So (and MAD_NC8), your gonna love this bit, I have thought about buying a cheapo 5 speed EA-D and then chucking all the goodies from my car over to it.

So basically how much do you think a good example is going to cost? Even if its a CFI, I dont care as I can convert my stuff over.

So my requirements would be an absolutely smicko paint job. I really dont care what colour as long as its good. And a good drivetrain of course.

So what do you think? Should I bother or is it a waste of money and I should save for a better falcon (ie EF/L)? I really like shape and look of the EA-D though, even though they are a bit older and maybe less reliable.
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Old 07-05-2004, 05:43   #2 (permalink)
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i say get a 5 speed EB GLi, they go for peanuts now, and put all your good bits into it. i quite like the EA-ED shape too.
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Old 07-05-2004, 05:45   #3 (permalink)
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Put a T5 into your current car, could that work?
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Old 07-05-2004, 05:47   #4 (permalink)
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you should be able to get hold of a decent EA GL 5 speed for around a grand to 1500 mate..

considering what it would give you with a rust free car it will be money well spent. im sure we would all pitch in and help you to do the re-shell.

when its down to "bare shell" status you can make the decision to respray it. who knows what that will cozt. shouldnt be more than 2 or 3 grand all done i wouldnt imagine

why not buy the car you drove
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Old 07-05-2004, 05:49   #5 (permalink)
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smoked, his car is rusting away like a shipwrecked oil tanker
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smoked, his car is rusting away like a shipwrecked oil tanker
lol..well its not quite that bad..but yeah the rust situation is not good.

The things i want to keep from my car are:

1. stereo
2. interior
3. tinted windows, including rear (sounds silly i know, its just damn dark so I want them)
4. MPFi stuff if needed
5. rims but I want to upgrade to atleast 16' anyway

Other than that I would strip it and then sell whatever else I dont need or keep it for spares. Well thats the plan anyway.
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Old 07-05-2004, 05:57   #7 (permalink)
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when its down to "bare shell" status you can make the decision to respray it. who knows what that will cozt. shouldnt be more than 2 or 3 grand all done i wouldnt imagine
Id be very interested to know what can do a bare respray for 2-3k!
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Old 07-05-2004, 06:02   #8 (permalink)
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there wa s a guy on the forums i cant remember where it was that said he did same colour for 1500 or different colour for i think 3
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ill have a quick look for the link
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Old 07-05-2004, 06:08   #10 (permalink)
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Okay, if its rusting, ditch it, i wasnt aware, my bad.
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