Of all the aesthetic dilemmas, this was one of the biggest. Other options I considered included painting the upper half above the chrome body colour and the lower half black (or vice versa), or removing the mouldings altogether and bogging up the indent.
In the end I settled on the unoriginal EB/ED Ghia style of colour coding with chrome. I got over the stock grey pretty quick, but for some reason it looks damn good on some cars. Interesting the XR models etc never had colour coding.
Jack Travis, E-Series Acting President
1989 Ford Fairmont Ghia turbo/GL replica (underway)
1994 Eunos 800M
1990 Ford Laser S
psycho chicken: that was what i thought! I'm gonna get my EA resprayed soonish, and was thinking about filling it in. I really don't know what it would look like though.
I also plan to have the grey protector moulds painted jet black, as well as the upper part of the bars, with the chrome insert.
Car is gonna be a really dark blue, most probably the dark blue off the new Mazda6.
Anyone out there good with photoshop? I'd like to see a picture of an ea/eb/ed without the indent.
EA GL-Ghia pseudo operator
3.9 MPFI converted 4 speed
2.5 inch exhaust
NC Ghia interior (except rear trims)
Fairmont audio (with 4 speakers)
S-pac cluster with white dials
Trip computer and Fairmont interior lighting.
Half wired Ghia BCM.
what you could also do is make up some inserts out of like flat plastic that fill in the indent, so they look like a moulding but flat with the door. thats what was done on the Street Machine sony scorcher coupe.... looked ace i reckon.
ill be colour coding my car soonish and new chrome
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