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Old 09-10-2004, 02:01   #1 (permalink)
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A Question For Someone that works at Ford???

Hi,
I have a question:

My uncle works at ford in Geelong and a little while ago he was telling me that when a model finishes they normally make parts for that particular model for 10 yrs. when the 10yrs is up they do a balance out run to last another 10 yrs. If this is true Then were did all the XA-B and C coupe and Sedan parts go??????

Does anyone know if my information is true or not?????????

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Old 09-10-2004, 17:53   #2 (permalink)
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Sort of. Here is basicaly what happens.

Body Shell/ Trim, stop prduction the day the model ceases.
Panels, about 10 years for most things like gaurds, sill, doors, quarters etc. You will have trouble getting more obscure sheet metel.
Drive Train, as long as there is demand. After market covers this after a while.

Last XC panels made where guards and bonnets about 1990. They had a rerun on XB/C grills in 89 then, and this hurts, smashed the moulds with sledge hammers. Sills were hard to get after 86. Doors and skins dried up about 88/9. Ute tailgates can still be had cos they are the same thru XF/G etc.

Coupe stuff dried up in the late 80's. I have some real good s/h XC coupe quarters, two tail ligt panels and a rear parcels shelf. I tried 10 years ago to buy new and faild. Cant see me parting with them tho.

The re-run XC guards were not to flash, especialy the left side. They need reworking to get the gaps right.

I still have a set of XC guards, one right front sedan door and some sills. Aslo got a XC Fairmont grill in the box along with lights. I stocked up. People thought I was Mad but if this is mad it sure feels good.

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Re: A Question For Someone that works at Ford???

I was bloody surprised to see racks of XF doors (or where they XG's?) at the Geelong stamping plant during the FF Raid tour in 2002.
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Re: A Question For Someone that works at Ford???

Same as XH doors too, which ran to 98.

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"They had a rerun on XB/C grills in 89 then, and this hurts, smashed the moulds with sledge hammers."


WHHHHY????????? Talk about burning your f**ken bridges...
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Re: A Question For Someone that works at Ford???

my local ford dealer sold me a pair of tail light lenses for my xw panno they had em back in a box along with alot of other stuff lh front guard crash pad and various other little bits and get this it was destined for the tip
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