I have been doing some thinking, and am tempted to get my hands on a wrecked EF from the auctions later in the year or early in the new year, and I'm wondering if any other Melbourne members are interested in being involved? The reason behind this is that I only want a small handful of parts, but I don't particularly wish to go through wreckers, and I suspect the cost of buying through Ford would be even higher.
Currently, the plan is to buy a low km EF GLi with rear or side crash damage. Even after I've taken what I want, there should be an EF immaculate dash, interior, engine, 4 speed transmission, 3.08 28 spline diff, etc, which will be available for whoever wants it.
My goal with this exercise is to upgrade a number of minor components in my EA. These include front fans, a possible serpantine belt conversion, alternator, air box (but not the dual-length manifold), radiator, wipers, camshaft (whoever buys the engine will need to track down an alternative unless they are happy with an EA cam
), things like oil/water/fuel pumps, starter motor, seat belts, etc. I'll even take the roof if I can. The bottom line is that When it's all added up, a whole car would be desirable, even though I don't need the major items.
I am aware that EFFalcon is looking into a similar idea so we could work something out between us. Either way, the idea of a 'club wreck' has been on the cards for some time, and soon I'll be ready to go through with it. I suppose we would each pay a percentage of the EF's total cost, which would depend on what parts we are wanting.
As for the price, I haven't begun to look yet - but I do know that some forum members bought an AU XR6 VCT with a good engine for $2000 from the auctions - and that was early last year when the AU was a current shape car.
So, who would possibly be interested? :s5