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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-04-02, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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would it be possible to fit ef fairmont ghia doortrims onto an ea fairmont ghia?


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Yup, fit straight on.
You'll also have to change the plastic bit where the control for the electric mirrors is, though.

I've got some pics of my Dad's door trims (EL Gli) on my car (EA S), I'll try and find them and post them here...



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do they match up to the interior well?
this i gots to see...

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***Still frantically searching hard drive for photos***


They matched up physically (I.e. everything lined up with everything else), but the color was a different story. I actually thought it matched really well, but as i was informed by my very learned girlfriend, my interior is a "warm" grey, where as the el interior is a "cool" grey.

RESULT: gf wins, and i still have my boring old EA door trims.



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sweet thanks for that mate

ill be doing this conversion when i buy my ea fairmont ghia :D

cant wait for your pics though :)

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Ok, finally found pics (i realy should give my files more meaningful names than 'Picture_1024', etc.!!!)

Here's a couple of pics of my current door trims:

http://home.iprimus.com.au/bucklyn/ea1.jpg
http://home.iprimus.com.au/bucklyn/ea2.jpg


Here's the pics of the EL door trims (there's no window winder, and they aren't quit in the right position because i couldn't be bothered screwing them on, so they're just kinda hanging in place):

http://home.iprimus.com.au/bucklyn/el1.jpg
http://home.iprimus.com.au/bucklyn/el2.jpg
http://home.iprimus.com.au/bucklyn/el3.jpg
http://home.iprimus.com.au/bucklyn/el4.jpg
http://home.iprimus.com.au/bucklyn/el5.jpg
http://home.iprimus.com.au/bucklyn/el6.jpg



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sweet, looks really good :)

how hard was it to change the inner doorhandle over?

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It goes straight on. Just put the metal rod through it, exactly as you do on the EA one. Even bolts into the same place.


The only slight difference was that , in the EL, the arm rest has a metal bracket under it, which the bottom of the little finger grip thingy in the arm rest screws to. I don't think this would be entirely necessary, though, but even so, just get the bracket from the wrecker, drill & bolt it to the door, just in case.


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thanks heaps for that :)

just a few more questions,

whats the deal with the door lock? arnt the ones on the ef/el square? if they are how would i go about modifying them to fit?

also does anyone know roughly how much the ef/el fairmont ghia door trims (front and rear) would cost (both second hand and brand new)?

also anywhere around the eastern suburbs of melbounre where i could get second hand ones?

thanks heaps for the help :s2:

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Top Stuff Thantos !

I had heard that these EF-EL trims fitted the EA-ED's, but wasnt 100% sure if this was the case !

Looks really good though, and I am suprised how wll the Door trim matches up with the dash !

Looks Really Good !

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