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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-29-01, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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Fairmont trims

How hard would it be to find and put on fairmont trims, with the electric window fittings?

My friends dad runs an ulpolstory (sp?) bussiness in Brighton and he said that he was willing to retrim my car in full custom leather. Looking at getting the seats done in two tone leather.... perhaps grey inserts with an aqua/teal edging around

Would like to make the nice on the inside, as well as go fast :)

Can you still buy the door trims and electronics from ford?

Has anyone actually done this mod to their cars?



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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-29-01, 06:27 PM
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Wreckers userally have some of this stuff if your lucky.. I belive you can still buy the electrics for this stuff from ford.

How much would it be for a normal person to retrim the seating?
I have asked around about leather, $500+ for cheap leather materials alone, and having to try to wrap stuff in leather before, something like $1000 in labour?
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In terms of Electrics, Power windows will cost you about $400 from wreckers, 4 x (Motors, and pully assembly only). These are very easy to fit, and would take about 1 Hour for Each door. (The B@#stard thing is removing 3 Rivets that hold the assy in.

These from ford are are about $220 each.
Note: You will still need the switchgear, and to run cabling into the doors etc. - I Have Replaced 1 Winder in my EF, and have added electric windows to a VN and VR. I also added VR Berlina Interior to the same VN, the interior cost about $800 from memory, and included seats, door trims (with switches), and centre console. (I know this is Commodore pricing, but it is enuf to give you some idea of the costs).

The Instrument Cluster is about $150 for the Batt/Oil/Tacho Version from wreckers, but I think you need to be careful what model you pull these from, (IE EA didnt come with smart lock, so as they dont have the Smart lock LED. Also you will need an Oil Pressure sensor to do this)

There are other little things that you can add as well, Interior Lamp with Reading lights, about $40 from a wrecker - Just bolt straight in. Courtesy lamps in the footwells - (All you need for these is a bulb holder, very cheap and easy to add, bout $10 for the pair), Interior Light Delay Circuit, (Jaycar Electronics stock a DIY Kit, $8.00 Has the same fade function as the EF Fairmonts, I.E. Stays on for about 10 seconds, then Slowly fades out).

Finally, you may want to talk to exodius, he is currently installing EL Fairlane ghia interior, into an Ex EF Chaser. Looks very sweet !!

This is just to give you some idea's
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