XR's new bonnet - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > General Tech
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

General Tech Have a question that is not covered by one of the other categories? This is the forum for all other items not specifically covered in other categories.

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-12-2001, 19:28   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Mals BA XR6T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Age: 40
Posts: 62
XR's new bonnet

Does anyone know, or able to edit a picture, of an AU XR with the high bonnet (like on the standard AUII Falcon). Just wondering how that would look?

Mal
Mals BA XR6T is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-14-2001, 07:51   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: sydney
Posts: 82
Why?
white vct is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2001, 10:10   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Mals BA XR6T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Age: 40
Posts: 62
Sheer curiosity, nothing more.
Mals BA XR6T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2001, 14:43   #4 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Sydney, Oz
Age: 34
Posts: 2,631
hideous.
i don't think it would look pretty at all, because you'd probably have to modify the front bar so you don't have two grilles. as i said, not pretty at all!
MrPlow2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2001, 19:37   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Mount Coolum
Posts: 311
How about putting a XBGT bonnet skin on it ?
Or maybe a shaker ?
myxr6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2001, 10:06   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: sydney
Posts: 82
The mighty Ford person is right. Hideous indeed!! The only reason we ended up with the high bonnet design is because the average Aussie Joe is too consevative to accept current motor design trends. The AU II front treatment is styled to look like a modern version of the XD. (Fords No.1 seller through the 80's). ie simply a compromise design by Ford to win back buyers. Look at Ford overseas models eg.Focus, Mondeo Cougar and you can see where the AUI was coming from.
white vct is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2001, 15:07   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: NSW
Posts: 35
A modern day shaker would look alright.I reckon the AU standard falcon should have come out with the quad headlamps similar to the R5 falcon ute seen at the motor show 2000.(Or the Audi TT)

xr joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2001, 18:21   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Mals BA XR6T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Age: 40
Posts: 62
I suppose the look is my whole point, maybe us schippies weren't ready for such an aggressive change, and I suppose that shows, and hence the shape change of the AUII. I personally got a shock when it, the AU-1, was released, as did most people, as it was so different to the previous models. But at saying all that I own the AU and must say after originally wanting an EL XR8 (but couldn't find a good one) the AU grows on you.

I was just curious, I suppose I'm a backward schippy hiding within my shick AU XR8 man!

Mals BA XR6T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2001, 10:35   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: sydney
Posts: 82
Hey Mal- I reckon AU XR is so much better looking than the old EL its not funny. You should have no regrets. Get with the 21st century mate (enjoy!)
white vct is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2001, 18:26   #10 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Sydney, Oz
Age: 34
Posts: 2,631
oh, i just think AUs are such good looking cars. the first time i saw the AU range in wheels, i was just amazed! you could say it was love on first site. and now i've GOT an AU. i just can't get enough of that shape. the shape of the front guard bulges is nearly sexual! hell, i wouldn't own one if i didn't think they looked magnificent!
MrPlow2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > General Tech



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replacement bonnets with bonnet scoops MrPlow2 The Pub 26 09-15-2004 18:21
AU bonnet protecter design jeffrey2184au General Tech 4 10-15-2003 01:27
GT Mockup Bonnet gearb0x General Tech 14 05-02-2003 03:34
New Bonnet scoops for XR8/GT/GTP Haza Australian Falcons 86 12-22-2002 16:51
Broken bonnet release (Cant open bonnet!) rningram General Tech 14 05-24-2002 17:57

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:34.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.