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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-21-02, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Hey all,
just wondering...
if I got my self a sweet EB or ED Falcon and managed to get my hands on a EF/EL Fairmont interior is it possible to get the interior into the Falcon?
I like the look of the EB better but love the interior of the later Falcons.
is it possible or am I pushing shit up a hill?
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are you talking the complete interior? dash, console, seats...everything? if so, I think you'll have trouble. Just from looking at it, the dash on the EB/ED is more shapped like the XF dash, so I think you may have trouble fitting that in (some one correct me if I'm wrong), but you shouldn't have much difficulty with the seats. The rear may slot in differently though with the back rest.
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Taking a guess i don't think it's possible well at least not economically viable as i think the firewall plays an important role in how the dash and centre console assy fits. With the EF-EL having a different HVAC setup, you have problems with the vacuum hoses etc. Oh yeah i think air con mechanisms are different too.

The other thing to remember is you'll need the 4 door trims as well because the dash won't blend in with the EB-ED door trims.

I really wouldn't bother doing attempting it.

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They are all E-series Falcons so of course it is possible. It is all just a matter of how much time & effort you are willing to put into it.

If you limit it to seats, door trims, dash pad and console I reckon it would be easy. That way you leave the lower dash, gauges and all the electricals alone (apart from a few simple things like mirrors).

As for the EF-EL door trim not lining up with the EB-ED dash pad, think again (or better still go and compare the two). It actually blends in better than what's already there.

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I Just wanted to fit the door trims and power windows to start with and than move on to the dash if it can be done.
I'll be buying a complete car written off So I can just do it bit by bit.
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Carazy, you shouldn't have any problems with seats or doortrims. I did a complete interior change (except dash) in my old XD to XF ghia trim and it all went in beautifully. The real killer was that I went from brown trim to grey....and that meant changing EVERYTHING!! I loved doing it though....:)

Just check that you get all the litlle clips etc for the door trims but I assume the grab handles would line up the same.

The firewall and floorpan should be basically unchanged from ED to EF. In theory the dash should fit as I believe the heater box etc. is also the same. I can see the main problems being vacuum hoses and wiring, but how much do Ford really change all that stuff from model to model? I would think a new model dash panel change would be mainly cosmetic in the same basic vehicle shell.


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