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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-06-04, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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E-series interior into HOT XF

OK my old boy is about to get his new toy back from the workshop.
It's an XF fairmont now running 378 stroker , toploader , 9 inch and $20,000
worth of parts not to mention the $10,000 paintjob and it puts out about 500hp.

So i'm after some ideas on an interior. It already has remote central locking (barrels welded up) , digital instrument cluster and electric windows.

What type of seats , door trims , dash etc fit in from newer model cars?
The car has to past the pits as well so it all has to be by the book ( or as close as we can get it)

I was thinking of something sporty like TE50 leather but i'm open to absolutely every idea you's have.

Can you get rear seats for it like SAAS or Recaro , or even another car but it has to look sporty.
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Re: E-series interior into HOT XF

xg ute dash fit..... E series XR seats, front and rear fit (bit of moddign)

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Re: E-series interior into HOT XF

AFAIK you put the E series seats onto XF rails (XG ute style). as for the rear seat i dont know if it'd go. the XF and EA on have a totally different style/shape in the floor/wall. you could always buy my interior to try, im selling a series 1 NC Fairlane ghia interior for $200 seats and doortrims (seats are in absolutley perfect condition, trims are free as the drivers one is slightly worn).

only selling bcoz i got DC LTD leather now

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-08-04, 04:25 AM
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Re: E-series interior into HOT XF

Do what I did with my V8 XF, put some race seats in it and match the trim on the rear seat and door trims. Looks neat tidy, comfortable, and will pass any inspection when your using the original holes in the floor to mount the seat.

If you have already spent a fair bit on the engine and paintwork, it sounds like your going to keep the car for a while, so why not have a comfortable and good looking interior to match. You can get some really nice seats aftermarket these days, and they dont all have the race harness holes in them.

In my new project car (XEV8) I managed to find some Subaru Forester seats that have armrests, and have mounted those to the floor. Lots of combo's to think about

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Re: E-series interior into HOT XF

A good set of racing seats is the go. Once you've tried them, you'll feel like you're slipping out of everything else.

Some of the slide rails on after market seats may be narrower then your Falcon. I bolted a square sheet of 3mm aluminium to the top of the existing floor seat mounts. I then mounted the new seat rails on the aluminium sheet, about 20mm narrower than standard. I spoke to the traffic/car mod guys and they said that would be OK. It's very sturdy.

You can just make it out on this pic.

Here's what it looks like from outside - still have to put the passenger one in.

You wanted ideas - here's my interior work in progress.

Sounds like quite the machine - how does it go?!


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Re: E-series interior into HOT XF

id go a nice pair of bucket seats and retrim the back to suit the front

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