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Old 12-06-2002, 00:12   #1 (permalink)
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Interior Question

Do EF and EL interiors fit into the ED?


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Old 12-06-2002, 03:31   #2 (permalink)
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never thought about it but I can't remember why not. The heater box is the same and all that. Doesn't the EF/L dash sit further back towards the driver though! You would have to have the whole assembly and body control module. Alot of stuffing around.
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Old 12-06-2002, 22:52   #3 (permalink)
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Big red,

I'm just doing what you are thinking about. I've got an EBII that I'm putting an EL interior into.

(Please forgive me if I make any mistakes regarding EB/ED similarities, can only go off memory for the bits I'm not 100% sure about).

Can it be done? Yes and no.

Firstly, the yes

The door trims
-will swap very easily if you have elec windows, but
A little bracket is req'd if you have wind up's (for the screw in the armrest),
Remove one of the three plastic screw grommets and put it into the hole below the three and there is the new EF/EL door handle screw location.
As the elec mirror switch is mounted on a crappy piece of plastic on my EB (guessing the same on your ED) and in the door trim on the EF/EF's, there might be a difference in the plugs, haven't looked at that yet.

The front seats require 2 of the 4 locating bolt plates (floor bolts) to be changed. You'll have to get new ones made or the floor drilled. Another way around the seat bolt problem is mentioned later.

As for the rear seats as long as you don't use Fairlane rear seats they go straight in no problems. The fairlane bolsters (bits that don't fold down are deeper, for the extra length between the door and rear wheel arch).

Interior light, (please forgive if I'm wrong regarding the ED) has two wires going to it, the EF/EL, has 3, the extra is for the reading lamps.

Now for the "no" bits.

As "harasn" mentioned the dash/Inst cluster change requires A LOT of work.

....... but there are ways around it.

Hard to do, but splice the EF/EL dash wiring into the ED harness.

Install a EF/EL harness completely and change the dash over as a whole. But this has one BIG drawback. Where is the handbrake on your car and on an EF/EL?

EB (ED?) in the dash

EF/EL, in the floor beside the drivers seat.

Now here comes the fix for the seats and the handbrake.

Cut and shut the floor section (from infront of the front seats to behind the front seats, I'd recommend 6 inches front and rear), clear across the car.

If you want drop me a mail with your e-mail address and I'll provide more details and some photo's.


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Old 12-06-2002, 22:54   #4 (permalink)
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Ooops forgot to mention, you'd need to change the centre console too.
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Have a look at http://eafalcon.com

Have a look at the tuning section, and you will see a guy that has put EL ghia interior into his NA fairlane.

You also have to remember that there are no push locks on the doors except the front drivers door.
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Old 12-07-2002, 01:59   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the quick response.

I was looking to fit just the seats and the trims.

Its just seats are looking really tired at the moment.

I'd be happy with an EL fairmont grey interior :)
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Hey chris - u said the fairlane bolsters wont fit in a sedan.... will they fit in a wagon tho??? Will the entire back seat of a fairlane NF/NL fit into an EB wagon??

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Brent,

Should go straight in mate - I'm 99% sure of it.

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PS, If anyone has any NL grey leather seats - I'm your buyer ;-) LOL
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Brent,

I'd have to say yes IF the wagon has the extra length of the fairlne between the door and rear wheel arch, and the same style mounts.

Do you have a mate with a falc sedan? If you do, then ask him if it is alright to remove his and take the bolster off yours, and compare the mounts.

To take the bolster off :
Sedan
Pop the base of the seat out, and undo the bolt at the bottom, and remove the plastic "washer" from the inside edge of the bolster (a bit of careful wobblying using your fingers will remove it) and then lift the whole bolster up. Wa-la, it's out.

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Should be similar, but not sure exactly.

Good luck, and please let me know how you go.

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Hey chris - u said the fairlane bolsters wont fit in a sedan.... will they fit in a wagon tho??? Will the entire back seat of a fairlane NF/NL fit into an EB wagon??
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Yeah They will fit in 100%
Unfortunately its either Long wheelbase fits longwheelbase (Waggin, Fairlanes, LTD's), and
Shortwheelbase fits shortwheelbase (Gli/Futura's/XR/Fairmonts)

I know of 2 people though that have swapped between them,
(EF Fairmont Ghia Interior into an EF Waggin), and
(NF Fairlane Interior into an EF Chaser)
They required the side bolsters to be re-upholstered, (Swapped the foam inside the bolsters), and also drilling for the 60/40 Rear seat mounts.
The drilling is easy enough, its just the mounting locations for the lower bolts on the seats differ ever so slightly, so you will need to drill 4 holes to make the seats bolt in.

The side bolsters cost $50 a pair to do. (So if you are going to convert, dont throw away your original side bolsters !!!!!!)

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