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'74 XB Fairmont

Purchased: XB Fairmont done up in GT replica (however engine is about as soft as a 351 can get)

Aim: Restore body and panels and add fresh custom paint to create a 'sleeper' Fairmont Coupe.

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Yes mate I'd agree. We already have too many GT look alikes. A sleeper Fairmont is the way to go IMO. Will look awesome when finished!!!

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Rebirth

Time for assembly.

MOst of it is now done. Just have to source a part that no longer exists (yeah right) and work out what to do with my rusty bonnet.

Why are there always spare washers and bolts and screws left ?
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Re: Rebirth

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Time for assembly.

MOst of it is now done. Just have to source a part that no longer exists (yeah right) and work out what to do with my rusty bonnet.
What part are you after? If you need a bonnet. There was 3 XC's with that bonnet + a standard bonnet at Pick n Payless. Looked clean from what I saw.:s6:

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Re: '74 XB Fairmont

thats gonna look pretty nice, I like the XA 2 XCs, they look tough (as most older fords do)
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Yer i am after a piece of the stainless steel trim that inserts into the rear windscreen (have found it now, but trying to barter for a reasonable price). The bonnet is basically stuffed at the front and i am sure all the bog i have used will do nothing to prevent rust reforming. Yer will go check those ones out but the XC bonnet is different though.

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Re: '74 XB Fairmont

I agree with XWJG 34 keep it a fairmont,original is the go.

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hhmmm cant wait to see it finshed, be sure to turn heads.
 
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Re: '74 XB Fairmont

Did the XB fairmonts have the oval exhaust tips...and blacked out rear?

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You have got me there. i am really not sure how the setup was. Yeah but i really like the blackout cause it makes the honeycomb standout as well as the chrome on the taillights. I have seen another fairmont coupe that also had a blackout plus there was not any blackout along the sides.

Also i have a XC cobra scoop which is the same colour. A set of red ccfl tubes behind the nostrils too to get a red glow oozing out of the nose and inverted scoop.

Yer those tips were GT accessories. I hate them now, but they are tack welded on. Do you think i could still get them off?

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