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Old 12-04-2004, 18:16   #1 (permalink)
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My XBGS COUPE

Hi all,
Only new to this forum and it is a great one at that as seeing and hearing all your comments is great, so I thought I would post some pics and a breif description of my XBGS Coupe I recently purchased.

It was bought from an old chap who had a bad turn in is health and decided to put his pride and joy in the market, so as the story goes, I ended up in his doorstep.

The add had said it had a 302, 4 speed toploader and 9" all for $5000.
The car was registered as a club car and was always garaged (by the 2nd owner)
Upon inspection it was a 250 2v, 4 speed borg warner and diff, that didn't bother me as much as plans for a big block and auto were in place.

Body was in good condition (when I mean good I maen all the panels were straight with very little bog), but there was rust in the commom places.
Rust above rear wheel arches,boot channel, lower sills and doors.All repairable/replaceable.

Interior is in almost A1 condition as it only had 1 tear each in both front seats
The dash has had an aftermarket digital clock installed with had to be modified (new dash has been purchased). Top of dash is in excellent condition as is the rest of the interior.

I have spent the last 6 mths purchasing as much NOS items as I can for the interior coz I love the look of it and nothing beats a shmick interior.
Rebuild of the coupe will begin mid next year as we've nearly finished renovating new house and waiting on new garage being built.

I'll keep you all posted on progress.
Please feel free for any comments etc.

Regards

Mick
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Old 12-04-2004, 18:21   #2 (permalink)
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Looks very good. Are you going to keep driving it as is while you build up some cash for it? Love the white/bone interior looks very nice indeedy.

What are you going to do with the 2v 250?
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Old 12-04-2004, 18:25   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Dale,
Thanks, the front end of car is prtially dimantled as I started to strip it and is now under covers till mid next year.
I will more than likely sell the 250 2v next year as is is still in car and haven't the facillities to remove myself.
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Hey Mick,
Congratulations on your purchase, not a bad one!
You probably already know this, but be aware that you will need to upgrade your whole drive train and brakes to be able to get the engineers certificate for the 460 implant. Hope it all goes really smoothly for you and keep us all notified of your progress in the Big Block section of the site.
Rock on brother!
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Old 12-04-2004, 19:24   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks Jikbo,
Got an RRS Strut front end lined up for her, which will make my life(and the engineers) easy.
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Old 12-04-2004, 20:31   #6 (permalink)
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Look's like a neat ol girl mate, keep us up to date with the project as you go, won't you.
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That's a nice looking car Bluprnt, welcome to the forum.
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welcome to the FF Mick, you have a very nice looking 2 door...bring it on one of our cruise's one day, i am sure it would create a great amount of interest...
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I know I'm opening a can of worms here but why butcher such an original car?Surely there are enough already modified/half done coupes that have would have been more "suitable" for the BB conversion.
It's a lovely original looking car and I personally think that what you are doing to it is a real shame.I know it's "only" a six cylinder but there aren't many good original coupes left anymore.I thought the days of people cutting up these cars had long gone.At the last Ford Day I saw no standard non-GT coupes at all.
No offence is intended to you and I realise it's your car and you can do what you like,but I honestly think there was a better (and probably cheaper) way to get the car you were after.
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[QUOTE=Anthony P]I know I'm opening a can of worms here but why butcher such an original car?QUOTE]

i agree with you anthony. it's becoming harder to find an original XA-XB-XC coupe these days (let along a GS or GT!) without it being the victim of unrepairable (or at the least very expensive to repair) rust!

but your car, your money.. just a shame, that's all
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