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Old 12-17-2003, 23:02   #1 (permalink)
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Body Kits... Would you bother?

Hey all.
I'll be spraying my car soon and due to some damage by the careless thug that trucked my car when I first got it the rear bumper has a chunk of plastic missing and will need replacing.
Also with the front I'll be fitting an intercooler and May have to fit a custom bar to fit it in correctly and still allow enough flow for the radiator.
I am of to minds with this either a really long narrow cooler or a big radiator size one.
I may just make the cooler fit it and drive it to a body shop to get a custom bar made (around $400 unpainted)

Anyway what do you all think when it comes to body kitting the Eseries falcon? Yay or Nay? Also if you have. Why
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Old 12-17-2003, 23:25   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Body Kits... Would you bother?

Body Kit... Yes!!!

Eseries cars are too grandpa spec when it comes to looks (especially the EF and EL), and a bodykit sets it apart from the rest.
In most cases a fully kitted (and worked) eseries puts the old crummydore back in its box when put side by side. However if you cant afford it, an after-market body kit is'nt really worth it. Although seeing that u are respraying the car and getting it fixed anyway, now would be your best time to do it.

anyway, thats just my AU$0.02 :)
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Old 12-17-2003, 23:36   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Body Kits... Would you bother?

Personally I see no need for any unnecessary add-ons. In fact I take pride in lacking them.
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Old 12-17-2003, 23:44   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Body Kits... Would you bother?

yeah my problem is that I'm equally itchy.
I'm itching to get my car looking good and I'm itching to get my turbo setup on the car.
I want to get the body done first and I want it right but the kit will delay the setup a bit.
I may just fit the cooler first so I can make sure the front bar will fit with it correctly.
This means I'll be driving a poser car for a few months but oh well...
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Hmmm....turbo setup......yuuummmmm...
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Re: Body Kits... Would you bother?

I Personally love the clean look of a Eseries Ford, with the EA-ED maybe something non intrusive like a Scorcher kit/Tickford bobtail spoiler

On the EF/EL, I'd go with either the tickford kit sans the rear wing, or the GT kit but with a different grille.

But its each to their own. Do you want a racer look, or wanna go with more of a sleeper look?
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Old 12-18-2003, 06:18   #7 (permalink)
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I'd rather it be as stock as possible at the back but I'm throwing some ideas around for front end designs. Will most likely go the moffet design at the front but I need to make sure it looks ok with some photochopping first.
May just go a custom front bar that looks stock but fits my cooler and replace the rear bar with another stock one (at least this will cost FA)
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Keep it clean, leave the rear stock and perhaps just modify the front to suit the cooler. I'm not really a huge fan of kits, but pleeaaase, no spoilers. IMO they "spoil" the look of the car ok that was a lame joke...

If anything get the XR lip....
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Re: Body Kits... Would you bother?

ive got an XR lip , and thats where im going to leave it.....the kits out there for the E series just dont do much for me..

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Re: Body Kits... Would you bother?

slightly off topic, i thnik the high rear spoilers on fairlanes look dodgy as, but im about to make my own lip style one, fairly long like on the EA SVO's. ive seen a couple of pics of them on the car and they look awesome, especially on a lowered fairlane.

back to topic, the scorcher bar would look awesome with a cooler in the opening, and there not too far away from a stock bar, htey just have a different look about them. also, some sydney kit company was actually doing the scorcher kit, which would make it fairly easy and cost effective to get hold of. perhaps someone has details of this place
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