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Old 05-15-2003, 16:50   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone ever attempted fitting the front sheetmetal of an EA-ED onto an XG-H ute?

Like this prototype
http://www.fordgallery.com/showphoto...t=1&thecat=998

I reckon itd be a sweet project, you could do it with even an XF ute but I think the XG would be the best starting point as it has the OHC 4.0i
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Old 05-15-2003, 17:22   #2 (permalink)
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I couldnt resist

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I reckon it would be pretty cool. I've never seen anything like it, so it would stand out. And I love utes.

One with an EA or EB front with some kind of body kit and other mods. Might be nice
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Yeah thats what I reckon too, certainly different...im thinking the EB front would look best

Apparently Ford had to weld 3/4's of the ED guard to 1/4 of the XF guard for the front to suit the doors. Going by pictures, the XH ute doors look a little different to the XG doors so that they suit the shape of the EF guards better I guess. So a little welding would be required but does anyone know how easily the EB front would bolt onto the XG sub-frame otherwise?
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Some queensland(?) guys made a ute out of a EA CFI wagon. looked real good. Didnt look like the one in six_in_a_row's post but, in my opinion it looked better(not that the otherone looks bad).
Think it was the same people who used to make the AU falcons into coupes.
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I have that ute in a magazine somewhere. He then bolted an EL front end on to it ending up with a ute that looked like an EL and had an EB fairmont interior. It was a dark metallic blue colour.
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Are you sure you guys aren't thinking of the Hillier conversions?

This started as an EA wagon, I don't know if they ever did any others but if you had the dollars they had the skill.



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Very nice piece of work there (Y)

The XH ute didn't have unique doors, but had a variety of minor mods over the XG so the EF front end didn't look out of place. The various unique front panels are not interchangable with the EF sedan, though I suppose the front bumper and headlights would be. In short, making an EB ute would be a big job, but as with any unique car, the rewards would be there.
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Are you sure you guys aren't thinking of the Hillier conversions?

This started as an EA wagon, I don't know if they ever did any others but if you had the dollars they had the skill.



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Thats the one i was thinking of. Bloody nice looking car!
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