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Old 08-07-2011, 10:52 PM   #1
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G'day folks. I Have just bought myself my First AU its a 2000 model Series II Forte with 210k which I got for 3k.

I was wondering do the door protector strips leave holes if you pull them off? if so how hard is it to paint them?

I am also looking for some 17" alloys and slightly lowered coils (XR height) if anybody can help.
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:02 PM   #2
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Nice...


Door 'protector' strips do have locating holes behind them unfortunately...

One thing to consider, is getting some BA/BF door moulds, as they will fit straight up...


Painting is easy, just mask up around them, sand back with 800 grit wet and dry, then spray in light coats, slowly leading up to a nice, even finish...
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:03 PM   #3
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G"day and welcome and yes there are holes behind the strips
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:37 AM   #4
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Hahaha you did it. show photos

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-Falc...item20b976cf22
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:59 AM   #5
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welcome to the wonderful world of the AU. Despite what some say the AU is one of the most reliable falcons ever made ( just ask a taxi owner) xrghiawagons idea is worth the effort if you want to go that way. the BA moulds look great on an AU and they are a direct fit ( AU and BA doors are the same shape )
there are many members in this section with a wealth of knowledge and experience to guide you when the mod bug get to you
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:57 AM   #6
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painting your door strips isn't a hassle. just rub them back slightly, use wax and grease remover, sand again, prime them and lay down your colour of choice. they key to it is patience, i bought another set from a wrecker to practice on and i was glad i did. but painting is not my speciality lol. i hope you enjoy the wonderful modded world that comes with owning an AU.
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:15 AM   #7
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Welcome to AU ownership. Prepare to be shocked & amazed at how reliable they are

We must have happy snaps soon.
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Sounds like a reasonable buy mark. We now need pics

I have a series 2 boot spoiler with brake light I could sell to u cheap.
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:34 PM   #9
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Its nothing to look at. Silver series two forte with the factory spoiler to reduce some roundness and black interior. WIll post pics when I get some wheels.
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:43 AM   #13
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Welcome fellow AUvian!

The AU is a great car, very under appreciated for sure.

May your car give you years of faithful service.

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Old 12-07-2011, 04:20 PM   #14
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G'day Mate, You're not on your own.
I am now have a 2000 AU II Fairmont V8, 181 k's, 4 wks ago picked up for $4k.

I already LOVE her...

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Old 13-07-2011, 06:23 PM   #15
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is it a manual???

and does this mean no more speed sensitive steering?
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