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  1. Project_XY

    Project_XY New Member

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    Greetings Im also from new zealand and ive recently purchased an XY Ford Falcon wagon. It needs major reconstruction work but i think it will be fun to do. I joined this site for tips and advice and to share my experiences through out the rebuilding process.

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    wagonmaster Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome to the forums. Good luck on your project.
     
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    :Welcome: The wagon looks good, needs a little work but that's really is the fun part. :)
     
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    One day it will look good and it needs a lot of work but your right that is the fun part. Expect the major rust repairs in the floor and sill that gets a bit tedious
     
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    :Welcome: This site might be useful to ya. It's in OZ, so parts might be easier to ship. Good tips, and the Moderator is a good guy. More progress pics as you go eh? :evilsmile:

    http://www.xpfalcon.com/
     
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    Thanks for that, parts arent to big an issue I know a few people but you can never have too many suppliers on hand for a job of this size
     
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    Stormin' Norman Well-Known Member

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    How does that Aussie naming convention work for the XP, XD, XY? Never could get my brain around that. People put them up for sale without ever mentioning the year. :confused:
     
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    Its easy when live with it, example xw falcon was made from 69 to 71 and so on
     
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    So an XD is likely from the 50's? :)
     
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    Stormin' Norman Well-Known Member

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    Right on! I just looked. Poor Aussies, their drains turn the opposite way, and their cars are named backwards? :rofl2:
     
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    As odd as it sound no after the xy's they started at xa xb xc xd it was a whole different style of car then after those they went into the E's ea eb ect

    Here is a link that show the progresson from the first falcon to the present day with pictures of some nice looking cars aswell

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Falcon_(Australia)

    I suppose its the same as metric vs imperial sizings

    hope this helps
     
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    Youd make a great Kiwi with an attitude like that:rofl2:
     
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    Ah ha! Good to know. The Aussie Falcon heads are perfect for the US/CDN Fairmont sixes.
     

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