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  1. PapouGhia

    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    Can someone link me to a mild efi engine rebuild thread? Can’t seem to find one. Cheers Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    Ahh yea I see. Hmm now I gotta try source the little coin thingy from a wreckers or somewhere [emoji23] hopefully be easy to find Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    It’s a xf ghia, when I brought the car the guy had cut out the coin thingy and fitted a cb radio in there but I’ve removed it now stuck without it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    While I’m sourcing someone to paint the car I might aswell start getting a list of items for the engine rebuild. Does anyone have a list of essentials? I’m only going to put a mild cam in so nothing major is happening. Also can anyone help me out with a coin/storage compartment thingy? I’m located in Melbourne. Cheers. Cheers! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    Thanks mate, trying my best to get the car to a great body with as little “bog + fillers” as I’ve seen afew x series where they have a great paint job but you can see where they have rust few years down the track. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    The boot channel is spot welded and ground back, it is laying in abit of the old channel that’s been cut back to keep the original line. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    Today’s progress was great. There is afew photos of went on today. Quiet happy with the outcome. Had 2 great guys come out and cut weld up my rust sections. Boot seal,mudflap,corner 1\4 as they found abit on the end also. They went the extra mile when repairing the inner guard then rust converting it to 110% make sure no rust comes back! To me the job looks well don’t and they did there best so the painter wouldn’t have to use as much filler when time for paint! Next step to try and get my painter to come out and inspect,or if falls through search for a new painter. Slowly getting there day by day. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    Boot channel is done. Been cut out and spot welded,grinded back! Now onto the mudflap outer and inner panel! Awesome two blokes that came out! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    Awesome.any difficulty with lining it up? Looks quiet accurate but it’s abit different at the bottom section. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    Cheers mate I get what you mean there not an exact fit still need slight modifying! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    Hi all today picked up the rust repair pieces from Resto Country Spares in Moorabbin. Have got the boot channel (full length) also the rear lower quarter. Hopefully tomorrow they (should) be welded in depending if my rust guy can come out. He’s just having trouble coming down as he can’t fit his welder in his car, but he’s a good bloke and seen some of his work aswell.
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    Hi all! I’m after a replacement boot channel? Can seem to find them on rare spares! Anyone know where I can source one for. Quiet urgent! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    I have watched the whole sigma build series already that guy is awesome and does a great job not just a “backyarder” job! Awesome bloke! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    How the engine bay sits now. Just got wet and dry 360 grit 150 grit and 80 grit. And a can of etch primer if I go through to metal. Hopefully tomorrow I may get a start on it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    Hi all! Anyone got any info/videos of the prep of an engine bay and what to use to sand down corrosion and paint peeling? Also ways to fill a few unused holes! I’ve heard wet and dry. Just don’t know what grit to start and finish with! Cheers! (This is best photo I have atm of the bay,see how’s its bumpy and flakey paint) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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