KLM98

KLM98's XF/D Barra Powered Falcon

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Thought it was time to start a build thread. This will be quite a slow build due soley based on money.

Plans are:

 

Running gear-

-Built Barra

- Unsure of turbo yet (Big enough for 500kw)

-Big fuel system running flex fuel (98 or E85)

-Haltech Elite 2500

-C4 or Turbo 400 (May be transbraked)

- 9inch with a 4link

 

Interior-

-XD Dash

- XR6 seats

-Custom centre console

-Custom Door cards

 

Exterior-

- XD Front

- XD Rear

-Unsure of rims yet

-Running on coilovers

 

 

Got given the car about a year ago from my old man, has an original 115k on the carby fed crossflow. After a few tweaks on the carby and a bit of 98 we had it running after it sitting for over 8 years or so.

 

Few pics from when I picked it up4832c062518522ec4a42f8c505861243.jpg6ec6c30df8c4c4060122508c9c4bfa80.jpgad3a187be038cc3d8c59388a023bed38.jpg70309ed860892f62a80b32589a9c4044.jpg

 

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Got a donor XD to supply the parts I wanted to change over (Front end, Dash, Rear End, Bumpers etc)
Unfortunately this Falcon had way too much terminal cancer and was way to far gone to repair398eef369a321182db51dec56fc116a7.jpgc5eeff6cc4a03387532b124ddb42ad38.jpg

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Since the XF and XD headlight brackets were different had to removed the welded XF brackets. 2 spot welds drilled out and the drivers side was off. Passenger side was a bit different and had enough welds to hold the car together. So the grinder came out to slowly cut it off.
The XD brackets had the u-clips that were replaced with rivnuts and bolted on. Rest of the holes will be filled when the engine comes out and engine bay smoothed out. f191576d9410389675f188ecb6df17ae.jpgddefb25df84e04ed461cc76eda2a96e9.jpg76cc5a550ccf30f76b93c2d45e2a46ec.jpg45e4a5c007f05b011506490251070e36.jpgc81cbf35206445fb7cdbd324b4599f75.jpg48d5734b8a86e817b5d58c91639b1453.jpga2a08a1e572aeba416b72c9cb615b469.jpg44f16f9bf1998d9e8b90b81d989c61ee.jpg

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Most of the front just mocked up to make sure it all fits, a XD top radiator support will need to be stiched in to properly mount the grill. Have sourced one already and will be done in the next couple weeks.

Rear is gonna be a but harder to do but nothing to challenging94d12f58d5c798a0367f8336b7e80a00.jpg

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Interior got all stripped today, just need a bit more of a clean up but ack to out to work tommorow but so that's all for a weekfe71143e55eef40193de37c2c179b1ad.jpg0cee756c9ca6b3cd2303f1e3f2508d3f.jpga80adde68a6641abfab28175e2a3deee.jpg

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making good progress
 
Yeah don't usually have too many things to get done in my 7 days off so have a fair bit of spare time

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Nice work, mate.  Always had a soft spot for XD's. Best looking shoebox car, IMHO.
Thanks mate, yeah me too which is why this is getting all the XD treatment. Would've loved to start with a XD but very hard to find one in decent condition around my area. Plus I got the cars for free, so far it's cost me a day car trailer hire.

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14 hours ago, SPArKy_Dave said:

Action Man would probably be interested - @CHESTNUTXE

chestnut's 8hrs away at the gold coast area

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Well engine is out, made use of radiator support having to come off anyway, will unstich the rest of it next week when I'm back from work.
Over working in the yard, couple more months and I'll have a shed thankfully.464df27be8d8db26a5e4f63e473d04f9.jpg2e3720b00496a4d8f58c74fff32c0d84.jpgc28de7357b66ff37c18f305285d9efcd.jpg

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Hey, it has a factory sump guard...
It may have the outback suspension option?
Is Action Man getting the old engine?
[mention=7196]CHESTNUTXE[/mention]
 
Yeah I'm pretty sire it had some outback option on it, had the sump gaurd, spotlights and a radiator gaurd

And engines is already sold and on to its new journey in a mud buggy

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If you've still got the engine there, have a look at the spark plug leads for me.
Are they grey Motorcraft ones, with a date on them?

If they are Motorcraft, and old mate with the buggy is going to fit new leads,
can I have the old ones?

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If you've still got the engine there, have a look at the spark plug leads for me.
Are they grey Motorcraft ones, with a date on them?
If they are Motorcraft, and old mate with the buggy is going to fit new leads,
can I have the old ones?
Yeah they were motorcraft but it's gone sorry mate

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12 hours ago, KLM98 said:

Yeah they were motorcraft but it's gone sorry mate

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Sad face. :(

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Sad face.
I have 1,3,4,5 here
I'm sure the other 2 are in a pile of parts I have, but can't search for you till next week when I'm back home30f41adec959283de4b7abe6ad617328.jpg

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So they didn't go with the engine?


Interesting... I can't see a date on the leads.
They could be factory replacements?
 
Some did go with the engine, just had a second set laying around. No date on them though


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