Aussie Builds?

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Aussie Builds?

Post by Triplethree » Sat 16 Feb 2008, 00:39

Among the nice selection of Fords at this year's George show I did notice a tasty Falcon GT with the Falcon GT rearend badge and the superroo decal on the fenders. Anyone aware of Aussie FBU imports back then?

Have pics, will post later :(

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Also a very useable Taunus 20M RS 2 dr for sale, long time since I've seen one, let alone the RS

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Re: Aussie Builds?

Post by j1autotech » Sat 16 Feb 2008, 01:14

FBU ????

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Post by ZA Perana » Sat 16 Feb 2008, 10:54

j1autotech wrote: FBU ????


FBU might stand for fully built up?
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Re: Aussie Builds?

Post by sixpak » Sat 16 Feb 2008, 18:50

I was leaning towards "....ed beyond use" 8O ?

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Post by ZA Perana » Sat 16 Feb 2008, 19:11

sixpak wrote: I was leaning towards "....ed beyond use" 8O ?


Haha :mrgreen:
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Re: Aussie Builds?

Post by FairmontGT » Sun 17 Feb 2008, 18:04

Theuns on the Forum has am XW like that. Some were imported to test their suitability I think?
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Re: Aussie Builds?

Post by 72XYGT » Sun 17 Feb 2008, 19:06

The XW you refer to Tiaan has gone very quiet. Wonder what Theuns has done to it? Wonder how many more cars like that are left here in Sth Afr.

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Re: Aussie Builds?

Post by FairmontGT » Sun 17 Feb 2008, 19:25

Theuns has got a whole queue of cars being fixed - I think the falcon is way down the queue!
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Re: Aussie Builds?

Post by sixpak » Sun 17 Feb 2008, 21:52

Just bought an XW Falcon ute this week, I somehow doubt it was brought in for evaluation purposes as Wally has an ealier XT Ranchero. Should be quite unique from the sea of local XY Ranchero's that we still have lying around. Mystery how it ended up in ZA?

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Re: Aussie Builds?

Post by hkozy » Thu 02 Sep 2010, 12:14

yes, a number of xy falcon gt's were sent over initially.... can't wait to see the photos....
the ones sent over in full build had aussie interiors, ie, they were identical to aussie falcon gt's, unlike the fairmont gt's that you guys ended up getting with small cosmetic changes, ie, wheels, interior and badging.

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