4X4 XY Falcon

Submitted: Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 13:47
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G'day all. a mate of mine is buying a 1972 4x4 XY Falcon ute. does anyone here know anything about them or even just driven one?
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Reply By: Shaker - Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 13:50

Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 13:50
As far as I know all the 4X4 componentry is Jeep.
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 14:01

Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 14:01
All the 4x4 running gear is Dana spicer, similar to jeep, may have been exactly the same as some jeeps and other American 4x4's of the same era. I drove a brand new one in 73 (vague memories) it was a bit like an early 4x4 hilux to drive.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 11:23

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 11:23
In the early 70's Jeep were using Ford engines & I believe Ford did a bit of contra deal to use the Jeep 4X4 system in the XY Ute.
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Reply By: fieldsy - Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 14:10

Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 14:10
The bloke buying it might have to drive it from townsville to pucapunal next year. I wounder what it would be like for that. anyway he plans to do a restro job on it so it should be something diferent.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 14:14

Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 14:14
Wouldnt mind getting my hands on one of those myself, theres one around town but I haven't approached the owner as yet, could be something to do soon, but don't mention it to Marie
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Reply By: ross - Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 16:15

Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 16:15
You can have a look at the Ford owners web sites .I have seen info regarding them there although I dont remember exactly where.
Most of them went Queensland and NSW.
Peter 2 is correct about the running gear,it was all quality and the best at the time.
I heard the body wasnt up to the standard of the mechanicals leading to bent floors.
If your friend has one he would be better off doing a resto and retiring it from 4wd.
They sure wont make these again.
There is a booming market in the US for those oddities that the aussie car market coughed up in the 70s
The GTHOs,Monaros,Toranas,V8 utes all attract double their home price to colectors overseas.
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