Cosmetic Differences between Series 1 and 2 Legnum VR4s

Discussion in 'General Technical Discussion' started by Mike, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. Mike

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    This information was provided by Bogan Bob.

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    Just thought id put up a few pics comparing prefacelift models and facelift models. Anyone can feel free to add any info on mechanical differences bewteen the two. Pre Fl is on the left side, FL on the right

    FRONT

    front1.jpg front2.jpg

    REAR

    rear1.jpg back2.jpg

    SIDE

    side1.jpg side2.jpg

    COCKPIT

    interior1.jpg interior2.jpg

    Cockpit photos arent very good, both have non standard wheels and the TV sceen obscures the climate contrl on the FL photo, but there is not much differnece there anyways (and i cant be assed searching around anymore :| ). Also ignore the difference between leather and non leather interior :p

    Personally i think the pre FL front is better, less obstruction for a front mount, but the FL rear looks better, more modern.

    So, what do you guys think?

    BB
     
  2. bradc

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    The facelifts also have the wheel arches and a bulgier bonnet.
     
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    i never knew about the bulgier bonnet!

    With the rear tailgte, its not possible to fit a facelift hatch (the entire tailgate) onto a prefacelift is it? It looks as though the shell is shaped differently around the lights.
     
  4. jmo

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    The series two rear does look really nice, i have heard of people in NZ and UK
    doing Front conversion's but never rear hatch, there are a few on Yahoo Japan for sale
     
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    if you look closely at the first pics of the nose you can see it.

    The facelift hatch is quite different, the lights on the rest of the car are shaped differently, and the opening at the bottom of the boot is different too.
     
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    Jason - the front bumper just bolts on without a problem.
     
  7. Static

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    got any pics for teh galant? and what year is the facelifted model?
     
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    facelift is 99 onwards i think, although someone will probably prove me wrong. Either way they are way hotter. Not that i'd be biased by owning a facelift...lol
     
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    I'm not biased either but I heard that pre-facelift driver's also wear skirts.
     
  10. Static

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    rofl mao... so it looks like i will have to find a 99+ galant then XD...
     
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    skirts on blokes is not cool man
     
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    If you want a manual, beware as you can't get a facelift manual Galant with AYC
     
  13. Static

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    what noooo... well that sucks then... is the front end interchange able then?
     
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    The face lift cars are from at least Dec 1998 onwards. Mine was built then and it is a face lift model. Not sure which month they changed over.
     
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    Yeah you can swap front bumpers across. Most people realise Legnums are much better anyway and buy one of those :)

    The actual changeover date is August 98.
     
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    Skirts are comfortable though...
     
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    ok then. i know it would be difficult, but if i cange the rear bumper and rear door and all that, would it be possible to have rear ddor conversion from pre fl to fl??
     
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    I think discussion on the old forum reached the concensus that it was way too much work, you had to actually change the hinges or body in some way or another. I reckon i asked the same question
     
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    Yep, too much work
     

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