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  1. Hi Adam. I quickly threw some black on a copy of your green image. Sorry it's a bit messy but it gives you an idea of the look you're after. How about black with the semi gloss stripes I know you have in the box. ;)
  2. Hi Adam. Murray here. Glad you are on this site now. These guys offer an awsome amount of knowledge and encouragement. The car is looking awesome! It is in good,good hands!
  3. Hi guys. There are times we all make decisions and it was my time to make one. My '72 Mustang has been sold. I put a very fair price on it and it was gone the next day. The good news is that it went to a good home, a lucky young man still waiting to get his drivers licence at 16 years old! He understands that he is taking ownership of a 40+ year old car that will need constant maintenance, but it's cool that he prefers this to a new Honda or Subaru! This is the shot of him and his father leaving with my baby.
  4. Two things... First is the length of the nose. Too much overhang. But mostly its the placement of the wheels in the front wheelwell. Check out this pic of mine. With the 20's you can really see that the wheel needs to be pushed forward in the wheelwell for the proper aesthetic, much like the way people are centering the front wheels in the '53 to '56 Ford trucks. Yup, I can't look at a side view of our Mustangs and ignore this. Drives me crazy!
  5. I was kind of fixated on the '69 Camaro styled grille but have to say that 68 style looks really cool. Makes the car look a mile wide. Nice.
  6. That first Aussie Landau front end really looks like a 70-72 LTD. The direction of the hide-aways I'm going for is to use the existing grille hoop, set the lights farther back in relation to the grill and fashion headlight covers with translucent twin slots much like a '69 RS Camaro (oops there's that C word again) that allow the lamp to shine through in case the door will not open.
  7. Hey guys. Just playing on the drawing board and was wondering what our Mustangs would look like with hide-away-headlights in the same vein as the '69 Camaro. It wouldn't be too far of a stretch especially if you follow the '70 Mustang styling cues with the twin louvers outboard of the headlights and create sliding headlight covers with two slots. Since this modification may be best suited to a custom Stang how about a Speedster! One in color. Oh and to answer the question in a previous thread about a Mustang Ranchero and what it would look like? And another one with the full Country Squire treatment. Not as ungainly as one might think. But I go back to the hide-way- headlight idea. I honestly think this one could be pulled off and look absolutely like factory option. Modify the headlight buckets to push them deeper into the grille cavity and build the headlamp doors to work with a suitable motor drive.
  8. You know, I was kind of pondering the same thing Mike. I think the Mustang may be long enough to make a Ranchero varient look proportional. I'll see if I can put one together for tomorrow.
  9. Hey guys. I noticed the subject of a Mustang wagon pops up evey once in a while so I figured I'd whip up a couple of quick renderings and put in my two cents worth.The black and white image shows some of the body detail. The second image is in bright yellow. But my favorite is the Olympic Edition. So let the debate begin. Would it be worth cutting up a base fast back to build one of these Sport Backs ?
  10. Looks like a good deal to me and I'm with everybody else on getting a good look underneath for structural rust. As for the rear spoiler, I believe I am correct in saying they were never factory installed but many were dealer installed or installed by the owners. They are such a popular additions to rags that they are a natural add -ons. I added mine when shortly after I bought my car.
  11. Yours will still be cool with them torque thrusts on it my friend :cool: Voila. Steelies and dog dishes. Only the stock size but it would not be hard to imagine them widened with some serious meat on them. Here it is with my Centerlines the day after I bought it. With a set of 17x8s I had originally planned on using. And finally the 20's. So if you are curious about what your Stangs would look like with different wheels and diameters I guess my car is the guinea pig!
  12. Thanks for the kind words guys. I have always used this site for encouragement and advice. Even the choice of blackwalls or white letters was helped by all the images on this site.While I have always mounted my tires on any wheel blackwall out, the white letters out just look right on the Magnums. But wouldn't it be cool if you could get a modern radial with the "Firestone Wide Oval" or "Goodyear Polyglas GT" lettering on them?
  13. Hi guys. First, I'd like to wish everybody a Happy New Year. Second, I thought I'd show the Mustang as it slowly evolves back to a more stock configuration. Just picked up a set of 15" x 7" Magnums for $300, (which I think was pretty reasonable) and mounted a set of T/A's I had in storage.Next to come are a new set of springs and shocks. While I may miss the nasty look of the 20's and the slammed stance, I will look forward to a much nicer and comfortable ride and I really like the look of the Magnums! It's funny, it's this website and you folks and the pictures of beautifully restored cars that was the catalyst to bring the car closer to stock.
  14. Hi Mike. Not to worry, the 20's are staying, but I've got to say, if I could find a set of 15" Magnums I would like to try them on the car with a set of 50 series tires. When I see all the Mustangs on this site with them I get the urge to lift the car a touch and run Magnums. Really one of the best looking wheels (factory or otherwise) ever made. My drop may be a touch deeper than yours (not necessarily a good thing). If you look at the side profile of mine you can see that axle center line is about even with the lower body line. The 20's on the front actually raise the car a bit versus running 17's or 18's in the front. But as it is now I am at the limit of driving pleasure. On the highway it's all good but Holy @$#& if I nail a pot hole. Not fun, and even though I have machined a set of spacers for the top a-arms to correct my camber I still have some ball joint bind. Another thing to consider is how the tires fill the wheel well. With a smaller diameter you can push the tires farther out in the wheelwells for a more muscular look whereas my 20's are sunk in pretty deeply just so I can turn loc to loc without hitting the front or back of the wheelwells. If It weren't so low it would look like a wheelbarrow. I really like the way your car sits and the wheels and tires. Low and tough. I like the original setup with the wheels but I'd rather finish the look with the trim rings. You might try and go with 15x8 steel wheels in the back and your 15x7's on the front but still run the trim rings and caps. To me, that is the ultimate cool setup. It gets a little more tire in the back. Looks tough but not too far out there. I like the original engine setup (or if not numbers matching, I really like close to correct). Prefer Clevelands but I've seen some nice 302 cars now sporting 429 or 460's and looking very good. For me, I don't like the newer motors sound as compared to the older motors. I'm sure some of that is the muffler setups... Best of luck in your build and enjoyment of your convertible!!!!! Ray Looks like the Cleveland and FMX are staying. They are the original ones to the car. With the 2 something series rear gear its nothing to brag about for 0 to 60 but it cruise all day long at 80. As for mufflers, I'm running welded Thrush mufflers, and they sound great! I have run Flowmasters in the past and I prefer the welded Thrushes. I emphasize the welded Thrushes because I made the mistake of running regular Turbo Thrushes on my truck and it just sounded like an old dump truck.
  15. The steel rims are 15" and according to my Marti report my car was optioned with competition suspension and F60x15 wide oval raised letter tires, so I believe they are correct for the car. I may try to find a 8" or 10" rear with the proper offset to stuff a 295 in the back, just to put on when the mood strikes. As for my plans with the 5.0 Liter. I've wrapped it up and put it away for now. I got it from the estate of a friend who passed away for a very fair price. But I really think I'll stick with the Cleveland. Yeah it burns some oil on hard acceleration, so a rebuild is in the future, but I like the idea of the original motor and trans in the car.
  16. So I decided to throw the 15 inchers and hubcaps on the car for kicks. Yup. that lasted about an hour! It's now resting comfortably in the garage back on the 20's. And oh yeah, there's also a 5.0 EFI and AOD sitting beside it. Problem is, now that I've got the engine and trans I'm not convinced I want to swap out my Cleveland. What to do,what to do.
  17. Wow! Welcome from British Columbia.
  18. So I had to drop off some stuff at the metal recyclers and what do I see on the rack about five minutes from becoming a cube. A '71-'72 ragtop. Thankfully the owner of the scrap yard is a car guy and will hold the car back from its final destiny for a couple of days. The price is $400 for the car which seems fair but I have to take it from his property (liability issues) and have it delivered to my house, stripped and then sent back to the recycler. And then there is the mess and the pile of parts that I unfortunately have no room for. So unless I can figure something out in the next couple of days it looks like another one will be reduced to a shiny new appliance without giving up some worthwhile parts.
  19. Welcome from Kelowna,BC. Just a short drive north of you.
  20. Ok I'll weigh in. First off, let me say that bright lime would not have been my choice if I had ordered my car new or maybe I would have, I was ten in '72. But it is amazing what wheels, tires and stance will do to make an offbeat color somewhat acceptable. The first pic is of the car when I first looked at it and the second is after some changes. So I agree that some colors work better stock while others are suited to modifications. But I've got to say, I have been pondering how sinister it would look in black...hmm.
  21. Hey guys. Sorry but I’m going to have to take a bit of a different view of this question. If selling your car can enable you to prosper in the future then I would have to say sell it. Time is fleeting and age has a nasty way of creeping up on you. If selling your Mustang makes financial sense either in a business opportunity to put it toward a larger down payment to create equity in a home purchase as the economy recovers then it may be time to sell. I have had to sell some really special cars that I have put a lot of sweat and effort into, to make sure I never missed a child support payment or college tuition. Trust me, it broke my heart to see yet another car that I promised to never sell go down the road, but honestly, a car is still a car which ultimately can be replaced. Financial security in the future will enable you to replace that special car. I can only speak from my experience as after my financial responsibilities were fulfilled I worked hard, saved money for a new home and ultimately purchased my Mustang that I improve as I can with out affecting my home finances. And yeah sometimes I still debate the merits of selling my Mustang to aid in household finances but I fight that feeling tooth and nail because I do love my car, because of the sacrifices made along the way to finally get it, warts and all! Again, sorry to be a wet blanket, but the question was asked.
  22. Here is mine. Carefully pulled off the jack instructions with a steam gun and put it back exactly where it was after I restored the lid and jambs with new weatherstripping. Still gotta apply the spatter paint as well find a jack and spare but its getting there.
  23. Hit a great car show in Osoyoos B.C. Great location and weather. Always really laid back with a poker walk for the ladies at the local stores on main street. Then it's back to the hotel, kick back by the pool and exchange lies about days gone by.
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