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I love it! So beautiful, it's a piece of art!! :)

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Pro-Touring 1973 Mustang named ''Creator'' ... :P

Under construction!!

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Thank you gentlemen. I hoped I could show you more done but the hard top for the other car took me much more time than I imagined. Not a complaint. I'm actually getting a great experience doing proper bodywork and repairing and reshaping fibreglass. All of it giving me the legs to tackle the 71 with a little less reservation.

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IMG_0052.thumb.JPG.0eb82d4e1f697ee11450a6e3f715fe82.JPG Build primer and blocking before I send it to paint. Then upholster the underside. I'm getting the gum ball numbers put on later this week. I figure the Lemans hard top gives it a racy look and the car looks great with the numbers on it.
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I'm going body colour. I like thickness it creates.

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I didn't have anything to do with the Cobras body shape lol. Wish I could say I did. It's a Factory Five Racing Roadster M II.

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IMG_0148.thumb.PNG.a5dba4d392998c082c63d0c4e16fa5d2.PNGI bought it like this and had a vision for it and spent all my "71 build" time on it to get it there. Top will be going to paint so I can get back to the car for this forum.
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As for the 71. I will be replacing the lower control arm and tierod ends with new pieces and installing the front brakes. Also a cable limiter for the max travel of the suspension so I can lift the car without damaging the coil over. Pics to follow.

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IMG_0059.thumb.JPG.f0e8680c6f4c31027f794c69d6fe9d38.JPGIMG_0061.thumb.JPG.f1ec5580bceffee2b961715c89af943f.JPGFunny you should use Batman in you post since this the emblem going on the car.
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That interior rocks! The rear view is menacing. The front view still good looking. The side view not as much. I've always had a problem with any kind of side skirts along the rockers on any muscle car. Never liked them. Not sure why. Just me I guess. I like Ford engines so I don't see the need for Chevy there unless it was convenient like, have one here so... then ya makes sense. Power is power.

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IMG_0164.thumb.PNG.c7546f886d72420928ad75185d6d63b1.PNGSpeaking of Chevy, at the risk of looking Camaroish I cut these two light pods into the front apron under the bumper. I figured I wouldn't know if I really liked them till I committed and I think they will work. It will hold a 3.5" unit and are 4.5" overall diameter. License plate isn't centred but you get the idea. I thing the more nostrils in the face, the more Python the feel. Oh ya, that's the intended theme of this build. KING PYTHON. With its wide body and visual cues this thick, muscular creature will strangle its opponents LOL. But on a serious note, my friend Marco has a knack for naming and designing cool emblems. He is passionate about it and is creating a portfolio of work of which I am proud to be a part of with these two cars.
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IMG_0165.thumb.PNG.6749801e444a05c1107eb33d7097fa39.PNGLike a doorknob that needs a house built around it , I have a killer emblem that needs this car finished.
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In case you thought I spelled villain wrong like most people have mentioned, VIL AN is for Vilardo Angelo. ANVIL was taken in the world of Mustangs as you know and Anvil is the name of my paint company.

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IMG_0248.thumb.JPG.9dbf362c5ec87209caad8a75e0ccfac7.JPGNew control arms, tierod ends and 13" brakes installed. Next I need to make up a pair of cables to support the hanging weight of the front suspension and tires so that the car can be lifted without damaging the coilover shocks. Then back on the body.
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Blacking out a Lexan glass. Thought I'd post it for anyone who's interested.

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I used 1-1/4" tape for spacing then followed behind it with the green edging tape. Won't bleed like regular tape. Of course all this is done on the interior of the glass. When painting make sure they are light coats and chase the paint with a heat gun always keeping the gun moving. This is how I paint my wheels. Flashes off the silver quickly avoiding the wrinkle that can happen with building layers quickly. Also if you think it's black enough it probably isn't. If you peel back a corner of protection from the underside you'll see if it's still transparent. Hope this was helpful to someone. I think I'm going this way on the 71. This is an abrssion resistant surface and not hard to work with.

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Green Goblin is finished. I have a few days of work ahead of me to take care of my customers and then I can pick up where I left off with the 71. I'm looking forward to having all my focus in one place.

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