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Looking good. You could do the lip the same color as the stripes so it would be more or less obvious depending on your position and it would blend in with the overall color theme.

Or go flat black.

 

I was considering the charcoal wrap but it’s taking too much attention. I think I’d rather have shape of the piece be enough and do it matte textured black.

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A bead roller used lightly behind the leading edge would stiffen the part up I would think and would look slick once it was painted flat or textured black.

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!

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A little before and after. Now I just need my fastening points and it’s done.

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Yup! I stand corrected. The flat black look is perfect.

I should have learned by now that I don't need to make any suggestions as you know exactly what you're doing and your ideas are better anyway. :)

But thanks for humorig me (us). :P

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Lol. Actually your idea WAS my first thought. I have the luxury of seeing the car up close and personal. Please keep the suggestions coming. I value all of them.

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Picking up these fasteners and support rods for the splitter.

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Spoiler looks fantastic, only advice I can give is beware of curbs and speed humps!

 

Yes. These 2017 muscle cars all have the front tires so close to the front of the car which means the tire goes over the bump before the nose gets a chance to hit anything. With the long overhang these 71-3’s have, I’m not sure I can get into my own driveway without approaching it sideways. No wonder they came from the factory nose up. Anyhow I have 6” of clearance. Should be fine.

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I believe I will be able to get the strength I need from these fasteners plus the rad support. There will also be the rods inside the piece. I don’t want rods out front framing the licence plate.

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Looks rad!

 

Aside the awesome looks, I went back to page 62 to see a front shot and I wonder: where will the air go?

You plan to use the build up air pressure/volume for mechanical purpose later on?

73 modified Grande 351C. (Finally back on the road woohoo!) 

71 429CJ. ( In progress )

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Yes the two lower openings on either side go directly into the wheel well area. I was advised by a race car driver that piping air directly to the rear of the brakes is not necessary. As long as air is allowed to rush through the inner well will suffice to cool the brakes. Also this car is for street use and will not be seeing the track. I just love the race look. As for the hood ducts the front will be channeled to the intake and the rear ducts are releasing engine heat as a flow through. No defroster heat required lol. The center large openings are the same as stock in the way they behave other than the lower apron having added down force. Again functional but more for a race appearance.

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So, I’d say so far you all know that I can’t leave anything alone lol. The next craziness on my list is to create a rim and rubber combo that follows my mind set. That’s to make an updated race look while still keeping a vintage feel. Well this is the plan....

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First thing is to peel the rubber off the rim and send the rims out for a sand blast and a dark charcoal satin metallic powdercoat. Similar to this picture I found on line but all one colour and not two tone.

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Then lose the “AMERICAN RACING “ center cap and install these tri-bar spinner. While that’s happening I’m going to take all surface lettering off the tire with various grits of paper and finish the tires with my own brand of call outs to compliment the build.

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The aluminum knock off spinners will be the only bright metal on the wheel and will put a little more attention to the brake upgrade. I give it a couple of weeks and I should have a before and after to show.

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Just spent the better part of the afternoon straightening out the all the thin metal trim around the glass. Took off all the dumb dumb, weatherstripping glue and silicone that was on them and tapped out numerous dips and dents Now they are all ready for powdercoat. What a tedious job that was but I’m told that the repops are as weak as tin foil. Better some elbow grease than wasting money on junk.

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Also making cardboard templates of lower defusers for the sides. Not to be confused with skirts lol. This will be basically a continuation of the flat aluminum detail that’s seen up front running along the sides and stopping with a flip up fin at the quarter. I’m out of aluminum and I need a break to make some bends that are 80” long. For rigidity and fastening points under the rocker.

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Not a mustang but belongs to a mustang lover. I thought I’d share because after watching my buddy Christin do my car I thought I’d try laying graphics myself for my buddy Vince since he’s selling the his race car. I realize now that anyone doing car graphics for a living could also be s jeweler or dentist or BRAIN SURGEON lol. Tedious work but very rewarding if it turns out the way you want it. Now that I’ve “tried” it for 10 hours with 15 more to go, never again. Leave it to the pro’s.

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E30!

 

That is awesome!

 

Oh ya. This beast has an in-line 6 putting 600 hp to the wheels.

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Lemme guess: That ain't a "real" E30, but a race chassis with an E30 body adapted to it, right?

But I love the colors on that thing! Classic Euro Race style, like Martini Racing at the time.

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Lol No. not an E30. It’s an 1989 BMW street car made into a race car. I was agreeing that it is awesome. I wouldn’t be putting my hands on an authentic one but .......... what a track car this is.

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Well. It took longer than I expected but I finished the graphics on the race car and today built a front splitter for it. It leaves my shop tomorrow and I should be getting back on the 71.

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