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Hey Angelo, I saw that too and wondered how the transition would take place in the door. That view of yours is awesome and shows the thought that went into it. Since we don't know the plan in chips head we'll have to wait and see. In the drawings he did of the project I didn't see that angle of a shot to show the transition. But I definitely appreciate the effort you took to follow all that through. When I sectioned mine and lowered the top back down on to the bottom, it changed the angle your referring too, increasing it slightly. I had to reshape the doors to compensate although minimally .

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Hey Angelo, I saw that too and wondered how the transition would take place in the door. That view of yours is awesome and shows the thought that went into it. Since we don't know the plan in chips head we'll have to wait and see. In the drawings he did of the project I didn't see that angle of a shot to show the transition. But I definitely appreciate the effort you took to follow all that through. When I sectioned mine and lowered the top back down on to the bottom, it changed the angle your referring too, increasing it slightly. I had to reshape the doors to compensate although minimally .

 

You can see the continuity in your car Ray. It really is something that needs to be addressed when mods are made. I can imagine Chip would overlook that. My assumption is that since the flare is missing he may make a piece that incorporates that angle somehow.

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Hey Angelo, I saw that too and wondered how the transition would take place in the door. That view of yours is awesome and shows the thought that went into it. Since we don't know the plan in chips head we'll have to wait and see. In the drawings he did of the project I didn't see that angle of a shot to show the transition. But I definitely appreciate the effort you took to follow all that through. When I sectioned mine and lowered the top back down on to the bottom, it changed the angle your referring too, increasing it slightly. I had to reshape the doors to compensate although minimally .

 

You can see the continuity in your car Ray. It really is something that needs to be addressed when mods are made. I can imagine Chip would overlook that. My assumption is that since the flare is missing he may make a piece that incorporates that angle somehow.

In the early pics ,around page 5 , the pic is from the front and shows the huge discrepancy at where the door meets from top to bottom. It seams like the rear edge of the door has a big adjustment coming. It's curious and fun to speculate but time shall reveal.

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I'm with you guys, I deffently dont like the angle on the rear quarter too, looks wrong in my eyes compared to the front fender! I really hope that he is installing the taillights closer to the side of the rear quarters and not making the quarter end caps too big, would look totally wrong in my eyes! :)

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I hope he redesigns the tail lights altogether. Our tail lights were never a strong part of the 71-73 design. I never liked them. Foose will come up with something cool...just wait and see.

Don't be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark...Professionals built the Titanic! ::thumb::

 

 

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It looks to me like he's going to continue the side body line further back. In that case he would easily be able to get all the proper angles into that quarter. I don't see a wheel well tub welded to the quarter. So he's probably going to pull the sheet metal outward before one goes in. And the front fender looks original even though he moved the flare. I thought it would make the length of the rocker too long but really not the case. Foose is definitely a "wait till I'm finished" designer/ builder even though it's fun to speculate

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The strong body line should just disappear into the fattened-up quarter (just like on the original '71 quarters) - there's no rational reason to continue the body line any further.

 

Honestly, I think if he does anything with it, he should have it as the top edge of the Mustang-style side scoops, and make 'em functional.  Yeah, it would be 'just like the Pegasus' in that regard, but who cares - Ford should've done that at the factory, anyway. ;)

 

I'm OK with pretty much everything so far, with the exception of that rear-end abortion-in-the-making, and completely ditching the '71's interior... I don't think the body style lends itself well to the modern interior (especially, not the dashboard).

Eric

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I agree with the side scoop being something that Ford should have designed originally. That body line needed to disappear right into it. Especially since most of the cars had rear glass that never rolled down for the back seat passengers.

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OK - that was nicely done.  ::thumb::

 

I've never doubted his ability to tie up the loose-ends and get the little things like this right, but I'm still not optimistic he'll get the rear end squared away without looking completely out of place.  We'll see soon enough, I guess.

 

Those door handles still suck, though.

 

 

Thanks again for sharing these, Chopper.  ::thumb::

Eric

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That's a pretty sharp top line. Lots of levels and curves. I don't feel one way or the other about it. I'm just going to watch and learn. I personally never found the door handles to be unattractive

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OK - that was nicely done.  ::thumb::

 

I've never doubted his ability to tie up the loose-ends and get the little things like this right, but I'm still not optimistic he'll get the rear end squared away without looking completely out of place.  We'll see soon enough, I guess.

 

Those door handles still suck, though.

 

 

Thanks again for sharing these, Chopper.  ::thumb::

 

With those quarters there is plenty of room for power windows

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You know that by the time he is done with it everyone of yall will be drooling.. Even over those door handles. Haha! That thing is going to be bad! And by bad I mean AWESOME!

"Never time to do it right, always time to do it over." - Dad

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I think it'll be cool when he gets done, but just like with the Pegasus that everybody 'drools over,' there are still some things I don't like.  On this one, I think it'll be the door handles, interior, and probably the taillight panel area, but I'm not writing it all off or anything.  Foose does do good work, after all, and this will also likely bring some more attention and maybe even some 'love' to our model years.

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I think it'll be cool when he gets done, but just like with the Pegasus that everybody 'drools over,' there are still some things I don't like.  On this one, I think it'll be the door handles, interior, and probably the taillight panel area, but I'm not writing it all off or anything.  Foose does do good work, after all, and this will also likely bring some more attention and maybe even some 'love' to our model years.

 

I personally don't drool over Pegasus. It's not that I hate it, it's just not my "taste". Still a great looking car and very well executed. I can't wait to see what Chip does with the interior and taillight panel. 71-71 interior and taillights are just bad... I know this is kinda weird but I really want to see a well executed rear seat. Our back seats just seem blah.. an afterthought at best. IMHO

"Never time to do it right, always time to do it over." - Dad

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I think you nailed it with the thought about fitting one's taste - there's really no way to check-off every box for everybody. ::thumb::

 

As for the '71-'73 interior, I love it.  Especially, being 6'5" with 36" long legs - the '87-current Mustang interiors have the dashboard sloping downward toward the driver, rather than sloping downward away from the driver (which offers greater legroom).  My only gripe is having the radio and HVAC controls so far away - gotta actually lean forward to engage the controls... but I can live with that.

 

The newer interiors extend too far into the drivers' space, IMHO, limiting the market to under 6-footers, as a matter of comfort - they've gotten better, though.  I remember riding passenger seat in a '98 GT with my knees firmly against the dash, feet dangling an inch about the floor, and hating every minute of it (reminded me of flying Coach).

 

I had an '82 Mustang as my first car, and the dash dropped straight down, then away, which was livable, but my legs were pretty much right there - no stretching out for me.

 

The factory taillights aren't my favorite, that's for sure - but they at least fit the contours of the body... as in, they look like they at least 'belong' there, even though a better design (like the same year Cougar taillights for example) would've fit better, IMHO.   The trailing end of the '70 quarters on the '71, pushed out as wide as they are, look like a hot mess to me - nothing appears to line-up.  I see nothing but some odd-looking, out-of-place taillights going in there to detract from the already mangled body lines.  That's based purely on having the elements there to preserve, or at least still resemble, the '71-'73 taillight panel and lights.

 

I'm actually hoping to see some equal-length, parallel, vertical 3-bar taillights with divorced back-up lights - much like the '70 taillights - like they should've done from the factory... but who knows what's coming?

 

Keep in mind, these comments are my own opinions - I'm not claiming any high-ground or qualification to criticize Chip Foose or anybody's visions or the things they do.  I just know what I see, what I like & don't like, what I think might be coming next, and I do my best to respect everybody else's opinions even if I don't always agree with them.  Good discussion here, though. ::thumb::

Eric

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I'm thinking dovetail the rear end

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