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Old 12-09-2011, 02:55 AM   #1
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Senior project

Im use my mustang for my senior project I and focusing on performance upgrades. I know it's not cheap but where should I start? I have wilwoods disk brakes on the front I'm about to lower it and its all five lug. Any suggestions on what to do next besides new engine and tranny? I'm almost doing body mods. So if you have any cool body mods or ideas that would be help full. Thank you
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:52 AM   #2
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Side exhaust always impressive for younger crowds. KAR Offers nice rockers if you want that look. Good luck.
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:04 AM   #3
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Suspension. Body mods, what type of look do you want in the end. And do you care if it's fiberglass or do you want metal
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I'll take a look at the rockers. And I want a street/ track car and not really fiberglass is just more expensive so that would limit the rest of the mods I could do
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:20 AM   #5
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Fiberglass is actually cheaper than metal because it is easier to mold. But as to body I like the shelby conversion. I wouldn't go too far from the original look of of the car because in my opinion it takes away from it.
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:33 AM   #6
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I feel the same way as you about not going to far but I have a coupe and i don't think it would look good because it's not a fastback It to look like it could be an original coupe but far from stock. And is fiberglass really cheaper? Whenever I look at fiberglass parts the are more expensive than sheet metal
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:36 AM   #7
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I could be wrong but from what I have always seen metal has been more expensive... Look online for the coupes with the Shelby tail lights there are quite a few out there. It's pretty sick.
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Here's a quick pic that I found
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:02 PM   #9
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Haha alright that doesn't look bad I may do that I just found a body kit for that

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And you are right about the fiber glass it is cheaper
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:13 PM   #10
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Yes fiberglass is amazingly cheaper trust me on that. I did a 65 coupe can am style with glass parts and I'm currently doing a 65 fastback with tons of body mods as well but it's all metal. Custom metal fab is ridiculously expensive but it's so much more reliable. Um you could do a diff front valance, deck lid, side exhale as said, have door handles and antenna, weld all body lines, French rear bumper in, side scoops, hood scoop, there are tons of possibilities it comes down to what you want

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Old 12-09-2011, 12:32 PM   #11
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What's French bumpers?
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:42 PM   #12
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At the shows when you see that the bumpers are super close to the body and they are perfectly gapped
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:48 PM   #13
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Heres an example
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:40 PM   #14
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Damn I need to do that!
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That's my next step but it's really expensive. They have to make it out of sheet metal
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:05 PM   #16
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Do you really? I thought you just trim so out from the middle
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:43 PM   #17
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That's what I thought to but I read an article that said it would take to long and it leaves to much room for error is from jon Lilly restorations I believe. There website provides so much good info

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Not jon Lilly it's jeff Lilly
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:49 AM   #18
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Damn that sounds like A LOT of work but it looks like its all worth it.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:59 PM   #19
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Yes definitely, it's one of the first thing I look for on cars no because it cleans up the body sooooo much
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:09 AM   #20
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It really does I think I'm going to have to do it.
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Yea just got to find someone who knows what they are doing, it makes a huge difference
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Do you like the California special look for the rear end, I've always like the wing with the Shelby lights.
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:30 PM   #23
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Yes I do. I'm thinking about doing a c/s replica
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Replica or a custom with the cs rear end
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:09 AM   #25
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Do you know how much it would cost for someone to make those bumpers?
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Um a guesstimate 500 at least I'd say where I live with the guy I deal with. Haven't gotten a solid quote yet though. Definitely worth it to me, I'm just trying to think what I could do to the front bumper to make it a little cleaner to match the rear. I decided to go with the front valance that still uses the bumper but had a opening cut out in the center to resemble a gt350 front valance.
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Do a 3 inch cowl induction hood!!!
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Haha iv thought about it but I want it to be a sleeper so I can blow the doors off those annoying *** ricers haha
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My 302 smokes those ricers! Haha
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:39 PM   #30
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Haha good! I can't wait till I get my 302
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Youtube "linkinatux538" and watch my most recent video of my stang. Just a little lope
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Nice car...
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:33 PM   #34
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Re: Senior project

I second looking into suspension upgrades. Some coil overs with red springs and stainless steel body might look nice
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Iv been looking into coilovers. I think I'd go with blue or gray springs because my rims Are gray and my body is blue I don't want a whole bunch of colors
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