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Old 09-01-2013, 01:49 AM   #1
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Hi guys, I was looking for input on my plans for my recently-purchased fastback. I understand ultimately I will make it how I want it, and it's up to me, but I was curious what inputs or suggestions you might have on the final plan.

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It is a factory-original A-code GTA, originally pebble beige with the exterior decor group. Obviously someone put Shelby scoops on it, but I think I like them. So, I'm not overly concerned with keeping it original, I've been waiting for years for a running driving reasonably priced 67 fastback and I'm not looking to sell this car. Once I address some mechanical and driveability concerns, then comes the fun part.

I hate the idea of pebble beige, and think a deep blue is the way to go; either a Shelby blue or maybe even DIB with grey stripes would look nice. Would matching grey GT side stripes be too much?

I have a spare hood and was considering adding a Shelby scoop to it to round out the look, but I don't want to turn it into a clone, I like the stock rear how it is. Would the Shelby scoops look out of place with a stock rear?

I also wanted to black out the grille (like Bullitt), which I feel ok about since the current one isnt original. And I was considering understated lower side scoops similar to Eleanor, maybe blended to the body. In my mind this combination of things looks great, but I'm afraid that it would be too much. Before I did anything I would do it small scale with a render or model. What do you think of the plan?

Don't hold your breath for big updates - I have lots to do before I have much to show, including saving up more fun money after the purchase!

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Old 09-01-2013, 02:10 AM   #2
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What kind of car do you want out of it? DD? Strip? Autox? Or what ? That really decides what to get for the car
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Yep, sorry I missed that important piece of info. This it strictly a weekend driver/cruise toy. I have no plans on racing or daily driving. Down the road I may consider warming up the engine or a driveline swap for increased grin factor, we will see what happens.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:44 AM   #4
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Well then seems like you want a "looker" so id focus on appearance mods so worry about about paint and interior and exhaust maybe a cam? And a good tune up and then when thats done start on performance upgrades
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Check out the July 2013 issue of Mustang Monthly they have an article on modern mods that are trending the classic stangs .
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Travis, yes that sounds about right, I don't need it to scream down the road, but I do want to have fun. What are your thoughts on the appearance mods I proposed? If you saw that car would you think "tasteful mods" or "Shelby wannabe"?

Renouji, I vaguely remember that article. I was actually retreading this past year, and am currently on April, I will jump ahead a few months.

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As long as you dont badge it as a shelby i think you will be good and honestly if you think it looks good who cares! Its your car do what you want i personally like side scoops and hood scoops as long as the aren't over done
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Yeah, I would never incorrectly badge it. Besides i think the actual GTA badges would look good in that scheme. Without the Shelby rear end it should be fairly obvious anyway.

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