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My plan is to pretty much copy the car in the picture:
What do y'all think?

I can't afford Magnum 500 rims right now, but maybe later in 18" or something. I can get the Ford-approved side decals, and get my body shop to do the hood decal. Blackout the rear spoiler, and a CDC Classic chin in black. Any suggestions? Anything I should do differently?
 

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What about the rear window louver? MRT makes them for around $400.


:edit derrr you've got a vert. :kooky: spent to much time looking at the source photo.
 

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Vandil said:
What about the rear window louver? MRT makes them for around $400.


:edit derrr you've got a vert. :kooky: spent to much time looking at the source photo.
LOL, yeah somebody should invent "soft louvers" for Verts. Or some kind of flip-up then fold-down version to fit into the top's compartment. Oh well.:shrug

If Premium gas weren't so dang high, I'd go ahead and spring for a new hood with a functional scoop and a supercharger. But I think I'm going to wait for a little bit of my warranty to expire first. :cool:
 

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Don't go with the decal on the hood. I had mine painted on, and it was well worth it. If you go with the flat rather than gloss like I did, it'll be even cheaper. I actually had the parts removed, painted, clearcoat the entire part, and reinstalled. My total cost for parts, paint, and labor was about $1,800.00. You can do the decal for the side stripes.

I used a CDC classic chin spoiler, xenon hood scoop, and CDC rear window louvers. The body shop painted and installed all the parts, plus removed and painted the rocker panels, rear spoiler, and the bottom lip of the rear vallence. I chose the Mach 1 look, and you can see how we did the hood. The entire part was then clearcoated, not just where the black was added. You can't feel the transition from blue to black.
Paint is not as expensive as you think. If you're going to go through that kind of work, do it right.
 

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Don't go with the decal on the hood. I had mine painted on, and it was well worth it. If you go with the flat rather than gloss like I did, it'll be even cheaper. I actually had the parts removed, painted, clearcoat the entire part, and reinstalled. My total cost for parts, paint, and labor was about $1,800.00. You can do the decal for the side stripes.

I used a CDC classic chin spoiler, xenon hood scoop, and CDC rear window louvers. The body shop painted and installed all the parts, plus removed and painted the rocker panels, rear spoiler, and the bottom lip of the rear vallence. I chose the Mach 1 look, and you can see how we did the hood. The entire part was then clearcoated, not just where the black was added. You can't feel the transition from blue to black.
Paint is not as expensive as you think. If you're going to go through that kind of work, do it right.
Wow, that is BEAUTEMOUS!! :drool:

I'm torn between the flat black and the gloss. I think the flat looks more authentic/retro Boss, but its got to be high-maintenance. Can you wax the flat and get all the residue off? Or will it stick and make white streaks? Your gloss looks SO good, I may just go with gloss. Decisions, decisions...

I thought I'd try flat decals first, because they can be removed if I don't like them. Then in a couple years, maybe sooner, if I DO like them a lot, I'll have it all painted on. Its going to be pretty stark on Screaming Yellow, so I may not like it. Its only going to be about $500 for the decals, my bodyshop is giving me a "first 05 GT" discount.
 

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Waxing the flat will give it a bit of a satin look. As long as you don't let the decal get UV damaged, it should be fairly consistant at least.

I went with the gloss for a couple of reasons. You're right that the flat would be more historic, but this is a new car and while it has a lot of the old styling cues, it's not a reproduction. So, my approach was to "project" a '69 Mach 1 into 2005. The other reason is I just like the gloss better.
At least one advantage of going with the decal now is that it can be used as a template later on when you lay down paint. You can see what it will look like without making an irreversible (without a lot of money) decision. Should you not like it, just peel off the stickers.
I toyed around with a number of different ideas on paper before I committed to paint. It was worth the time and effort. The feedback I get at shows and in public is all very positive. Just take your time and I'm sure your 'Stang will look killer when it's done.:thumbsup
 

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No arguments here paint looks better than decals do up close.(3m product owner myself) Though if you're already tossing around the idea of a new hood. Might want to go with the decal and paint later after the new hood. That's why I went decal over paint.
 

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Go to graphicsexpress.com for the decals. They are licensed by Ford & work great. we added the mustang herd & large mustang to the back glass on my vert. They also have pictures of the various mustang graphics on the cars. If you have the time and want to save money, you can install the graphics yourself. As for graphics on the hood, you can install them to make sure that's what you want & later have them painted on or removed.

Enjoy your ride. :laughlitt
 

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I got my idea from the 69-70 series race car. It's not painted on though i will probably get it painted. It did turn out good still. I did it myself.




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Just don't put 302 on it.

Put Boos 4.6 or something
 
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