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i got a 99 gt convertible with the anniversary package and 60,000k's woohoo! just wanted to thank u guys for the help and all the tips and (meatball, the list) on getting one. thanks i mighta ended up with a lemon (the other car was yellow hehe) and then i woulda freaked lol. thanks again this one was owned by a very meticulous older guy. the car has only been driven by him since new. i thought he was gonna cry when i pulled outta the driveway i felt kinda bad, although he seemed pretty happy to put my money in the bank lol. k thanks again
 

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No problem! Glad you got a sweet ride and are happy with it. Enjoy!
 

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We require pictures!! List of options! Details, details! What color?
Congrats on new car.
Talk to me about tires before buying.
All 99 & newer GTs look better w/a front chin spoiler though they are a bit hard to find right now: http://www.mustangtuning.com/ma1chsp.html yes, it could be taken off for winter if snow an issue.
Some good paint care articles:
http://www.autopia-carcare.com/inf-perfect.html
Also, good instructions here under FAQs and Tips & Tricks, check out the Photos
http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc
and, good misc. mod instruction site:
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/jfclague/Mustang_Mods.htm
 

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its black with a black top and the crazy black with the silver insert leather interior of the 35th anniv. cars lol. 5 spd, loaded (traction, mach 460, cruise). he was freakin cuz my plates were from my old car and were a bit dirty then cuz i didn't tighten them enough and he was afraid they'd wiggle around and scratch the paint lol. my gf said she'd come and take some pics for me tomorrow? maybe monday. he gave me the book and the cd package from ford and hasn't opened it yet lol. kinda an odd guy. i took it up north today and it drove nice i didn't hammer it or anything but nice power. i was thinkin on getting new rims and tires later adn savin these rims. i thought it'd look cool with the five stars although i have no flow at the moment cuz i hafta sell my 68 :sadcry: . ahhh well i'll post pics as soon as i can get the woman to take'em and send them to me. i got it for 17,000 alot of cars here were a couple thou more and 2000's but had more mileage or were modified and i'm kinda afraid that they might have been driven hard cuz the phones were all answered by guys that sounded younger than me, and i know what i was like haha.
 

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Sounds really nice/Enjoy!
Where's St. Catherine's - near Toronto?
 

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yes its about an hour south east of toronto, about 10 minutes from niagara falls kinda sucks not much here hehe. went and saw rock crawling yesterday down like 10 miles of dirt and rock roads and the whole car has a layer of dust in and out, argh hehe. i know what i'll be doin with my day lol.
 

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If you've never done the clay-bar bit it's worth doing.
 

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cool i had heard about it a few years ago but didn't know if it actually worked. i guess cuz its black the paint has has swirls kinda in the wax? clearcoat? i think i'll go today and try the clay. the freakin alarm kept goin off this morning, argh 6 am, 8 am i guess i'll have to try and set it so its not as sensitive or i wonder if something is interfering with it and setting it off, anyways lol, that'll be cool seein what it turns out like after the clay, thanks.
 

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read the linked articles before you start about paint care. If you drop the clay bar on the ground accidentially, do not pick it up and use it on your car! Check the photos on the Zaino site - some of the results are mind-boggling. Check the Zaino instructions about what to use and what not to use on your car. Assemble the goodies and draft your GF or father or friend and have at it. Have the GF take some before/after pics.

Which wheels are on your car - the gray Bullitts or the painted silver stars?
 

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it has the painted silver stars on it. i thought it might look good with the chrome 5 stars like the yellow one had on it. my brother said sometimes u can get them at a good price on ebay sometimes. his buddy works at a detail shop and my brother said he'd use the high speed polisher? on my car and do it nice for me, for a pitcher at the nudie bar lol. i guess he's been doin it for a few years and knows what he's doin. i think i'll try the bar first to see how it looks tho. my gf forgot the camera but i'll try go by her house tonight and get some pics. i have some liquid sadle soap stuff i was gonna use on the seats. i'd used it for my other 99 and it worked good but was kinda afraid it would take the silver colour off the seats. thanks for all the info and help.
 

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holy cow u should have u'r own mustang help site lol. i agree i'll need new tires i was thinkin that they might have tire and rim deals. the links u gave have some pretty cool stuff, i liek the cobra rims i think. i was gonna look at american eagle, thats what the yeller stang had, but, til i save enough theres a pretty good shop that sells used tires down the street for 35 installed and balanced and they have 2 i can put on my front and he said he'll gimme a call when he gets 2 more. the last tires i got still had the little nubs between the treads. thanks
 

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The one place I would not skimp on your car would be tires. It's your life and that of your passengers as well as the others on the road. I'd much rather wait on the wheels and put some decent rubber on the car. - however, you need to think up front about a 'package' as you suggested. Ideally, we'd like to see some 17x9" wheels (or 18") on your car and that would be best with a different size tire than you currently have (for example, some 265/40/17's or 275/40/17s). There are certainly some great high performance all-season tires or summer tires available that won't ruin the bank account. In your case, living where you do, I'd think about having two sets of wheels/tires - you have one set already, I'd postition these as your bad-weather set. Some salt and scrapes on the OEM wheels won't break your heart but these need decent rubber on them. Worth considering.
 
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