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Old 04/30/2015, 08:47 AM   #61
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There are some things in life I just don't understand, and at least three of them are in this photo, although I do like the '68 headrests.
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Old 04/30/2015, 09:34 AM   #62
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There are some things in life I just don't understand, and at least three of them are in this photo, although I do like the '68 headrests.
http://www.specialtysales.com/vehicles/11129

OK. You got me Arlie. Apparently, my eye isn't as sharp as yours (or I'm not quite as anal). What bothers you about that photo?

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Old 04/30/2015, 10:13 AM   #63
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The painted scoop screen, the painted door striker, and the stripe in front of the scoop.
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Old 04/30/2015, 10:29 AM   #64
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The painted scoop screen, the painted door striker, and the stripe in front of the scoop.
LOL. None of those things bother me. That's it. You're never allowed to look at my car when it's done.

I didn't even look at the exterior. I was looking at the interior since you mentioned the headrests.

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HP numbers are good and all, but they're like asking someone how much they can bench. What difference does it make, if I can still kick your ass.
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Old 04/30/2015, 11:35 AM   #65
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The weird thing is that the striker and scoop attachments are not painted!!!

Oops, I missed the quarter panel windlace not tucked under the sill plate.
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Old 04/30/2015, 01:57 PM   #66
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I would have guessed the shoulder belts hanging down.

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Old 05/01/2015, 06:18 AM   #67
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The painted scoop screen, the painted door striker, and the stripe in front of the scoop.
I knew exactly what was bugging you.

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Old 05/01/2015, 09:26 PM   #68
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Yep, I spotted those three things too and knew what you were talking about.

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Old 05/01/2015, 09:51 PM   #69
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Ah heck, went into the link and saw the red air cleaner lid with the 289 "high performance " decal.... Ah come on.... Ford did not have a 271 HP 289 in 1968....

I can let go of paint on striker plates and scoops. But not total fabrication of engine options and HP!! But that is just me!

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Old 05/16/2015, 02:01 PM   #70
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This person doesn't quite understand the concept.
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Old 05/16/2015, 03:18 PM   #71
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Arlie,
Had to go back and look at a 68 deluxe door. This guy mounted the light on the outside of the grill and towards the back of the door. You can see the correct spot in the center.

Was this a mistake or did the owner think it looks better?

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Old 05/17/2015, 12:59 AM   #72
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Ah heck, went into the link and saw the red air cleaner lid with the 289 "high performance " decal.... Ah come on.... Ford did not have a 271 HP 289 in 1968....

I can let go of paint on striker plates and scoops. But not total fabrication of engine options and HP!! But that is just me!

Rob
...So I guess I'd better get busy & buff the Carroll Shelby sig off my air cleaner and Jay Leno's penned on my glovebox to keep our model builders happy LOL... and I have yet to get the 45-minute lectures about painted screens, date coded door hinge bolts and absence of afterthought daubs & chalk marks from the seeming hundreds who admire what we do with our GT/CSs more than our so-called experts...

I've come to realize the best car shows are the impromptu ones in gas stations, on the highway and restaurant parking lots (where you thankfully don't see many rivet counters). But that is just me....
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Old 05/17/2015, 05:52 AM   #73
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Marty the rivet counter here :) I believe as does the MCA there is room in the hobby for everyone and every kind of Mustang. That is why the MCA has daily driven, occasional driven, concours driven, concours trailered, thoroughbred, unrestored and modified classes.
Every car does not need to be a concours restoration. To me it would not be wise to modify a rare or valuable car as they are unique and should be save to show future generations actually what Ford made.
I can also appereachate the work and craftsmanship that goes in to a tastefully done modified car. There are a number of fine examples on this site including yours. There is however a big difference in a intended modification and a sloppy paint job where strikers, grills, latches and wiring get painted. The title of this thread is "Another Bad Idea?" we including myself need to be careful not be too critical of others work. We all have different skill sets, finances and are on different rungs of that ladder of experience.
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...Thanks Marty :-) I'm just voicing a little balance (as I often do). Seems an increasing few of us for the time being, prefer to spend our money keeping our machines on the road...driving, enjoying, inviting our friends to drive, taking elder former owners for rides etc...in a way trophy hunters never do. This often means diverse (and sensible) mods like incorrect alternators, batteries, air cleaners, headlamps, functional foglamps...you name it.

I'm only affirming that "underground behavior" as ours has served to impress hundreds more in as big of picture "ownership" than uninvited, patch-vested know-it-alls who are often too eager to drive folks away from the hobby with their nitpicking personal need of attention (often times "incorrect" with later revelation argued on these sites).

That is...if you are going to govern over other peoples processes, you'd best (generally) govern yourselves first.

I once went to a gathering where a prominent, worshiped, MCA, SAAC type was said to attend. I brought $180K worth of cars (at that time) and was looking forward to meeting him... right up until I did! His arrogance and wedge-driving jealousy proved far more tacky than "painted screens", which in the long run (thankfully) led to a valuable difference and farther reaching level of enjoyment over appeasing the un-appeasing trailer types.

But again.... That's just me! and I don't believe I need to go on & explain my respect for You, Marty :-)

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Old 05/17/2015, 01:00 PM   #75
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I have nothing but respect for you guys that have the patience and wherewithal to do a "correct" restoration. And I can really admire your work. However I could never do it. I'm a hotrodder at heart and always want to modify my vehicles. I always want more power, better handling, more comfort, a different look, etc..

That's what's so great about this hobby. There's room for all of us!

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