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Original - Stay Classy
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Lean and Mean - Let my imagination make the car
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Air Force - Tribute to my family and friends
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Help? '73 Mach 1, Not sure what to go for the paint and theme.
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Well, I've hit a small bump in my build. I don't know exactly what I want for the paint and theme on my 1973 Mach 1 Mustang. I'm only 18 and still in high school and am taking on the build myself. So it's pretty interesting. But here are the three themes that I can't decide between. But just like to hear some other thoughts. Reasons for each of the themes will be posted below them. And please feel free to criticize and give me ideas! All are welcome, I just need some good advice and ideas since I am doing this while I'm still in school and trying to stay focused.

More Detailed Look Than Before
What it is currently.
   

Original Theme
   
Here's the closest picture to the original color I could find. All I would add is the Mach 1 Markings. I would try to find the correct Avocado interior or change to black if I can't find it.
Paint - Ivy Glow Metallic
I would add black Mach 1 marks.
Interior - Avocado
(Any parts replaced would be replaced with something close to the original.)

Lean and Mean

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Someone showed me this image of someone else car on this forum. And well I would do something similar to this. '73 Mach 1 markings of corse. And I would either go with a darker red but have more of a metallic appeal to it to make sparkle and stand out, or the candy apple red with a metallic appeal to it to make sparkle and stand out. The whole theme of the car would be based off of the Black and Red. So the gas cap would get changed, blacked out taillights, new multi-color halogen headlights. Red digital gauges, reoccurring black and red theme with a hint of red reflective carbon fiber.
Paint - Black Metallic
With a medium red metallic for Mach 1 marks.
Interior - Black and Red
(Any changed parts would be within the theme, black and red. And all old parts would be kept up with. Since I would give it some of a rest-mod interior on gauges.)

Air force
   
So there is the "Old Crow '73 Mustang Fastback." I would get the body polished so it would have the correct silver look, instead of the gray color on this one. Instead of the name being "Old Crow" I would put "Mach 1" in black letters outlined in a red color, a little brighter than what's on the "Old Crow" one. Also instead of Red and Yellow nose colors, black and red. I would keep the tail red, like the "Old Crow" one, but again brighter. The rest of the design of the car I would/will get with my pilot friend and come up with some designs. I would update a few things here and there, like my lean and mean theme, the interior would be fitted to me.
Paint - Painted like a P-51 Mustang.


Reasons
Original - Well you can't go wrong with the classic. I'll try to keep it as factory as possible, or as original as I bought it.

Lean and Mean - This was my initial theme, it's my personal thought. I just love how black and red reflect one another. The car would suit me well, all I know how to take care of are black cars. Staying in my element. Also with a few modifications, gauges, getting them digitalized to keep me more aware of what I am doing. It's a personal thing, I've (sadly) gotten use to the modern technology in cars.

Air Force - My family has a Air Force history. I am also very interested in the classic war planes. I'm also friends with Chuck Yeager, thanks to my mom and a history report. And I have a friend that fly's a restored P-51 Mustang for a foundation, along with a B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator. And I've seen a few photos of the "'73 Old Crow Mustang" and taken a liking to it. This theme would allow me to memorize some of my family that has served in the air force.

Bonus - No matter what, my friend that flies the P-51 is going to allow my '73 Mach 1 Mustang be parked next to his P-51 when they come to my hometown, as long as it gets painted and interior fixed up!
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#2
Just my thoughts here.

You have 3 good choices with the last 2 being influenced by your own tastes and honoring family/friends. I would say go with what makes you happy. You are young and have plenty of time to change it as many times as you wish in the future. No one can tell you what is best or what should be done, we all have different likes/dislikes/personalities so do what makes you happy. After all you are the one that will be driving it. Good luck on your project!!!
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I personally like your lean and mean theme. Just my personal preference though, remember to add some carbon fiber to your interior, I think that would go perfect with this theme! Good luck and let's see some pictures. Jbojo is dead on that you can change it as many times as you want in the future, I had mine in high school, it was viper blue back then, then it was dark charcoal metallic with black stripes, next is still undecided but underway.


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#4
Your car your choice.
for my 2 cents. You cannot beat a black car. Unless its a black car with a red interior Cool

lean and mean gets my vote for what its worth

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I know its not your chosen look but I would love to see a fastback in Candy Red with gold Mach 1 striping, hood, etc. Would be wicked cool looking thing or at least in my mind it is.

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71_resurrection;165592 Wrote:I personally like your lean and mean theme. Just my personal preference though, remember to add some carbon fiber to your interior, I think that would go perfect with this theme! Good luck and let's see some pictures. Jbojo is dead on that you can change it as many times as you want in the future, I had mine in high school, it was viper blue back then, then it was dark charcoal metallic with black stripes, next is still undecided but underway.


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Oh yeah, I will be adding carbon fiber to it. And kind of a reflective red carbon fiber (a dark red).

Luke;165594 Wrote:Your car your choice.
for my 2 cents. You cannot beat a black car. Unless its a black car with a red interior Cool

lean and mean gets my vote for what its worth

If I do black and red, it'll be black with red markings, and interior would be black as the main theme with red inserts on the seats. An with some red reflective carbon fiber. (Also red digital gauges)

jbojo;165591 Wrote:Just my thoughts here.

You have 3 good choices with the last 2 being influenced by your own tastes and honoring family/friends. I would say go with what makes you happy. You are young and have plenty of time to change it as many times as you wish in the future. No one can tell you what is best or what should be done, we all have different likes/dislikes/personalities so do what makes you happy. After all you are the one that will be driving it. Good luck on your project!!!
-jbojo

I know. And that's my problem, I like them all. And they all have their own area of expenses. But in all, I like them all. Maybe I should just go find 2 more mustangs. Lol
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I like a black car . I also like to see one a little different from everyone else's ! Bottom line is it's you that's gonna look at it every day , do what inspires you ! Big Grin

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(02-10-2014, 03:46 AM)Luke Wrote: I know its not your chosen look but I would love to see a fastback in Candy Red with gold Mach 1 striping, hood, etc. Would be wicked cool looking thing or at least in my mind it is.

Xoliex has a red one with good stripes. (Sorry Olie, I might have spelled your username wrong. Can't remember the number of "x"s. )

To the OP: Gold is a cool color for our cars, so you can't go wrong with it.
The lean and mean is a real good idea. Black looks sleek but takes a lot more prep work to get a blemish-free finish.
I remember when I did my car I spent weeks pondering colors and styles, making final decisions that were void three days later because I had a different idea.
If I had to do it again, I'd be lost once more. Smile

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Kermit 460;165618 Wrote:I like a black car . I also like to see one a little different from everyone else's ! Bottom line is it's you that's gonna look at it every day , do what inspires you ! Big Grin

It will be different, I know that.

luxstang;165620 Wrote:
(02-10-2014, 03:46 AM)Luke Wrote: I know its not your chosen look but I would love to see a fastback in Candy Red with gold Mach 1 striping, hood, etc. Would be wicked cool looking thing or at least in my mind it is.

Xoliex has a red one with good stripes. (Sorry Olie, I might have spelled your username wrong. Can't remember the number of "x"s. )

To the OP: Gold is a cool color for our cars, so you can't go wrong with it.
The lean and mean is a real good idea. Black looks sleek but takes a lot more prep work to get a blemish-free finish.
I remember when I did my car I spent weeks pondering colors and styles, making final decisions that were void three days later because I had a different idea.
If I had to do it again, I'd be lost once more. Smile

That's where I'm at, I've 3 main choices but don't know exactly what I want to go with. I might get some renderings of them. And I know the troubles of black cars, we currently own 3.
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"Lean and mean" sounds good to me. And as you said, that was you plan from the start.
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