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incorrect Ram-Air hood paint
#31
Different! But I like it!
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#32
rottenralph;197305 Wrote:Mine is incorrect and I love it. I find experts rarely take advice from anyone. It is a shame that he did not listen and just verify the facts. He could do an great article about how he messed up and a friendly Mustang owner set him straight followed by a how to fix the hood.

I the look of you hood Smile

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#33
dhvidston;197301 Wrote:Here is a picture of my brother's 72 Ramair Convertible... bought it from the original owner back in 1986 with original paint.

He was very careful to follow the original paint scheme on the car when it was time for repainting,

We see so many cars painted gloss black too.. not matt black like originally painted on his Med. Lime Metalic convert,

Very nice loking car. I too prefer the matte black but it can require some extra work to keep looking right.

Does he have the Marti report for that car? Looks like he or the PO added side stripes. And if the Marti calls out Ram Air it could be a very early 72 convertible. 72's with factory installed Ram Air are very rare. Just curious if that convertible is one of those...

Car looks great - green used to be one of my least favorite colors. Now it is definitely one of my favorites!

Ray

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1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
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#34
Why so few Factory Ram air hoods in 72. Mine is an adder according to my Marti. Mine needs strips and I will add them on the weekend to further enhance the Beauty of the green. Any tips?

Bright lime 72 Mach 1 with 351C 4V, with summit 600 carb(have a Holley too), Edelbrock dual-plane manifold, Hooker headers, 3 inch exhaust with flowmasters, 17 inch Eleanor wheels, FMX tranny, A/C, P/S, front disks and 350 rear gear. Drive it to work every day.
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#35
Boss1Ray;197256 Wrote:Just to remind a lot of the newer folks - Phoenix Graphics http://phoenixgraphix.com/ford.php has the most original/correct template for accurately painting our hood black or argent (if your car is supposed to be painted like that Smile ) or you want to mod your car that way... Smile Tongue
One of our original owner members supplied measurement and pics to help ensure they got it RIGHT!
Thanks to Mr. Kit Sullivan for taking the time and effort to make this happen!

Smile

Ray

Ray - just to be sure on that, have you seen the final Phoenix Graphics stencil in person? The photos on their website both show cars painted with incorrect stencils.

Stock pictures? Rolleyes

-Kurt

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#36
rottenralph;197380 Wrote:Why so few Factory Ram air hoods in 72. Mine is an adder according to my Marti. Mine needs strips and I will add them on the weekend to further enhance the Beauty of the green. Any tips?

Short answer is emission laws started to ramp up in 72 and the ran air isn't emissions friendly.

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#37
Kurt,
You are correct: Both of the cars shown on the "Pheonix Graphix" site ( black/ argent and red/black) have incorrectly painted hoods.
Rest assured though...neither of those cars used the template for thier hood paint. They are just random pics they grabbed for illustration purposes.
Seems stupid to not depict the correct appearance when that is the only reason to by the stencil in the first place...
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Boss1Ray;197325 Wrote:
dhvidston;197301 Wrote:Here is a picture of my brother's 72 Ramair Convertible... bought it from the original owner back in 1986 with original paint.

He was very careful to follow the original paint scheme on the car when it was time for repainting,

We see so many cars painted gloss black too.. not matt black like originally painted on his Med. Lime Metalic convert,

Very nice loking car. I too prefer the matte black but it can require some extra work to keep looking right.

Does he have the Marti report for that car? Looks like he or the PO added side stripes. And if the Marti calls out Ram Air it could be a very early 72 convertible. 72's with factory installed Ram Air are very rare. Just curious if that convertible is one of those...

Car looks great - green used to be one of my least favorite colors. Now it is definitely one of my favorites!

Ray

Thanks!
Yes, the MR says his is 1 of 81 with Ramair.. Built October 1971

How did you guess the stripe?Rolleyes I installed those back in the late 80's... they did not come on the car originally.. how did you know that dear Mr. Watson?
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#39
Hey, look at that... They actually did something mostly correct on my car...

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1973 Mach 1 Q code 351 4V, 9A paint, standard interior, 3.50 rear, C6 trans.
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cudak888;197383 Wrote:
Boss1Ray;197256 Wrote:Just to remind a lot of the newer folks - Phoenix Graphics http://phoenixgraphix.com/ford.php has the most original/correct template for accurately painting our hood black or argent (if your car is supposed to be painted like that Smile ) or you want to mod your car that way... Smile Tongue
One of our original owner members supplied measurement and pics to help ensure they got it RIGHT!
Thanks to Mr. Kit Sullivan for taking the time and effort to make this happen!

Smile

Ray

Ray - just to be sure on that, have you seen the final Phoenix Graphics stencil in person? The photos on their website both show cars painted with incorrect stencils.

Stock pictures? Rolleyes

-Kurt

Good Catch! I was going by what I had heard and seen from Kit Sullivan. He posted up a quick explanation. Looks like your assumption of 'stock photos' is correct.

EDIT: It is Graphics Express and here is their website http://www.graphic-express.com/1971-1972...tripes.asp

Kit Sullivan;197432 Wrote:Kurt,
You are correct: Both of the cars shown on the "Pheonix Graphix" site ( black/ argent and red/black) have incorrectly painted hoods.
Rest assured though...neither of those cars used the template for thier hood paint. They are just random pics they grabbed for illustration purposes.
Seems stupid to not depict the correct appearance when that is the only reason to by the stencil in the first place...
"Phoenix Graphix" is the right spellin' - I am the king of misspelled words in my posts... Smile Thx Kit for the info!!!

dhvidston;197435 Wrote:
Boss1Ray;197325 Wrote:
dhvidston;197301 Wrote:Here is a picture of my brother's 72 Ramair Convertible... bought it from the original owner back in 1986 with original paint.

He was very careful to follow the original paint scheme on the car when it was time for repainting,

We see so many cars painted gloss black too.. not matt black like originally painted on his Med. Lime Metalic convert,

Very nice loking car. I too prefer the matte black but it can require some extra work to keep looking right.

Does he have the Marti report for that car? Looks like he or the PO added side stripes. And if the Marti calls out Ram Air it could be a very early 72 convertible. 72's with factory installed Ram Air are very rare. Just curious if that convertible is one of those...

Car looks great - green used to be one of my least favorite colors. Now it is definitely one of my favorites!

Ray

Thanks!
Yes, the MR says his is 1 of 81 with Ramair.. Built October 1971

How did you guess the stripe?Rolleyes I installed those back in the late 80's... they did not come on the car originally.. how did you know that dear Mr. Watson?

Watson - not hardly. I learned that years ago but had it confirmed on here! If a car has the lower body two tone paint seperated by the stainless strip, it did not come with the side stripes. If a car was originally equipped with side stripes, it had a 1/4 inch tape stripe that seperated the contrasting matte black or argent paint from the body color.
That stainless trim - in nice condition can be tough to locate. It can aslo be a real PITA to take off and fill/finish the body to remove and apply lower body color and tape stripe correctly. That is why most don't bother.
Very cool that the Marti shows the Ram Air! Mine was built with Ram Air hood but it is non-funtional. My car is extremely late prod Q code 4-speed conv. I went to the dealer bought and added Ram Air it in the late 70's but will be going back original soon.

Totalled;197450 Wrote:Hey, look at that... They actually did something mostly correct on my car...

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Totalled - it looks nice!


Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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