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Kewl Idea !
#1
Too Bad it wasn't Done a little more accurate.


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#2
I like the color Big Grin

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#3
{thumbs up} looks good..Suprized ford did not try that..lol
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#4
That does look really cool. I like it!


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#5
Not too bad...and the top of the bumper is black too.

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#6
I dunno.
Let´s for a moment forget that there are such sharp angles. I don´t think it looks right because it doesn´t follow any natural lines. It even interferes with the creases in the hood.
Sorry, it´s not for me. Sad

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#7
Straight lines would look better to me
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#8
I like how the black makes the three hood creases pop.

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#9
Not. Digging it myself. Argent would be better than glossy black. Shape is just not right for the flat hood.

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#10
Not liking it.

It takes away from the actual ram-air equipped cars, robs a little of thier exclusivity.

Originally, only the BOSS 351 was available with the side stripes (as standard equipment). Makes sense as only a real "race car" would need the functionality of stripes. (Forgetting that the BOSS 351 was never a "real race' car though...). It had the full matte-black or argent hood paint treatment, another nod to the non-glare functionality of a real race car.
The BOSS 351 had several unique features to help differentiate it from other models, most notably the Mach 1.

The Mach 1 was never an homage to a "race" car, but more of a GT (Grand Touring) street car. Hence, the side stripes and full matte-hood paint were not included. A couple of bits of extra trim for appearances sake were added.

Then...as was the usual practice at the time...Ford near-instantly made the BOSS 351's side stripes optional on the Mach 1, blurring the lines visually between the two models quite a bit. This must have put a few penniies in the coffers at Ford, so...

Next thing they did was to whore out the entire Mach 1 front end and BOSS side-stripe treatment to a lowly "Spring Special" coupe, just for the sake of pedaling a few more low-end coupes.

This further diluted the uniqueness of the BOSS and Mach vehicles, and removed some exclusivity from thier owners.

Nothing but a cheap-ass big-corporation money grab.

The flat hoods should never have had any tutone paint from the factory, and I'm glad they did not.

In fact, I have always thought it would have been great if the ram-air equipped cars all had thier own hood paint scheme depending on what engine they had:

1) Full black-out for BOSS 351s
2) 351 ram air: Something unique
3) 429 ram-air: Something else unique.

This way, not only could a BOSS be spotted easily from a distance, so could a 351 vs a 429. Every engine combo would have its own look.
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