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WIDE-BODY KIT FROM SCRATCH
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Hello fellow mustang lovers. Name is Angelo and last year February I purchased my 71 fastback. My schooling and current profession has to do with art and design and my hobby and passion is putting attitude into my cars using my love for shapes and design. The 71-73 mustang in my opinion has lines that say more than many other cars out there, old and new alike. I like a little bit of a challenge and my first restomod was my 68 coupe. I've had the car for 8yrs now and enjoy it very much but this 71 is my real challenge.
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Welcome to the site from Virginia! All I have to say is more pics!!!


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Welcome, I had 2 65's before now and I agree that the lines are certainly unique and speak to you in a different way than the original coupe. I quite enjoy looking at it and oddly enough my Green 72 gets more attention than my Burnt orange metallic coupe did and that car was beautiful.


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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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rottenralph;187606 Wrote:Welcome, I had 2 65's before now and I agree that the lines are certainly unique and speak to you in a different way than the original coupe. I quite enjoy looking at it and oddly enough my Green 72 gets more attention than my Burnt orange metallic cupe did and that car was beautiful.

Its a treat when there are so few around. Its like seeing a ghost when i see one in my travels which is hardly ever and thats why i thought i should have one.
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Nice!


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#6
I hope i don't offend the purists but i felt a more aggressive look is what i see for this car and that is why i started on this body mod journey with a simple fastback (no MACH 1's were injured in the creation of this project LOL). The person i purchased the car from gave the car a Mach 1 appearance. I then lowered it, put taller tires, blacked out the magnums and drove it for the summer but December is when the changes really started.

You may want to look away.

            First i spent 6 months looking for the perfect wheel and then the rubber. Not an easy task considering the specific odd sizes i wanted. Then i had to cut off the rear quarter flare just to accommodate the 29" tall and nearly 14" wide tires. Once i was sure where they were going to live i started to weld up my bird cage structure around them to create my new rear quarters ( about 3" wider per side). That then evolved into extending the length of the rear of the car about 2" to where i felt it would work best to get my look creating a deep dish light panel.

        I then skinned the cage with cardboard and resin. This is before and after. The shapes changes are obvious but are still far from accurate at this point. This is just a base to build on. This was all done from just before christmas 2013 and went to the body shop where my friend Danny and I create the final lines ready for moulds to be made.

        An idea of how the car sits after the mods.
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#7
Wow, that is awesome. More power to you man. Please keep posting progress on this build. Very interested to see how this turns out. Also really love the look of the front grill all blacked out with the pony on one side like that. How did you do it?

Thanks and welcome from Central Cali
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        The latest SEMA show unveiled these awesome seats. The Mustang Shop in Calgary got them in for me and i was impressed by the quality of the workmanship especially for the reasonable cost. TMI XR sport is what they're called.
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#9
Looks like good progress. The ring brothers did a wide body 65ish fastback, really got me thinking how good our car would look about 4" wider. The method I came up with but haven't initiated is a bit different, my way consisted cutting certain points on the fenders, doors, and quarter panels to weld in 2" of extra sheet metal for width on each side of the car. Either way, keep up the good work!
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- Nik
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#10
Pretty cool. Welcome from TriCities WA.
-john

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-john
(jbojo)
351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,
C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.

Some Mod pictures can be seen at:

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