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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-10-2001 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a post that Big D made, but the UBB messed up:

posted 12-10-2001 01:31 AM ET (US)
I have always wanted to put graphics of some type on my '66 that would set it off... Nothing gawdy, just simple and clean... But, because of the clean lines of the mustang, other than shelby stripes, nothing seems to work... This says a lot for the cars true & simple lines...
Even the poster describing my car for shows is titled "Less is More"... Meaning less chrome, less junk...

Sometimes leaving it alone is the way it should be...

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Boss Hoss
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From: Georgia
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 12-10-2001 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss Hoss   Click Here to Email Boss Hoss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is only my opinion, but the only thing I like on an early Mustang besides the Shelby stripes are those nifty "C" stripes that go all around the indent in the doors and quarter panel. The only problem is, I think you can only have those if your car does not have a quarter panel ornament, but come to think of it, I did see the "C" stripes on a '68 coupe that had an ornament. Oh well, just my $.02

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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 12-11-2001 01:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have toyed with the idea of starting a small about 1/4"wide,stripe near the top of the front fender starting off the head light area.Them run it along the door following the top body line.then about over the rear tire have it flare out into a small cluster of flames ending about 4-6" before the rear of the car.Well its just an idea I have had.Your right about the clean lines and less is more.You could do the stripe without ending it with flames,just run it to the rear.But follow the top body line I think would look better.My pops has aset of magnetic flames that look kinkda cool,ok so you'd have to know him to under stand.I have played witht hem on my 65 just to see what flames would look like.They are small but really change the llok of the car.

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Big D
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From: WELLS, NEVADA
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posted 12-11-2001 02:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Before you guys start comparing Years of Mustangs... My comments are only about the '66.... Please go to my new post to comment...
https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/005654.html

THANKS.... I really would like to know what you think...

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Jeff
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From: Moore, OK USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 12-11-2001 11:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the late '60's it was common to see tasteful pin stripes on Mustangs. I can remember seeing a steel blue metallic '66 with black pinstriping with red accents. I remember it looking really good. I don't think I liked the bold stripes "C" striping that came on the '68's. Mustang styling is simplicity and so I think you should stay in that context. Regardless of what you choose, it's your car and you have to have pride in it. Go for what you think is right!

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