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thedave66
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From: mountain home, idaho
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posted 01-04-2002 01:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for thedave66   Click Here to Email thedave66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been kicking around an idea for 66 mustang fog lamps and was wondering if you all had any suggestions.
What I was thinking was taking a shelby front valence and mounting a set of 3-4" foglamps maybe about half a foot inboard from each of the turn signals, either recessed or set up like the turn signals with a trim piece surrounding them. Does this sound doable?

dave

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SundanceKid
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posted 01-04-2002 02:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe you could use GT exhaust rings for the trim? Probably too small though? People might make fun of ya if you do that though?

I think it would look better with trim but thats my opinion.

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mellowyellow
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posted 01-04-2002 08:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Call David Turnbull 954-742-6479. He was mfring a valance that had lights in it like the 007 Mustang. I sam him a couple weeks ago and was loking at the one on his car. It's sharp. He uses GT lights in the valance. He lives in the Ft Lauderdale, Fl. area. He comes onto to M&M once in awhile.

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Stang28965
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posted 01-04-2002 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here look at my mustang at
http://members.cardomain.com/stang65
Notice the Cobra R valance.

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The Iceman
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From: Shelton, CT
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posted 01-04-2002 05:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Iceman   Click Here to Email The Iceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
stang289, I was just gonna mention your setup

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thedave66
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posted 01-04-2002 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thedave66   Click Here to Email thedave66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
stang28965, that is EXACTLy what I was thinking. Durn it and I thought I was being origional You don't by any chance have the templates for that do you?

dave

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Stang28965
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posted 01-04-2002 06:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nope, I just made my own mount for the fogs and drilled a hole in the valance.

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AKBOSSMAN
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From: WASILLA , AK USA M&M #743 MCA #40857
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posted 01-04-2002 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Heres what Idid to my 65 before I sold it. Sorry no photos.
I put a shelby valance for use with a bumper. I mounted a set of fog lights from the local 4X4 shop where the turn lights should go. I then had the fake vents near the head lights cut out using the 3 openings. I found a Amber turn light at the salvage yard (sorry it was on a shelf) and made a bracket to hold it behind the 3 openings.I was going to find a set of these chrome vent pieces to put on it but didn't.

I also cut the gravel pan and bumper,(closed off the ends) so that the air opening was totally free of obstruction. You may use this idea. e- mail my if you want more details

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MidLifCrisis
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posted 01-06-2002 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MidLifCrisis   Click Here to Email MidLifCrisis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just have to say the lights really look good. I had toyed with doing that to my '68 Fastback with some megawatt 4" KC Hi-lites. I had cut away the tag location to add a path for more air to the radiator like a Shelby. I then cut the holes on either side of the opening, but the car was sold before completion. It's nice to see the finished results. Charlie

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PonyDoc
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posted 01-06-2002 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PonyDoc   Click Here to Email PonyDoc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm still working on this posting messages. See the new post for the info on the front valence with fog lights. Thanks!!

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289 Rod
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posted 01-07-2002 12:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 289 Rod   Click Here to Email 289 Rod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am thinking about putting in some lights on my mustang and getting rid of my traditional fog lights for my 65. In search of info this is something I found. A cool front valence! I am unsure of the lights used on the car yet here are the links.

A cool front valence! I am unsure of the lights used on the car yet here are the links. Click on this to see the other cars:

http://bradbarnett.net/mustangs/mypicks/

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[This message has been edited by 289 Rod (edited 01-07-2002).]

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kcode
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posted 01-07-2002 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about this?

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mellowyellow
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posted 01-07-2002 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those are sharp. They're similar to the 007 Mustang valance. The light bodies remind me of some I saw on a different vehicle.

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The Iceman
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posted 01-07-2002 09:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Iceman   Click Here to Email The Iceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mellowyellow:
The light bodies remind me of some I saw on a different vehicle.


do they remind you of the foglights on a *gasp* Trans-Am...?!?!
thats what they look like to ME actually! haha

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thedave66
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posted 01-07-2002 10:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thedave66   Click Here to Email thedave66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT!!! is that your car kcode? I want mine just like that but with the shelby cutout in the center. Where can I get that done?

dave

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
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posted 01-07-2002 10:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Believe it or not, the original design for my valance goes back to 1965. Andy Hotton Industries of Bellview Michigan made these in 65. Their kit, which included the valance, GT lamps, wiring and switch, cost a total of $49. I've got one of their ads from a 1965 Car Life magazine. I tried to find one of these for years and I found out that Charlie Hampton, past MCA president had one and bought it from him. Turns out that this is the one PonyDoc is talking about.

Dan, you are correct, it does look like Trans Am lights, now you know where they got the idea from.

Mike

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PonyDoc
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posted 01-09-2002 12:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PonyDoc   Click Here to Email PonyDoc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That was the original 007 car! Bob McClurg of Mustangs Illustrated did an article about it 10 years ago. I'll see of I can find it, as it had a lot of info on the car. It had an overhead console w/ tach & Rally Pac. It was a real GT that was modified for the movie and was never used. One of these days I'll visit it and compare the valences. Either way, they look neat on a car. Anyone ever see a Roadster Cover on an early Mustang! I got one from California about 10 years ago and they really change the look of the car!!

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289 Rod
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posted 01-09-2002 03:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 289 Rod   Click Here to Email 289 Rod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok, I posted the picture yet looking at Kcodes I now fell in love with the idea! I am glad I have not painted my shelby valence yet. I want it, I need it on my valence. Time for some R & D. Any leads on remaking that? I want that on my car, PIAA or Hella fog lights in place instead with the same mounting.

PS Nice car cover..he he

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