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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine Toys: '70 Mustang Mach 1 - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150
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posted 07-25-2002 07:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just made a photo page for Skip's '69 Sportsroof. Check this out for awesome before and after pics!

http://mustangsandmore.50megs.com/skips69.html

Excellent job, Skip!

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Fastymz
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posted 07-25-2002 08:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice car Skip.

SCOOP

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ewokeric
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posted 07-25-2002 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ewokeric   Click Here to Email ewokeric     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
nice car i like the color

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68 mustang coupe(california special)not real though but looks it(will be nice) 351w/c4
My 68 Coupe
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MLariviere
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posted 07-25-2002 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A real nice car,skip. You must be proud of it.{and your Dad!}

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skips69
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From: Catlin, IL USA
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posted 07-25-2002 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for skips69   Click Here to Email skips69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, he was a little upset when I drug it home initially, but we have worked on several other's since and both have become pretty engrossed in the hobby. Building a car is a great way to bond and I wish every father and son could do at least one together. Now we have a good time showing them at local meets in the summer months. Still trying to get the women involved though, too hot for them. My own 3 year old has developed a very disturbing obsession with hot wheels, so one day we may be re-doing this one again.............

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Rory McNeil
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posted 07-26-2002 01:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice job, Skip. It`s nice knowing another one was saved!

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mellowyellow
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posted 07-26-2002 11:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great job! The color is perfect for your car. That's right! Another one saved!

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 07-29-2002 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very Nice Indeed, Skip!

You mention that the "Vintage Burgundy" wasn't available in '69, right? But wasn't it the same color as the 'Royal Moroon' that was offered in '69?

Or maybe it was just VERY CLOSE?

Ryan

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skips69
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posted 07-30-2002 08:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for skips69   Click Here to Email skips69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are actually two different shades of colors. The royal maroon is darker. I changed my mind so many times during the process. I was going to paint it red, then white, then black, etc. I saw a royal maroon 1969 Mach 1 at a car show with the black interior and Magnum 500's and decided that was the color I wanted. When I got ready to paint the car though, I told the paint store that I wanted to lighten it up a little as I felt it was too dark a color. They had me look through a book of Ford colors for that era and I saw the Vintage Burgundy that was used on Mustangs through 1967. So, instead of a custom mix job that may not be duplicated later if needed, I went with the original mixture of Vintage Burgundy. I definately wanted to stick with a Mustang color, so was quite happy to have found it. Now I see some nice looking cars at shows that are Winter Blue and it doesn't look too bad. Maybe since mine was so faded and underneath so many other colors, it looked more pale than it actually would be fresh and with some wax on it............Oh well, this color shouldn't hurt the re-sale value if I ever decide to part with her, I get compliments all the time on the shade it currently is. It could have been special ordered in 1969 with this color, so there are probbaly some correct ones out there anyway that are Vintage Burgundy.

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project69
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posted 08-03-2002 12:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for project69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good looking car. I think we got our cars mixed up. My 69 fastback is originally royal maroon and I am thinking of painting it winter blue.

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FloJoe
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posted 08-03-2002 01:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FloJoe   Click Here to Email FloJoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Me liiiiiiiiiiiiiiike

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skips69
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posted 08-03-2002 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for skips69   Click Here to Email skips69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, had I not had my car completely stripped to rebuild it ground up, maybe I would have left it the original color. But, since it was gutted and everything was accessible to be painted, I went with the change. The floors, cowl, under dash, roof underneath headliner - it all received fresh paint. I don't think you could find any original traces of the winter blue now. If your car is in the project stage, I would definately paint it as you see fit. It's your car and should be enjoyed by you. Very ironic though I must admit - you wanting to go from maroon to blue. They are both good looking colors.

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Ralph Rebandt
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posted 08-07-2002 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Skip, Nice history, and beautiful work!

Enjoy

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