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Old 10/24/13, 08:09 PM
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Like many Mustang owners, neither of us liked the excessive (in our opinions) fender gap at the rear, just looks so much better when tire is at least centered more or less. Never did like the "Hi-Jackers" look in back, not even so much back in the day of old.

So 10-18-13 I fixed it, and that mod is covered in a thread all it's own.


But I'll just update this thread with some few pics that will show the car in it's current state, lowered rear and all. These are taken on the Blue Ridge Parkway 102013, compared to pics above in this dedicated thread .... one can see the difference vividly.

I also notice that this "Dark Candy Apple Red" paint really kick's up it's heals when the sunlight hits it at different angles .... we love the color!


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Old 10/24/13, 09:20 PM
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That looks great! Nice color combo and wheels. very classic looking!
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Old 10/25/13, 10:21 PM
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Thanks Darren ....wife is still thinking about those lower rocker stripes ....

Edit 011014:

Picked up the new "keyless entry number pad" from my local Ford Dealer today, lady in parts dept made me a good deal ..... just waiting for warmer weather to install .... inside the gas door I think.

Edit 020914:

I ordered and received silver rocker stripes, just have to wait for warmer weather to install ..... I'll install part and see how we like them before doing all. Got the ones she wanted, they are two wide stripes total about 2.75 " outside width and up front, no lettering .... just a solid stripe with "Running Mustang" cutout. The portion with the cutout is solid instead of two separate stripes .... I am thinking how it would look to remove the center strip so that I'm left with a pair of stripes that match the rest down the side, but with a "set of legs and tail" in the lower part and "head and back" in the upper half .... red showing through silver.

Edit 022514:

I surprised her today. A few days ago I ordered a pre-painted hood scoop and some better looking tail light trim (better than the ones that are on it) from American Muscle (used a $10 coupon code too) .... and today the UPS man dropped by to deliver both.

Edit 030314:

Found some nicer tips at work, stainless steel, polished like chrome, 3.875 OD exit with slant cut rolled edge, 9" total l;engyth along top side .... just about $38 for the pair. They have a "muffled core" that I have already removed with a few careful cuts with Dremel and cutoff wheel ... and some pulling. I found the inlet is also 3" OD as are OEM tips, but some slotting 1.5" and the use of a pipe expander opened them up to 3.0" ID. Get some band clamps .... and now that they are ready, I'm just waiting to get over this nasty cold and see snow gone that's falling as I write this.

So now I have five things to do next warm day I'm free.


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Old 3/8/14, 05:57 PM
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Well, today (030814) was a warm day here but wife is still fighting a nasty cold so we stayed around the house and I took a spell and installed the new polished stainless steel rolled edge angle exhaust tips I picked up, had to cut stock tips back a little but they came out well ..... and then I pulled the Putco #400811 tail light trim that was on the car off, cleaned all the old glue, used the alcohol and then "adheasion promotor" supplied and installed the new MMD (from American Muscle) tail light trim ..... she loves the new trim and tips.

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My hope is tomorrow is pretty, maybe she'll feel up to a short drive to Penny's Diner for an early afternoon dinner?


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Old 3/22/14, 10:58 PM
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So today I managed some detailing and minor things and I got to install that pre-painted hood scoop the "Wife Unit" wanted. She really gave it a lot of thought, I was OK with it, I think they look great on the Mustang but it looked good without as well.

Anyway, "Done Deal" now!


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Then it was time to shower fast, shave and drive to Waynesboro to meet our GWRRA chapter folk at Chauncey's BBQ for supper and then to *****'s for Ice Cream.
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She's looking beautiful. The wife unit has good taste
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Old 6/22/14, 09:35 PM
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Call this a "LINK POST" for Our Red GT.

I had replaced my cracked Pirelli tires with Goodyear RS-As in June 2014, had them balanced on top of line machine, and then some time afterwards found that the persistant and nagging slight imbalance was finally cured with 3 ounces of Red Jacket 15g 6mm Air Soft BBs poored into each tire to fine tune any imbalance out.
After that, I decided that my experience using the "bead balancing" as a supplement on a 55 series tire might benefit others ... so I moved it to
here:
https://themustangsource.com/f637/tires-cracks-balance-531924/

And here is a link to a thread about pinion seal and a vent mod that cured our '08's leak that is here:
https://themustangsource.com/f637/pinion-seal-leak-vent-cured-i-think-530807/

Added links for me:
Shifter ball rattle fix
https://themustangsource.com/forums/...i-hope-529591/

Tbear's Hurst Billet Thread
https://themustangsource.com/forums/...thread-523689/

EDIT ..... Clutch Line Installed 11-20-15
https://themustangsource.com/forums/f...7/#post6955067





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Old 9/29/14, 09:18 PM
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Well, yesterday Sept 29, the "Wife Unit" and I took a ride up through Harrisonburg and up to Baker via Rt 259 where we met this car (among others) ...


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... then back around through Wardensville and supper at the Southern Kitchen (c1955) in New Market ...


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... which was recently listed as "for sale" by the original owners family .... but it's still "GREAT" (best Fried Chicken anywhere and when I want something lighter, I love their "Buffalo Chicken Wrap" with a side of home made cole slaw .....) . We then stopped at Meem's Bottom and took a short walk, then home.

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All in all, a really great ride ..... even if the sun was hidden a lot.


Today .... today I changed oil and filter and other service on the Mustang, the '07 truck, and the Scoobie .... then waxed the Mustang and Scoobie .... busy day.

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Old 11/14/15, 08:13 PM
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Well, "Wife Unit" finally decided she wanted rocker stripes but she never said what lettering, etc she might like .... she wanted me to put stripes on. I ordered them from Graphic Express where the other stripes came from, same color ..... and I did my install parallel to the bottom rocker panel edge.

Was gonna post some pics from Skyline Drive or BRP ..... but didn't make it up there yet. Here they are in the yard though ........

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My thinking is I may add something or change later ..... they weren't too badly priced. Sometimes I think we should have used white stripes .... but those are aplenty ...... silver on red is different.

I also am considering a blackout panel for between the tail lights. Did get a McLeod SS braided Clutch Line yesterday ...... gonna install it this week coming.

EDIT ..... Clutch Line Installed 11-20-15
https://themustangsource.com/forums/...7/#post6955067


Still debating?
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Just to keep it close, here's a picture taken April 3rd, 2016 of the Mustang with the original Air Force 1 "Columbine II" parked in the back ground at Bridgewater, Va.


Our red GT .....-ikes-20air-20force-20one-20connie-20in-20background-201024w_zpspfl2yefg.jpg
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Have not installed hill holder (Hurst Lineloc) yet, but did install those side scoops she wanted. Added something to sides I think. When ordered, read feedback and was thinking about what to use on fake intake portions, then opened box and found they came with honeycomb like inserts ….




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