I knew you had a soft spot for those body kits..I was kind of curious if you found a donor car with the GFX kit on it..Guess not..Rayo, you find me one of those kits before this car is painted, and I'll put it on! I've always liked the way that kit looks. I remember when I was 19 years old, I saw a pearl white SC that had that kit, and while the install wasn't great and it had some cracks in the fiberglass, a bunch of sand scratches in the bodywork, and some dry spots in the clearcoat, it still looked great in person!
And no, there will be no red left on the car, and the Rolling Stones "Paint it Black" will be on the playlist for the first drive once the car is finished.
Welcome! Great story.I just started hanging around the forums so I'm a new guy here. And at 52 I'm twice a lot of posters age. I was thinking the other day what restoring a car in Ohio meant in the late seventies.
In some ways the Internet has made doing stuff like this easier. Searching out parts. Getting info and meeting people. In other ways between that and the muscle car craze of the nineties it's driven to cost of original parts through the roof. But there are good repop parts out there now. Ford really helped the quality quite a bit with their licensing program. It would be nice to see the MN12 finally recognized and the ford and mustang vender network show it some love.Welcome! Great story.
Great thread too, I'll be subscribing. What you're doing is awesome.
I like the idea of the Eliminator script within the stripe itself. But I would place it on the rear quarter part of the stripe. Possibly echoing the strobe theme Mercury used for years with the tail lights. Make the stripe out of the reflective black tape. And lose the cat emblems on the C pillars. Putting the script mid car especially with the side scoops is going to break it up and look "Busy" best to keep the line flowing to the back. Although the fuel filler door might pose a challenge to that. Just my .02.Well mine's based on the 69 style stripe setup, the 70 is the one with the low lettering where the bumper cover would be.
I forgot you had the scoops though, it didn't occur to me those would interfere. I think copying the original striping is difficult on these cars since the MN12 side windows drop so low into the doors/quarters, especially with 70 style stripes that are placed at the beltline.
Maybe doing the solid stripe/hollow stripe 70 style stripe you could maybe use the bodyline as a split between the two stripes like this:
Other stripe that might work would be a Mach 1 style or GT/CS style laser stripe that fades out towards the back and have the Eliminator lettering within that. That would probably look neat with the scoops if you placed it mid body