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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-08-08, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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XB Coupe to 1972 Mustang

Hi all,

I was thinking of doing a 1972 Mustang Replica out of a XB Coupe. I was wondering if there would be too much work invloved, or wold i be able to get by by changing the grill and rear lights etc. Not too worried about the interior.

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Re: XB Coupe to 1972 Mustang

More than likely, it could be said that there is just too much work involved in trying to make a '72 'stang look like an XB. While the hood scoops and front bumper designs look a lot alike, that's about where the similarities end. The body lines are actually very different. For some pretty good reference pics, see here: Styling - Bonnets

'70-'71 Torino could [arguably] be considered closer, but EXTENSIVE work would still need to be done with the front end--you'd likely not be able to use ANY of the original sheetmetal.

The body lines of the '70-'71 Maverick are also actually very similar--especially from side profile--but just a bit too "compact." With some fiberglass work to reshape the body lines around the bottom of the quarter windows and the rear decklid, a Maverick could be made to look a heckuva lot more like a "short-wheelbase Falcon XB."

I'm actually surprised no-one [in the US] has ever tried to use a 4-door Maverick to make a Yellow MFP Interceptor replica...

P.S. just re-read your post and realized I've got your intent completely BACKWARDS. Mea culpa...
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