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Old 10-01-2005, 20:01   #1 (permalink)
Laurie S.
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Need Some Input

I'm playing with putting wheellip moldings on my fastback and would
appreciate your opinions on how they look. I put the driver's side ones on
today with clips and took some pictures. To install them, I have to remove
the wheels and drill holes, so I want to make sure the looks is right.

I put before and after pictures up on my website. So, please, tell me what
you think. Thanks!

www.tucsonpony.com/Troublemoldings.html



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Old 10-01-2005, 22:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Need Some Input

"Laurie S." <aztlan@theriver.com> wrote in news:433f3a84$0$4864
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> www.tucsonpony.com/Troublemoldings.html


I am generally less is more type of guy, but they do add a nice touch to
my eyes. KB

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Old 10-01-2005, 23:01   #3 (permalink)
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Kevin Bottorff wrote:
> "Laurie S." <aztlan@theriver.com> wrote in news:433f3a84$0$4864
> $8b463f8a@news.nationwide.net:
>
>
>>www.tucsonpony.com/Troublemoldings.html

>
>
> I am generally less is more type of guy, but they do add a nice touch to
> my eyes. KB
>


I am like Kevin in that way, but for your car, it looks right. Very
nice, Laurie. They compliment the rocker trim very well also.

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Old 10-02-2005, 01:01   #4 (permalink)
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On Sat, 1 Oct 2005 18:39:16 -0700, "Laurie S." <aztlan@theriver.com>
wrote:

>I'm playing with putting wheellip moldings on my fastback and would
>appreciate your opinions on how they look. I put the driver's side ones on
>today with clips and took some pictures. To install them, I have to remove
>the wheels and drill holes, so I want to make sure the looks is right.
>
>I put before and after pictures up on my website. So, please, tell me what
>you think. Thanks!
>
>www.tucsonpony.com/Troublemoldings.html


Generally, I prefer the clean line look... was even tempted to omit
the rocker panel moldings on my 65... and I hate anything which gives
rust half a chance to start undetected... but as good as yours looks,
it needs something to break up the plain... The trim strips are an
enhancement on yours.... not overdone, but still catches the eye.
>
>
>
>-------------------
>Laurie S.
>Thunder Snake #7
>


Spike
1965 Ford Mustang fastback 2+2 A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok
Vintage Burgundy w/Black Standard Interior; Vintage 40
16" rims w/BF Goodrich Comp T/A gForce Radial
225/50ZR16 KDWS skins; surround sound audio-video.

Gad what fools these morons be....
Children are obscene but should not be heard
Give me a peperoni pizza... or give me a calzone!
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Old 10-02-2005, 17:01   #5 (permalink)
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"Laurie S." <aztlan@theriver.com> wrote
> I put before and after pictures up on my website. So, please, tell me what
> you think. Thanks!
>
> www.tucsonpony.com/Troublemoldings.html


Nah. They detract, IMO, from the race-ready look.
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Old 10-02-2005, 20:01   #6 (permalink)
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I don't they look right on there, with the current ride height of the car
(which I love). If the car was up closer to stock ride height, yes, I'd put
them on.

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"Laurie S." <aztlan@theriver.com> wrote in message
news:433f3a84$0$4864$8b463f8a@news.nationwide.net...
> I'm playing with putting wheellip moldings on my fastback and would
> appreciate your opinions on how they look. I put the driver's side ones on
> today with clips and took some pictures. To install them, I have to remove
> the wheels and drill holes, so I want to make sure the looks is right.
>
> I put before and after pictures up on my website. So, please, tell me what
> you think. Thanks!
>
> www.tucsonpony.com/Troublemoldings.html
>
>
>
> -------------------
> Laurie S.
> Thunder Snake #7
>
>



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Old 10-02-2005, 20:01   #7 (permalink)
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"Laurie S." <aztlan@theriver.com> wrote in message
news:433f3a84$0$4864$8b463f8a@news.nationwide.net...
> I'm playing with putting wheellip moldings on my fastback and would
> appreciate your opinions on how they look. I put the driver's side ones on
> today with clips and took some pictures. To install them, I have to remove
> the wheels and drill holes, so I want to make sure the looks is right.
>
> I put before and after pictures up on my website. So, please, tell me what
> you think. Thanks!
>
> www.tucsonpony.com/Troublemoldings.html
>
>
>
> -------------------
> Laurie S.
> Thunder Snake #7
>
>


I went ahead and installed one rear molding today. After I got it on, I
kept walking from one side of the car to the other. I like it, it does look
good. It looks better than in my pictures because the molding is on
tighter, and after a few smacks from a rubber mallet, it molds to the
wheellip really nice. I think the molding really frames the Magnums well
and it gives a sweep to the rear end that you couldn't see as well before.

I'm going to go ahead and install the others. If I ever change my mind, the
holes are small enough that they wouldn't be noticeable or they could be
filled easily.

Now my other thought is that I don't think I want to put the rocker panel
stripes on, but it needs something down there. I was thinking maybe some
sort of painted ghost effect with stripes or running horses rather than the
stripe decals. Oh, and "Trouble" has to be in there somewhere. Any
thoughts?

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Old 10-02-2005, 21:01   #8 (permalink)
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On Sun, 2 Oct 2005 18:10:19 -0700, "Laurie S." <aztlan@theriver.com>
wrote:

>


>
>Now my other thought is that I don't think I want to put the rocker panel
>stripes on, but it needs something down there. I was thinking maybe some
>sort of painted ghost effect with stripes or running horses rather than the
>stripe decals. Oh, and "Trouble" has to be in there somewhere. Any
>thoughts?
>
>----------
>Laurie S.
>Thunder Snake #7


Just about anything you can come up with can be done in either a decal
or paint.

Try using your font collection to find the desired effect for
"Trouble". Everything from Script. gothic, to American and
International Sign Language. Hieroglyphics.... or Vulcan if you
want... There's "Creepy" and bubble, and many more. Even old style
computer. I have one that looks like cowboy lasso letters. I used
Creepy for my "NyTmArE"... gives it that dripping blood look.

One idea I played around with was to replace the "GT350" with
"NyTmArE" in a stock 350 stripe. With the color just a shade or two
off from the exterior paint, so it's there but not in stark contrast.



>


Spike
1965 Ford Mustang fastback 2+2 A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok
Vintage Burgundy w/Black Standard Interior; Vintage 40
16" rims w/BF Goodrich Comp T/A gForce Radial
225/50ZR16 KDWS skins; surround sound audio-video.

Gad what fools these morons be....
Children are obscene but should not be heard
Give me a peperoni pizza... or give me a calzone!
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Old 10-02-2005, 21:01   #9 (permalink)
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"Spike" <jma@snowcrest.net> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 2 Oct 2005 18:10:19 -0700, "Laurie S." <aztlan@theriver.com>
> wrote:
>
> >

>
> >
> >Now my other thought is that I don't think I want to put the rocker panel
> >stripes on, but it needs something down there. I was thinking maybe some
> >sort of painted ghost effect with stripes or running horses rather than

the
> >stripe decals. Oh, and "Trouble" has to be in there somewhere. Any
> >thoughts?
> >
> >----------
> >Laurie S.
> >Thunder Snake #7

>
> Just about anything you can come up with can be done in either a decal
> or paint.
>
> Try using your font collection to find the desired effect for
> "Trouble". Everything from Script. gothic, to American and
> International Sign Language. Hieroglyphics.... or Vulcan if you
> want... There's "Creepy" and bubble, and many more. Even old style
> computer. I have one that looks like cowboy lasso letters. I used
> Creepy for my "NyTmArE"... gives it that dripping blood look.
>
> One idea I played around with was to replace the "GT350" with
> "NyTmArE" in a stock 350 stripe. With the color just a shade or two
> off from the exterior paint, so it's there but not in stark contrast.
>
>
>
> >

>
> Spike
> 1965 Ford Mustang fastback 2+2 A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok
> Vintage Burgundy w/Black Standard Interior; Vintage 40
> 16" rims w/BF Goodrich Comp T/A gForce Radial
> 225/50ZR16 KDWS skins; surround sound audio-video.
>
> Gad what fools these morons be....
> Children are obscene but should not be heard
> Give me a peperoni pizza... or give me a calzone!


I like the idea of the stripe being a shade or two off, nice and subtle.
The stripe decals I have now have TROUBLE in place of the GT500, and they
match the Hertz Gold. I'm just not sure if that's the thing to do now.
Decisions, decisions....

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Old 10-02-2005, 23:01   #10 (permalink)
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Laurie S. wrote:
> I'm playing with putting wheellip moldings on my fastback and would
> appreciate your opinions on how they look. I put the driver's side
> ones on today with clips and took some pictures. To install them, I
> have to remove the wheels and drill holes, so I want to make sure the
> looks is right.


The molding makes it look less "race car" and adds a touch of class. I guess
it depends on what look you are going for.
I sent you an e-mail. Let me know if you don't get it.
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