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Old 01-22-2013, 03:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1968 Fastback Sail Panel Window Mod

I know Autoworks International offers a sail panel window kit for the '68, but I would like to see if this can be done using the floating windows from a SN197 (05-09). I realize just about anything can be done if you throw enough money at, but I don't "hate" the trim that much.

Also considering MTF upper scoops if I don't go the window route. Will be using their lower scoops regardless, just undecided on the direction I want to go for the sail panel. I hear nothing but great things about their products and their custom service is top notch. Just need to get some direction. I don't want to pour hours of research into something that is not doable or financially impractical.

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Old 01-22-2013, 03:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I like this idea....I'm going to measure my daughters '05 V6 stang and compare to the 67 sail panel louvers. Ebays Flashback Fastback a few years ago did a louver block off that was kind on neat with a recessed steel panel.
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Thanks AJ...found a picture of it...I'll throw that into the maybe file. Looks like everything has been done at least once before...surely someone has attempted the SN197 mod.
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66resto, do you have a bigger pic of your car? what size wheels are on it? what color is it? I'm thinking about going with sunlit gold with some gold pearl as a mid coat with black 67 gt stripes down low and a 68 CJ hoodscoop and black hood stripe & magnum 500's
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The wheels mocked up there are 20 x 10...buddy's set of wheels, 295 series tire. Mine are 18 x 10 and chrome with 315 series tire.

And yes, mine is Sunlit Gold.

Interesting take on the Sunlit Gold. I will stick with it if I can find some combination that I like, otherwise I will be changing it out. I haven't decided on what yet, but decision time is creeping closer
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I like those 18's.....I'll take a picture of the 2005 mustang window tonight and compare to my 67 louvers. The car is outside in the snow (-12 degrees F) cant move it as it wont drive even with the traction control OFF on 1" of snow. The louvers are in the garage by my blast cabinet.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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here are some pix
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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sorry, stupid computer operator
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I think it would work as the '05 quarter window is bigger dimensionally than the '67-68 sail panel louver
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Thanks for the pics...I'll see if I can find one a window in my pick and pull, just to play with after I take the vent out.

It would be a "neat" mod. Can the glass be "ground" some to fit? I don't want to open the hole at all just in case I want to go back to vents or scoops later.
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The contour might be completely wrong, regardless of the size.. What about custom made plexi or something?

Either way, sounds quite doable!
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:45 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I think there is one on eBay with this mod, I'll post a link when I'm at home.
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The car above, is the Flashback Mustang from Classic Design Concepts. The eBay car was called the FastForward Fastback and built by Troy Trepanier. Different cars, similar sail panel designs.

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Flashback by CDC:
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Wow thats wierd...which car was built first? I have a perfect memory, just terrible recall!
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I have seen one with the 05-09 side windows and will try to post a picture of it tonight when I get home. The windows just looked much too big for the lines and made it look rather strange in my opinion. All I remember is the car was a bright blue with medium blue stripes and grey shelby razor rims if that helps at all

edit: sorry it wasn't a 67-68 it was a 65 http://www.mustangandfords.com/featu...tang_fastback/

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