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post #1 of 103 (permalink) Old 10-02-2015, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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Contest-New 65-66 Mustang Front Valance

We need your input on our new project. We are working on a new style front valance for a 65-66 mustang and want some cool park/fog lights in the bottom. Help us find which ones to use and get a free front valance when we are done. Please post your pics of lights with the style and manufacturer to get the ball rolling. We will then pick out one we are using.

Just to give you an idea of what we have been looking at we like the 2015 Mustang GT style. It needs to be all in a single unit and not separate pieces like that is (it's too pricey at 600.00 too). It also must not break the bank in cost and be economical.

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Lights would be cool, the GT ones are a decent reference point.

Having the ability to integrate brake ducts in lieu of lights would be a good idea IMO, along with something other than the traditional "shelby" opening shape. Something that integrates with the upper grill shape better.

Might be worth having something that will take a more "traditional" H type bulb for those people that do not want to have HID type lights that clash with their "conventional" style headlights.

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Looks like I'll be going with the fog lights and the side markers from a 2014

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Here are some artist renderings of some options we are considering.
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For me anway it's option C hands down and all day long.
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Contest-New 65-66 Mustang Front Valance

Valance 'C'
But I like the lip on 'A'

Will the lip be separate and if yes, will it fit a stock valance?
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I have long thought the front valance was a weak point of them, its to short and any lip added still appears to high off the ground. I think it is limited to how low the fenders drop and start to curve under so any valance is limited to that level. My suggestion is to let the valance itself go as low as possible then if the lip were to be a few inches lower the that part could wrap around and fill in and lessen the curve of the fender to make it look lower on that corner. Your A & B above might be doing this.
I have thought about this quite a bit and the main downside is that the front ends up lower than the rocker panels. It makes me think of the 635 I like so much. If the form follows a legitimate function i'll like it.
I Think I would like round fogs better as well.
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"A" looks out of place to me. "B" and "C" look like they fit the car better. I'm old school though. I don't have Facebook and think new county music sucks!
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"A" looks out of place to me. "B" and "C" look like they fit the car better. I'm old school though. I don't have Facebook and think new county music sucks!
C

Where does the line form?

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C without the horizontal turn signals, and the lower opening side arcs need to flow more with the top grill opening. They need to look like a continuance of the upper arc. So probably a little more open ant the top of the arc and more canted in as they go top to bottom on the valance.

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B & C get my vote

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A and C are the best.

I'm tired of round lights...willing to go with an option like A.

The wide grille opening is perfect. The spoiler is really nice too.

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Looks like I'm in the minority, but I'm loving "A" and would buy it if available.
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