Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: West Central Wyoming
OK, the chrome simulated scoops on the 65 coupe are pitted, tarnished and scratched and will need replaced anyways. The old ones have got to go. So I'm contemplating the shelby style side scoops as a replacement...
I've grown to really like the looks of the California Special mustangs with the rear spoiler and side scoop arrangments. The rear spoiler project on the 65 is progressing well and the spoiler does a beautiful job of integrating the rear end with a performance look. The GT exhaust will finish out the rear end. The front has the shelby scoop on the hood and I will eventually install a foglight grill. That takes care of the front.
The sides...I've seen mustang coupes with side scoops and have not really cared for them. Now, I'm rethinking my opinion. My mustang will be painted poppy red, no stripes of any kind, nor will a rocker moulding be installed. Because the exterior will be toned down substantially with one color, and the sides will not have any striping...the sides will be kind of plain. Adding the side scoops may compliment the look of the car without making the car too "busy". I like scoops and spoilers if the project is done correctly, and the scoops may even look great on a 65 coupe. My car is a restomod project and I don't mind altering the body with 1965 era modifications. What do you all think of the sidescoop additions?
_______68 Mustang Fastback_________
Fuel Injected 302 - 4 Speed. Lots of Goodies.