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?
Personally, I've never cared for the side scoops and spoilers on coupes. I never cared for the California Special (and other similar trim packages) because of the scoops and spoilers. Personally, I don't even like them on the Shelbys. I do however, love the stock fake side scoops on the '69 sporstroof models (I always thought it was dumb that Ford deleted them for the boss 302's in '69).
That's just my opinion and of course is worth exactly what you paid for it ... squat
When I first painted my car, I was sorry I put the side scoops on. After I added the stripes on the sides, I liked them better. If I was doing it again (which I won't!), I'd leave them off unless I was ducting the rear brakes...
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