I had the holes in the hood filled during the body work stage... then decided to use 3M tape to put the F O R D letters on (but they could be taken off anytime). Also had the holes for the quarter trim filled (and deleted the quarter trim). Looking back, I wish I had all the trim holes filled- you can always mount any emblems you decide you want with 3M tape (as they do on late model cars).
Of course, on my "new" cars, I shave all the emblems off...
'65 coupe, 200ci, T5spd, Silver Smoke Gray, Std Red Interior '03 convertible, V6, auto, Silver Metallic, Black Top '14 coupe (on order- ETA 05/30/13), Sterling Gray, 5.0, 6spd, Track Pack, Glass Roof, Brick Red interior
Thanks for all the replies on this. I think I am somwhere in the middle. I am going to do the turn signal hood stripes, so I will delete the letters on the hood for a clean look. Not a hugh fan of the block letters on the fenders so I think I will delete those as well. I think the ponies will stay. Since I am on the fence about the block letters on the trunk, I like the tape idea, as I hadn't thought of that, so if I fill the holes I can live with the letters for a while, then take them off if I dont like the looks.
On another note, I have looked at a million pics and read a million opinions on the rocker trim. I like the delete on a fastback, but not so sure on the coupe. I think for the coupe the trim might make the side profile more slim and have the opposite affect without it. On the the flip side I think the profile appearence also has alot to do with color, ie the darker the color the more slim the look. The car is an almost white diamond blue now but is about to be a very dark blue.
- 67 Coupe, 289, C4, Diamond Blue, 2 Tone Blue Interior
- 2 Owners - Grandad then Me
- Restoration nearly finished
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