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"What I came up with" pics

This is a Frankenstein car. That's right, a coupe to fastback conversion. A stitched together hodge-podge, a blaspheme, a fake.

A charlatan.

It took me nearly ten years to build it.

I had a great time.



A FEW NOTES: I could not have done this without mega-help from all you here at VMF. I started to make a thank you list of specific members but gave up when I realized I was sure to leave someone out. Some of you know who you are, some don't. I'll mention David "22GT" and Bart "Woodchuck" (these days). They were prominent for suspension, brakes, cooling system, other things too.



THE TRUE SHORT THROW REMOTE SHIFTER I DEVISED DESERVES IT'S OWN THREAD:






THE "GRILLE FORWARD" DESIGN IS ANOTHER CUSTOM FEATURE, NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT ON AN EARLY MUSTANG:



THE DASTARDLY DR. FRANKENSTEIN AND HIS EVIL CREATION:

I reconfigured a base '68 coupe a little bit...

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Looks beautiful!
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Looks great man! I dig the Shelby parts with the stock tail lights and red accent on the interior. Iím sure Iíll find more to love when I check this out on a big screen too. Well done!
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"What I came up with" pics

Looks even better in person. Look forward to some Mustang cruising together if I ever get mine done. Until then, we will hit more cars and coffee things in the Cobra


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I've never made any bones about it. I dislike coupe to fastback conversion. However, this car looks amazingly good. Enjoy and congratulations on a job well done!!

I've followed your post and could tell you were detail oriented. I hope you have fun with it, it's beautiful!

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My first thought before scrolling down was, "Okay, here we go..." Then I saw the pictures...I REALLY like this. Very well done! Congratulations - you do some pretty amazing work.
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WOW! Beautiful car!
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Very nice!

What’s the color?

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Looks even better in person.
Thanks Dan. The "Babb knobs" are featured in there somewhere. (private joke)

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Whatís the color?
Doesn't have a name, but is akin to Nightmist Blue. Due to the lighting late in the day it may appear as solid, but it's metallic with little flecks of gold, red, and green mixed in.
Let's call it Knotmist Blue.
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I painted my project Nightmist Blue as well. It looks spectacular in person. Had a police officer come to do the vin verification and he couldnít stop raving about how good it looks. Decent amount of flake when in the sun.


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Wow. That is talent.
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How does it drive

What chassis mods did you do.

Any photos of the underside


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PS. Congratulations

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Interesting built Restomod......Well Done!

Those Door Panels sure are interesting....

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Hey there dude, you should have left it a Coupe.
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