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And here’s the farthest from what I would do...and it’s mine.

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Cool that it’s a potential Sprint.

I agree with the vintage Trans Am look, except I wouldn’t sweat the period correct details too much.

If that car were sitting in my shop, here’s what I would do with the look and feel:
- Leave the paint alone, for the most part. I even dig the black tail panel and front valance.
- Shave/delete the following: antenna, bumper guards, reverse lights, pony/corral and gas cap.
- move the fuel filler into the trunk with a dish and cover the holes from the gas cap and reverse lights with aluminum plates.
- consider blacking out the tops of the fenders and hood, even with something silly like plasti-dip so the patina isn’t lost forever.
- side exit exhaust.
- install brake cooling scoops in the front valance.
- start thinking now about what Racing number to put on the doors.

This last one is probably just me, but I would chop the fenders/quarters and install generic, black bolt on fender flares. Get some cheap Cragar D window steel wheels (spray painted gold) with a crazy offset that sticks the wheels out to fit the flares.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/crr-3428912/

I made the attached image in a video game that has some solid customization options. This is what I would build tomorrow if I could.

Edit: this guy has the right idea...
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"I didn't know there was a Sprint 200 Registry.
I just met a fellow about 20 miles from my home that I see from time to time that is (sort of) working on his wife's first car...she is the original owner of a 1966 Sprint 200 Mustang, still has the original 200 with chrome valve cover and air cleaner, C4 automatic, full console, and it still has its original Silver Blue exterior with a dark blue C Stripe and its original standard blue interior. It's kinda rough, especially on the outside. I maaaaayy be able to get the car one day... "

Yep, Let get his car's data (off his dataplate) so that I can put it in the Sprint 200 Registry. I maintain all of the Sprint 200 Registry data. It's been around since 1983.

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Nice Trans-Am cars, At first, I thought that they were from a Auction as the Mecum and B-J Auctions set up the cars under the tents in the same exact manner. A nice way to get out of the Sun.. )

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Yep, Let get his car's data (off his dataplate) so that I can put it in the Sprint 200 Registry. I maintain all of the Sprint 200 Registry data. It's been around since 1983.

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I'm sure I can make that happen !
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Cool that it’s a potential Sprint.

I agree with the vintage Trans Am look, except I wouldn’t sweat the period correct details too much.

If that car were sitting in my shop, here’s what I would do with the look and feel:
- Leave the paint alone, for the most part. I even dig the black tail panel and front valance.
- Shave/delete the following: antenna, bumper guards, reverse lights, pony/corral and gas cap.
- move the fuel filler into the trunk with a dish and cover the holes from the gas cap and reverse lights with aluminum plates.
- consider blacking out the tops of the fenders and hood, even with something silly like plasti-dip so the patina isn’t lost forever.
- side exit exhaust.
- install brake cooling scoops in the front valance.
- start thinking now about what Racing number to put on the doors.

This last one is probably just me, but I would chop the fenders/quarters and install generic, black bolt on fender flares. Get some cheap Cragar D window steel wheels (spray painted gold) with a crazy offset that sticks the wheels out to fit the flares.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/crr-3428912/

I made the attached image in a video game that has some solid customization options. This is what I would build tomorrow if I could.

Edit: this guy has the right idea...
https://drivetribe.com/p/shadow-danc...TjuV3689DErkQQ
Something like these might work- I snagged them out of a wheel pile at my buddy's junkyard last year.....
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Whoa, That car that you picked up looks like a REAL 1966 "Sprint 200". I want the numbers and some pics of the car before you cut her up!...

gt350sr, shoot me an e-mail at [email protected] ..... Thanks. ...So I can get her in the Sprint 200 Registry if she is a REAL Sprint 200.

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I sent you the data plate- I also found a rather good clue that it's a real Spint
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Dammit man! Nice find. Wish I could stumble upon something like this for my kid's first car.
Funny you mention jgrote, I bought my '68 coupe that was a father-son project they started when he was 14. He turned 16 and insurance told them coverage was $350/month for the kid. They sold me the car for a fraction of what they had in it and got him a Civic.

My point is, that insurance, as you may know, is crazy for kids, prolly more now...

I got the deal because the used 302 they put in was hosed. We knew it, no biggie. I had a line on a nice rebuilt and built up 302 with TFS TW heads.
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How'd I miss this thread
You have the raw material there to get your self an honorary membership into the Rat Pack if you play your cards right
What da ya think @dobrostang @Huskinhano


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Cool that it’s a potential Sprint.

I agree with the vintage Trans Am look, except I wouldn’t sweat the period correct details too much.

If that car were sitting in my shop, here’s what I would do with the look and feel:
- Leave the paint alone, for the most part. I even dig the black tail panel and front valance.
- Shave/delete the following: antenna, bumper guards, reverse lights, pony/corral and gas cap.
- move the fuel filler into the trunk with a dish and cover the holes from the gas cap and reverse lights with aluminum plates.
- consider blacking out the tops of the fenders and hood, even with something silly like plasti-dip so the patina isn’t lost forever.
- side exit exhaust.
- install brake cooling scoops in the front valance.
- start thinking now about what Racing number to put on the doors.

This last one is probably just me, but I would chop the fenders/quarters and install generic, black bolt on fender flares. Get some cheap Cragar D window steel wheels (spray painted gold) with a crazy offset that sticks the wheels out to fit the flares.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/crr-3428912/

I made the attached image in a video game that has some solid customization options. This is what I would build tomorrow if I could.

Edit: this guy has the right idea...
https://drivetribe.com/p/shadow-danc...TjuV3689DErkQQ
needed the bigger picture
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You have the raw material there to get your self an honorary membership into the Rat Pack if you play your cards right

What da ya think @dobrostang @Huskinhano


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You have the raw material there to get your self an honorary membership into the Rat Pack if you play your cards right
What da ya think @dobrostang @Huskinhano
I would totally agree, however, there is the small matter of the initiation fee...
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