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Is This a Trend

I am on the hunt for a classic Mustang. Lately I have seen some older ('65- '67) Mustangs that have upgraded drive trains which I like, but the interior has been changed out to newer (2003+) interiors. The seat change would be ok for what I want, but the newer dash/column/wheel replacement takes away the classic look.
Is this a trend now?
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I hope not. Completely devalues the resale of the car.
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You mean Hillbilly "Bubbafying" a car....?!?? That's been around for decades!! Hardly a trend...lol....



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This is not a trend. What you’re describing is something probably less than 100 people have ever done. You should have no problem finding dozens of other options for sale at any given time that have not had such a thing done to them.

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I like LED instrument lights for a frequently driven car, and a hidden modern radio but that's as far as I'll go, as far as visible mods. I won't even do LED courtesy bulbs because they don't have that warm inviting look. One reason I love a classic Mustang is it doesn't have all the modern crap that causes problems ! ! And too much "stuff" certainly detracts from the vintage look. Modifying one a lot can show off somebody's fab skills but the reason I love my old cars is to get away from the modern world that isolates the driver from everything and is all "look at me and give me Likes".
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I've seen some high profile builders like The Roadster Shop and Ring Brothers do the same thing for cars they take to Sema or they just build a one off custom interior just for that specific car a lot of the time.


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Trend? No. But some folk will do some things that most might see as odd or ill-advised. Some believe wholeheartedly that bone stock is the one true path. I daresay had you asked this question in the Mod and Custom Forum here at VMF you would not have received a few of the answers you see above. The M & C crowd really likes creative/imaginative stuff, whatever it is. Lord knows I'm not opposed to some innovations, my car has a few I've never seen elsewhere. Putting a modern dash or steering wheel in it though never crossed my mind, I'm happy to say.

Ya wanna know one little pet peeve I have with some classic car builds though? When they stick some sort of modern screen display in the dash or console somewhere.
Now, why exactly a silly little thing like that bugs me I can't really say. It just does.
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The Ring Brothers and Steve Strope are absolutely the best out there when it come to modifications. Hands Down.

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Just sticking modern seats in a classic is just yuck!
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Just sticking modern seats in a classic is just yuck!
And yet the original seats are often the first things to be ditched, because, you guessed it, yuck!
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And yet the original seats are often the first things to be ditched, because, you guessed it, yuck!
Embrace the old seat yuck!
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And yet the original seats are often the first things to be ditched, because, you guessed it, yuck!
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I'm auto crossing with factory seats and am getting better and finding it harder to stay in the seat. It's a dilemma! I hate the look of modern seats in a vintage Mustang but would like to concentrate more on the next corner instead of how to stay in the seat.
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I'm auto crossing with factory seats and am getting better and finding it harder to stay in the seat. It's a dilemma! I hate the look of modern seats in a vintage Mustang but would like to concentrate more on the next corner instead of how to stay in the seat.
Procars might be your answer ,they have some high back nicely bolstered vintage looking ish seats
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The Ring Brothers and Steve Strope are absolutely the best out there when it come to modifications. Hands Down.

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I'm auto crossing with factory seats and am getting better and finding it harder to stay in the seat. It's a dilemma! I hate the look of modern seats in a vintage Mustang but would like to concentrate more on the next corner instead of how to stay in the seat.
I hear you. I really wanted decent seats but didn't want them to look too out of period for the car. The seats I chose for mine are of a design now 40+ years old (BMW) so I can tell myself they don't look all that modern.
Do they hold me in? Oh, hell yes. Did they cost me a small fortune? Oh hell, yes.
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