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  1. #176
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    Here's the first outside look at the tire lettering after the full set was done. I feel like the hood and lettering clashes like both are gaudy and fighting for attention. I am going to change the hood wrap this winter, so they don't have to clash for too much longer. I am going to replace the windshield in a couple weeks also, which means the windshield banner will be changed. I am going to make it green with a black background to color match to the tire letters.

    One long term goal is to make the widebody out of metal instead of fiberglass. I don't have a TIG welder or English wheel, so I'll have to add those to the garage before then. It will be a great project if/when I get to that point.

    I have a show this weekend that will be a 2 - 2.5 hour road trip each way. I may love or hate the car more this weekend.

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  2. #177
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    Here is the video for the tire letter install. Figure around 7 hours for the complete set. It took me a little longer since I had to stop a lot for filming, etc.


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    This past Saturday was the big road trip north for a car show. It was around 2 hours each way, and I had said I'd either love or hate the car after I got back. I definitely don't hate it. The seats have no lumbar support, or not enough, so I need to find something better than I have now (SVE race seats). I have had a few suggest Corbeau GTS II or get some factory seats and re-cover them. Either way, the car cruises great at 70mph with enough power to pass. I finally figured out the stumbling issue. My timing was too far retarded, and the computer was pulling timing as the RPMs go up. I reset it to 14 degrees and the issue went away 95% of the time. I dropped it to 12 degrees last night to see if that will get rid of the other 5% of the time. Either way, the car runs better than ever and I put another 250 miles on it this weekend.

    The show itself was for 1980 and older cars, so I had one of the newest cars there. The typical Camaros, Mustangs, etc. showed up. I had the only Fox, widebody, or vinyl wrapped car. The crowd was a little more trendy, and I had a few people immediately recognize the car was wrapped instead of painted. There were plenty that had to look at the dash card to know it was a Mustang, and I had a few tell me how they either wanted to get a Foxbody, wanted one more than before after seeing my car, or a story of they knew someone or they owned one previously.

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    Excellent - congrats on the successful road trip and show!
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    A project I have been working on slowly the last few days is to add new headlights to the widebody. These are "drop-in" replacements for the typical halogen 4x6" bulbs, yet they require a lot of modification due to the larger heatsinks on the back. They are LED projectors for high / low and have a built in running light & demon eye. I have the demon eye on a switch under the dash, which fills a hole from a previous owner. The cut-off on the lights is very good and should make a huge difference if i ever drive the car at night. Otherwise, I'll just enjoy the difference it makes visually.

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    Here is the video for the headlight installation in case anyone has interest in a similar set for themselves that has the larger heatsinks on the back.

    I am having the windshield replaced on Monday morning, so I am going to take the surrounding pieces off this weekend (outside trim, cowl grille, A-pillars, and dash pad). They have to mess with buytl, so I'd rather get everything I can out of their way that I can. When I get the car home, plan to change the hood and cowl wrap. I am going to match the rest of the car initially and then decide if I want to add additional graphics or stripes. I have a couple ideas in my head that I'll do in powerpoint or paint just to see if I like it, then maybe move to the car with it.


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    This week the hood graphic finally came to an end. I've had it on just over a year, and it was time to move on to another design. I removed the graphic from the cowl panel and hood, sanded a couple areas, cleaned it, then wrapped it to match the rest of the car. I plan to add some stripes or another design later on (probably over the winter). I have two or three more complete vehicle wraps to do before I can get back to the widebody for more work.

    New Windshield
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    New Hood + Cowl Panel Color

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