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    Default Spotted in SE CT - Maier Flared 85/86 T-Top GT on black mesh wheels

    My brother sent me pics of this Mustang he spotted in a parking lot in southeastern CT. Anyone know the car? The thing looks absolutely badass!





    I've got 1.5" Maier flares on my '89, looks to me like this one has the 3" flares.
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    I seen the car at Mustangs Unlimited show and posted all over IG, its friggen sweet,also has a modular under the hood.
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    DAMN!!!! That thing is friggin BA. My favorite GT color too.

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    Someone spent a nice chunk of $$ on that GT!

    Maier Racing flares don't fit that well out of the box. Very Cool!
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    I'd love to build one like that myself. Just need to get the right car and the time and the space. Hmmmm I think I have a problem.

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    That's a mean mf right there.

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    Nice ride for sure!

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    Too much flare! IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave9052 View Post
    Too much flare! IMHO
    I actually love the idea of a 3" flare, but never liked the look of the Maier 3" setup. The wheel arch area looks "goofy" to me. I personally prefer the 1.5" flares. Many don't even notice the flares as they are subtle, yet add some needed room to run bigger wheels and tires.
    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
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    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
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    1982 Capri RS 5.0/4spd T-top Full Restoration Underway
    1984 Capri RS T-top Roller
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts

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    Default Spotted in SE CT - Maier Flared 85/86 T-Top GT on black mesh wheels

    Yeah hes on instagram, his car was posted on the Maximum Motorsports page. MM equipped, modular powered!!

    His name on instagram is @thechrisleonard


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    If I could get a clean, relatively rust free body, I'd like to make one in steel. I think it could be done much more cleanly if the flare lines extended onto the doors, similarly to some of the '40s Buicks. Really nice car though, I'm not knocking it in any way.

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    Obviously, not as far as Buick did, but front and rear flares coming 10-12" onto the door front and rear would smooth the transition out drastically.
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    Strangely. I've never liked anything Harley Earl designed, especially the fadeaways. Of course, as always, ymmv.

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    Brianj Im with you steel flares extended on th doors. I like the more squared look of the original fms flares. They match the more squared off lines of a foureye. I never realized how rounded the Maier pieces are.

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    This is what the Maier 1.5" Flares look like on a Four Eye. These are much better looking IMHO. They have the same basic shape of the OEM fenders at the wheel arches, but gently flare out 1.5".

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    Thought I had a better photo, but can't find it right now. Hopefully this is a bit better.

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    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

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    Large cowl, tinted windows, large flares, wheels and tires, lowered body and from side view all my eyes see is Under it all its still a four eye

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    Uh huh.

    1980 Pretty much pre-"rice":

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    What's the point of the flares on that capri? The wheels aren't even wide enough to need them. And the blue car isn't "rice", the wheel edges are flush with the flare. That's the whole reason you use them.
    You guys are just old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by endub View Post
    What's the point of the flares on that capri? The wheels aren't even wide enough to need them. And the blue car isn't "rice", the wheel edges are flush with the flare. That's the whole reason you use them.
    You guys are just old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by endub View Post
    What's the point of the flares on that capri? The wheels aren't even wide enough to need them.
    Capri? 1980 McLaren Mustang (as built in 1980, nominally a race car). A completely different kettle of fish.

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    The general tire Saleen race cars of the 80's (but not the four eyed #19 and #29 cars) had their door shells cut apart and widened. This allowed a stock body line fender to door and door to quarter but wider wheel openings. You wouldn't know it until you see the door shell that had surgery.

    just some racing trivia.

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    All I can say is that for those of you who don't like the fender flares and wide wheels you will definitely want to steer clear of my build thread when I finally build my street version of this

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    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Ongoing RestoModification
    1984 SVO Awaiting Restoration
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1981 Capri Roller
    1981 Capri Black Magic Roller Basket Case
    1982 Capri RS 5.0/4spd T-top Full Restoration Underway
    1984 Capri RS T-top Roller
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts

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    Heck- for several of us there's a higher likelihood of helping you put that kit on than steering clear of the thread Trey! Awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraithracing View Post
    All I can say is that for those of you who don't like the fender flares and wide wheels you will definitely want to steer clear of my build thread when I finally build my street version of this

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    Wow, what a score.. can't wait to see this one

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    Trey, you've been threatening to use those parts almost as long as I've been saying I'm going to start going to the gym and quit smoking! Lol
    1983 Mustang G.T. No-option stripper- I like strippers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erratic50 View Post
    The general tire Saleen race cars of the 80's (but not the four eyed #19 and #29 cars) had their door shells cut apart and widened. This allowed a stock body line fender to door and door to quarter but wider wheel openings. You wouldn't know it until you see the door shell that had surgery.

    just some racing trivia.
    I had no idea they did that. That would allow much smoother of a transition without going onto the doors too far. I'm definitely stealing that idea. I was most likely going to split the fenders and quarters at the top body line to gain an inch or so with out large protruding flares, but for some reason widening the entire door skin to match never occurred to me.
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    1983 Mustang G.T. No-option stripper- I like strippers.
    5.0, GT40P heads, Comp Cams XE270HR-12 on 1.6 rockers, TFI spring kit, Weiand 174 blower, Holley 750 mechanical secondarys, Mishimoto radiator, Edelbrock street performer mechanical pump, BBK shortys, T-5 conversion, 8.8 rear, 3.73 gears, carbon fiber clutches, SS Machine lowers, Maximum Motorsport XL subframes, "B" springs.

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