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Pakrat last won the day on June 11 2016

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About Pakrat

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    Administrator - Vertus Expertum
  • Birthday 08/13/1968

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    New Hampshire
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    Mustangs, Anime and toons, PS3 and watching movies & TV.


  • Biography
    There are two ladies in my life that I absolutly love, one is my wife and the other is my Stang.
  • Location
    Currently: NH Originally: Rhode Island (and all points in between.)
  • Interests
    Mustangs, Anime and toons, PS3 and watching movies and TV.
  • Occupation
    Research and Development for Reebok.

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  1. Spring is finally in the air for most of us too, should bring people back from the long winter sleep many of us endure.
  2. Good God it's great to be back in this country (kissing the soil) Mwah mwah mwah. I'll still be getting back into the groove for the next few days and trying to catch up on everything I have missed over the last year or so but should be back to my regular daily log in routine soon. Some of you guys may not have even known I was gone but I sure did miss all of ya and this place not to mention my car!
  3. I think I just figured out how to bring back pictures missing from old threads, I am going to try it here as a test with my favorite photoshop hood.
  4. Here's a nice video of a walk around of one at a car show. Looks like the rear of the front scoops are open for heat extraction, just not at the front. I was also surprised to see the cougar door panels in there, didn't expect that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-20veIQZvb8 We have had several conversations on these almost lost Shelby's over the past decades, I always thought the rear window sail panels were a great idea for someone to re-pop, way cheaper conversion for coupe owners who wish they had the look of the sportsroof. I also always thought that making a bulging fiberglass rear quarter skin you could graft on that looks like the sportsroof scoops would be a popular item as well. The only thing I always hated about these cars was that they just left the indent there for the scoop, looks so unfinished. @shaun, that tail is much lower than the Shelby vert one, I have it on my car and after seeing this I can say for sure it is different. As I recall part of the agreement with this back in the day was that only a certain percentage of the car could be made from American parts, the rest had to be produced locally thus many of the unique parts like the sail panels and trunk lid/extensions. Also why they left the side scoop off I believe. Mexican 302's were already being made, many sent to San Jose like the one in my car.
  5. Cool project, I will follow along with interest. I always wanted to make a '69 hood that had the '71-'73 type nostrils on it! Maybe after I see what is involved with yours I'll give it a try someday.
  6. I thought when I tried some out of the box photchops for hoods a while back that I did a 68'ish one, I'll have to see if I can dig that up. As for making your own, IMHO I'm not sure I would start with metal. I think I would start with foam board and clay, sculpt it to exact detail then make a negative fiberglass cast of it.
  7. Yeah, especially a '70 vert! Not a lot of those around still. How was the body? Give us some history on the car and definitely add her to our VIN registry if you haven't already.
  8. I get the overall decline, I don't personally facebook or tweet or any of that stuff but I can see how it hurts forums some. Usually Winter is the peak time though and we see a drop in Spring/Summer when folks are using their cars unless it's a cry for help on something that suddenly went wrong.
  9. I upgraded mine well over a decade ago and I ended up going with an original Kenwood from the 80's instead of the CAS knockoff of it because I knew they were good and I rarely hear good things about CAS products. I also had a CD changer in the trunk, now I use a cassette adapter that plugs into a speaker outlet on Ipod or MP3 players. If/when I do it again I think I will put the original back in for looks and appearance and go with a secret audio type system, all the benefits of modern stuff just not visible. We also have a member here who upgrades stock radio's with USB's and Aux stuff too.
  10. I found an old post that I thought had said you bought yours from Vintage Wheel Works but for the same reasons. I went to their site but they only had like 6 or 7 AR styles offered and these were not one of them. I'll check out Fastlane Speed and Rod Shop today, thanks.
  11. Good eye! I didn't notice that until you made me look again. Kinda like asking someone if they noticed what color eyes the girl with the humongous nose has. I'd like to know what is under the hood that requires so much room, even a V12 with weber carbs should fit with less space.
  12. So wait, these cars are made in Taiwan???? I thought the company was in Flordia?
  13. Sadly though there are plenty of people who want a classic Mustang and have deep pockets but zero ability or desire to build one. These people will obviously like the idea of a 100K full warranty for the hefty price tag where as most of us see wrenching on the car as half the fun. IMO this can possibly only help the retail value of real vintage cars though, 64.5-66 cars are very plentiful and have the widest parts selection, in comparison a lot of folks might consider now paying more than market value for a nicely restored original and still save a ton of cash over the new one.
  14. I was not aware, can you elaborate on the unimpressive parts? I always thought AR was supposed to make quality stuff.
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