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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-07-2015, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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Opinions on how these would look on my Bird...

These are the factory 18s off of my Mustang. They are currently just sitting in my garage attic (tireless) as I was never able to find anyone that wanted to buy them. With the plan to do the Mustang hub and Cobra brake swap sometime this year, I thought about using these and that would save on buying some new wheels (which if I did, I'd probably go with FR500s or the Anniversary '04 Cobra wheels).


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Yay or nay?

1995 Thunderbird LX 4.6- 20% tint, removed air silencer and not much else! (Mustang hubs, Cobra brakes, Vogtland springs, Mark VIII LCAs, Sport shocks and more waiting to be installed)

2013 DIB GT 301A 6-speed- 15% tint, Kooks 1 7/8 mid lengths, off-road x and cat back, Barton 2-post bracket, JPC clutch line, Koni Yellows, Maximum Motorsports C/C plates, BMR K-member, A-arms, UCA & Mount, LCAs and relo brackets, Steeda Ultralites and PHB, Shaftmasters DS, Brembo wheels- Tuned by AED
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-07-2015, 02:32 PM
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Other than removing the Mustang center cap, I think they would look good on an MN12.

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Nice rare paint color on that bird. Do a hub swap and go for it

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They would look good but I like the rims you have on there already, that is one clean bird!

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It looks pretty good from 10 feet away Thanks guys. It's the original color but it's had a shoddy repaint done by the previous owners; I've since removed the pinstripe. The window moldings are killing me too

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It looks pretty good from 10 feet away Thanks guys. It's the original color but it's had a shoddy repaint done by the previous owners; I've since removed the pinstripe. The window moldings are killing me too
Nice car! By "pinstripe" do you mean the plastic door strip half way down the skin, or is there a pinstripe painted on that I can't see? I've been looking for a second hand door moulding strip for a while....

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If you look closely in that pic, there is a pinstripe right above the upper body line. Luckily it wasn't painted on so I peeled it off.

The drivers body side molding was loose when I got the car. I was gonna pull them off but they were removing the paint with them so that was a no go. Wound up fixing it with liquid nails, lol.

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If you look closely in that pic, there is a pinstripe right above the upper body line. Luckily it wasn't painted on so I peeled it off.

The drivers body side molding was loose when I got the car. I was gonna pull them off but they were removing the paint with them so that was a no go. Wound up fixing it with liquid nails, lol.
Ah ok. I thought that might have been what you meant.

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