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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-06-2002, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Finished Pics! Check em out!

Well, I went out and got some good pics tonight. Let me know what you think.








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That looks sharp....very sharp.

Is there going to be any mouldings placed back on the doors?

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sc357 - i doubt hes putting them back on, cause he shaved the mounting holes for them and such... but i might be worng. it just looks so sweet, i really want to shave my doorhandles, but i want to have it in the paint booth soon.. ($$$) -greg

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WOW, hot diznammies. Looks like a model car almost

You need to lower that thing tho Bill, that will be the one finishing touch

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Nice bird Sir William. One of a kind there. Nice edit.
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it looks sweet

I think someone said it in a different topic about how it would look naked and it does look different without the moldings.


Looks awesome though
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wow look bloddy awesome, i had been checking for the last few days to see what it looked like

94-95 mouldings would look sweet, nothing more

the car is prefect hight ryan, but needs 18's badly

nice car sir willam, VERY nice
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DAMN that is sweet. I never even thought about a Bird with no molding/what not.
Plus the hood on it looks awesome. Sooooooo clean (smooth) looking.

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You NEED something on our cars to break up the sides, notice how our cars are perfectly smooth on the sides, the 94/95 side molding stripes would perfect that look would go in with the bumper more, also how about some different wheels, those are pretty ghey, nice work though on the drop, that made the best of it right there.

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WOW, hot diznammies. Looks like a model car almost

You need to lower that thing tho Bill, that will be the one finishing touch
He just lowered it. it takes a while for springs to settle.
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That looks SWEEEEEEET

It really turned out nice!

If you don't mind me asking what was the final cost of it?
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Excellent!

Great work on that car!

Someday, I'll do something with mine, provided it's still alive....
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Very Nice Sir Will - but yeah - ditch the mudflaps.

Any shots of the back?
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Nicely done!!!

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I need a towel so my drool don't go all over... That car is defnitely apart from all the other 96 and 97s...so smooth...I think the drop is fine, just different wheels and ex-nay on the mudflaps...

I wish I could make my car that smoth...ditto with Bmac...how much was the fainting finishing price? Looks sooooooooooo good though!

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Thanks for all the compliments guys. I'm not gonna tell you how much the total is til it's done. There is still a LOT more work to be done.

I took pics of the rear but they're pretty blurry. I'm going to take more later today.

As for the mudflaps. I'm going to do something with them, but I'm not sure I'm going to get rid of them completely. They do SOOO much to keep the car clean. Especially with these huge tires.

I'm still undecided on the wheels too. I like them then I don't like them. I can't decide what would look better either. I really like the silver Modas, but I also like the Mille Miglia MM11-2. Then there's the 02 Cobra wheels. Decisions decisions.

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18's would look awesome...i'm thinking chrome 18 saleen's
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Thanks for all the compliments guys. I'm not gonna tell you how much the total is til it's done. There is still a LOT more work to be done.

I took pics of the rear but they're pretty blurry. I'm going to take more later today.

As for the mudflaps. I'm going to do something with them, but I'm not sure I'm going to get rid of them completely. They do SOOO much to keep the car clean. Especially with these huge tires.

I'm still undecided on the wheels too. I like them then I don't like them. I can't decide what would look better either. I really like the silver Modas, but I also like the Mille Miglia MM11-2. Then there's the 02 Cobra wheels. Decisions decisions.
I say put 94/95 side stripes/molding on, lose mudflaps (you said it's rarely driven anyways), get some 18" MM11-2's (used to have some they were pretty nice).

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I know...

Put a strip of mirrored metal along the bottom of the fenders, rocker panel, and doors, coming up about 6 to 8 inches. Protects the body too. Bye bye mud flaps.

My '82 tbird had that stock.
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Put a strip of mirrored metal along the bottom of the fenders, rocker panel, and doors, coming up about 6 to 8 inches. Protects the body too. Bye bye mud flaps.


PLEEEEASE tell me you're kidding. Covering up that paintjob would be a crime.

I'm sure there's an 80's Monte Carlo around here somewhere that would look better with the mirrored trim.

Sir William - car looks sa-weeet. But everyone is right - it needs something on those doors. They look like huge flat slabs of sheetmetal. I think the 94/95 moulding would work perfect at the same height as the seam of the bumper cover edge.

Can't wait to see more pics!
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And that is why they call you SIR,

Clean, very clean , nicest ride I have seen love the hood, the lights, paint everything. even the flaps( thats the farmer in me)
The new lines on the car remind me of a Mark 8 , the nice round sexy curves
So is MM&FF going to do an article on your car or any other mag?

Oh heck the site should start a magazine , you could have your car as the first pull out poster
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PLEEEEASE tell me you're kidding. Covering up that paintjob would be a crime.

Has anyone here ever known me to kid?

Would I kid about this?
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Edit: didn't want to tarnish the thread for Sir William by actually posting the pic.
But you know what? My '82 bird was white on white and it looked schweet.

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Would I kid about this?
But at least that can't be seen while driving around.

Your car reminds me of my first car - I had an '89 base model in the same color with the same rims. It was almost like an LX because it had like every option except moonroof and leather. I had the dual power seats, auto dimming mirror, cornering lamps, & alloys (like yours).

That 3.8 only lasted until 99,750 miles however.....
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Sir william your car looks great and I don't want to make this to much of an issue but the trim is needed. I can post pictures of my base model with the SC body on it will no trim and it looked okay but I had the same apperance. Didn't care for the trim at first but now I think it looks great.

Mud Flaps...Keep them. Would be a shame to ruin a nice paint job just because you want it to look sleeker. Looks to damn sleek now!

Out of everything I would say the rims are the first thing to go. They looked good on the stock body but now your car is craving a little more "Bling Bling" so to speak.

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Yeah, I'm lookin around at wheels now. It'll probably be the first of the year before I get them, but it'll take me that long to pick what I want. I can't decide if I want to go to 18's or stick with 17's.

The gas filler is fine. I get NO FUMES at all in the trunk. The only issue is that now the filler tube has a longer horizontal run, so I can't fill it as quickly. But that's a small price to pay for what I gained.

I think I have decided to keep the mud flaps, but I'm gonna trim the top edge a bit so they're more flush. Try to keep the lines a bit cleaner.

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But at least that can't be seen while driving around.

Your car reminds me of my first car - I had an '89 base model in the same color with the same rims. It was almost like an LX because it had like every option except moonroof and leather. I had the dual power seats, auto dimming mirror, cornering lamps, & alloys (like yours).

That 3.8 only lasted until 99,750 miles however.....
I prefer my combination of year/model/features/color than other years. Notice I didn't say engine. 170,000 miles and runs beautifully.

I have never owned a new car. It's a bad investment imho. That, and I hate monthly payments. My wife, however, has bought new 3 times, never a used. Go figga.

Sir William: As someone mentioned in an earlier post, the wheels are a distraction. I can't pinpoint it, but something just kind of breaks the look, even before the body work. I think it is just that the features of the wheels are too sharp. They have a harsh appearance, not flowing. Hope that you are taking these critiques in a good way and not personally.

Edit: Was busy writing this post while you finished yours.


And IMHO, forget the trim as others say. You shaved it for a reason. If you're shaving it, leave at shaved.

Hey, how about chrome mudflaps!
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i posted this in the other topic, i guess no one is reading that one, refering to the bumper lettering

"what is the actual process to get the look of that bumper,
it looks good, how much does it cost?"

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i posted this in the other topic, i guess no one is reading that one, refering to the bumper lettering

"what is the actual process to get the look of that bumper,
it looks good, how much does it cost?"
Scroll through this thread about the shaved front cover. Sir William describes the process within the thread. You can imaging how he cut the Thunderbird emboss out of an SC rear cover and inlaid it into his cover.

Is that right Sir William?
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