Ideas??

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Re: Ideas??

Postby DetritusMaximus » Sun May 22, 2011 7:33 pm

That's cool. I'm on a few other car sites and the hardest thing for most people to figure out is not what they want, but how much they are actually willing to do. The black MFP markings will sharp on the car, though.

By the way, if you still have working A/C on the car, stock up on the idler pulley. A few spares are wise as the bearings tend to fail and make a horrible racket. If the A/C doesn't work, I think you can swap to a shorter belt and bypass the a/c.
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Re: Ideas??

Postby DetritusMaximus » Sun May 22, 2011 8:12 pm

I ran across this yard in Colorado Springs:

http://marc-mart.net/mymustangstore/id71.html
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Re: Ideas??

Postby scrowdiddly » Mon May 23, 2011 1:10 am

yeah i ditched the a.c. about 5 years ago right after i bought the car....i hate a.c., hate the smell of it hate the fact that people are too pampered to engoy the breeze from their window...so i pulled it out and sold it to an offroader to rebuild so he could convert his truck to an onboard-air system
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Re: Ideas??

Postby ziggy » Tue May 24, 2011 5:19 pm

How about some steel tube bumpers off an old 4 by 4. You can mount up a winch if you want or weld on some extra armor
on them.
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Re: Ideas??

Postby aussie muscle » Sun May 29, 2011 5:38 pm

to be honest it doesn't strike me as an MFP kind of car, i'd be more interested in making it an ex-police car look. it reminds me of the cop car used in Gone in 60 seconds (1974). either way, it sounds like you're having fun with it.

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Re: Ideas??

Postby scrowdiddly » Mon May 30, 2011 7:36 pm

oh totally having fun with it....just got back from a spur of the moment trip to northern utah...driving through the wastelands of wyoming made me think of road warrior the entire way, accept for the fact that we were cruising in a little mid 90's MR2, still lots of fun, im glad im back so i can go cruise in a real car again lol
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Re: Ideas??

Postby Ringneck » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:18 pm

If you are wanting to go the MFP route look up some old 70's scanners on eBay. Many have a row of chasing red LED lights and a switch for each light that kind of make them look like the radios the MFP cars had. More than a CB radio does. Some have metal cases and it'd be easy to mount a couple toggle switches on the bottom that the MFP used instead of PTT mikes.

Anyone suggest air shocks for hte back yet? I'm building a 70's custom van and used a pair to give my rear end a boost.

You could also put in a roll bar. Just something for looks, not some NHRA approved job.

If you wanted to get a little more serious looking and more Road Warrior style find one of those big, heavy duty ladder racks people get for cargo vans. Many are home-made and turn up on Craigslist or junkyard vans. YOu could cut it down to fit on your roof. Be good four mounting a couple spares or other pillaged supplies.

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Re: Ideas??

Postby antiblingrides.com » Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:21 am

I suppose with some major work you could make it look like a yellow interceptor. It is a bit large of course etc...
Or... definitely flat black!
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Re: Ideas??

Postby scrowdiddly » Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:30 pm

keep them ideas rolling guys, they are helping me come up with some good ideas....also watching RW on G4 tv right now, and they didnt even bother to blur out the tittie pics on the gyro copter... might mean that they didnt bother editing other scenes either hmmmm....
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Re: Ideas??

Postby Ringneck » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:12 pm

YOu could see what it would cost to have some louvers/"Slats" made for that back window(maybe a welding school, or local auto-repair school could do it on the cheap). I think some "Mojock" style wheels, painted black, would look pretty tough too. Also JC Whitney used ot sell these Ford/Mopar style bolt on spoilers EVERYONE and their mother would buy. You could get one of those on the back.
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