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03Panther
03Panther SuperDork
12/31/20 8:40 p.m.

In reply to barefootskater (Shaun) :

I have the gray on gray as well. I would think I would be bored to tears with it, but quiet and soothing describes it well. Prolly wouldn't have appreciated it if I was 20 years younger, but I;m an ol' fuddy duddy these days anyway. Hey, I just thought.. I'm finally boring enough to ride a dresser! (now that I can't afford one)

I think the tires look ok as well. I've got some 17's for mine (not 'stang) and I'm gonna have the 2.5" center cap made with a Merc. emblem, if I do anything with 'em

 

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UberDork
12/31/20 8:55 p.m.

Wife came through fast!


 

Now that I would be happy with. 

03Panther
03Panther SuperDork
12/31/20 8:59 p.m.

Personally, I don't like the white at all; but different age group, as mentioned. The drop looks great. How much drop would yall estimate?

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UberDork
12/31/20 9:04 p.m.

In reply to 03Panther :

Judging by the wheel to fender gap, about 3". I asked for two but she just eyeballed it and won. 

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/31/20 9:19 p.m.

I own white wheels on a neon. They are impossible to keep clean, or clean properly. 

Also, id say taller tires instead of lowering. Like a 255/50/17 or so. 

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UberDork
12/31/20 9:23 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

Cleaning is an issue, but the simplicity of the five spokes make it a little easier. Not sure I want to try fitting a 255 on these 8" wheels, but it might not be terrible. More rubber is more better after all. 

03Panther
03Panther SuperDork
12/31/20 9:31 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) said:

Also, id say taller tires instead of lowering. Like a 255/50/17 or so.

I think this as well. I cant do this 'cause I have 2.73 gears, and can't afford to change that for now! I am going with the 17's for a smaller tire. Gonna look a bit goofy,(cant afford to lower it either!) but I'm concentrating on mph.

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/31/20 9:51 p.m.

I tun the 255/50/17 federal 595ss on my duster with stock mustang bullet wheels. No issues,  and very square on the wheels. 

And my white wheels (all three sets ive owned) have been five spoke. 

damarble
damarble New Reader
12/31/20 11:03 p.m.
barefootskater said:


my measurements say the wheelbase is 5" longer than a fox mustang, and the track is wide. Maybe we'll have traction? Gotta figure out bumpers  

 

What a roller coaster of a thread. I wish the Funderbird would have gotten further. I'm getting a weird modern Dodge Challenger vibe from the side shot. 

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UberDork
1/1/21 1:02 p.m.

In reply to damarble :

A Dodge Challenger vibe? From a Chevy powered ford? Not the impression I was going for if I'm honest laugh

It's not gone or disassembled yet so there may still be hope. We finally pushed it off of the driveway and into the dirt for a winter hibernation. Maybe next (this?) year or 2022 I can find the funds and borrow a rig to tow it out... FIL just bought a car hauler to go behind the Cummins... If I fix the radiator leak and throw in the other diff, maybe heads, cam and an intake... it's 95% challenge ready. Getting it there is the only real difficulty. 

damarble
damarble New Reader
1/1/21 1:58 p.m.
barefootskater (Shaun) said:

In reply to damarble :

A Dodge Challenger vibe? From a Chevy powered ford? Not the impression I was going for if I'm honest laugh

It's not gone or disassembled yet so there may still be hope. We finally pushed it off of the driveway and into the dirt for a winter hibernation. Maybe next (this?) year or 2022 I can find the funds and borrow a rig to tow it out... FIL just bought a car hauler to go behind the Cummins... If I fix the radiator leak and throw in the other diff, maybe heads, cam and an intake... it's 95% challenge ready. Getting it there is the only real difficulty. 

Doooo iiiiit. 

I think it's the chop in the front that gives it that dodgy look. 

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) PowerDork
11/14/21 7:28 p.m.

It's been a long time and it's gonna be longer still. This car has been in my thoughts more than a little over the last few months. Dad and I have talked about a bunch of possibilities. He's offered to buy me out (he likes the car and wants to keep it for general car use, not daily, but frequent) I've offered to buy him out (to finish the car and see it to Florida one way or another) and I think we're still undecided. I'm not in a place to make that happen any time soon, between money and family obligations and work. And I'm hesitant to sell my half without seeing the project through to $2000 challenge competition. So it sits, which is ok out here in the desert. I do need a new tarp.

Mostly this is just a placeholder post. Some thoughts. Vague promises. 
Best case is dad and I make the original plan happen in 2024. I think that's my preferred goal. 
Another option is I may buy him out, finish the build, and give the car to someone here on condition that they arrange transport to Gainesville and allow me to be on the team and use the car as delivered for the initial year, taking full ownership and direction from then on. Options. 
This next year is not feasible for me due to work (no vacation time yet) and money. 2023 is (hopefully) our 10th anniversary and that planned celebration takes precedence. 

So that's where I am. Just thinking. Of course, if anyone happens to be in the area (84770) and wants to wrench or just poke around, I can make time. Otherwise, keep an eye out for slow progress over the next few years. 

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