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It was the first day out with the ride this year. Thought I'd grab some shots in a scenic location. They're huge!





 

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Thanks, I scaled them back a little now. No sense in posting picture that don't fit on any monitor. None that I know of go that high in resolution.
 

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Nice pics!!Havent seen you in a while...where you been?bm
Apparently helping your mafia on facebook. :D

Gary

So nice.......What size tires again in the rear? Any modifications to fit them?
275/60/15 4.5" BS on the rims. Not really a big mod, just a little bit longer shackles. Maybe about 3" IIRC. Depends on what springs you get though, the ones I got didn't make it higher than when I got it. So shackles it was.
 

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DUDE - in a word, lol.

Awesome shots of a great looking ride.

makes me wanna redo my winter beater Cabriolet, hmmmm....

Actually working on the 78 Phoenix, hope to make progress this summer finally :)

Thanks for the inspiration

~ AL
 

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Hey thanks guys, but pictures can be deceiving. The body and chrome is actually pretty bad. But when you take your ride to get pictures the background and lighting makes all the difference. You could make a Ford look good, well maybe not to that extent. :D

Wait until sunset and pick a neutral background, meaning no other cars or other distractions, something scenic though, position your ride so the sun is to your back or off your shoulder or to the side. Basically just don't take the picture into the light, you want the light to light your target not your lens.

You'll feel kind of silly positioning your car and yourself around getting the right light and shot but it's worth it in the end. Notice in the 3rd pic the houses just clutter the shot and ruin it. The first and second I positioned myself to eliminate the houses.

I'm not a photographer, those are just me experiences.
 

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How come every one else has problems with 275/60/15, I didnt have to change a thing and theres plenty on clearance on both sides of the tire. Is it because I have the F40 suspension?
 

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What the heck is the F40 suspension? I'd like to know because without extending my shackles just a touch the tires would rub. The passenger side rubs ever so slightly now if there's a passenger in the car, only on a real hard launch though.
 

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What the heck is the F40 suspension? I'd like to know because without extending my shackles just a touch the tires would rub. The passenger side rubs ever so slightly now if there's a passenger in the car, only on a real hard launch though.
I meant F41 Sport Suspension , the F40 is the Heavy Duty suspension.



 

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Those pictures make me cry. I wish I had not started the bodywork on mine and actually enjoyed it a little with the new fresh engine, suspension, brakes, and wheels. Now it may never see the light of day again because I certainly am not a bodyman and I will never be able to afford a paintjob.

Beautiful pictures, and wait as long as possible to take care of the paint.
 

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Beautiful pictures, and wait as long as possible to take care of the paint.
Exactly, I'm in no hurry, once you start you kind of have to finish and I'm no where near ready to start that insanity. Too easy to become disillusioned with your ride when all you do is sweat and sand with it. I have a garage and it will never see rain or snow again so it all can wait until I'm REALLY ready.
 

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Exactly, I'm in no hurry, once you start you kind of have to finish and I'm no where near ready to start that insanity. Too easy to become disillusioned with your ride when all you do is sweat and sand with it. I have a garage and it will never see rain or snow again so it all can wait until I'm REALLY ready.
You definitely have the right mindset. My car's been off the road since August of 2007, and I had many moments of "disillusionment" along the way. You have to exercise a great deal of determination to rescue your car from paint jail, regardless of whether you do the work yourself or pay someone else, there just isn't a quick fix solution out there (unless you have the crew of Overhaulin' working on your ride).

If you've got decent paint that you can live with, and you're not really doing the car show scene, I'd hold out as long as possible and just enjoy the ride. Only a select few have the ability to differentiate, and appreciate, a decent older paint job versus a brand new one.

I put off my repaint for over 2 years just so I could enjoy the car that much more before I put it down, and I'm glad I did it. Plus, by taking all that extra time to plan, prepare, and save up the money, I was in a much better position (financially, mentally, and emotionally) to undertake the project when the time came. If you want to do it right - plan, plan, plan, plan.

You are wise beyond your years for deciding to wait. . . .

J
 
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