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  1. EVartanian

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    That's a "no" vote from me. Reminds me more of the many Mustangs I saw today than the glorious 275GTB
     
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  3. S Brake

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    Sadly, this is what it reminds me of as well. Doesn't look 275ish to me.
     
  4. Jack-the-lad

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    I think you're right. I'm seeing Mustang too (not Mustang II, though!)
     
  5. wbklink

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    + 1

    Bill
     
  6. BRADAN

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    If molded in correctly it should look great. Right now the only question is how to fabricate the window sealing surface.
     
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  8. Pong

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    You can remove the windows and weld in the aluminum panels to get a super smooth look. You then can send me those windows for spare...I heard they are next to impossible to find. Is that true????
     
  9. BillN

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    What about a molded plexiglass side window with the three vents molded in? Potentially tinted depending on your other window tint. I recall that treatment on another past model but can't recall which one(s). and then imstall with the original window seals.
     
  10. Flo400

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    +1. If it looks nice I want one too :)
     
  11. fou

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    #159 fou, Sep 2, 2011
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    What purpose would the louvers serve? I bet the wind noise would be atrocious. Those photo shop pics have the reverse of the 275 anyway. They catch wind. I like the original design. Just my opinion.
     
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  13. TZ 750

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    On the left side, they could provide
    additional air to the oil cooler for high-speed use.

    On the right side, they could cool the gas cap......
     
  14. BRADAN

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    It would be purely cosmetic. I love 60's styling.
     
  15. TZ 750

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    Hmmm.....

    Horse in grill,
    Mustang (check).

    Horse in grill,
    Ferrari (check)

    Must be from
    the same company......
     
  16. fou

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    I hope you are kidding, that is the gearbox cooler anyway, and no one I have ever spoken to has had a problem with that cooler. Now having a very cool and comfortable gas cap has always been high on my list.

    To Braden, I love 60s design as well, it does not look right to me however, but I wear white pants after Labor day, so take my style as it is.
     
  17. fou

    fou Formula 3

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    on different two occasions the last 5 years of ownership of my 575, I have had people approach me at a gas station and ask if it was the new Mustang, no crap!
     
  18. huichoval

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    what brand of paint will you be using?
     
  19. TZ 750

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    Hmmm.... yes.

    I thought it was the gearbox OIL that was being cooled....

     
  20. TZ 750

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    I have been a Ferrari owner almost three years,
    and have had the same experience.

    Hence the comment.

    Existential question:

    If you own a Ferrari, and nobody knows,
    do you get social esteem anyway ?

    Scott
     
  21. canadianferrarista

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    No, I just enjoy the experience of driving one. I bought my first Ferrari (78 308 GTS) back in 1992 and there were not many Ferraris in our city at that time. The car was very noticed, but I bought it for the passion of the marque, the way they look, drive and sound! ;)
     
  22. fou

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  23. BRADAN

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  24. EVartanian

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    Cool! I'm excited to see what it'll look like in real life either way...good or not so good.

    What I didn't catch in the edited pic, as was pointed out, was that the vents are the reverse direction of the 275, perhaps giving the Mustang effect. I can see it looking better matching the 275 style. We'll see...
     
  25. BRADAN

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    I agree.

    I'm going to have my fabricator work on it for a bit. Obviously before welding it in we will post up pics.
     
  26. Franc308

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    Don't want to seem impatient, but are there any updates yet... :)
     
  27. atomicskiracer

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    It will be interesting to see what he comes up with!
     
  28. VTChris

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    Great thread!! Can't wait to see it finished
     

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