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I'm eighteen and I have a standard, factory 65 c-code. It is very far from original, even when i bought it. I am going to have it painted, mainly because it desperately needs it. My gut emotions want it black w/white shelby/le mans stripes. It was a factory blue. Does anyone here think that the paint scheme I want is too far of a change. I don't really care about how it affects the value. This is my dream car that I have wanted since I was about ten. I got it in september and plan on keeping it for a long time. My plans are for that paint with the aftermarket black w/white deluxe interior from NPD. I am only asking because I read here everyday and respect your guys opinions. So, too much or you don't really care?

Steve
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Hi, my 67 coupe is far from original too the way I look at it is it is your car and it is nice to see something different . So if you are not going to factory restore the car anyway why not make it what you want it to be??? Black with white always looks good but it will show every blemish in the body so it has to be perfect or it will show. John

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My opinion is to finish the car as you want it to be; although I would keep the main color close to something that was offered on that year car. My 67 Coupe is an all original car and I'm keeping it that way, including the color (white). However, my 66 Fastback which has been resurected from the ground up will be my favorite color, black! Originally, it was Springtime Yellow.

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It is difficult and a bit expensive to recolor a car like that but it can be done. You have color in the door jams and inside the shock towers not to mention the entire underneath of the floor pans as well. Black is my favorite color and I think it looks good on a mustang. You may get some skunk comments if you paint white Shelby stripes on it though, LOL. I've considered black with silver(platinum?) stripes before. I think that would set off the other chrome parts on the car. Another option I've considered is flat black stripes. If you've ever seen Mad Max, Road Warrior, his Falcon had flat black on a black car. Really cool.






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My suggestion is to simply do it the way You want it. Consider black with Gold stripes ;) Have fun with it!

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It's your car..make yourself happy..if thats the color you want then go for it..whatever you do..Have Fun

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Paint it the way you want. It's your car and you will have to live with it.
Black with white stripes is fine. It will look great and you will like it. I know
of one guy who listened to a friend and painted his Mustang a green color
that looked ok in the book but wasn't his first choice. After the car was
painted he didn't like it, he was not a happy camper. He couldn't afford
to paint it again so now he has a car painted a color he doesn't like.
Don't make that mistake, do it your way! Good Luck!
 

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I have to agree with the others. Only you know what will make you happy and I definitely think people should build and paint their cars the way they want them.
Enjoy your car,
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Man, it's your dream car... so make it be the car you want. Trust me... yoiu won't be getting rid of it anytime soon if it's a car you like.

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Yeah, I was so lucky to find my car in my favorite color! It was great enough just to have a 68 GT 390, but for it to be Lime Gold too was a great bonus! You don't see a ton of Lime Gold cars around, or a lot of people that really like the color!

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Go for it. Someone on here, I dont remember who it is has a line in their sig saying something like "I want the car I would have imagined it in (insert year here), not the way the factory wanted it." I completely believe in that. It's your car and if you dont like what the factory did, oh well. My advice, paint it the way u want it, not the way the factory did.

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It's your car; do whatever you want to make yourself happy. After all, other people will only see it once or twice, you're going to look at it every day. On a car as common as yours paint color is really going to be a non issue as long as it's done well and tastefully (no Mary Kay pink!). I think the combo you're considering should look nice when finished.

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My motto is "if you can't have fun with your stang, than why have it"??? So do what makes you happy!! Hope this helps!!

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Hey I agree. If your plans aren't to restore it to original conditions for show purposes, paint it the color that will make you happy where you can get the most enjoyment out of it. I like the silver stripes on black better. There's a guy up near Dayton OH with a 65 or 66 K-code fastback that's black with silver stripes and has a Paxton supercharger. One nice ride! Blue is not a bad color either; Shelby saphire blue with white stripes is a nice color combo too.

Rich
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