Vintage Mustang Forums banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
152 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hey there,
restoremustang.com has two different monte carlo bars. One is a stainless steel, and the other is chrome. (not counting all the black one). They are both supposed to be just like the Shelby designed originals. How is one to decide which to get for their 67 FB? Which is stronger, looks better, lasts longer? Any help would be great!
Thanks Guys!

Nate
1967 (Red) Fastback GTA
289, Holly carb, Edelbrock Heads and Cam,
Offy Intake, various other parts here and there.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,205 Posts
I always go with the chrome parts as I think stainless steel has less of a luster to it.
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Stainless may has less luster, but it can last longer.
Chrome can chip or peel.
Also if you use a good buffing compound on stainless it will add extra shine to it.

Just my 2 cents.

Drew
66' 289 2v, C-4, bench and a/c
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,205 Posts
True enough...
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
I know you said.."not counting the black one"...but I personally think that the black looks the best. It blends in with the color of the engine bay. Just my 2 cents. :)

http://mich_pc.boltpages.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/engine5.jpg

Michelle (aka Mustang Shelly)
1968 GT 390 Fastback
http://mich_pc.boltpages.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/lefbacsmall.jpg
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Stainless will not rust, not much and issue, but buffs up really nice. If you have chrome valve covers go with chrome...

Michael Wigton
1964.5 Mustang Convertible
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,839 Posts
Depending on the series of SST (200, 300, 400, etc) , it can be electropolished to a mirror finish. EP is a more aggressive form of passivation. I'm sure camachinist is familiar with the process, and can provide more detail.

To learn about electropolishing:

http://www.ableelectropolishing.com/electrop.htm

Ask what series SST is used, then visit this website for EP surface finishes:

http://www.ableelectropolishing.com/metal.htm

There are several electropolishers in the Bay Area. The process only takes a few minutes.



[color:blue]
1967 Acapulco Blue coupe,Corbeau,LeCarra,Alpine in-dash CD
302 4V,C4,9"3.25:1open,TTD225-60-14,1968 PDB,BB drums
http://www.geocities.com/mlnielsen_67/index.htm
WEBSITE UPDATED 3/25/01
</font color=blue>
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top