Alright, I've put this off long enough, and truth be told, it should've been done long long ago as I constantly get asked if there is a timeline of the changes made to my car. So I guess it's time to write out the saga and begin a log from here, 5/25/13.
My mother walked in the door one day when I was 6 years old and told me to come outside. I walked out and saw a 2001 Laser Red Mustang in the driveway. Mom told me to get on my XR 50 and pose next to the car. So I did, thus ending up with this timeless classic of a photo. Enjoy.
Shortly thereafter, mom backed out of our driveway right into the side of my step-dad's truck. Which put two nice dents into the drivers side quarter panel, and a tear in the bumper cover. You'll see the damage later on, and only half of it is fixed as of yet. For 9 years after this, my step-dad daily'd the car to and from work. He never washed it once, mounted a CB antennae that took off paint when removed, and the car spent its days parked in the middle of a field in the Mississippi sun.
Fast forward to Spring 2010, it came time for me to get my learners permit, and mom pointed to the nasty mustang out in the field with oxidized paint, and yellowed headlights. So I drove it around in the field for a few days to get the hang of the 5 speed, and gave her a wash for the first time in years. Once I was done, grandma had to have a picture of 14 year old me in the same spot as 9 years earlier. Enjoy.
In late fall, after I joined MM, I smoked the headlights with VHT NiteShades. This was the only mod and it started my obsession with paint. Came out pretty well if I do say so myself...
In 2011, I blacked out the decklid and lower valence with Plastidip, and added a catback exhaust.
The catback consisted of a catted H pipe with flowmaster 40's dumped before the axle.
Starting out 2012, I purchased a set of front Eibach Pro-Kit Springs and got them installed, giving the car a rake that it would have for the next 10 months.
After the springs came the MGW shifter with a UPR Rock Crusher handle and knob. Best interior mod to date.
Next would be my DIY Grille Delete. Saving $50, I removed the stock grille, shaved the holes in the bumper cover, and made a bracket to mount the stock grille pony.
This thread covers the grille delete process: Got a little carried away with my jewish ways...
Shortly after this came a Mach 1 chin spoiler/Scott Drake Hood Pins. All shown here.
The next mod would be my largest visual mod to date. I PlastiDipped my entire car matte white. You can read about it in this thread: Operation: Dip The Pony White!!!
Starting off 2013, I set my sights on getting rid of the stock wheels. And that's exactly what I did. I purchased Mach Stang's stock anthracite Bullitts off his GT. These were put on after cutting my rear springs the night before. You can't run new sexy wheels with that huge wheel gap, right?
The next thing on my plate was getting rid of these horrible turn downs on the exhaust. They droned like crazy and sounded awful. So I purchased tailpipes from a fellow member. And with the bumper cover already having slight damage, I figured this would be a nice time to upgrade to a shaved GT bumper cover. So with a fresh bumper, and $16 worth of Plastidip, the new booty was bolted on, and tips were hung.
During this stage, the car was featured on American Muscle's Facebook page.
The next, and most current mod would be my custom rear diffuser. This is one of the few I've seen on a new edge, and is my own design.
Okay, so as you can see, most every mod to date has been visual. I've now shifted my focus to suspension and engine mods. So as I type this, I have a cart full of parts on American Muscle that I'm about to press the order button on. However, I won't be able to install them until after July first, as I will be out of town.
So before I leave you to my mod lists, here is some eye candy:
17" Anthracite Bullitts
Custom Rear Diffuser
Full O/R Exhaust
PlastiDipped Matte White
Mach 1 Grille Delete
Mach 1 Chin Spoiler
Scott Drake Hood Pins
UPR Rock Crusher Handle
Shaved GT Rear Bumper
DDM 55w 6k HID's
SR Performance FLSFC's
Jegs GS-1 Seats
SR Performance CAI
GT Hood Scoop
Smoked GT Fogs
Maximum Motorsports coilover sleeves
QA-1 14" 175lb Springs
Aerocatch Panel Fasteners