Currently I have a 2002 basically stock GT Mustang. Current mods are: Grill Delete, Chin Spoiler, Tint, Saleen Wheels, and replacement leather boot and Mach 1 Shift knob.
I have a box of parts sitting in my room waiting to be put on... including a CDC shaker scoop, cold air intake, lowering springs, short throw shifter and mach 1 wheels. I am building a Mach 1 clone... but I don't want to call it a "Mach 1 Clone".
I sat down last night and made a list of every "Looks" mod the 2001 Bullitt had and the 03-04 Mach 1 had, compared to a stock GT of the 2001-04 period.
Some highlights for the Bullitt included" charcoal "corral" grill, spoiler delete, side scoop delete, racing pedals, polished shift ball, polished bezel ring and fog light delete.
Highlights of the Mach included: grill delete, chin spoiler, flat black spoiler, racing pedals, mach 1 shift knob, shaker hood scoop and bent c-pillars.
The stock GT has: spoiler painted to match the car, plastic shift knob, plastic pedals, crappy side scoops, shaky hood scoop... its just boring.
My Mustang is going to include (from the bullitt) Spoiler Delete, Side Scoop Delete, racing pedals, polished shift ball, polished bezel trim (from the mach 1) grill delete, chin spoiler, racing pedals, shift knob, shaker hood scoop (from the stock GT) the beautiful color... SONIC BLUE!
I have a pretty solid list of what I want now, and I have collected all the parts I need to add on. The rest of what I want is cosmetic... such as tri-bar pony emblems to replace the GT emblems, or mach 1 stripe.
Going back to the original idea of this post, I need some opinions on the Mach 1 "fade" stripe. I like the stripe the Mach 1 offers, but it reminds me too much of the rocker stripes 6'ers are branded with.
In 2008 and 2009, the California special mustangs were striped with a fade decal that replaced the "GT" emblems or the "45th anniversary" emblem. The stripe was half way up the side, and ran from the headlight and across the door, fading into the side scoop.
I have also seen a similar rendering from a concept "08 Mach 1"
In your opinion, should I get a Mach 1 stripe and install it half way up the door to mimic a Mach 1 and make my GT a clone? Or should I stick with my GT/Pony emblems and cut the stripe out?