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timhypo 05-04-2014 08:28 PM

Radical custom 2005-2009 S197s?
I've loooked through the web quite a bit and am curious what the gaudiest, most over-the-top S197 body kit or set of body mods you've seen. Obviously, most of us are looking for something a little more subdued and a gifted sculptor with a can of bondo can do almost anything, so let's see what's out there. I'm looking for something ala the Mark Hammill (sp?) movie Corvette Summer and other 70s-style customs with riidiculous, questionably-functional, and over-the-top mods. Anyone? How about Donks?

xkape 05-05-2014 10:15 AM

Don't know where you are in Ohio but, in Dayton I have seen quite a few Mustangs that I can only hold my head in shame over. Even saw a donked out blue one once. Had to be at least 26 inch rims.

808muscle 05-06-2014 01:48 AM

I cannot with clear conscience offer you ideas on how to butcher a mustang! No way man..not gonna happen! Corvette have brought up old school nightmares! LOL

jsimmonstx 05-06-2014 09:23 AM

IMHO, the best thing appearance-wise you can do to a 05-09 Mustang is the Shelby front clip and rear spoiler, and the new Raxiom 13-style taillights. You have a few options for hoods, but I like the KR-style, a low cowl, or the Tiger Racing hood (if it's available for the early cars).

FWIW, bondo won't stick to the plastic bumper covers.

2005Redfire6 05-06-2014 01:23 PM

The worst IMO is the Stallion series body kits....

calistang05 05-06-2014 02:02 PM


Originally Posted by 2005Redfire6 (Post 8385090)
The worst IMO is the Stallion series body kits....

I agree 100% them stallion kits are horrible. Only kits I find suitable are from Cervini's and of course the Cali Special front and GT500 rear.

timhypo 05-08-2014 07:38 PM

Ok, that Stallion kit is pretty ugly. Why do people insist on trying to style these after Japanese tuner cars? I even own a 240z, so I appreciate the Japanese take on the muscle car, but an S197 is not a Civic that desperately needs SOMETHING, ANYTHING to save it from drowning in a sea of its own monotony. I'm still not well-versed in various hoods/headlight/taillight treatments, but I think the GT500 style hood is the one with the low long scoops that are close to the front of the hood - I really like those. For the money, though, I'd rather spend it on something that makes it faster - no one's going to see your GT500 hood from 6 carlengths behind you. I kind of like mine now without any additional doodads, but it might not whet my whistle forever.

As for Corvette Summer, I think it exists entirely to answer the question "Why haven't I seen Mark Hamill in anything since the Star Wars movies?" I love those movies like most in my generation did, having grown up with them - I think Star Wars was the first movie I ever saw in the theater, but looking back even then Luke was a whiney lil b%*ch if there ever was one...

Cristoff 05-08-2014 08:14 PM

Nothing more needs to be said.

johnny_raincloud 05-12-2014 02:56 PM


Originally Posted by Cristoff (Post 8386222)

Truth be told!
LSD is bad for the brain!

2005Redfire6 05-14-2014 06:28 AM


Originally Posted by Cristoff (Post 8386222)

People these days....

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