These are the wheels I plan on going with. They're what I remember most from my high school days. The rich kids drove these and I always dreamed of having one. I'm going to do my best to make it a reality. Do you think the 17x8s are too big for a 2.3 LX? Should I just get a set of 16x8s?
I've been hard at work on this little pony for over a week now. I just thought I'd share some of my progress. I know that some people might criticize me for investing so much time and dollars into a 2.3L LX, but this is still a Mustang to me. I feel that all Fox Bodies have potential to be a lot more than they're portrayed as. As of right now, I have no immediate desires to do a V8 swap. I appreciate this Mustang for what it is and for its solid reputation for being bullet proof. Let me know what you guys think.
Getting her stripped down. I had to order new door moldings because the original ones were a little bit wavy and rippled along the bottom. I also ordered new door belt moldings. Those seem to always weather in time.
In the paint booth and ready for a pretty coat of vibrant red.
I purchased a set of 17x8 pony wheels with Sumitomo HTZ II 245/45/17 tires.
Today, I cut out the bar that holds the Ford oval on the front grille. I will be upgrading to this 93 Cobra grille. I always liked the look of the pony a lot more.
Because this is not a 5.0, I feel the sides look a little on the plain side. I purchased these tri-bar pony badges for the fenders.