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Question Shelby Dakota Mods

I do not own a Shelby, just a Shelby fastback. I like white a lot better than glacier blue lol. I wish the photo I was working with had a white visor because I will have both that fastback and a visor but without those wheel well trims. I did not put my wheels on it but the upper right corner AMC TurbocastII, also cut the corner marker lights and added some honeycomb mesh in the fastback wedge punch-out. The black hood travels down the top of the fenders under the windows and fades up the backside, with what I feel is a necessary black wedge in front of the mirrors. What do you think??




This is what a fastback looks like with a visor...pretty cool IMO:

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I'm not a fan of the fastback thing or the visor but they look good otherwise. I actually like that front end a lot more than the gen 2. I want to swap my 95 to the sealed beam headlights but finding the parts is harder than locating a unicorn with a gold horn!
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Its a hit or miss I guess, neither are as clean as clean gets so I can see how some might not like it. I like things that are different but not over accessorized it seems to be a very broad range

Do you want sealed beams in the 2nd gen clip or a complete first gen clip?

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what's important is that you had an idea and followed it to be unique.

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I think that fastback thing would look better on a long bed. It looks goofy on the regular.

2nd gen clip. I can find the trim but not the headlight assembly. I don't know if they mount right to the core support or if there is a bucket they go to first like the aero lights. Obviously I can get the light itself at any auto store.
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Has anyone ever seen a louver wedge placed in the fastback punch-out where I put in that mesh?? Like a real "fastback hatchback" with the side louvers??

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nope.

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I located and purchased an original 89' fastback off a Shelby, and I had been toying with an idea. If I had a bed cover from the tailgate right to the rear window covering the whole bed...and then large louvers across the rear of the fastback it would look very different but I would have to use a solid color on my hood or else it would look funny with black:

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I think I'm getting closer...I was toying with the idea of doing custom T-tops when it dawned on me to go full blown targa-top. If you look at what targa-tops came on they are all 2-door hatchbacks (with a triangular wedge behind the door/roll bar). Not sure if anyone has seen this S10 targa-top Photoshop rendering, it's cool but looks weird with the flat wall/rear window behind the roll bar...which is where my Shelby fastback will come into play perfectly so I still have the same shape only it's in the bed and there are no seats under it like in a car. The fastback is almost shaped at the same pitch as the windshield so it kind of always looked to me like a reversed model of the windshield but the targa-top breaks up that line nicely!




EDIT: I did an actual Shelby since that is my intention to build so everything is proportionate, I couldn't do the window down but this is the easiest way to actually go about building this by leaving the original door jam in tact which does not look that bad IMO

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you could probably use convertible doors.

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