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Technical & General Discussion Area => Restomods => Topic started by: Michael H on September 19, 2015, 05:54:14 PM

Title: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: Michael H on September 19, 2015, 05:54:14 PM
Though I'd share my latest creation. It's a real GT so the original body has not been cut or had fibreglass moulded on to it. Everything has been modified to a one-piece bolt on item so the car can be easily reversed to it's original body styling. So much time and money to get everything modified, lined up perfectly and finished with Glasurit paint. The same amount of effort and tricks have gone into the motor. I know there will be some haters but this is a Mustang done my way for me.
(http://i58.tinypic.com/282qdmx.jpg)
(http://i58.tinypic.com/205cg9x.jpg)
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: mwizz on September 19, 2015, 06:05:32 PM
Well done Michael it looks good
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: 69ISH on September 19, 2015, 06:16:08 PM
Your car, your vision, do whatever you like,
Looks great in my opinion.
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: R_Beckhaus on September 19, 2015, 07:24:49 PM
That's a car to be proud of...a real standout.
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: GLENN 70 on September 19, 2015, 07:26:39 PM
Wow what a head turner ,well done  :thumb:
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: 67FBGT on September 19, 2015, 07:27:51 PM
IMHO it's nice to see a car with the Eleanor input that's not in the movie-style pewter colour.
Looks the goods, nice detailing. I particularly like the openings in the hood.
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: 67fasty.sm on September 19, 2015, 10:33:17 PM
pretty damm tidy to me , and you cant beat red  :thumb:
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: stormin on September 20, 2015, 08:54:29 AM
Very similar to mine .Colour and all. Another member saw this the other day and thought it was me
Stormin
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: Michael H on September 20, 2015, 03:35:24 PM
Thanks for the kind words. Have not had it out yet as I still need to do a few little things to finish it including raising the rear 1 inch and fitting side mirrors. Here is a few more of my crappy iPhone pics. Might even finally get to a car show and meet some other owners.
(http://i61.tinypic.com/13z3k2v.jpg)
(http://i62.tinypic.com/714oib.jpg)
(http://i58.tinypic.com/o9l5k9.jpg)
(http://i62.tinypic.com/16lb6mx.jpg)
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: sea67n on September 20, 2015, 03:43:21 PM
Absolutely stunning, what a great job
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: walbjj on September 20, 2015, 09:38:45 PM
interior pics please
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: staddy on September 22, 2015, 03:37:44 PM

That is  nice , the colour and stripe contrast , top looking mustang , a credit .  :thumb:
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: Macbain on September 24, 2015, 07:36:24 PM
Looks great, well done. I am sure you are pleased with the result.

More pics and some specs when you get the chance.
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: StephenSLR on September 24, 2015, 08:15:26 PM
I'm not the greatest fan of the E but in red/white I think it looks better; probably because it disconnects from the movie car.

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Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: crikeyrob on September 26, 2015, 08:25:20 PM
Great work, looks amazing.
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: Fpv mustang on November 16, 2015, 09:43:25 PM
Loving the red and white colour scheme, crazy looking car mate.
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: Geronimo on November 17, 2015, 07:22:38 PM
Absolutely stunning, stuff the haters, they need to get out the house more often.
Cheers,
BTW I have dreams about a shed like that one.
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: CraigF on November 25, 2015, 09:01:29 PM
That colour stands out like dogs b@#$s. Love it.
Ignore the haters build whatever pleases you, your driving it.
Great looking car.
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: Thirsty428 on November 25, 2015, 10:58:43 PM
Haters? Why? We are in 2015!

There's stuff available for mustangs now that can make them far advanced in looks and handling than in 1968 without losing the classic 68 Stang look, if thats your preferred look.
So why not use it? I've installed a new 5 speed Tremec in mine and not interested in the 3 speed manual it came out with for one second. Tremec's first is a ball tearer and 5th idles at under 2,000 at 100.

We are keeping them alive and bringing them up to date.

Great looking 68. I'm a fan.


Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: 67FBGT on November 26, 2015, 06:15:48 PM
Haters? Where? Even those including myself who are by now a bit over the jaded Eleanor-in-pewter craze are totally impressed with your build & choice of colour. And workmanship. Certainly puts my car well in the shade.
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: Geronimo on December 01, 2015, 07:49:01 AM
As a new chum,I am amazed at the moronic people who sit on the side lines of forums, just waiting to pounce
and criticise others, in order to try and make themselves seem seem superior. Why? I just don't get it.
Don't they realise that their infantile criticisms say far more about themselves.........
The ridiculous thing is: you could count on one hand the number of Mustangs in Australia that are precisely as they left the factory, all the rest are different.
Love the look of your car, but I am biased..........
Cheers,







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Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: crikeyrob on December 01, 2015, 08:33:32 AM
@Geronimo, I read your post and then proceeded to re-read the entire thread to try and find out what you were referring to. I still have no idea what you were referring to...

A) Every comments has been fine in this thread
B) Some have shared their opinion on the Eleanor (they are allowed to have this) but every comment has paid compliment to his car

I think we all agree it looks good  :cheers:



Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: Geronimo on December 01, 2015, 08:41:37 AM
No No No No,  Just responding to op initial comment re haters,
not referring to any comments in this thread, just some of the nasty comments
i have seen over the last couple of months on various other threads,
Not just on this site, it seems to common to most forums,
I repeat, I just don't get it.
Aren't we all on the same side?
Cheers.
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: R_Beckhaus on December 01, 2015, 08:48:57 AM
I see where you are coming from G'mo. I have similar feelings. No 2 mustangs are identical. It's the differences that make it an interesting hobby, apart from the noise and speed and power and envious looks and speed and power.....
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: Geronimo on December 01, 2015, 09:00:32 AM
Yup, I am an old fart, and I just love the way the car crosses the generation gap, I have kids from 5 or 6 years old through teenagers, to other old farts, both male and female who want to talk about the car, this is what it is all about
for me anyway.
Cheers,
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: Michael H on December 01, 2015, 11:00:06 AM
Again, thanks for the kind words. To clarify my original post, I just wanted to share for people who might like, and not wanting comments from people who don't. I'm aware that some people like modified cars and some don't - especially when it has fibreglass or "Eleanor" styling. As for the interior, it's mostly standard GT Deluxe apart from Gauges and Seats. Anyway, I finished the car and here is an iPhone pic I took at Sunset.
(http://i65.tinypic.com/qprx5j.jpg)

Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: R_Beckhaus on December 01, 2015, 11:13:57 AM
You should be proud. Stunning effor and result. :thumb:
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: gbx78 on December 01, 2015, 08:12:42 PM
I love it mate. Looks like we have similar tastes haha. I did very similar. Its your car so do what you want. Mustangs are a great canvas for custom ideas.

Heres mine. I guess we will see each other on the roads!!

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h160/gbx78/IMG_0455-3_zpsodzfxfsq.jpg)
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: Michael H on December 01, 2015, 09:07:21 PM
Great looking car you have gbx78 and a beautiful colour. Hopefully I'll get to see it in the flesh one day. Thanks.
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: HAMBURGLAR on December 01, 2015, 09:38:50 PM
Hey boys ,  :omg:  those are 2 of the nicest cars I've seen on this forum. Soooo cool. :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: Fitzy1980 on January 18, 2016, 10:00:28 PM
Thanks for the kind words. Have not had it out yet as I still need to do a few little things to finish it including raising the rear 1 inch and fitting side mirrors. Here is a few more of my crappy iPhone pics. Might even finally get to a car show and meet some other owners.

(http://i62.tinypic.com/16lb6mx.jpg)

Monaco Performance ?
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: aussiecbr on January 28, 2016, 06:54:36 PM
Love the colour! love the styling. Would you mind sharing who did your body work? I am looking to have my fastback brought back to life.
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: Michael H on March 08, 2016, 03:57:17 PM
Monaco Performance ?
Yes.
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: staddy on March 08, 2016, 10:06:03 PM

Love the number plates , nice touch   :thumb:
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: staddy on March 08, 2016, 10:15:01 PM

OK before you ask , as I was drooling over your 68cj taking in how neat is was I could see underneath it in the garage another mustang , Red / White stripe  with some great plates on it , it to looks awesome , you do nice work , this to is a nice car.
Title: Re: 68 GT Eleanor style
Post by: Michael H on March 09, 2016, 09:52:50 AM
Thanks, I wondered where you saw the plate.