AustinX56 build thread( tina saleena )

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  1. Austinx56

    Austinx56 Well-Known Member

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    So my mother bought me the car in 2007 when I was 16, my grandfather at the time had a used car lot and one night we drove by the lot and my eyes caught her. The next day I went back and sat in the car all day and we brought it home and i played with it all night. a week later she was mine but I had to convince my parents I would be responsible to have a v8 mustang convertible

    FIRST NIGHT I GOT HER
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    Bone stock gt with white top and interior

    my first mod was the mustang gt bumper inserts and painted the wing flat black, also x-edition was a local mustang shop's line of performance packages, mine was the entry level.. aka bone stock
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    same shop also did the boss shinoda's
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    painted my wheels
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    got a speedster cover for a pack of beer, they where painted green but i rocked them at times also removed the x edition for a cleaner look
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    painted the covers also got a lightbar and smoked cobra lights
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    got a set of bullitt wheels for FREE from a friend
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    Austinx56 Well-Known Member

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    2009 added cold air and pulleys
    jan 2012 added mach 1 seats recovered them with a carbon fiber pattern. also added clear cobra lights
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    may 2012 saleen kit added along with stripe package
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    carbon fiber s281 wing added
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    was going for a saleen cobra clone look
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    traded bullits for cobra wheels
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    painted vert top black
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    Austinx56 Well-Known Member

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    before s281 wing and painted top
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    some fun while replacing banner
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    replaced white center console with black 98 console
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    2013 bought chrome saleen wheels
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    mustang chris found some saleen door caps up by his house and he picked them up for me, making my kit complete also removed the cobra badges going for a s351 look
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    mustang mats added
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    engine shot
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    Austinx56 Well-Known Member

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    2013 car show
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    bought saleen racecraft springs but had to wait to install them until i moved
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    2014 installed a saleen heat extractor hood also painted the wing to match the color of the car.
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    oct,2014 installed black beauty headlights
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    may 2016 home made machine gun tips
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    may 2016 installed saleen racecrafts lowering springs
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    nice looking ride
     
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    You brought this beauty a long way man!
     
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    thanks man, its like as if its not the same car lol
     
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    first car show since the drop
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    Cool to see the transformation from start to finish. Nice work Austin! Has to be my favorite Saleen tribute car out there. Last Red Saleen I saw had nothing on this car! Yours def holds a presence.
     
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    without a doubt the best thing anyone on here has said about my car, thanks bro beans
     
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    the "show" portion is looking good, when are you starting on the "go". Funny enough I came across a pic of mine when it was bone stock. No tinted windows and the air cleaner was still intact.
     
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    Nicely done, sir.
     
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    ive been slowly buying performance parts piece by piece, going to go with mostly chrome for the car shows.
     
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    I like this thread! You have REALLY brought your car a long ways!!! It turns heads everywhere you go I'm sure! Really really beautiful...I wanted a Red New Edge vert when I got my White GT Coupe SN95...lol...
     
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    oh yeah even more at car shows since i lowered it, every time at a gas station ill have someone walk up and ask "whats a SAYLEAN?" but its fun, I always thought id have to have a viper to get attention, but I it get it in my 94 mustang lol
     
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    a new edge saleen s281 will be my next, or a 03-05 viper...... [MENTION=8886]Mustanger[/MENTION]
     
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    i once had 2 old gentlemen ask me if my car was a saleen or a roush one day when i was getting a burger. i cant believe people come up to you to ask what a saleen is... uncultured swine. lol. but your car definitely has made its mark. i thought it was a real saleen until i took a look at your thread. now i secretly envy you because you have the heat extractor hood, its my favorite for our cars.

    *attempts to use jedi mind trick to make you forget i envy you*

    *fails frantically*
     
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    HHAHAHAHA adding to my sig. im in the saleen club of america and im the Florida assistant state rep, even other saleen owners think mine is real till I tell them, the heat extractor was my favorite mod, no lowering was my favorite but the hood is 2nd, makes the front of these cars looks aggressive
     
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    car show may 28th 2016
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    me and my dad
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  20. Frank.JD.Perez

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    that it does my friend. the subtle raise in cowl makes the hood soooooooooo tits legit