Friday, August 30, 2013

First day at Mickyard leaves much to be desired

Well, so far the Mickyard event has been consistent in its disorganization.  From the Pony Cruise to registration and parking, it's been pretty poor in my opinion.  The parking for the display cars is not in a good location either.  At this point, I don't plan on attending another Mustang Club of America event.  I thought this event would be the right choice over Dream Cars Weekend but the communication and organization of Dream Cars has been much better.  Hopefully the spectators enjoy Mickyard and can get to see the show as well as display cars tomorrow and Sunday.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Mustangs at the Mickyard

I'll have my car at Mustangs at the Mickyard (Disney in Orlando).  It's the same weekend as the Dream Car show, Labor Day weekend, also at Disney.  If you see me around, give a shout.  Although I won't have time for a full detail, it should be in good shape for the show.  I'll do a full clay, light polish, seal, several layers of carnauba, and a final gloss enhancer in a few weeks.  This show only has a wax job...ran out of polisher and couldn't get it in time for the show.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

New badges installed.

I finally installed the custom badging from Billet Pro Shop over the weekend.  The build quality is outstanding - easily OEM quality.  The attention to detail and ability to customize the badging really sets them apart.  

The install only takes a few minutes and the badges install with automotive 3M tape.  I elected to reuse my factory grill snake which simply reattached with 3M tape.  I attend a show every month and, to my surprise, these badges drew a number of compliments.  They were a huge hit.  I'll take pics and post them up soon.  

New Steeda rear X-brace

I installed the new Steeda X-brace.  I still need to trim the panels but this should give you an idea of how it will look.  I removed the polished Steeda plate and painted it textured black so it blended better.  Fitment is great and I installed it myself in about 30 minutes.

There are a few reasons I went with this brace over the Boss 302 brace available through Ford Racing Performance Parts (FRPP).  First if function.  In my opinion, the Boss 302 brace is marginally functional at best.  It does not tie in the rear shock towers nor is it made of anything substantive.  Second, the FRPP brace does not allow you to retain the rear seat.  Third is price.  The FRPP brace is over $1,000.  The Steeda brace is $299.  Fourth, ease of install...the FRPP is not quick to install.  

Friday, May 17, 2013

If you are in Northern VA, contact Modellista Detailing and set up an appointment to get your car detailed.  They'll fully detail your ride inside and out so it's show ready for the summer. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Custom coil covers info

For those that are wondering, the GT500 custom coil covers, which are on the red powder coated cam covers, were done by Brian Pancoast from The Powder House.  His contact info is at the bottom of this post.  I sent Brian a set of Shelby coil covers (first picture).  Since Shelby only lightly etched their logo and name on the cover, Brian did a complete custom vinyl overlay which enabled him to powder coat the custom colors while maintaining the Shelby design.  He nailed the colors and lettering then followed up with a coat of clear.  I couldn't be happier with his work - simply amazing.

Brian Pancoast
The Powder House
26011 Ave of the Giants #C2
Redcrest, CA 95542

Custom Paint, Powder Coating, & Hydro Graphics!