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Old 05-17-2013, 05:42 PM   #134
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Now, where have I seen that before?

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Originally Posted by 1slofofo View Post
Thank you, sir! ...
Thank you, for sharing photos. It'll still be a while until I can buy the Focus I want and it's hard being patient. Looking at what others are doing with theirs makes it easier to wait, I think. On the other hand, it just occurred to me that it may be having just the opposite effect. In either case I enjoy looking at the photos.

It is making me a bit confused, though, about what color I'll buy. I had eliminated Sonic Blue from my list a while back, but seeing yours with those wheels makes me think about copying that combination. Ford replaced it with Performance Blue for 2013, but unfortunately they also eliminated it from the base SE and require the $2,600 appearance package to get it. Who knows what they'll do for 2014? Though I'm pretty sure I'll be buying a Focus SE Sedan in Ingot Silver, I've always thought that on Fords, blue and white just looks right:


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...classique).JPG
AC Cobra Shelby

That, or white and blue looks good, too.

http://www.carstyling.ru/de/car/1964.../images/17612/
1964 Ford GT40 Prototype (Somebody knew what they were doing, coming up on 50 years ago if you can believe it.)


http://www.motortopia.com/cars/1966-shelby-gt-350-12741
So clean and simple. (Those are STILL myfavorite wheels of all time.)


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... later I realized all fender stripes actually go the opposite way, but I like them this way, gives the car uniqueness.
Well, maybe they only go the opposite way because everyone else got it wrong and the way you did it is how they're supposed to be. I knew I had seen that style of stripes somewhere other than this forum before, but it took me a while to remember where:


http://www.netcarshow.com/chevrolet/...llpaper_20.htm
Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport picture # 32 of 52, MY 2010

They would look backwards on the Corvette going the other direction because of the side louvers, but on your car they look good going the same direction as the windshield pillars and the back edge of the hood.

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