Pics of my '01 yellow "wyldpny"

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  1. LaserSVT

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    If you dont know, now you know ni....
    I still think there are alot of "rice" aspects of your car but I have respect for you and since its yours do as you want :p
    I like some things on it too and it is a Mustang so I wont bash you anymore.
    I would like to see hinges and fit and such :nice:
     
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    Ok, this is a semi complete photo step by step of the entire vertical door hinge build process from start to finish.
    As you can see this guy fabricates them from scratch specifically for your car so they are not some expensive off the shelf universal generic flimsy one strut pieces that needs tons of modifications and then days of adjustments either.
    Hopefully most of these images are pretty self explanatory but if anyone has a question just let me know (and we all know some of you will let me know one way or the other anyway LOL):

    This all began right after arrived at about 9:30 am:
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    Obviously they add some extra weight to the car but as we saw in my wild 60 ft times, I can handle it :D

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    Now remember that these will still open and swing out normally like how the stock set of hinges work, to a certain extent anyway, so most of the time that is the way they will be used. But...anytime I want like at a show..up they can go.
    And actualy, I have already discovered the usefullness of the doors not being able to swing out to their original stock distance. I can't remember how many times the doors would swing out further than I wanted and bump into a wall or almost into another car. Don't have that problem now which has become a nice and welcome bonus!
     
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    wow.. he fabricates them himself? props to him :nice:
     
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    Yeah, how cool is that? :D

    More pics as they start to finish it up:

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    Plus as you probably noticed he had a local auto paint shop match my paint and his guys then painted the hinges and entire area with a few coats of paint and some clear so it looks clean and like they are original. Most of the ones you see people buy and install from the internet are not painted to match the car. Albert and his guys even painted the bottom of each of my doors where the paint was thin and never done and finished very well from the factory. Probably because Ford never figured anyone would ever see the bottom of the doors like that LOL. And if I ever choose I still have my original stock hinges and can always swap them back like if I wanted to sell it and keep the hinges or >gasp< if my stang got hit and was totaled, I could swap them onto my new stang, assuming if I stayed in the same model years that the hinges fit ;)
    And unless I actually lift up one of my doors no one would know I had the vertical hinges since you can't tell either when the doors are closed or even open in the normal swing out position.
     
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    Thoes guys have some great skills. I dont like Lambo doors on non Lambos as you know but that is some great work and to have to deal with a customer hovering with a camera is pretty cool too. I need a shop like that :(
     
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    :stupid: not a fan. but regardless the craftsmanship was top notch considering he did make them himself
     
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    I actually like Lambo doors...on Lamborghini's :D

    and I love these vertical door hinges on my Mustang ;)
    I look at it this way, if my moods change on them I can either simply not go "up" with them or worst case swap them back to the stock hinges and sell them or something.
    As for Albert and his crew, it was totally amazing watching them create those from scratch like that. That is some amazing fabricating skills right there thats for sure :hail2:

    They knew I was going to be there all day with my camera documenting the entire process so they were cool with it. There were even a few times when I was watching something in one place and one of the guys would come over and point out that I was missing getting pics of some part of the process on the other side of the car or on the bench. They are a great group of hard working young men.
     
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    do you have close up of the doors closed with the fender back on? curious how they lined up.
     
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    definite props to the shop - for serious fabrication skills - but I wish that more people could appreciate the beauty and tastefulness of a well taken care of car with a stock finish. I drive a mustang, and the V8, for a sense of nostalgia for an era that will probably be gone here shortly. I keep my fancy stuff and all the tricks under the hood and under the frame (and under the trunk carpet in the spare tire well). Just my own personal preferences though.
     
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    These are the only types of "after" pics with the doors closed that I have taken so far:
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    I didn't get a lot after as the weather was bad off and on as you can se in the sky in those pics, plus anytime I had some good weather I was getting pics of them up LOL

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    I'm glad you found a good shop, and that they did a good job for you. :nice:

    If I had that much time/money/effort/desire, it would have been a KB for me, no doubt. :flag:
     
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    Don't worry, with any affordable production car there always has been and always will be those owners that want to keep them bone stock all the way up to those who want to go totally wild and then some.
    As for thinking that the era of nostalgia will be gone shortly, I highly doubt that will never happen. My father said that years ago about cars like the '57 Chevy as he saw many people hot rod the crap out them, chop them, cut the hoods for monster engines with blowers, etc, But here we are many years later and if you go to any car shows you see that there is always more stock original examples of cars like that compared to any that might be modded or customized in some way. The Mustang has also been like that as well and will continue to be no different.
    Look at any MCA magazine and you will see that the Mustang in all of it's many years, styles and models in it's original state is still very much alive and well.
    Like I have said, everything on my car is easily reversible back to stock, so this Mustang has not been chopped up, hacked on or irreversibly changed in anyway shape or form.
     
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    Nice man--thanks for the detailed pics of the progress. That shop has some seriously impressive fabrication skills going on there. :nice:
     
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    I was actually casually looking for a shop that could possibly install a set of hinges for if and when I might actually purchase a set sometime down the road. I had found a web site that had them for sale for $450. but was unsure of how good they could be since that was so much cheaper than any other set I had seen on the web which were all more like $1,200. to $2,000 and I was having a hard time even justifying spending the $450 LOL
    Then I was directed to Alberts place and he said he could install a set but would have to see them first before he could quote me an amount for the actual install. Then I see them doing a set on a car and quickly discover he "makes" his own hinges ...from scratch. However, his are $900 installed. Not a bad deal at all however that was about $500 more than I really had at the time to spend. So I was thinking back burner.

    So I was talking to him and happen to ask him if maybe he needed anything that I might have or could get for him that he would like to trade for having a set installed on my Mustang. You know, one of those wild long shot ideas that never works out but doesn't hurt to ask.
    It turns out that he desperately needed an engine wiring harness and I was able to find one off the web shipped for a fraction of what the hinges and install would have cost me. That was Tuesday when he mentioned the wiring harness and by Friday I had the wiring harness in hand and was at his place by a little after 9am where he and his guys happily installed my hinges that day as you can see. So in the end it worked out great for both of us :)
    Just goes to show that you just never know...sometimes anything is possible :D
     
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    Wow that's amazing. I like your car also. It seems only in countries outside of the USA can you find small shops that will do custom stuff for cheap and work with what they got instead of just buying expensive stuff. A custom job like that hear would have racked up $ here.
     
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