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Need something ..wake this cars looks up

]I like this cars roof line ..rear quarters ..front and rear view ... but when I look at the car as a whole .. somethings missing ..I've owned muscle cars since 68 ..Chargers and Darts ..Chevelles and Camaros even a Mustang and they all had some flash..stripes on the side or roof/trunk ..call out numbers and the likes ...Pontiac until the judge didn't do that ... .. I think the ralley II's have to go and get some 5 spoke Cragars or Torque Thrust's ... What have you guys done to give your 64/67's some flash ....some pics would help thanks

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I added Cragars and splitter tail pipes. I like the looks of it.
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everyone was playing catch-up to the original Muscle car, so they had to add some flash for what they lacked in punch... The Judge was in answer to the neon Mopars and the like, as by 68' the other auto companies had caught on with the big motor in a mid size car formula to play on Pontiacs success. The 66-67 Tempest sprints had a simple side stripe, and the GT-37's also had a side stripe. Your car so you can do what you like, i personally love the lines of the car and think anything more than the factory pinstripes detract from it. They look great with most 5 spoke wheels up to 17", Pontiac always had cool pipe extensions from the trumpets to the split pipes.

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forgot the picture .......my 65
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Pinstripes, 5 spokes and spliters will do the trick, very nice post car. The pinstripe will help define the top body line, the silver does tend to blend in with itself and the trim doesn't it. Also the wheel well chromes would give it some highlites. I am partial to black walls too but you could flip the tires around to the WL side.

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Hate to break it to you, but your car is beyond saving. It's doomed to being plain forever. Best thing you could do would be to just sell it to some dumb Texan and move on...

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(Seriously - nice car. Please tell us a little more about it? I recently thought I needed to add some flash to mine - it's a plain black 69 - I asked for opinions here and on several other places I frequent, but the majority vote was to leave it alone. So, so far I have.)

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I agree with Instg8ter. These cars are classy, not tacky. With your silver car, you need a pinstripe...either black or red. Silver cars had pinstripes, originally. If you have a red interior, go with red. Black interior, go black. I installed Rally Ones on my '65, with redline tires. A little known fact is that Rally One cars had the brake drums painted red. You could do that, too. And, of course, splitters. I installed Trans Am splitters in around 1990 on mine because they were cheap (under $30 at the time) and available. There may be pics in my photo album here. Or, Cragars or American Racing Torque thrusts. But you need that pinstripe, IMO.
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heres a pick of the even less flashy Tempest Custom, i like stealth over flash and don't let the 326 badges fool'ya



although i will be putting a GTO hood and full rocker trim on this season to give it a little more kick, not sure about the pinstripe yet, get some tape in the colors and mock it up so you see what you like before paying a striper to lay it on in paint. They also make a template so you can paint the correct double stripe on yourself.

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+1 On the pinstripe. I get compliments all the time from older people who LOVE the pinstripe. Kids my age just think it's "gangsta"
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about the wheel opening moldings and pin stripes too.
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