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  • Johnny Lightning 2005 Ford Mustang "Swifferstang"

    Since starting this feature here I have been deliberately trying to stay away from the more mainstream makers and show some more obscure pieces, but there are exceptions even to unwritten rules. Here I am following up a JL with a JL, though this one is a preproduction piece that did not make it to market as is. I chose this piece for what it represents.

    This was modelled on Sean's personal ride. Sadly, the vehicle met an untimely end, but Sean was able to get another Mustang and his life went on.

    As we face a new year at a new site, having to start over, I can only hope that what we've put together meets with your approval. The previous site had become impossible to work with, so far I want to believe what we have here has mostly solved those problems. I am looking forward to the New Year with hope that this site will eventually be what Swifty's Garage was at one time to all of us. I wish all of you a Happy New Year!

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    The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

    Thank you for your understanding.

  • #2
    All the best to you and your family Wes... there is nothing obscure about my Fords, right?
    "I am a Ford, not a Lincoln."

    Gerald R. Ford

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    • #3
      I didn't know they made those rims in the 13" size preferred by the lowrider community.

      Looks good, all except for the 7/8th scale wheels.

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      • #4
        I think I like the mainstream retail because the wheels fit better and they dropped the rocker stripe which denotes the 6 cylinder powered version. The GT badging is there too. Obscurity is in Wes's hands for the better. I prefer mine.

        The car needs a 2" drop so the tires look more at home in their wheelhouse. My jellybean '98 had that same 4X4 look to it until I started the mods.

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        "I am a Ford, not a Lincoln."

        Gerald R. Ford

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        • #5
          Thanks so much for all the hard work getting this site off and running like a Stallion.

          This place is F.....U.....N....Fun...

          And I love the 2005 Mustang design.....
          Scotty "Mustang (+Matchbox) Mad Man!"

          RIP.....Pop.....David Blase Garascia 9-17-35 12-3-20.

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          • #6
            I personally love my 2005 Mustang. I love this car so much that I refuse to let it go. I love the retro look. This is one of the reasons why I like the new Dodge Challenger they are retro-looking too. As far as Sean it's really odd that he hasn't come back. I just don't get it. His site still up.
            Due to the recent budget cuts,
            the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
            current state of the economy, the light at the end
            of the tunnel has been turned off.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by HossPower98 View Post
              I think I like the mainstream retail because the wheels fit better and they dropped the rocker stripe which denotes the 6 cylinder powered version. The GT badging is there too. Obscurity is in Wes's hands for the better. I prefer mine.

              The car needs a 2" drop so the tires look more at home in their wheelhouse. My jellybean '98 had that same 4X4 look to it until I started the mods.
              Sean's original blue Mustang WAS a 6-cylinder car. After that one was wrecked, he replaced it with a GT in the same shade.

              Originally posted by Daniel View Post
              As far as Sean it's really odd that he hasn't come back. I just don't get it. His site still up.
              I've been in touch with Sean. He's just turned off to the internet in general nowadays as a result of his Garage being ruined by Tapatalk and rarely goes on line for anything. I'll send along your hellos next time I see him. He's still alive and well.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by CorvairJim View Post
                I've been in touch with Sean. He's just turned off to the internet in general nowadays as a result of his Garage being ruined by Tapatalk and rarely goes on line for anything. I'll send along your hellos next time I see him. He's still alive and well.
                Hope to see Swifty here soon ...

                Eric







                Last edited by 69ch; 03-16-2020, 06:28 PM. Reason: overstated

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                • #9
                  I've chatted with Sean a few times over the past couple of weeks. I'll pass along the needs for Carnival next time I speak with him.

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                  • #10
                    Come on, Sean. Give a shout out to all your fans. We miss you!

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