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    RAPID RED S550 MUSTANG thread

    I know the terminology used in CG modeling to describe the difference between a color like Ruby and Rapid Red, but not the terms used for automotive paint: Ruby is more highly specular than Rapid Red or Red Candy - where light strikes a highlight it reflects brightly, but as the angle of...
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    RAPID RED S550 MUSTANG thread

    Rapid is closer to pre-2014 "Red Candy" than to Ruby, IMO.
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    Tonneau Caps in 2021 model year

    I knew there must be some reason they labeled the speedometer "Ground Speed."
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    Tonneau Caps in 2021 model year

    :crackup:
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    Tonneau Caps in 2021 model year

    Mine stays down...most of the time. :)
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    What mode do you normally drive in?

    Sport.
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    Tonneau Caps in 2021 model year

    I've enjoyed having them on my last two cars. They give the car a "finished" look with the top down. The '16 I remember having some shiny marks on the fabric after a while, but it never reached the point of significant wear or fraying.. No problem at all on the '20.
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    Performance Pack removes the spoiler for nothing?

    My understanding is that there's a convertible-compatible version of the CS spoiler, but not the Performance Pack.
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    How many GTs are Owned by Seniors?

    Just wait. You have so much to look forward to. 🤪
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    Camaro SS, ZL1 not salable in California and Washington. Are GT, Mach I, and GT500 impacted?

    Well then, dumb call even for GM management. It's true that they were lining up with the current administration for awhile on resisting California emissions regulations, but they came around on that last month.
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    How many GTs are Owned by Seniors?

    There was a point in aging when I decided that I enjoyed being perceived by people as "an old guy." That lasted a few years until the day that I realized that I now felt, physically, like an old guy. Nothing drastic, but there's a little jolt when you know that you've lost a step. You can...
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    Why did Ford rush the 2018 facelift?

    Yeah, the shift from the determinedly retro look of the S197 to the S550 took some getting used to. I loved my '13 and would like to have one again for occasional use, but the look really seems a little antique once you get used to the 6th gen. And as vehicles there's no comparison.
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    Camaro SS, ZL1 not salable in California and Washington. Are GT, Mach I, and GT500 impacted?

    Well now, let's not fret over someone else's use of language. That's s-o-o-o PC.:)
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    Why did Ford rush the 2018 facelift?

    I took a while to decide whether I could "live with" the refresh before trading my 2016 for a 2020. Over time I've decided that it's a beautiful refinement. Such, I suppose, is love. Why fret over the "unfairness" of the'15 version's early retirement? Bask in the satisfaction of having...
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    Camaro SS, ZL1 not salable in California and Washington. Are GT, Mach I, and GT500 impacted?

    So, basically, they've had a decade's warning on this and they're going to miss a year of sales in the most populous state in the Union because they did nothing? Okay, make fun of California all you like, but spare a little ridicule for General Motors. I'm sure that some of us can reach way...
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    How many GTs are Owned by Seniors?

    The 1970s: "Space stations on the Moon reported..." Gotta love the 60s! :cwl: I'm shocked that the people in the story didn't simply move to atomic batteries: zero pollution, and you can run a car for a thousand years on the amount of matter found in a movie ticket! Yeah, that's from a kid's...
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    How many GTs are Owned by Seniors?

    Pretty isolated the last few weeks as the cases have taken off again in my area. It's nice relief to be able to take long, solitary drives.
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    Any one have the Scott Drake rear decklid panel for the S550?

    Does anyone know exactly what kind of plastic the Drake decklid panel is made from?
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    Am I the only one who doesn't get the fascination with old cars?

    If I had a proper place to keep more than two cars I'd have an old one. Hell, I might have bid on the Vagabond Falcon.
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    Scott Drake Wicker Bill Spoiler. 3M tape is not holding up in our mild 95°F summer.

    I don't know if this is germane to this discussion or not, but when I was attaching a Ford emblem to the Drake decklid I noticed that the 3M adhesive on the emblem was not foam tape but a very thin transparent film. Doing some looking around online I found that 3M makes an adhesive in sheets...


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