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The Cars => 1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR => Topic started by: 68blk500c on January 20, 2018, 09:28:28 PM

Title: revive '68 luggage protector post
Post by: 68blk500c on January 20, 2018, 09:28:28 PM
Here is a pic showing the length of two original Shelby/Metuchen protectors.
Don
Title: Re: revive '68 luggage protector post
Post by: Chris Thauberger on January 20, 2018, 11:30:49 PM
Nice Don... wait a minute you don't need two of those... ::)
Title: Re: revive '68 luggage protector post
Post by: TLea on January 21, 2018, 01:01:41 PM
Don has at least 2 of everything. Iíve already petitioned for the leftovers
Title: Re: revive '68 luggage protector post
Post by: 68blk500c on January 21, 2018, 03:29:06 PM
A line is forming.
Title: Re: revive '68 luggage protector post
Post by: Chris Thauberger on January 21, 2018, 03:34:10 PM
I feel like the family pet at the dinner table waiting for you to drop something.  ;D
Title: Re: revive '68 luggage protector post
Post by: 68blk500c on January 21, 2018, 03:41:06 PM
Sit, Chris.
Title: Re: revive '68 luggage protector post
Post by: 8T03S1425 on January 21, 2018, 08:18:21 PM
Is this available? I sure could use one in black.
Title: Re: revive '68 luggage protector post
Post by: 68blk500c on January 21, 2018, 08:39:30 PM
Black has been available in a reproduction for some time.  Black used in 65-66 I know of; don't know others.  It is longer also. 
The Metuchen built '68 Shelby protector is not black.  Different years and different plants varied.  Good luck.
Title: Re: revive '68 luggage protector post
Post by: 8T03S1425 on January 21, 2018, 08:51:15 PM
Black has been available in a reproduction for some time.  Black used in 65-66 I know of; don't know others.  It is longer also. 
The Metuchen built '68 Shelby protector is not black.  Different years and different plants varied.  Good luck.

Which is it that would be used for my Ď68, 02/14/1968 build date convertible? White ext/black interior & top.
Title: Re: revive '68 luggage protector post
Post by: Chris Thauberger on January 21, 2018, 09:13:14 PM
 You would be looking for the grey protector. I believe Chris Brown has some.

Chris
Title: Re: revive '68 luggage protector post
Post by: Bob Gaines on January 21, 2018, 09:15:57 PM
I believe it is Chris Brown making the gray ones . http://www.brownsautobodyservices.com/classics
Title: Re: revive '68 luggage protector post
Post by: Chris Thauberger on January 21, 2018, 09:18:46 PM
I believe it is Chris Brown making the gray ones . http://www.brownsautobodyservices.com/classics

 Youíre correct. I mustíve been correcting my post just as you were posting yours.  :o
Title: Re: revive '68 luggage protector post
Post by: 8T03S1425 on January 21, 2018, 09:29:29 PM
Thanks guys. Iíll check his website.

I started a thread on detailing my trunk. I hope the information that gets posted becomes helpful for others detailing the trunk.
Title: Re: revive '68 luggage protector post
Post by: mk31755 on January 22, 2018, 07:14:17 AM
What length(s) do you need?  Do you need a luggage protector strip for the passenger side ( behind the spare tire)?  How is the strip cut as it meets the floor mat?   Thank you .  MK
Title: Re: revive '68 luggage protector post
Post by: TLea on January 22, 2018, 08:22:13 AM
driver's side only. As Don's pictures show the convertibles are approx. 10.5, fastbacks are shorter IIRC about 9"
Title: Re: revive '68 luggage protector post
Post by: TXShelbyman on January 22, 2018, 06:58:07 PM
Black has been available in a reproduction for some time.  Black used in 65-66 I know of; don't know others.  It is longer also. 
The Metuchen built '68 Shelby protector is not black.  Different years and different plants varied.  Good luck.

Just for grins I pulled the one off of a San Jose parts coupe I have. It is black and about 10 3/16 long.
Title: Re: revive '68 luggage protector post
Post by: mk31755 on January 22, 2018, 07:56:44 PM
Pete and Tim;

    I hope I did this right.  I haven't posted a picture in awhile.  I went back and was looking at prerestoration pictures of my 1968 Shelby gt500 convertible.  It had never been restored, other than a cheap repaint.  If you look closely you will see, what I believe is the, original luggage protector.  I'd love to know what ever happened to it.

                            Mark
Title: Re: revive '68 luggage protector post
Post by: cbrown on January 22, 2018, 09:49:44 PM
Thanks to you guys for reviving the  thread!!!  Need to  try make everyone aware that the gray style is out there or I'm stuck with a bunch of it...   I sell by the foot and leave it up to the end user to decide on length.  I am making notes and may try to put reference on site as to 68-70 specific lengths...  thanks again.

chris