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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Article on John Chun
« on: September 03, 2020, 05:35:28 PM »
Hi All,
This is a prime example of how rumors and urban legends spread...when re reading this it can be put simpler and should be...the 1967 cars were done by Mc Hose in the summer of 1966
Ford brought Fred Goodell in to try and save a very failed launch and streamline production. This was done in 1966 not 1967 as stated elsewhere. In 1967 Fred hired John Chun to design the
1968 car, which was also done with many other people from A.O. SMITH  They made much more effort to launch a fresh car on time......and even added a convertible to the lineup.
Regards R.R.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Article on John Chun
« on: September 02, 2020, 04:51:19 PM »
Hi all 67 fans!
Just a correction to the correction Fred Goodell was sent by Ford to SAI and was officially hired in Dec 1966 I think the 5th....he was there before hand and he corrected and sped up many of
the build procedures of the 67.....This is in the registry and the book on Cal. specials by Paul Newitt. hope this helps clarify.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: THE RAILROAD CARS
« on: December 19, 2019, 08:36:39 PM »
Hi car folks,
Just a quick note to confirm for Richstang....RR06 has for certain 2759 sent to ABJ FORD INC. TRENTON ILLINOIS Replaced by 2762  these are typed numbers not hand written. The upper left has a circled F357  and the upper right has 6/14 circled then the shipping date has Jun 22 1967 stamped in place..Hope this helps. I think  Dave M will have copies. Thanks also for letting us know about
Hadley transport contact info even though we need an employee from the 1960's  we might get somewhere by following up on this contact.
Regards R.R.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: THE RAILROAD CARS
« on: December 14, 2019, 01:25:54 PM »
Just a quick update on the rail invoices-much like Richstang points out-it appears all cars involved in the rail incident had a second invoice made up for the replacement car sent.
I have RR06 which is for 67210F7A02759 Replaced by 2762 and it has a stamped shipping date of June 22 mentioned previously we think the derailment happened between the end of June and
the July 4th weekend....still possibly as late as  July 7th and we finally know that Santa Fe Salvage had a holding yard in San Bernadino we also have learned that the salvage price was most likely based on the "cost "  price of each unit,and the salvage company had to buy the entire shipment. Still many unanswered questions but a few blanks filled in. Now if we could find a former Hadley
transport driver and learn their process it would be huge to help figure this out completely...I hope to learn the date most of all.
Thanks for all that have contributed to this and please keep at it !!
Regards R.R.   

Hi 67 Fans,
Just a few comments-0017 should be on this list. Also I am thinking 0003 was built with a flat cap and it was changed along with much of the interior to look more 1968.
Would like to also ask if anyone out there knows of any cars on the following list as the owners are in the registry but have not been to any conventions/shows recently.
0007-0049-0053-0059-0060-0065-0072-0075. And the 2 cars that are real different would be Lowells and 0176 both really not part of Shelbys official count of 1967 production.
Thanks in advance R.R.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: “999 photos and counting…”
« on: August 16, 2019, 04:42:24 PM »
Hi to all on this subject,
The owner of 1300 lives close to me and last week he said he hopes to attend the Woodward cruise this weekend !!
Great job on the collection of pics Rich!!
Regards R.R.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 1967 Bruxelles Auto Salon - 1967 GT350
« on: March 11, 2019, 07:23:43 PM »
Hi all,
With a quick check of the registry it appears this must have been a show during the 1967 season. No cars were completed and shipped to Belgium until after Mid December and later....
Really like the Ford G.T. and the go kart display--note the title says 1967-- My bet would be this is #0147 or #0156 and it is a spring 1967 event...we must be able to pin a date on this.
Thanks for putting it up!!
Regards R.R.

Hi Rich and all 67 fans,
I have now found sheets from 84-2549 that are 7 pages and none are retyped.
Great to see these being preserved-and studied. I will send them to you so you can add to the collection.
Regards R.R.

Hi Rich,
I think Jeff S has the biggest collection of these sheets. Maybe check the concourse mustang website or Jeff directly....Hope this helps

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 1967 shelby radios
« on: October 11, 2018, 08:26:52 PM »
Hi to all 67 fans !
Just looked at this again from the Ford side and noticed it is column # 63 on the V.O.I. that shows type of audio when you are looking over the Marti report please check this
column and see if there is a digit---The report may not have it listed in the options section,yet it may still be on the report if this column contains a digit. Kinda technical but sorta important.
Thanks for showing the pictures of a radio delete car ! I also must wonder if they experienced a parts shortage sometime during production ??? Remember 472,000 Mustangs built was a big
year....and Cougar shared many of the parts....imagine if you had the contract to supply just radios!!! Also wanted to mention that radios and antenna lead in cables both have date codes...
so if the car is apart it should be simple enough to prove the manufactured date at the very least. Also keep in mind dealers could delete an option when and if the car was special ordered (which
was extremely rare for these cars) Now off to find Sgt. Peppers to enjoy !!
Regards R.R. 8)

Hi Rich & all 67 folks,
The Swedish article was courtesy of Texas Swede and he was trying to source it--maybe he can help out once was great to see a completely different set of pics,not to mention the
Swedish writing.I am slowly finding Track and Traffic and the Jan 67 cover shot is awesome....just need to get a copy.

Hi 67  fans!!
Just wanted to also mention the May issue of Ford Times has several pics and even a Swedish magazine did an article with several pictures of S.A.I. Imperial highway location.
Regards R.R.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: “Z” stamps on ‘67 VIN plates
« on: July 26, 2018, 08:32:25 PM »
Hi 67 Fans,
Just one other thing to point out as a "Manufacturer"
 Shelby had to follow state guidelines and in 67 the vin numbers were way different than anything they had produced prior to this,even the
number of digits....other new stuff would be drivetrain package codes and as a year unique feature the color part of the vin, and even that was revised to add the color code 0 late in
production.The state does not count the "Z" AS PART OF THE VIN.In case anyone was curious. Hope this helps complete the puzzle.....Just my 2 cents for today

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: “Z” stamps on ‘67 VIN plates
« on: July 17, 2018, 08:12:30 PM »
Hi All "Z" People,
Just a few notes about this--Dave says we may not ever know a total of cars with a "Z" because it would require seeing every car. His comment was a response to my theory of the "Z" being used
as a code for inspected and ready to ship out of state....meaning California. According to the records as of 1996  only 390 cars were reported to have the "Z" and of those only 66 were sold in Cal.
and all but 70 cars had thermactors. I also think it could mean ready to ship by rail,and it would be interesting to see how many "Z" cars were shipped by rail--which again seems to be another
possibility.I really think it is safe to say the inspected and approved theory is good--yet won't be surprised to learn it has other purposes as well.
Regards from R.R.

Shelby American History / Re: Best Quality 1967 Commercial
« on: June 25, 2018, 08:34:26 PM »
Hi to all 67 fans,
A HUGE THANKS to Keith for the devotion-dedication,and time spent on all this.
The car in the video with Mr. Shelby and the Ford executive in front of the building shows the front fender emblem centered on the fender...we need to put a date on this.
Several things point this to car #0003 and the date would really help.
The cars driven in the video near LAX are different cars-the "Theme" restaurant is visible and a good landmark--it is also where the brochure photos were done..
Remember #0003 was the first production car finished and was promptly sent to the Michigan car show-Burnt Amber was a new release and they were testing the reaction on people--I dont
think it went over well,Now years later it is a hit,as times and acceptance of rare/different things are o.k. in everyones world.
Thanks again for putting this all together guys!!!!

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