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Los Angeles Region SAAC / Re: Enclosed Transport to Los Angeles
« on: October 20, 2020, 02:39:59 PM »
thank you for all these recommendations!!

before i start calling for the best rate, any other suggestions?

many thanks again,


Los Angeles Region SAAC / Enclosed Transport to Los Angeles
« on: October 19, 2020, 08:13:17 PM »
any recommendations?  i need to ship a car from Minneapolis to L.A.

many thanks!


Los Angeles Region SAAC / Re: Clear Bra in LA area
« on: October 13, 2020, 05:26:14 PM »
the entire car?  yikes . . .  i got no special instructions, other than to wait 4-5 days before "washing" to let everything cure . . .  i never wash, but just use Meguiars Ultimate Quik Detailer or Quik Wax . . .  you might give Bain a call . . . his number is in this thread:  310.613.3978

Los Angeles Region SAAC / Re: Clear Bra in LA area
« on: October 13, 2020, 03:14:22 PM »
hi kent . . .  the beauty here is that the clear film is invisible, other than -- if you look closely -- right behind the rear wheels.  otherwise, the film covers the front valence, the headlights and surrounding areas, and the rocker panels right below the GT350 stripe.  none of these will show up in pictures. 


Los Angeles Region SAAC / Re: Clear Bra in LA area
« on: October 12, 2020, 07:25:31 PM »
Bain was at my house from 1 to 7pm yesterday putting clear bra on the front of my Shelby, down the rocker panels and behind the rear wheels.  Great job. Super well-organized and fully-equipped.  I was very impressed.
Highly recommended.

Los Angeles Region SAAC / Re: Clear Bra in LA area
« on: September 15, 2020, 06:27:10 PM »
hi jay . . .  many thanks for the recommendation!


Los Angeles Region SAAC / MUSTANGS AND FAST FORDS in Santa Ana
« on: September 11, 2020, 09:56:35 PM »
anyone in SoCal have any experience with this outfit?

if so, please PM me or email werthie "at" A O L dot com

thanks . . .

Los Angeles Region SAAC / Clear Bra in LA area
« on: August 24, 2020, 09:42:51 PM »
Hey all . . .  I'm going on a road trip with 6S929, and i'd like to get some paint protection on the front valence, around the headlights, behind the rear wheels, and maybe on the leading edge of the hood, as well . . .  does anyone have a suggestion for where to go for installation?

Los Angeles Region SAAC / Re: Paradise Cove Cars & Coffee
« on: August 03, 2020, 04:07:30 PM »
didn't see this til just now . . .  yeah, i was there.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: BF Goodrich 235/60s on 10 spokes?
« on: June 25, 2020, 10:10:00 PM »
i've also run 235/60X14's (Goodyear Gatorbacks) on '66 10-spokes with no issues.


hi guys . . .   6S929 came to me with a fuel cell, and i'd like to replace it with a stock tank . . .  thoughts about whether to go with the original 16 gallon or the '67 and later 22 gallon?  i like the idea of more fuel capacity, but then there's added weight and the bulge in the trunk.
please advise . . . .
alan in LA

Concours Talk / Re: 289 Cobra leaf spring wrap
« on: May 20, 2020, 06:50:34 PM »
has anyone wrapped their leaf springs in situ?  any advice on how to do this?

thoughts on value?

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: steering wheel restoration
« on: May 14, 2020, 09:49:14 PM »

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: steering wheel restoration
« on: May 14, 2020, 08:52:38 PM »
hi guys . . . apologies in advance for the length of this post . . .  almost exactly 3 years ago, i got a lead about a guy in Washington who had a set of original, unrestored Ray Brown seat belts for 6S929 . . . when i contacted him, he also told me about an over-the-counter '66-only wood steering wheel that he pried out of the same wreck from which he got the seat belts.  he was willing to sell me the wheel, but he wasn't optimistic that it could be restored.  so, like the OP, i started the search for someone who could restore the wheel.  i'm not exactly sure how i found him, but there was a guy in the same Washington neighborhood, dan thayer, who had been making and selling repo steering wheels.  i had the guy with the steering wheel go to dan's house and show him the wheel.  dan said he could restore it, but it might take some time. 
i never actually held the damaged wheel in my hands, but i saw pictures, and it was a mess.  in trying to pry the wheel off the column, the spokes were bent, and the hub had pieces missing where it was pried off with a screwdriver.   
here's a link to the restored wheel, and it is a work of art -- at least 10 times nicer than i had any reason to expect. rview?id=0B9zMsZEpD5tmV2N1N0Nw QVByWFU
i have no idea whether dan is still doing this.  if memory serves, he was building a race car.   
his email is, and his number is 360-909-3520 in Vancouver, Washington. 
oh yeah, considering the amount of work he did, i thought he was very reasonable on the price.
regards to all,

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