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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: instrument cluster restoration
« on: May 21, 2019, 02:37:37 PM »
Burton's inserts are great. The reproduction plastic trim was based on the camera case parts. You could see black around the edges. I sent them back. The inserts do come with the tabbed steel back that locates perfectly around the raised edges of the turn signal ports and such. I did have to do a little file and shaping work on the upper left side of the trim that goes over the glove box. There is also an early and a late version of the trim bezels which are slightly different shaped.

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Up For Auction / Re: Possible Scam??
« on: May 15, 2019, 04:23:39 PM »
The Max isn't the issue it's made out to be I assure you. Like usual, parroting the media instead of those of us who fly them. 

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 67 Decor Interior
« on: May 14, 2019, 06:58:20 PM »
I'm done here. It serves no purpose and the forum serves no more in purpose than attacking anyone who doesn't comply with concours standards of KNOWN vehicles.  The admin and its hostile responses, or lack of justification for actions is what is wrong. The forum really doesn't serve those who actually work on their vehicles, it serves those with deep pockets who look down their snoot at others. Perhaps you missed the exchange and the fact that I am a newbie after six years here.  Even suggesting that those who are legally qualified should be barred from Constitutional rights at events. I'll pass on the high school clique' behavior and the good ol' boys club. 

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Reproduction Remote and manual mirrors.
« on: May 13, 2019, 07:15:01 PM »
Has anyone had an issue with the mirrors not staying tight and losing adjustment. If so, did you come up with a fix for it?

                                                                         -Keith

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 67 Decor Interior
« on: May 13, 2019, 06:59:08 PM »
Your opinion is just that. YOUR opinion. It was built as was interior wise. I didn't change it, and knew the original owner, and the vehicle had 30,000 miles on it when I purchased it after it had been wrecked in 1976.  I don't appreciate the indicators here and you don't even own a Shelby. I don't buck most information, but this time it's wrong. I have personally seen at least 500 cars. I have seen plenty of untouched parchment vehicles. Bob and I had many discussions. Yes, you're right. I don't own a trailer queen. It actually looks better than most concours vehicles. Do you even own a Shelby by the way, or do you just feel the need to jump on every post and comment?

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 67 Decor Interior
« on: May 13, 2019, 06:23:49 PM »
It doesn't specify white, but it is '66 white. I don't give a damn what the SAAC thinks or says in this regard.  It's not parchment. I went crazy trying to figure this out before finally getting a sample of material that matched what was under the seat trim. 
                                                                                                  -Keith

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 67 Decor Interior
« on: May 13, 2019, 05:47:57 PM »
Well, you're wrong. It is white. The vehicle is as delivered. It exactly matched 1966 white. While it is not a pure white, it is a buttery white, but not a parchment.  The vehicle was as delivered and was removed from service in 1977 and I have owned it since 1982.

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 67 Decor Interior
« on: May 13, 2019, 04:44:03 PM »
For the future readers, who may want to know more details on the different interior trim for these '67's please check out this thread with more specifics.

http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=5847.msg50528#msg50528

You didn't address white Vs. Parchment interiors or that early white cars are smooth. You just addressed black.

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: instrument cluster restoration
« on: May 13, 2019, 04:31:25 PM »
I have the early version as well. I bought them about 10 years ago.  I had bought his complete kit but I wasn't happy with it. That's when I elected to have all the OE plastic and the pot metal vent control re-plated and use his inserts. 
                                                                                                                   -Keith

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Not all cars are black and my vehicle is less the comfortweave.
                                                           -Keith

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: instrument cluster restoration
« on: May 13, 2019, 03:35:23 AM »
Your best bet is to do what I did. I sent my factory parts and bezel to Vacuum Ornamental in Michigan. They did a superb job of plating and unlike the old process that Ford used, the bezel can be cleaned and the finish doesn't rub off. The also did the blackout on the bezel. I bought the inserts for the dash and doors from Burton antique Auto parts in Dayton. They are the only ones who use the anodized aluminum on a steel back with tabs like Ford OE. The finish is consistent and looks OE. Be prepared to spend about 1500.00 when It's all said and done.

Vacuum Ornamental
 (734)941-9100
Burton Antique Auto
 (937) 275-6753

Did you send in just the bezel to vacuum ornamental?

Curious if You also had them do the vent control face or the 1/4 sail panel vents?

The left lower vent/heater control is pot metal with the aluminum glued down with contact cement. I removed the original aluminum and had the trim chrome plated. I then re-cemented the new trim from Burton back in with contact cement. 
I had all four pieces of plastic trim done by Vacuum Ornamental. Dash bezel, center trim, over the glovebox and right lower.
Most upper trim is pitted and it's also pot metal. They would require painting if you found a set worth plating. I wound up just using reproductions in my original trim.
I assume you saw my interior pictures? I can re-post if not.
                                                                                            -Keith

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Services Offered / Re: Vapor Blasting Service
« on: May 10, 2019, 10:15:45 PM »
There is someone who does the whole process. I can't find the information on my old lap top.
It was about 110.00 on an FE intake.

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: instrument cluster restoration
« on: May 10, 2019, 10:10:40 PM »
Your best bet is to do what I did. I sent my factory parts and bezel to Vacuum Ornamental in Michigan. They did a superb job of plating and unlike the old process that Ford used, the bezel can be cleaned and the finish doesn't rub off. The also did the blackout on the bezel. I bought the inserts for the dash and doors from Burton antique Auto parts in Dayton. They are the only ones who use the anodized aluminum on a steel back with tabs like Ford OE. The finish is consistent and looks OE. Be prepared to spend about 1500.00 when It's all said and done.



Vacuum Ornamental
 (734)941-9100
Burton Antique Auto
 (937) 275-6753




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Services Offered / Re: Vapor Blasting Service
« on: May 10, 2019, 09:55:34 PM »
The original finish is obtained by a tumbling process.

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Up For Auction / Re: NOS 1968 Trunk Mat
« on: May 06, 2019, 12:30:40 PM »
Examined this ebay mat at the recent Columbus swap meet.

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