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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 69 rear body panel color
« on: September 17, 2018, 06:20:54 AM »
Also the qrt extensions  have a small inside curve that is also satin black, but these seem to have a "texture" to them. Is this correct ? or should they be a smooth finish.

Bob /Ed/Jeff,

    I could be wrong, but I believe the OP was more concerned with the extension black out than the tail panel.

1584 had the extensions fairly smooth, with just a hint of orange peel on the black out. I attempted to duplicate, but did not get enough orange peel out of the spray bomb I used for the black out areas. Maybe that is a good thing.  ;)


The Lounge / Re: Keepin' It Original Or Not?
« on: September 16, 2018, 10:45:06 PM »
I've looked for a Pastel Grey and all the pics come back with white and a blue stripe. Was the White and the Pastel Grey of that year, essentially the same? Does one actually look grey(ish)?

Here are your color choices

Carolina Region SAAC / Re: Ensuing Hurricane
« on: September 12, 2018, 08:04:01 PM »
Please keep our southern east coast Shelby brethren in your prayers this weekend as hurricane Florence takes a swipe at us.  Iím seriously considering inflating a few army surplus rubber rafts under each tire of 26 to keep her high and dry. The Weather Channel is predicting nothing but misery.   :'(


    You'll be fine, if truly worried, take inventory of what you have with video, upload it to the cloud, and be done with it. We are currently in the bulls-eye per the latest NOOA forcast ( , yet I've got 1584 stashed in the garage, safe and sound. Frankly, I'm more worried about the neighbors two oak trees and the front corner of my house than where the Shelby is located. Although, if something should happen, that is what I have insurance for.

Here is to hoping nobody has to use theirs.


The Lounge / Re: Remember 9/11/01
« on: September 11, 2018, 10:42:53 AM »
We shall never forget

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: New Effective Fire Extinguisher
« on: September 08, 2018, 05:23:15 PM »
Coldfire makes great stuff for racing applications but a 2 liter kit will run around $650-$700.

The counter to the cost argument is a simple one for those of us who race, or who have raced:
How much is a life worth?
How much is your car worth?
Are you installing a fire suppression system to save yourself (which is the intended use for all fire suppression systems, to give you time to get out of the vehicle that is on fire), or your car (a secondary by product and afterthought in most peoples minds I would hope)?

If I go back to racing (I hear my old 95 "R" SCCA car might be for sale soon  ;D ), you can bet I'll spend the money on another coldefire system, 4 Liter system with 4-5 nozzles if they are still available. 1 nozzle in the engine compartment, 1 near the fuel pump and fuel cell in the trunk, and at least 2 in the passenger compartment aimed at the footbox and drivers compartment. After all, the car can be replaced, but my life cannot be.

Just saying  8)

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: New Effective Fire Extinguisher
« on: September 08, 2018, 12:47:27 PM »
In the late 90's and early to mid  2K's I sold Coldfire systems
When racing my Cobra replicas, that is all I used in them, as a Halon type system was not good for an open cockpit vehicle. Bicknell now carries them

Do a search on Youtube for several video's of the product, I highly recommend them over any powder/gas type systems and you'll see why after watching the various videos .

Bill S.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Little Red
« on: September 03, 2018, 07:58:46 PM »
The rivet holes could simply have been filled with body filler.

The pictures do not show an area of depression or distortion where the holes would have been filled in

How do they feel about dusty Shelbys? Maybe I can get George to bring his "as is, where is" 67 GT500 out to the event  8)

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: One of One GT500 convertible
« on: September 01, 2018, 02:19:27 PM »
I knew I would never have enough money to buy your Purple car so I did the next best thing I could think of ;)

Grabber Orange  ;D

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: One of One GT500 convertible
« on: September 01, 2018, 12:18:22 PM »

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / One of One GT500 convertible
« on: September 01, 2018, 09:51:40 AM »
A friend took this as the Woodward Cruise this year.

Orchid I believe is the color, Ed ?

Picture hopefully fixed

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Slope Gray painted parts
« on: September 01, 2018, 08:14:36 AM »
Need to confirm what was painted slope gray on the car in the engine bay area. Brackets, shock tower caps etc.

 Just started the 1969 GT350 on Thursday for the first time in Five years after a major rebuild of the whole car and motor was smooth and ran perfect. Will try and post pictures of the process.

Can't speak about the rest of the detailing in the attached picture being 100% concours correct or not (Ed/Bob?), but the following major parts are painted slop gray, at least on 1584 when done lightly steam cleaning the original engine compartment.

Shock tower to firewall braces
Front brace/bracket (can't think of the proper name this AM) for the hood latch

Do not try and match the color to the picture, as the "tone" of slop gray changed from day to day. My advice if you want 100% correct would be to find an unrestored car built the same day as yours and try to match that version of slop gray as close as you can.

PS: Yes, in that picture, two bolts/screws are missing from the hood tie down brackets to radiator support, they are there now  ;)

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Brian Styles
« on: August 20, 2018, 12:56:21 PM »
  Looks like Ron has given him the GREEN LIGHT so I would say talk to Brian .


The Lounge / Re: After Bullitt, What Is The Next Mustang Lost Treasure?
« on: August 17, 2018, 04:43:43 PM »
  The suspense is making me red in the face!

Could it be something to go along with this one of a kind, Kona Blue "Bullit" built for a charity raffle that is being unveiled at the Woodward Cruise  ;)

Ask a Registrar / Re: Is the owner of 69 GT500 480996 known?
« on: August 16, 2018, 10:35:58 AM »
Have you reached out to the 69 SAAC Registrar yet?

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