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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Which picture to submit
« on: May 30, 2019, 11:54:26 PM »
Which of these three pictures should I submit for the new registry?

Up For Auction / MOVED: 66 Fastback
« on: April 29, 2019, 09:54:21 AM »

Misc. For Sale / MOVED: Posters
« on: March 26, 2019, 12:19:56 PM »

Cars For Sale / MOVED: 68 GT 500
« on: February 24, 2019, 04:19:31 PM »

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Upper firewall paint changeover
« on: January 12, 2019, 07:28:23 AM »
Is there a known date for the upper firewall paint detail?

I know from personally tearing down 1584 (March 31st, 69 build date) that the firewall (and even the tops of the inner fender panels) showed signs of having grabber orange paint on them (thanks to my overuse of a high powered steam cleaner), and then were blacked out at the factory. Yet, I've seen other cars, both before and after, with a painted upper firewall.
Was this an error during restoration?
Were only certain colors subject to the upper firewall black out?
Or, was there a certain time period where the black out was a simple production line change over, or change out?

Just curious this cold and early AM.

Thanks in advance


The Lounge / Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
« on: December 25, 2018, 11:48:00 AM »
While life had it's ups and downs this year, and some were more likely to identify with The Grinch than with Santa, from my family to all of yours, here is wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / 1968 fixer-upper
« on: November 19, 2018, 09:53:45 PM »
Saw this posted earlier today, plenty of story going around, so far nothing with substance. 67 quarter panel? Anyone know the whole story?

The Lounge / Toys for Tots -2018
« on: November 10, 2018, 10:52:38 AM »
The trunk of "The Great Pumpkin" is now filled with toys for the Marine's annual Toys for Tots campaign.  Due to circumstances beyond my control, my spare funds were stretched ultra thin this year, but I was still able to shop smart and fill the trunk with over 140 toys for the children this year. Unlike my earlier in the fall season donations, these will be delivered this coming Thursday or Friday when the Marines are set up near the main entrance to town. My wife and I have done this for over 20 years and is out way of giving to those children less fortunate than our own.

How about you guys/gals, do you do something similar this time of the year?
Do you do it is style like we do?

The Lounge / Spam Posts-Please read
« on: November 07, 2018, 08:45:21 AM »
There have been several instances recently where spammers have navigated through our registration process. Most users here know not to engage, however, most do not report those suspected posts to the moderator of that particular sub forum. In the lower right hand side of the post is a link to do so, please use it so we can remove the offending post(s)

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

Cars For Sale / MOVED: Let The Comments Begin
« on: March 30, 2018, 07:25:25 PM »

Parts For Sale / MOVED: 68 Shelby center console
« on: February 17, 2018, 11:04:36 PM »

With the crash of the forum, I started digging through old documents, and found quite a few pictures of the tear down and rebuilding of my 69 GT500 #1584. So I thought I would start a new thread, a shortened and cliff note type version:

So we will start with humble beginnings of how the car looked when I purchased it from our very own, world renowned "Shelby Hunter" Dominic D.

Now, it does not look that bad from 20 feet away, until you see a close up of the paint and previous bodywork

Then you get an idea of what I was going to be working with.

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