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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 69 Shelby door panels
« on: January 16, 2020, 07:26:48 PM »
I just sent a pair to Gene Painter.  Spoke to his son who said itíd likely take 6-8 weeks.  Iím in no hurry so I boxed them up in a bicycle box (Painterís suggestion) along with NOS weatherstrips and Drake pull cups.  The son (whose name escapes me) said they could fill in the speaker cut outs that my panels originally did not have.  Iíve heard good thing so fingers crossed.

The Lounge / Re: Head to head track comparison: Ford GT500 vs Corvette C8
« on: December 21, 2019, 05:26:56 PM »
Will be interesting to watch the C8 go through puberty over next couple years.  Iíd still take the snake though.

Wanted to Buy / WTB: Belt line weatherstrips for 69/70 fastback
« on: November 28, 2019, 07:01:18 PM »
Looking for nice set NOS beltline weatherstrips for 69/70 fastback.  Interested in any of the following:




1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Door pull cups
« on: November 23, 2019, 06:59:45 PM »
What are opinions of repop door pull cups vs original ?  Both mine are busted at the typical weak spot. Wonder if repops might be equal or better than original (durability wise).  If not Iíll chase down some originals.   >edit> I now understand the difference length between 69 and 70 pull cups.

Iím soon sending door panels to Gene Painter and want to send a good set of pulls.  So looking for advice.


Follow up:  Big thanks for the tips.  I was able to remove rear glass by myself using the previously mentioned extention chord trick and upward pressure spread across finger tips of both hands.  Pressed out top first then slid forward.   Followed by 3 hours of cleaning and flossing the gasket. 

Parts For Sale / Re: Nos 428 motor mounts
« on: October 05, 2019, 09:51:57 PM »
PM sent

Misc. For Sale / Repro Magnum 500 in Dallas area. SOLD
« on: September 19, 2019, 10:41:59 PM »

In the two scenarios discussed above,  will the seal be coming out with the glass.  Or to ask another way... is the seal lip on the interior side being manipulated so that the rubber seal and glass are removed together. 

Thanks for these suggestions.

Anyone have tips/method/suggestion for way to remove rear fastback glass without damaging the rubber window seal?   If possible, id like to save/reuse the original rubber seal.

Looking at it,  wondering if better to pull glass out of seal (somehow) or perhaps possible to pull glass and seal together.

Adrian Jacobs

No prob.  With cutout, the valence is flimsy in the middle so I have mine zip tied to a section of PVC to prevent kinking it while off car.

My rear valence is on my work bench so I took a few measurements.  Certain this is the original valence. Curved shaped doesnít lend itself to a simple A x B dimension so Iíll give some reference dimensions. 

Opening is centered in middle. The vertical cuts are 11 1/2Ē apart (ie 5.75Ē from centerline of valence).

The lower horizontal cut line is 2 1/4Ē above the lower edge of the valence. 

The upper cut line is 1Ē below upper edge of the valence.  Upper cut line is also along same line as the subtle crease that runs horizontally 1Ē below upper edge of valence.

Lower 2 corners are crisp 90 degree angles while upper 2 corners are slightly radiused (approx 1/4 radius)

The result is an opening with flat plane measurement of  11 1/2Ē x 4 7/8Ē when measured using a ruler or tape.

Iím not sure what tool was used to make the cut but appears it wasnít snips.  I can see evidence of cutting tool about 1/16 wide so maybe a saw ????   But saw couldnít have created the radius in upper corners.

The photo is  illusion making the vertical cuts look curved but they are straight. 

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Help with Brackets Please
« on: July 08, 2019, 11:11:06 AM »
I'm guessing one of them is a support bracket that connects lower dash to firewall.   If so, it mounts to the lower dash just inboard of glove box and extends upward slightly to the firewall.   I have a photo taken during disassembly of my 70 A/C car.   

During disassembly i tried to leave a breadcrumb trail to lead me out of the woods when time came to re-assemble.  But photos are large files and cumbersome.  If anyone would like, I can send email photos that also include notes added to the photos as I disassembled.  Just PM me.

Parts For Sale / Re: 2 Original Shelby Export Braces
« on: June 23, 2019, 08:55:37 AM »
Iím interested.  Check your messages.

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Shifter handle restoration ???
« on: March 26, 2019, 10:02:43 PM »
Bob, I appreciate the thorough answer.  Saves me from dwelling on it any longer and helps me move on.   

Adrian Jacobs

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Shifter handle restoration ???
« on: March 26, 2019, 05:49:31 PM »
Any recommendations for place/person that restores 69/70 auto shifter handle?

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