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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 67 Auto trans.
« on: December 29, 2019, 08:35:03 PM »
Here are some pics that I posted on the old forum ...

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Ammeter Gauge
« on: November 25, 2019, 07:51:05 PM »
Has anyone decided not to hook-up their ammeter gauge?   I am ready to install it, but after reading so many "warnings" about fires etc., and no inline fuse for the ammeter, I am questioning whether I should even hook it up.   What is the concensus of those driving their cars?

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Did someone say paperwork?
« on: November 25, 2019, 07:41:40 PM »
Now take Herbie to the local pub and record all those stories of his.  Great find and it sounds like the car went to the right guy.  Congrats!

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Ford v. Ferrari at University of Texas
« on: November 08, 2019, 08:57:11 AM »
Nicely done!  Great pics.  I wish my son would have known about this event as he works a few blocks from the campus.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Thoughts on Hershey 2019
« on: October 14, 2019, 08:05:48 PM »
No, it is 480178

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Thoughts on Hershey 2019
« on: October 14, 2019, 01:42:45 PM »
Talked to the owner for a few minutes.  Nice guy.
It sold to some Germans that we visiting Hershey.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Thoughts on Hershey 2019
« on: October 13, 2019, 08:28:14 PM »
66-67 were owned by Performance Motors - Pic attached
Early 67 Paxton, unfortunately no info other than VIN

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Thoughts on Hershey 2019
« on: October 11, 2019, 11:03:44 AM »
Probably the owner of Jezebel!  LoL!

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: FOUND! 1967 Shelby GT350 Barn Find - 1 of 1
« on: October 10, 2019, 08:54:53 PM »
Nicely done!  Years back, I took my daughter to our local
HS parking lot for a drive in the 65 k code fastback.  Of course,
manual transmission.  It took a while, but she got the hang of it.
Priceless memories!

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Thoughts on Hershey 2019
« on: October 10, 2019, 08:47:07 PM »
More pics.  Day 3

From what I observed for sale ...

1) Two 67 GT 350ís One early supercharged
2) 0ne 66 Hertz red 4 speed
3) One 69 GT 350 and one GT 500
4) One 70 Boss 302 and one Boss 351
5) One 64 289 Cobra
5) 65 k code coupe
6) several 64-57 Mustang convertibles

Overall a great show!


SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Thoughts on Hershey 2019
« on: October 09, 2019, 09:11:14 PM »
This was my first visit to Fall Hershey.  Hershey was on my bucket list for many years and I have not been disappointed. 

Statements from the Brochure ...
Moto - 65 Years and Still Shifting Gears
800 Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) volunteers to make this happen and over 330 acres of show space.
If you walk up and down every row on all the fields, you would have walked 20-21 miles.
Listen to the various languages as you shop the aisles and you will hear those who represent dozens of countries world wide.

Personal Reflections...
Vendors are hard working (primarily older generation) that enjoyed the camaraderie of Hershey and the sell of their parts/goods.
Although there were organized vendors representing larger, well known companies, the majority of vendors were mom and pop type establishments.
Ford Model A/T (or equivalent) well represented, but prices falling for cars and parts.
Ford Thunderbird - Best bargain at this time as quality cars range from 15k - 45k.
1960's Model Year - Steady to high prices for quality cars
1970's Model Year - Same as above
1980's Model Year - Not as well represented.

Pics from Corral and others ...


1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Original Door Panels - Would you use these?
« on: September 07, 2019, 04:20:22 PM »
You guys are right.  They are original, look descent enough, and time to move on to the next project.  Buffing front/rear window molding!
Thank you!

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Original Door Panels - Would you use these?
« on: September 06, 2019, 07:51:29 PM »
These are the original door panels with Burtons Brushed Aluminum Door Panel Inserts.  While not bad for a 50 year old Ford product there are a few cracks etc in the panels.

I tried to restore the original inserts and they came out looking like a wavy, platinum something or the other!

I am not posting this in the Concourse section so you know that I am not going that route,  but I still try to keep as many original parts as possible.  Well, maybe not the 427 Side Oiler!

Should I just purchase new repop panels?   It would be so glaringly obvious if I don't!


Originally, I had planned to purchase repop trim.  However, after reading all the not so good reviews, I decided to re-chrome.  The original pieces had surface rust, but not a lot of deep pitting or bent/dented places.  I tried steel wool and the buffing wheel first, but with poor results.   I know that Airline Plating, triple plated each piece so pretty sure that they used an alloy before chrome plating.

What do you think about the vent window handle?  Just take a grinder to the back side?


SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Fold-down seat trim. Pics, places, and prices
« on: September 06, 2019, 05:14:50 PM »
Priced out a couple plating shops in Houston, Tx for the fold-down rear seat - 12 piece on my 1967. This did not include the piano hinge (if that is what itís called).

Airline Plating - $650.00
A-1 Chrome - $650.00
Atlas Plating - $850.00

I went with Airline Plating and picked up the pieces today. They did a good job, but can see some imperfections in a few of the pieces.

I used A-1 Chrome before as it is closer to my home. They have my vent window frames now and quoted $350.00 to do both. That is $175.00 a piece and seems like a good price. Will post a pic once I pick them up.

The vent window glass frame and glass in the pic are original. Went with Scott Drake repop on the small handle and have this to show for it!

CarLite date 6 M. December 66.  Most metal, glass, and mechanical components on the car are dated 6M or 7A

I am becoming pretty good using the buffer and Eastwood materials.


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