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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Period pictures, historical perspective
« on: January 15, 2021, 06:35:26 PM »
I posted it on the original forum from an issue of Hot Rod Magazine (could have been Pop Hotrodding too)  I still have all the mags, so I will come across it again as I scan them in and dispose of them all

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: When did OTT LeMans stripes become a thing?
« on: January 15, 2021, 06:31:03 PM »
As for the original question? Original Ford Illustrative art had stripes on the cars... remember the two arcing around a curve away from the viewer? I agree with all the posters that say it started right away... when it became "expected"... hell... when was it expected on the 65s and 66s? Easily by the early 70s. because of the race heritage of the earlier cars and the fitting to the styling of the 67s.  stripes on 68s... is another matter all together

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: When did OTT LeMans stripes become a thing?
« on: January 14, 2021, 10:01:17 PM »
In the years before briggs, cars were painted colors according to their country of origin.  The U.S. was White and Blue, Briggs was the first notable 'merican and his style of application set a trend....

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Traction Bars
« on: January 13, 2021, 06:11:45 PM »
Can straight and dog-legged bars be differentiated from under the car?

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Traction Bars
« on: January 12, 2021, 09:33:23 PM »
6S296 has a '65 housing

Concours Talk / Re: 1966 gt-350 paxton guage bracket Dimension and stamping
« on: December 30, 2020, 09:24:48 AM »
Here is a similar gauge panel of unknown heritage (HEY!I resemble that remark!)... 5 1/2 wide by 2 5/8 tall, with gauge holes enlarged for 2 5/8 gauges.

Swap Meet / Re: 1/43 ALTAYA SHELBY GT500
« on: December 29, 2020, 04:45:31 PM »
I would like to buy a number if the postage does not go up by the corresponding amount-- 4 to 8 that may be shared at a reasonable price here in the States.

Concours Talk / Re: 1966 gt-350 paxton guage bracket Dimension and stamping
« on: December 28, 2020, 12:34:15 AM »
I have several, used and NOS, but not able to get tobthem readily. P M me in a few weeks if you are still in a pinch.

Has anyone compared them side by side to note the difference?  My wheels are restored (albeit worn) originals.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« on: December 10, 2020, 05:01:27 PM »
The banner(s) were a great idea, I love how they came out.

The tagedge shape should have a flat area on both ends where the metal ribbon was run through the impression die then each individual tag would be snapped off. This was likely the origin of corrosion growth across the tag if anywhere. Making the dies to create a faithful tag shape with the fatigue tear away areas would be relatively easy, IMHO. The impression dies are just not something I could do in my simple shop.

For the first 50 or so 66 chasses delivered (i.e. 253-310), what do we know of the build dates on the ID tags on those AUTOMATIC transmissions?  Does anyone have a tag photo from one of these transmissions, or what was stamped on one???

Concours Talk / Source for 65-6 tunnel snubber plate?
« on: November 29, 2020, 12:34:36 AM »
Is anyone aware of someone who has the trans tunnel snubbler bounce plate that is opposite of the 9 inch snubber for 65-6 still in stock?

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Rear quarter Window Interior Trim
« on: November 20, 2020, 11:01:15 AM »
Coumt me in for a complete set as 296 did not take 115outside a trailer it was in very well.

The Lounge / Re: R Model diecast
« on: November 19, 2020, 05:56:59 PM »
My stepdaughter sent my cherished Creative Masters' GT350 cascading down a flight of stairs... There was something about paying near the price to replace pieces compred to buying anew that challenged my sensibilities. I retain the vacuum cleaner bags searching for pieces to this day, 25 years later... guess I should give it up and give the model a patina look... much like your jack stand idea.

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