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5R002 the Factory Mule at SAAC 35...before
« on: March 13, 2018, 01:51:08 PM »
In my attempts in resurrecting, re-doing  or re-creating some of the old posts I started before, here goes... with an updated twist.

Note* John A the present owner of 5R002 has since restored 5R002 the factory race car to its former glory to the days of its first outing at Green Valley, Texas 1965 and after SAAC 35.

I had the opportunity to take photos of 5R002 early Friday morning with very few people around on the first real day of SAAC 35. We had first crack at it and I had never seen 5R002 up close. I was tooling around looking at all the displays with my friend Daryl and on occasion with Diana, Dominic, Brian and the late Kenny Beers (RIP). Ron Richards was running all around the paddock in a golf cart.

Anyway, back to 5R002. This is how I know and remember 002 after it was found. Enjoy the pics.

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~Earl J


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Re: 5R002 the Factory Mule at SAAC 35...before
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 01:52:04 PM »
That's me standing there with Dominic, Kenny and Brian in the back talking about what's for lunch if I remember. Then there's Daryl in the next two... wishing, and lastly Diana.

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Re: 5R002 the Factory Mule at SAAC 35...before
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 01:52:59 PM »
Interior shots
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Re: 5R002 the Factory Mule at SAAC 35...before
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 01:54:02 PM »
Interior back area with interesting holes on the floor, Roll Bar and override traction bars. notice the hammered inner wheel wells also the Long Range fuel tank.

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Re: 5R002 the Factory Mule at SAAC 35...before
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2018, 01:56:11 PM »
The second pic shows the I'm assuming Mexican registration for 1972 and 1973.

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Re: 5R002 the Factory Mule at SAAC 35...before
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2018, 01:59:41 PM »
The rear sway bar and over rides. Not sure if that was a SAI application. the installation (welds) looks crooked.

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Re: 5R002 the Factory Mule at SAAC 35...before
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2018, 02:01:01 PM »
These were shot a little later in the day. When they opened the hood , it drew a number of interested people to gather around including myself.

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Re: 5R002 the Factory Mule at SAAC 35...before
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2018, 03:16:30 PM »
Wow, thanks for sharing.  Where was she found again in that condition?  They did a wonderful job restoring it.
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Re: 5R002 the Factory Mule at SAAC 35...before
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2018, 03:49:19 PM »
I think it was Mexico...
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Re: 5R002 the Factory Mule at SAAC 35...before
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2018, 05:00:00 PM »
Details of the restoration are here:   http://www.5r002.com/
Thank you, Brian Littlefield

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