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Shelby GT350R Restomod
« on: March 23, 2018, 02:12:28 PM »
So, I won't try to repost all the build pictures from the old site.  However, I will repost some of the more significant pics, as this car nears the finish line (pun intended).

Here is how I purchased the car:
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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2018, 02:59:08 PM »
Incredible  8)

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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2018, 10:52:24 PM »
Thanks! More to come.
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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2018, 10:45:17 AM »
More with the initial prep.  Again, this car started it's life as a true 1966 K-code, and it was missing its entire drive train when I bought it.  However, it was completely painted and it had an entire roll cage installed, plexiglass side windows and other odds and ends.
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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2018, 10:46:35 AM »
Started with a modern 6-speed tranny and a Dart aluminum small block with Dart aluminum heads. 

This pic with the tranny shows the mock up block, hence the "non-aluminum" look.  ;D
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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2018, 10:49:56 AM »
Given the need for wider rear tires, the car was mini-tubed.  And, the interior frame rails had to be modified as well.
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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2018, 10:53:15 AM »
How much work had to be done on the trans tunnel to get the T56 in?   Did you lower the engine too?   Thanks

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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2018, 10:54:21 AM »
Here's a shot of the the rear rims and tires during test fit.

Also, here is the Strange rear end, and finally shots of the rear end installed with the rear wheels and tires.

Also, the ride setup will be all Total Control Suspension with coil overs all around.
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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2018, 10:59:06 AM »
How much work had to be done on the trans tunnel to get the T56 in?   Did you lower the engine too?   Thanks

There wasn't too much work that had to be done to the trans tunnel, but there was definitely some cutting.  However, when the trans tunnel is finished, the tunnel will look different, as it will have more of a 1-piece look to make it present as more finished versus cut up.

And, yes - the engine had to be lowered.  In fact, you'll see in later pictures that I ended up going with a custom hood that gives 33% more height clearance via the hood scoop; which was also needed given the height of the engine when finished.
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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2018, 11:45:42 AM »
Very cool build.  It's a shame we lost the previous thread.  I've enjoyed watching the progress.  Good luck!

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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2018, 11:57:08 AM »
Very cool build.  It's a shame we lost the previous thread.  I've enjoyed watching the progress.  Good luck!

Thanks! I really appreciate it.
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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2018, 12:13:36 PM »
It looks great indoors. I can't wait to see it out in the daylight.

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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2018, 12:35:34 PM »
Very cool build.  It's a shame we lost the previous thread.  I've enjoyed watching the progress.  Good luck!

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I think there may still be some drool residue on my keyboard from watching the "old thread"  ::)
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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2018, 08:22:02 PM »
Custom headers and custom exhaust...with side exits, of course.   ;D
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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2018, 08:24:03 PM »
Test fit of the tranny; which will allows for the headers to be removed without removing the engine.

Also, here's a shot of the radiator.  You can never have too much cooling!  8)
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