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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #45 on: October 02, 2019, 10:19:05 AM »
I have been remiss in posting the progress of this build.  And, I believe its finally coming to fruition!

Here are some shots of the engine bay progression:
- The first picture shows the engine bay a few months back after initial mounting of the power steering reservoir
- The second picture shows the catch can installation, as well as the power steering hose routing; which goes through the shock tower - pretty cool!
- The third picture shows a view down the driver's side of the engine bay
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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #46 on: October 02, 2019, 10:23:48 AM »
Here are some interior shots:

- The first picture shows the cluster installed
- The second picture shows the two additional gauges installed in the glove box area, as well as the MSD unit
- The third picture shows the wiper motor installation.  This was a bit of a nightmare, as the stock motor didn't clear the lower horizontal cage bar, so a low profile motor had to be installed with a redesigned mount.  The wipers are needed to keep it street legal  ;)
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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #47 on: October 02, 2019, 10:28:14 AM »
Here are some shots of the trunk:

- The first picture was taken a while back when the fuel cell was first mounted.  As you will see, an original fuel tank was cut in half and mounted to the car.  Then, the fuel cell was mounted to the lower fuel tank piece, so as to hide the fuel cell from view outside of the car.
- The second picture shows the rear battery mount, as well as the fully routed fuel cell, filter and fuel pump

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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #48 on: October 02, 2019, 10:29:34 AM »
One last shot for today:

- Here you can see the power steering hoses going through the driver's side shock tower from an outside view

More to come!
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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #49 on: October 02, 2019, 12:21:32 PM »
Looks like a cracker, Thanks for posting, Peter

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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #50 on: October 02, 2019, 12:26:26 PM »
Another monster to scare women, children and small communities. I like it!
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Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #51 on: October 02, 2019, 12:44:54 PM »
So glad they left the shock towers in place.

I hate it when they remove them completely.

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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #52 on: October 02, 2019, 02:52:33 PM »
Thanks to all!

And, I have to agree with you, Michael - I, too, don't like when they take the shock towers out.  As crazy as it sounds, I like seeing the shock towers when I look under the hood - it reminds me that it's a classic Mustang / Shelby.  Without the shock towers, I feel a bit lost...like I'm looking under the hood of something other than a Mustang / Shelby.
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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #53 on: October 02, 2019, 03:30:00 PM »
And don't forget the enormous strength of a deeply stamped (hydroformed?) piece like the shock tower provides.

Yeah, Camaros don't have them, but they were engineered differently from the get go.

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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #54 on: October 18, 2019, 08:14:40 PM »
The pulleys and belts are now installed, as well as the dry sump tank. 👍🏻

I love the beefiness of the crank to dry sump pump pulley. 💪🏻
« Last Edit: October 18, 2019, 08:16:28 PM by Shelby_r_b »
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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #55 on: October 18, 2019, 08:17:27 PM »
And, here is the steering wheel of choice once it’s installed.
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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #56 on: December 19, 2019, 10:57:55 PM »
Its been a while, and there have been some great updates!

All the hoses and fittings for the dry sump are now in place.  Attached are a top and under side view of the hoses.

...that one hose connected to the reservoir is huge!
« Last Edit: December 20, 2019, 12:04:26 AM by Shelby_r_b »
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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #57 on: December 19, 2019, 11:00:21 PM »
Here's a shot of all the pulleys and belts from the top and front.
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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #58 on: December 19, 2019, 11:04:19 PM »
Here are shots of the underside of the front and back, as well as a closeup of the suspension setup in the rear.

I love the stock looking fuel tank from below / behind, even though the car has a fuel cell.   ;)
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Re: Shelby GT350R Restomod
« Reply #59 on: December 19, 2019, 11:32:48 PM »
I'm really enjoying this thread, Ruben!

I see some of the same equipment that I'm installing in my Restomod, for instance the TCP steering & front suspension, dash, trans, etc. but your build much more ambitious than mine.

Keep it coming!
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