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1967 Shelby Rear Fender End Caps
« on: June 07, 2018, 02:27:04 PM »
How can one determine if the fiberglass rear fender end caps on a 1967 Shelby are original or reproduction?

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Re: 1967 Shelby Rear Fender End Caps
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018, 03:48:57 PM »
How can one determine if the fiberglass rear fender end caps on a 1967 Shelby are original or reproduction?
Typically the repros have mounting studs. Not all however which complicates things . There are other tells in how they are mounted. 
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Re: 1967 Shelby Rear Fender End Caps
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 01:53:28 PM »
Is/Are there any source(s) from whom a pair of original 1967 Shelby rear fender end caps could be obtained?

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Re: 1967 Shelby Rear Fender End Caps
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2018, 02:40:16 PM »


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Re: 1967 Shelby Rear Fender End Caps
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 11:33:43 AM »
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Re: 1967 Shelby Rear Fender End Caps
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2018, 05:09:05 PM »
Aren't there different version of these?

I have a hybrid steel/fiberglass rear deck lid and the end caps melded into the decklid in one smooth concave curve. The Lime Gold car ad with the pretty lady admiring it at the rear appeared to have this version.

Some all-glass decklids appear to go from a smooth concave curve to almost straight up and down at the sides of the lid where they meet the cap. The caps appear to have this same feature.

I've also seen caps that match to the rear taillight panel on the inside curve. This appears to be mostly on the flat and early taillight panel.
Other caps are much squarer on this inside curve that may match other taillight panels.

Lastly I have a few caps with the molded in S7MS part numbers.
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Re: 1967 Shelby Rear Fender End Caps
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2018, 10:37:52 PM »
The caps on my car have the S7MS part number on them. I also have another pair with no number but I don't know if they are original ones or repro ones. Not sure how to identify originals without numbers.

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Re: 1967 Shelby Rear Fender End Caps
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2018, 10:51:34 PM »
You typically have identify original end caps by the back side mounting characteristics. Many times the engineering numbers get sanded off the first time the car is repainted or fixed after a accident let alone the second and maybe third time it is done after 50 years.
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Re: 1967 Shelby Rear Fender End Caps
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2018, 08:37:45 AM »
The "originals" were made by more than just one supplier, so variations exist.  Attaching method is a big sign as to the likelihood of an original.

Also, early cars had one exterior screw at the very bottom of the "tail", later cars had three exterior screws, bottom, middle and top of the "tail".
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Re: 1967 Shelby Rear Fender End Caps
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2018, 04:32:31 PM »
The Shelby Assembly manual is vague on the type (pan, oval,?) and finish of those 3 screws.
Any help there?
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Re: 1967 Shelby Rear Fender End Caps
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2018, 05:01:45 PM »
I have noticed that some 67's including my car, #1317, have an uneven angle towards the middle of the car
on the passenger side end cap. The lower inner corner sits lower than the trunk lid and the driver side end cap.
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Re: 1967 Shelby Rear Fender End Caps
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2018, 02:54:40 PM »
I recently had the opportunity to look at #1169, which reportedly is a one owner unrestored car.  It has end caps with studs and washer and nut fasteners similar my car, #916.  Neither car shows evidence of rear end damage that would have required replacing the end caps.  Comments?

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Re: 1967 Shelby Rear Fender End Caps
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2018, 07:59:49 PM »
I recently had the opportunity to look at #1169, which reportedly is a one owner unrestored car.  It has end caps with studs and washer and nut fasteners similar my car, #916.  Neither car shows evidence of rear end damage that would have required replacing the end caps. Comments?
Not typical.
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Re: 1967 Shelby Rear Fender End Caps
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2018, 08:01:34 PM »
The Shelby Assembly manual is vague on the type (pan, oval,?) and finish of those 3 screws.
Any help there?
Since I just saw it and it hasn't been answered the screws were pan head Philips P/O finish.
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Re: 1967 Shelby Rear Fender End Caps
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2018, 01:02:43 PM »
My Shelby has U nuts on flanges with 1/2 hex head  5/16 thread. It also has a tar sealer around the bolt heads.
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