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Re: Counting Cars restores 1969 GT500
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2019, 10:27:51 AM »
    The Magnums were a nice touch :( I think my favorite was the 1965-66 FRONT sticker applied to the air cleaner.  The re "anodized" (NOT) carb was special too.
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Re: Counting Cars restores 1969 GT500
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2019, 10:59:34 AM »
I love the color and a good story from the guy owning it since the early eighties.  He probably paid them $80K to put it back together.
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Re: Counting Cars restores 1969 GT500
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2019, 11:25:29 AM »
If he restores it into”an instant classic”,What was it before??It makes my head hurt...

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Re: Counting Cars restores 1969 GT500
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2019, 01:17:54 PM »
  Plus they don't "build" motors at the Shelby facility. Denbeste in Ca or HBR competioin in Vegas does their stuff.
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« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2019, 01:54:42 PM »
Loved those.." SHORTY HEADERS "  that somehow wouldn't fit !!... ;D

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Re: Counting Cars restores 1969 GT500
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2019, 03:29:03 PM »
Is the owner kept in the loop at all during these restorations?  I know the owner of this car wanted it to be left as original as possible.  I guess "as possible" are the key words.  Too bad there wasn't more on the actual restoration of this car, especially the rust issues.

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Re: Counting Cars restores 1969 GT500
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2019, 04:32:02 PM »
really surprised the car isn't being picked apart here.

From the Body color Engine Bay to the Magnums.

Although I might be willing to believe the Magnums were put on while the Correct wheels were being restored.

And why didn't they just reskin the doors?

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Re: Counting Cars restores 1969 GT500
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2019, 04:47:12 PM »
Don't lose sight of the fact these car building reality programs are aimed toward the visual. So if the construction details, parts etc aren't exactly right, it doesn't matter. What matters is the visuals and the dramatic story arc such as how they replaced the floor pan in half an hour in order to meet a car show or auction deadline.

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Re: Counting Cars restores 1969 GT500
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2019, 04:48:59 PM »
Yes, in other words: Fantasy TV.
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Re: Counting Cars restores 1969 GT500
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2019, 04:52:47 PM »
You don’t have”rust issues “if you have bonds,duh... :o

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Re: Counting Cars restores 1969 GT500
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2019, 04:58:03 PM »
You dont think Magnums are correct for a 1969 Shelby?
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Re: Counting Cars restores 1969 GT500
« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2019, 05:36:58 PM »
A before pic:





Looks like it has 70 hood stripes.
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Re: Counting Cars restores 1969 GT500
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2019, 08:32:23 PM »
At least we wont have to worry about it appearing in Concours


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Re: Counting Cars restores 1969 GT500
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2019, 11:02:32 AM »
You dont think Magnums are correct for a 1969 Shelby?

   No deductions in a popular vote show.  8)  Same for the aluminum "Shelby" intake and water pump. The clueless are still clueless.
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Re: Counting Cars restores 1969 GT500
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2019, 11:15:15 AM »
Im thinking Mr Gaines needs to answer the Magnum question  :)
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