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67 nose support
« on: December 19, 2019, 05:11:30 PM »
Ive been wrestling in my mind with this project and before I do it I want some input.  Im helping out a guy with a wide headlight car and he has two front license plate bracket/nose supports  that need repair and both are for center headlight cars.  I had two original cars of each type to look at and the wide headlight version is different.  His original is beyond repair BUT  I found a rust pitted original off a wide headlight car in the rafters.  I took it to my sheet metal fabricator thats made a bunch of concours stuff for me and he said sure,  he can make it like the original.  Heres my question  .  Theres a vendor that has made these but they arent very accurate and they retail for less than I will have to pay to get these made and I have to buy minimum of 10  parts to make it happenand I will still have to get them primered after I get them from him.    If I make them Id probably be selling them at  $195 to make it work.  If anyone is interested please let me know. 
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Re: 67 nose support
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2019, 08:03:01 AM »
I will take one

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Re: 67 nose support
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2019, 09:54:49 AM »
I'm confused on which version you are making-for outboard cars? 

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Re: 67 nose support
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2019, 10:14:01 AM »
Can you post a picture of what this part looks like? You've got me confused.
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Re: 67 nose support
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2019, 10:39:48 AM »
Can you post a picture of what this part looks like? You've got me confused.

any different than your normal confused Doug?   (-:
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Re: 67 nose support
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2019, 11:20:25 AM »
Can you post a picture of what this part looks like? You've got me confused.

any different than your normal confused Doug?   (-:

About average I suppose?
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Re: 67 nose support
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2019, 11:34:15 AM »
In an effort to help Jim (Jim I'll delete this if you want) there was, as he has, stated some variations on this Shelby part:

As best as I've been able to tell;

There were two gauges of material used, initially heavy and then lighter.

Some with an “open” area in the license plate segment, some (most) “solid".

Some (early) had a hole in each of the tri-angular vertical end plates.

To my knowledge any will fit either the center or outboard grille light cars, it's
more an issue of which would a particular car have had.

Yet another '67 Shelby part variable with little, or no, time line of version
use/implementation.

On the good side they were all semi-gloss black!

Hope this helps with understanding (some?) of the variations.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2019, 12:33:44 PM by JD »
'67 Shelby Headlight Bucket Grommets http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=254.0
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Re: 67 nose support
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2019, 01:55:59 PM »
pretty much sums it up JD,   subtle differences.   If I make this it will be near exact to the two original wide headlight ones I have
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