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Chuck McHose interview 1/12/2020 - '67 Shelby designer
« on: January 14, 2020, 10:07:29 PM »
Glad to see Chuck is doing well and getting some attention.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=1967+shelby&qft=+filterui%3avideoage-lt10080&view=detail&mid=1A59BC1119C2A4B73EE41A59BC1119C2A4B73EE4&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3F%26q%3D1967%2Bshelby%26qft%3D%2Bfilterui%3Avideoage-lt10080%26FORM%3DVDVVXX

Would anyone happen to know the Shelby VIN of the Brittany Blue GT500 in the video with the CA plate '550 MTE'?
It looks like a mid year build from what we can see with the raised taillight panel, valance trim, and vertical inboard grille lights.
This old photo show it with 10-spokes vs today with the Magstars
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Re: Chuck McHose interview - '67 Shelby designer
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 10:34:56 PM »
“Somebody can rebuild me there.”   Great line at the end.

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Re: Chuck McHose interview 1/12/2020 - '67 Shelby designer
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 11:05:54 PM »
Very cool, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Chuck McHose interview 1/12/2020 - '67 Shelby designer
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2020, 11:06:20 PM »
Great to have his remembrances of how it was - Thanks to all that made this video happen, especially Mr. McHose!!
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Re: Chuck McHose interview 1/12/2020 - '67 Shelby designer
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2020, 11:27:35 PM »
Very cool to get this interview.  Pretty GT350 too.
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Re: Chuck McHose interview 1/12/2020 - '67 Shelby designer
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2020, 11:41:04 PM »
Really great to see. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Chuck McHose interview 1/12/2020 - '67 Shelby designer
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2020, 12:27:51 AM »
Thanks Rich, another great find  8) thanks for posting ! interesting what he says at the start about the prototype steel body being

 bent, and that being the reason the hood fit was bad.

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Re: Chuck McHose interview 1/12/2020 - '67 Shelby designer
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2020, 01:04:31 AM »
I didn't realize that Shelby was the one to make the request that the nose of the car be longer.

That alone is my favorite of all the '67 body upgrades. Up to this point I thought that was entirely McHose's' call.

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Re: Chuck McHose interview 1/12/2020 - '67 Shelby designer
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2020, 01:27:57 AM »
I hadn't seen the video before. Thank you for posting this.

I saw this article with some great photos a couple days ago too:  https://driveline-mag.com/2020/01/13/a-legend-the-designer-behind-the-1967-g-t-500/?fbclid=IwAR0yZ2uQX6h51NfBJJpEEKlxxX5f_kQuA-F0yTrGysWcXtXskwek8_ihVCw
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Re: Chuck McHose interview 1/12/2020 - '67 Shelby designer
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2020, 07:05:23 AM »
Great interview!

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Re: Chuck McHose interview 1/12/2020 - '67 Shelby designer
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2020, 08:40:20 AM »
That's just wonderful - thanks for posting Richstang.

While I do find the "this is the correct clamp for this and the correct finish for that" stuff interesting, my interest in these vehicles lies mostly on the creative side of things.

The original concepts and designs and sketches, engineering and technical illustrations, marketing and advertising, etc.

Heartwarming to see Mr. McHose get the attention he deserves.

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Re: Chuck McHose interview 1/12/2020 - '67 Shelby designer
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2020, 09:43:34 AM »
I hadn't seen the video before. Thank you for posting this.

I saw this article with some great photos a couple days ago too:  https://driveline-mag.com/2020/01/13/a-legend-the-designer-behind-the-1967-g-t-500/?fbclid=IwAR0yZ2uQX6h51NfBJJpEEKlxxX5f_kQuA-F0yTrGysWcXtXskwek8_ihVCw

Thank you, great information and pictures there too.

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Re: Chuck McHose interview 1/12/2020 - '67 Shelby designer
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2020, 09:48:13 AM »
Is that the entire interview? Was it edited down?

I was wondering if he said anything about the brake scoops in a larger interview?


I remember reading something about the original Mustang design with wind tunnel testing. I'm pretty sure that the reason that there is a indent in the sheet metal on the sides culminating in front of the rear wheels is that wind tunnel testing showed that with the rear tire in motion air was drawn in to the wheel well at that point. It wasn't just a designers whim?

That info MIGHT be from the GT40 program? Ford had a wind tunnel in the UK at the time and there were some early studies done of the then Lola GT.

This was like '62 or '63 when the car was mostly still in clay.

I do know that Detomaso determined that the rear tires in motion drew cold air in from the front of the wheel well. They used that information to locate the oil cooler for the race models.

Considering that Detomaso initially was just essentially an Mom & Pop operation, I suspect that information came from one of the Ford engineers assigned to Detomaso to fix some of the small problems?

The fact that the "Mustangers" wouldn't know what the "Pantera'rs" were doing is no surprise to me. I think that is more the rule of thumb of reality then not at the time.

I still see that today with the Pantera people especially from the European group.

Even the engineering data transferred to the front suspension of the Pantera is directly lifted from the '65 Mustang and just executed by the Euro suppliers in metric dimensions.

For instance, front wheel bearings interchange. Front disc rotor diameters are the same. The Girling calipers are the European equivelent of the 65 Mu stand calipers.

...and why would Mustangers know anything about the crossovers from the GT40 program. Oil and vinegar don't mix...right?



I don't know if they used the same Mustang mule to model the '68 fiberglass with but Kopec mentioned years ago in one of the first Registries I think, about Ford sending a bent and damaged car for them to use.

The '68 fiberglass nose as built originally is off noticibly to one side on the top. You don't notice it as much now since so many cars have been "restored" and the fiberglass is reworked a little to make the fit better.
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Re: Chuck McHose interview 1/12/2020 - '67 Shelby designer
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2020, 02:59:05 PM »
Good stuff

Would be interested to know his recollections/relationship to Chun
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Re: Chuck McHose interview 1/12/2020 - '67 Shelby designer
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2020, 03:44:11 PM »
Good stuff

Would be interested to know his recollections/relationship to Chun

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