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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Republic Ford Sales Inc., Houston TX
« on: January 14, 2024, 11:22:19 PM »
Please keep us posted on anything you find.


Parts For Sale / Re: 1965 Shelby GT350 Steering Wheels
« on: July 27, 2023, 05:36:35 PM »
Bump - the reproduction wheel is still available - thanks!

Up For Auction / Re: 6S254 - Bring A Trailer
« on: July 22, 2023, 12:19:53 AM »
That’s correct. This is not a Carryover. As mentioned below, only the first 252 66 GT350s were built from 1965 Mustangs. The dealer is incorrect.

Parts For Sale / Re: 1965 Shelby GT350 Steering Wheels
« on: June 17, 2023, 11:37:41 AM »
I wish first wheel was second wheel style  :'(

Hey Tim,

That same shop is now producing the slotted 65 wheels. PM me if you want the contact info for the owner, Mark.


Parts For Sale / Re: 1965 Shelby GT350 Steering Wheels
« on: June 17, 2023, 11:12:15 AM »
The 3-hole steering wheel is sold!

The Branda repro is still available.


Parts For Sale / Re: 1965 Shelby GT350 Steering Wheels
« on: June 16, 2023, 10:33:10 PM »
Are there any centers for the wheels? Or what would you order?

I would use a repro center cap (or you can run without one).

Here’s the one from Branda, but they haven’t had them in stock for a while.

Parts For Sale / Re: 1965 Shelby GT350 Steering Wheels
« on: June 16, 2023, 05:53:14 PM »
In fact, the one wheel from Branda that was mounted / used was mounted to a 66 Mustang. I used a horn switch that was mounted on the dash, as the car was built as an R Model Restomod.

Parts For Sale / Re: 1965 Shelby GT350 Steering Wheels
« on: June 16, 2023, 05:51:12 PM »
Can you tell me if these would work on a 66? if so, is there a horn modify that cam be done?

Great question! These can definitely be used on a 66. However, I’m not aware of a way to use a horn button that’s mounted in the center of the wheel (others may be able to correct me).

What I have seen people do on a 66 is run a horn switch to the dash (just like in a 1965 GT350). In fact, a good friend of mine has a Carryover and uses a 1965 GT350 steering wheel and he mounted a horn switch just like on 65 GT350s.

I hope that helps!

Parts For Sale / Re: 1965 Shelby GT350 Steering Wheels
« on: June 16, 2023, 04:20:28 PM »
The second steering wheel is a reproduction originally sold through Tony Branda. This one was originally produced in the 80s, and I purchased it as an NOS repro. The wheel has been mounted, and it comes with the mounting hub. One neat point about the hub: it’s been modified to cancel turn signals (see the red arrow in picture 3).

Price is $475 plus the ride.


Parts For Sale / 1965 Shelby GT350 Steering Wheels
« on: June 16, 2023, 04:16:30 PM »
I have two 1965 GT350 Steering Wheels for sale.

First up: an exact replica of the 3-hole 1965 GT350 Steering Wheel. These are produced by Springall out of the UK. These wheels were replicated to exact specifications using an original 1965 3-hole wheel. These wheels are absolutely stunning! This one has never been mounted / driven, and it comes with the optional (from Springall) hub. 

Price is SOLD plus the ride.

I appreciate the well wishes, Karl. Truly!

Have a great weekend,

I have to say: I never thought that a set of steel wheels listed for sale would cause so much consternation.

Tim - thanks for sharing! I remember you sharing that story at last year’s SAAC about having to create 3 steel wheels. I cannot imagine how much of a pain that must have been!

Bob - thanks for the clarification. Always appreciated!

Karl - I hear you, and let me ask you this: if someone replaces a fender on their Shelby during their restoration, does this make the Shelby a “recreation”? What about both quarters and a floor pan? Where does one draw the line? I don’t know your car, but I’m guessing at least something has been replaced, even if it’s just wearables. Does that make it a recreation? I hope not.

Also, you keep referencing 1966 Shelbys. Do you realize that there were two widths of 15” steel wheels in 1965? 5.5” and 6”. Does restoring an original 15x5.5” as a 15x6” wheel make it a recreation? I beg to differ. And you’re entitled to your opinion.

In any case, I look forward to how this auction ends.

Thanks to all!

Ah! Now I see what you’re what you’re taking about Karguy, regarding the barrels (I’m assuming you’re talking about the “hoops” or “rims”).

Yes, the hoops were replaced (as mentioned in the auction). There is a difference between the original hoops and the ones Craig puts on. I believe he uses the same hoops for the Cragars and steel wheels.

Here are pictures of the difference I think you’re illustrating (these pictures are from Cragars - original versus restored).


Here are some pictures of original rim profile, as well as Kelsey Hayes factory stamp, and correct rivets. The first picture is of the wheels listed on BAT. I believe the wheels on Bat are re-created wheels, using new barrels and spiders off narrower KH wheel. Perhaps a better description would be 66 Shelby re-creation Wheels. They do look great, and would be perfect for someone who doesn’t need the wheels on their car to be exact or original.

Thanks for posting these pictures!

As I mentioned on BaT, not all wheels were riveted.  And, in order to be DOT certified, they cannot be re-riveted; which is why Craig welds them.

Regardless, I appreciate the input!

That’s makes two of us. 🤣

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