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I agree, the prices are all over the place from that red 68 500 (1385) we saw sold for 73k on bring a trailer to the rusty blue (1769) 350 I saw last listed at 47k OBO on eBay and of course the ones higher like the 80K 67 GT500 that was in Hemmings from Alaska (too far for me  :)) to some of the even lower end sub 50K cars (without looking back I know of two fastbacks and one tired convertible) that have traded hands recently in not so public ways lately.  My problem is I usually hear about them about a week after they are gone LOL.

We all know the real good ones will always bring big dollars but sometimes getting a project without original fiberglass or original drivetrain (and throw in some rust) is the only way some people can get behind the wheel of a Shelby.  If I only kept some of the cars from my past!!

Between firsthand stories and of course the volume of recent YouTube videos there has been at least 10 Shelby project finds recently and many of them were bought by well know YouTubers and dealers who frequent this forum for in the 30's into the 40 thousand's range. I don't own a Shelby and as I've been looking, I have noticed far more projects being pulled out of yards/barns/garages in recent months than in recent years (aging ownership base, economy- who knows for sure).  I love hearing the stories and the idea of these guys hopefully saving and not just flipping another Shelby.  I would like to get into a 1968 or earlier lower end PROJECT in that sub 50k range similar to many of these recent finds. I know of the dealers who sell projects who post here but prefer to buy direct from an owner (obviously to avoid a 10-20k flipping mark-up) I know some of these are being sold so the seller can have their two minutes of fame but if someone has one being neglected, is ready to sell in this price range, and doesn't need to be featured in a YouTube video then please PM me directly.

(p.s. I know it's unlikely that I'll find a Shelby this way with this price range, but I figured why not ask and at least get to speak about my amazement of the volume of recent finds)

Thanks for the feedback I'll let him know. Sounds like if he wants it done correctly and not wait a long time that he will have to just take the time and use a lathe himself. 

I have a friend who's not an internet guy who had a set of 10 spokes bead blasted and is trying to figure out the best way to restore the original look. Are there any shops who restore them who I could refer him to?  Also, I think he'd rather do it himself and used to own a body shop and is pretty handy- is there an efficient process to get the polish look back to the wheels and a correct paint color he can use. He believes them to be correct 68's.  I'll pass along any of your recommendations. Thanks.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: What is this 1968 part- where does it go?
« on: November 07, 2022, 09:27:07 AM »
Awesome thanks so much. I should have picked up on those diagonal holes as a tip to where it mounted but I missed that connection. 

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / What is this 1968 part- where does it go?
« on: November 07, 2022, 09:14:00 AM »
I am piecing together a non shelby 1968 J-code GT fastback. I was going to start reinstalling the underdash wiring (that I got in boxes) and came across this bracket.  Can anyone tell me where and how this mounts (pictures?) and what the assembly is used for?  Maybe that thick green wiring is for the console?  The wiring diagram booklet I have shows wires but not where things are attached or routed and aren't super clear. Thanks very much for your help.

Up For Auction / Re: 8T02S14338401385 on BAT
« on: July 19, 2022, 04:28:16 PM »
Lots of work but a cool project.  It just got a little out of my reach in price or I would have gotten it to get back in the Shelby world (not that  forums and videos aren't fulfilling lol). I'll find a pre69 that I can afford eventually.  Congrats to the new owner hope he/she is a member of this forum and the club.

Up For Auction / Re: 8T02S14338401385 on BAT
« on: July 18, 2022, 02:30:43 PM »
Thanks for the refresher.  I did have the reinforcement plates stuck in my head (maybe I have them in my head lol) and now remember the extra welding referenced.  Thanks.

Up For Auction / Re: 8T02S14338401385 on BAT
« on: July 18, 2022, 01:41:40 PM »
Can someone refresh my memory- did 68 BB cars have unique shock towers and do the ones on this car look correct. He added pictures but I can't remember how they looked originally to see if they look correct or not. I'm not claiming this car has the wrong shock towers - more looking for identification que's based on this car.

Up For Auction / Re: 8T02S14338401385 on BAT
« on: July 14, 2022, 02:24:37 PM »
I just went out and looked- neat old Shelby. I was curious about fee's and it looks like the buyer has to pay 5% on top of the final price so already the fee is over $3000.  As the price goes up there could be a $5000 premium the buyer will have to pay- impressive business model - crazy!

Wanted to Buy / Re: Where to get metal tags like engine tags?
« on: February 03, 2022, 01:52:20 PM »
Do you know how to contact him or does he have a website you can share?

I was going to put the doors on a 66 mustang I have and when I looked at my bin of mounting plates that sit in the pillar where you bolt the hinges through I remembered there were two different plates used but don't know for what timelines. Essentially there are thinner door mount plates that use the three smaller 3/8 bolt holes and there are thicker plates with bigger bolt holes.  Is this a early versus late 64.5-66 thing?

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Axle ID help needed
« on: January 20, 2022, 03:03:03 PM »
No, thanks for the added info that's great.  The axles did have the sleeves and I cut them off when I removed the old bearings and used the retainers that came with the bearings because I read on this form that you could just use the 28spline seals. I guess that was probably not what I should have done but at least its an easy change.   So is sleeve vs no sleeve a distinguishing feature of what year the axles are from? I'm still curious what year mine could have come from the factory in. 

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Axle ID help needed
« on: January 20, 2022, 10:36:25 AM »
Hello Everyone,
A few years back I bought a pair of 31 spline for 9" axles so I could use them in a 70Boss I had but ended up finding the originals buried in my garage. Every once in awhile I think about using them in a 67/68 9" housing I have and using it in a regular GT mustang.  The question I have is are the 31 spline axles different between 67 and 70 shelbys and mustangs that came with 9' and 31 spline from the factory and if so are the differences visual (marks or tweaks in look? what are they?) or functional (ie these wont fit say in a 67 or 68 Shelby GT500 housing w/3rd member).  I always thought they would work in any 67-70 9" housing with a 31 spline center section but can't remember for sure. Just hoping for a little education before I try to use them in a project or get rid of them.

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Sail Panel Install Question
« on: January 18, 2022, 09:44:10 AM »
Thanks for the info. Looking at the sail panels now with your information it makes sense. Of course I installed the rear glass last night- ugh.  I'll have to improvise or just pop the glass back out- went in pretty easy so not the end of the world to redo it. I wished I has asked earlier :-[

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