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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 :-[

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Sail Panel Install Question
« on: January 18, 2022, 09:00:15 AM »
I purchased a pair or new repro sail panels as I didn't have the originals and originality isn't a big deal for this car. I am used to working on earlier mustangs and not the 69/70 years and can't seem to envision how they mount. I tried Youtube but didn't see any videos. Basically on the back of them there is a square tab to insert a mounting clip like on door panels. Where else and how does it mount to the car?  I can't image one clip hold the entire sail panel?  If anyone could share some insight or pictures I'd really appreciate it.  Thanks

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: shelby # 1444 ?, one in chicago, race car
« on: January 07, 2022, 04:47:18 PM »
I've seen it asked about in a number of places over the years to try and prove and or make its case. Its possible it was a Shelby but its just as possible that someone added enough parts to fit a story to convince people a regular mustang was a Shelby.  I never got the vibe in past posts but in this video it just seemed like they were trying to create a narrative around the car but things didn't seem to line up with the timeline presented. Also, when you start to freshen up a car like they have and start replacing parts you lose the story the take-off parts may have told (versus the replacements you added to maybe or maybe not tell a different story).  Who knows, maybe someone will step forward and have original paperwork, tags and pictures and add a fairy tail ending to the story. Regardless of what it is today it does have a Bad-A.. look and the clip on side scoops were cool.

The Lounge / New video on Youtube about large Shelby collection
« on: December 07, 2021, 08:09:24 AM »
In case you haven't seen it, go out to YouTube and search for "We found the largest ford/Shelby performance car collection".  The Petersen Museum just released it (They have a number of great collection videos).   The collection owner is a Gary Thomas.  As someone who doesn't have a collection like that its amazing to see rows with multiples of the Shelby years and Boss cars.  There are two videos- well worth the watch.

Hey Hoovie- welcome to the world of collector car forums lol.  There is definitely a subset of folks on this forum, the Boss 302 Reg site etc. that like to bash people and their cars for entertainment or self serving purposes. There are others that offer constructive feedback that's invaluable and unfortunately you have to deal with both to get to the nuggets of automotive wisdom.

I've had many of the same brand cars as you and was happy when I saw your Shelby video.  I have a 66 fastback set-up much like yours- same growl and heavy clutch so I enjoyed seeing you stall it since I've done the same.  Make some more video's on it, maybe try an old Camaro next or even a Model A to introduce to your followers the entertainment a vintage car can offer. People would be probably be surprised to find a decently set up 60's mustang handles as good as an 80's Lambo (actually both are bad!). Anyways, nice job on what you have done to get younger people interested in cars and what you have built for yourself.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 67 shelby guages pod
« on: August 12, 2021, 07:55:39 AM »
Not that they cant be changed but the small bracket that's used to attach the pod to the dash metal is stamped/cut different and is pretty clearly different between the repro's versus the originals. Just another reference point when comparing the two.

Yes, I started the thread asking about the 68 bump-out (not on 67's) that's shown with the green arrow and what its used for. Sounds like some of the earlier notes were addressing the upper point with the red arrows.  Do the previous responses still apply and that rear bump indicated by the green arrow was for some sort of should seat belt mount for the back seat passengers?  Thanks for the extra pictures- mine weren't the greatest.

Wow- thanks for the reply. I've never seen a fastback with rear shoulder belts in it- can't even imagine how that would look! I tried finding a picture but couldn't.  I've had a lot of mustangs over the years and never noticed that bump-out, just when I think I know a decent amount these cars surprise me with something different. 

I was looking at a 68 fastback project of mine last night and noticed the bump out area in the upper metal structural area below the rear glass which is hidden behind the interior fiberglass vent panels (red primer picture).  I never noticed that before and it looks like an attachment point for something but I have no idea what.  The second rear interior picture is on my 67 fastback (rusty sheet metal) and it doesn't not have that bump-out in the metal. I thought it was odd they would create it as a one year thing.  Have any ideas on why that was added in 1968 and what that was used for? 

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