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« on: January 08, 2011, 10:02:35 AM »

I've been reading this forum for a few years and finally decided it was time to jump in and join. Unfortunately, I don't own a classic (or modern shelby), and with the rising prices I'm not sure if I ever will. However, my passion for these cars run deep and I hope many of you experts out there will pass along information to share without being to judgemental on a non-owner. My ultimate dream Shelby is a 1967 GT350 or GT500 in acapulco blue, with black interior, and inboard grille lights, but I'd "settle" for just about any color. I missed a chance to buy a Brittany blue GT500 many years ago. It was for sale at Village Ford in Westwood NJ around 1987 for 17K? I remember it having the hood vents and thought they were some custom addition. The salesmen mentioned it was just traded for a crown vic (really?) by the original owrner. Sorry I don't have a vin #.

I build model cars of shelbys, mustangs, and an occasional cobra. They are well done by the standards in that hobby. So, I'll be asking some questions and posting pics (if I can sort that out) for future projects. I also have been creating a huge photo library from the web of every Shelby model, so I might ask for help to Id a car in a photo from time to time. Who knows if I get lucky and hit the lottery, maybe you'll see me at the next SAAC event with my dream car. Until then, Hello everyone.


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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2011, 10:08:10 AM »

 

Welcome to the forums and thanks for posting.
 Looking forward to seeing some of your work! Chug a Lug
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2011, 10:13:26 AM »

Thanks Shasmu!

I've seen many posted pictures from you and wanted to finally thank you for sharing them. I hope you don't mind but I have saved a few from time to time. If you have a favorite year/model let me know I'll post a picture of what I might have built. I'll start with my '65 GT350 you probably can't see it but, I even added the blue dots to the tires.



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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2011, 10:21:10 AM »

Argh! I messed up already, that was an older picture of the '65 with the goodyear lettered tires. I corrected that car with the blue dots about 2 years ago. I guess I need to take a new picture.

Here's a 66 GT350H that I did about 10 years back.



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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2011, 10:22:27 AM »

Welcome aboard. Chug a Lug Ownership is not required...love of the cars is enough.  Do you live in NJ? Popcorn

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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2011, 10:24:21 AM »

Wow very nicely done!  No ownership required here, just enthusiasm!

Best,
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2011, 10:26:49 AM »

Thanks Shasmu!

I've seen many posted pictures from you and wanted to finally thank you for sharing them. I hope you don't mind but I have saved a few from time to time. If you have a favorite year/model let me know I'll post a picture of what I might have built. I'll start with my '65 GT350 you probably can't see it but, I even added the blue dots to the tires.

Very nice! Shocked
You didn't even get glue on the windshield. Roll Eyes
 We would build them when we were kids, then drag race them down our driveway. We ruined a bunch of models!
 I'll post a picture of my Shelby model boneyard, if I can find it.
 What glue works the best?
 Thanks for the kind words! Chug a Lug
Dave

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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2011, 10:34:56 AM »

Thanks for the warm welcome! I'm feeling good about jumping on here already. I've been sitting back for too long. I had joined the TS forum but they mostly focus on the new cars. Since my passion is for all of them it was time to get in here and share my interest and learn more directly.

Yes, I'm in South Jersey now but I was a North resident until my mid 20's. I was at the SAAC 33 event (my first SAAC Show) and loved every minute of it.

Here's another 66GT350. I'll keep adding these all the way up to 2009 if you guys (and gals) are ok with that?



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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2011, 10:38:05 AM »

Diggin' it, Rich!
 Here's Paul.



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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2011, 10:49:09 AM »

Thanks Dave,

I'm sure many of us as kids did some crazy stuff. I had a freind who would pour lighter fluid on them. roll them down a ramp on fire, and watch them land on the river bank in a blaze . He's probably in jail now. HaHa,  Hysterical no not really, he owns a green Hornet SC360, a rare car.

Glue on windshield happens, (not to me, ok, well once in a while) The trick is to use it sparingly. I find the Testors liquid cement in a black triangular shaped bottle to work best. It has a tiny long metal tube to limit the glue amount. Then only put it in the corners, so if it drips you wont see it. Also for the tough one I use super glue, again on the corners only.

Let's see the boneyard, that could be a kick.  HeadSpin

Here's a 66 GT350 Conv (1 of 4, right)  Grin



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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2011, 10:55:20 AM »

Here it is! Grin



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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2011, 11:23:21 AM »

Nice boneyard Dave,

a 65, 66, two 68's, and a 69 Shelby 24/25th scale. Looks like a few 32nd scales as well. By the amount of dust, I'd guess they have been sitting for a few years. It's not an easy hooby to keep after. Very time consuming.

Wouldn't you love to find a real yard like that!


Here's another 66 GT350 Convertible, the paint color maybe a bit too light but it was the best I could do for a match.



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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2011, 12:00:22 PM »

Great work, Rich!
Here's one that's been sitting a really long time, no this wasn't my work.



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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2011, 12:14:21 PM »

Those Falcon rancheros have a big following on the model car boards. Isn't there a nice later model wagon in the Shelby Museum?


Here's a nice black 67 GT350 I made a while back. Should I keep posting these or am I overdoing it? I can add these all afternoon, or at least until my daughter wants to play in the snow.





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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2011, 12:24:22 PM »

Those Falcon rancheros have a big following on the model car boards. Isn't there a nice later model wagon in the Shelby Museum?


Here's a nice black 67 GT350 I made a while back. Should I keep posting these or am I overdoing it? I can add these all afternoon, or at least until my daughter wants to play in the snow.



More content is a good thing, in my book!
Your model building skills are superb! By the way, would you build them by request, to match a photo of someone's car?

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