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« on: February 25, 2017, 10:11:49 AM »

I have to admit - I'm an EXTREMELY visual person, and nothing tells a story (for me) like pictures.  After all, isn't seeing believing?  Grin

I wanted to start this thread in an effort to share/show the journey that I've been on with 0022, especially now that I'm in the home stretch of the restoration.  In fact, the car should be shipping out any day now from Green Bay to San Antonio - I can't wait!

The story begins with an email from Jim Cowles (who I have come to know over the last few years).  I emailed him in late 2015 asking if he was aware of any Shelbys of particular interest that were for sale, as I was ready to take the plunge and purchase my first "real" Shelby.  Long story short, he mentions #0022 and says that the current owner (who's had the car in his family for over 43 years at the time) is interested in selling it - this was November of 2015.

I went to see and drive the car for the first time on December 12, 2015.  Attached, and in the subsequent postings, are shots that were taken of the car exactly one week earlier by SFM66H (many, many thanks, Kieth!).  This, truly, is where the story begins...



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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2017, 10:14:39 AM »

More pics...



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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2017, 10:16:56 AM »

More part 2...



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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2017, 10:19:52 AM »

More part 3...



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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2017, 10:23:28 AM »

Pretty dang nice for a starting point.

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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2017, 10:28:29 AM »

I'll never forget the first time I took 0022 for a drive.  Jim sat in the passenger seat and it cranked right away.  I still couldn't believe I was sitting in a REAL Shelby!  We drove it for a bit and took it back to Jim's shop.  

You would think that I would have immediately jumped at the chance to buy it...and, you'd almost be right.  However, it was a huge commitment and I definitely needed the blessing from the Mrs  Grin.  Nevertheless, roughly 2 weeks later, I came to terms and purchased 0022 in January of 2016.



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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2017, 10:29:34 AM »

Pretty dang nice for a starting point.

I couldn't agree more!

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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2017, 10:31:44 AM »

Ruben, lots of good stuff there.  Jim Clark was good to that car! (hi Jim)

(Kieth is a good guy too.)

Have fun down in Texas and hope to see you and #22 at SAAC 42.



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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2017, 11:10:30 AM »

One more reply for today, as I don't want to wear this thread out right off the bat.  Grin

The original plan was to have the numbers matching drive train rebuilt to ensure long-term driving pleasure and dependability.   

Well, that lasted for a few months.  After a while, I began to ask myself, "If I'm having the drive train done...why not do the body work and repaint as well?"  Not long after that, I began to think about a total restoration, as I didn't want a shirt where the "cuffs don't match the collar".  And, that's where the restoration REALLY took off!

Here are some pics of the original disassembly.





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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2017, 02:06:14 PM »

Your a lucky man. Such a beautiful early 67 you have there. I've been looking for an early 67 and hope to find one as nice as yours.  Enjoy!!
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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2017, 03:02:32 PM »

Thanks to everyone for the positive comments/feedback.  I really appreciate it!   Chug a Lug

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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2017, 07:58:56 PM »

Great story and great car!  Chug a Lug

Don't worry about wearing out the thread I've never heard anyone here say 'Stop! Too many pictures and too much information'.   Grin

I guess that brace across the radiator support was an early 67 thing?  Can't say I've ever seen a 67 with the nose off.

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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2017, 08:03:27 PM »

Great story and great car!  Chug a Lug

Don't worry about wearing out the thread I've never heard anyone here say 'Stop! Too many pictures and too much information'.   Grin

I guess that brace across the radiator support was an early 67 thing?  Can't say I've ever seen a 67 with the nose off.
No,the brace was used throughout production. Although it has various functions it is typically referred to as simply the license plate bracket.

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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2017, 08:26:32 PM »

Hi Ruben,
Just now checked in and seen your post.  Pics you sent me are great.  Beautiful!  I noticed the post asking about the lower brace that has the license plate bracket.  I remember mine being a bit different so I went out to the garage and checked.  The triangular part that bolts to the outer edges of the radiator support on yours has a hole that looks approx 2 in. in diameter; however, mine is solid there with no hole.   Fiberglass and hood on mine is original so I doubt that it's been replaced. 
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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2017, 08:46:39 PM »

Hi Ruben,
Just now checked in and seen your post.  Pics you sent me are great.  Beautiful!  I noticed the post asking about the lower brace that has the license plate bracket.  I remember mine being a bit different so I went out to the garage and checked.  The triangular part that bolts to the outer edges of the radiator support on yours has a hole that looks approx 2 in. in diameter; however, mine is solid there with no hole.  Fiberglass and hood on mine is original so I doubt that it's been replaced.  
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There are some of variations of that part, having the holes vs not having holes in those end panels is one of the more obvious.  There are about 3, or more, variations of the part that the license plate actually attaches to is another.  That part should be semi-gloss black.

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