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« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2017, 09:37:03 PM »

Here are more pictures taken while disassembling the car.




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« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2017, 09:39:30 PM »

Disassembly part 2





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« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2017, 09:42:13 PM »

And, after the body work was done...voila!



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« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2017, 09:58:21 PM »

thanks for posting.

That last image, I have one like that too.

JD



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« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2017, 10:01:28 PM »

Now is the time to share what my desires were/are for 0022.  In my mind, I'd LOVE to have the car be completely concours correct.  However, there were personal aggravating factors:

1. I REALLY want to drive the car as much as possible; which could mean some deviations from when it rolled off the showroom floor.
2. I want to enjoy the driving experience with the car as much as possible; which could mean more deviations
3. I don't have the funds (or, to be honest, the patience) for NOS or all original equipment.

Therefore, I decided to have the car restored correctly, with a some accepted variations; which will become obvious as the assembly pictures are posted.  My intention was not to do anything to the car that could not be undone if/when I would ever wanted the car to be concours correct.

Here goes...

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« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2017, 04:15:34 AM »

Ruben, I just found this thread. I don’t usually follow the 1967 stuff, but had to see what you’d posted about #22. VERY special car. Great pics & info. Keep it coming.

Steve

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« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2017, 06:49:40 AM »

Love this! This makes me want to restore mine!

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« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2017, 08:00:30 AM »

BTW - I'm dealing with a picture snafu, hence the stop in postings.  However, I'm in the process of figuring it out and I'll be posting more pictures, hopefully soon.

Thanks!


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« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2017, 09:22:25 AM »

Are you having problems uploading pics to the forum today?  It's always difficult,  but today all my tricks don't seem to be working.

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« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2017, 09:47:28 AM »

This forum has a serious problem with pictures and nobody seems interested in correcting it

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« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2017, 10:46:23 AM »


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...

I was floored when Jim told me about #0022. The fact that such a significantly early car had been "hiding" here in Green Bay for 43 years just about knocked me over! I remember trying to amaze car 26-JD about it, as he had been helping me to learn about 67's prior to that (Thanks JD!), and his car (and Bob Gaines' #0001) had been the earliest ones I had ever been aware of prior to that point. It turns out that JD was already aware of it though, so I didn't get to surprise him with it. And then Jim called me on Sat. 12/5/2015 and said the car was there, did I want to come out and see it? DID I! I hastened out there and took about four dozen photographs of it and its early car details. I found out later that Ruben came up here the very next Sat. to see it for the first time. I'm thrilled that he's sharing the photos I took on 12/5 with the Forum now, instead of them just languishing in my files.

After I took the photos, Jim then offered to let me drive it into his shop - Thanks Jim! It was the first 67 I ever drove, and it was an honor to drive one of the 'holy grail' first 200 1967 Shelby's.

#0022 couldn't have gone to a better guy, and I was very anxious to have Ruben get involved on the SAAC Forum because of how much I value and endorse it. That he has done (and very well, I might add), and I think it's easy for all of us to see how excited he is about joining the Shelby Community with his first Shelby, a very special car indeed.

Ruben, the SA cars are what draw us to this hobby/passion, but the people we meet thru the cars are what keeps us here for life.

Kieth


PS - Jim is helping me search for a 67 of my own! After 40 years of 66 ownership, the time has come . . . . .     

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« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2017, 11:14:15 AM »

Kieth & Ruben, great images thanks for sharing.

Ruben, Kieth is a master at posing images and has the record for "filling" the system, he can probably help you get more posted.

(Kieth, don't let go of your '66)

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« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2017, 11:29:00 AM »



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« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2017, 11:40:44 AM »

Sooooooo, the pictures are going to be a slow drip at this point.  Kieth was able to walk me through getting the first of the primer pictures posted...and it was like climbing Mount Everest!  BTW - I never exaggerate.  Wink  However, given the steps involved, it may take some time, but I'll make it happen.  I know how much I appreciate pictures that others have posted, so it will be a labor of love to reciprocate.

More to come!

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« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2017, 12:33:22 PM »

Primer shots







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