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« on: July 31, 2017, 10:34:00 PM »

Was happy to get the engine break in done. Looking forward to assembling things in the near future.



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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2017, 11:05:50 PM »

Looks great, well done   Chug a Lug

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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 06:30:18 PM »

I can only imagine your smile is getting wider every day.  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2017, 12:28:15 PM »

I got these pictures. The owner is wondering if this lower front valence is original?

I think I know the answer....








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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2017, 12:44:07 PM »

I got these pictures. The owner is wondering if this lower front valence is original?

I think I know the answer....YES.









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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2017, 12:56:05 PM »

Looking GREAT

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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2017, 06:48:31 PM »

...anyone else care to take a shot?

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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2017, 08:15:27 PM »

That cat doesn't seem to care where the fibreglass came from on the car, he is just happy to be in my way. Car 220 is back on track. I fired the painter because he was too unreliable and I have a new shop taking care of the last few details. Its an early one...as you can see from the valance, (thanks for posting Coralsnake!) and, as such I am hoping to have it in one piece for its 50th birthday November 20.



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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2017, 08:18:53 PM »

August 27 drive by, let's see if I can post a Youtube link...

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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2017, 08:32:46 PM »

...anyone else care to take a shot?

OK, I'll sign up for the class. Did most early valances not have the middle shelf?

I saw another one recently although it had the more traditional mounting points not the glued on block like this one.

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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2017, 06:02:03 AM »

Some of the early lower valences are two pieces. They actually have an extra set of bolts on top. Those can be seen when assembled. This is an original piece. The blocks are good clue, the greenish tint to the fiberglas and the red glue holding the blocks to the panel are some others.

Based on this memo, I would suspect there were a couple hundred of these cars, all very early in production. (Probably November builds) It was exactly these types of items that caused a lot of stress in the Shelby program. I would say the main reason for its demise. That extra $92k is likely a cost overrun.





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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2017, 03:17:19 PM »

The "slave" hoods were used as temporary covers for shipping. Not used in production. It looks like the hood vents are covered up.




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