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Greenstang
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posted 06-01-2001 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greenstang   Click Here to Email Greenstang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A friend is wanting to convert his 68 convertible into a shelby clone. Is there a list of shelby spec parts that are absolute "must haves" somewhere floating around the net?

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posted 06-01-2001 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmmm, I know a few Shelby books that do.

Did you do a search on Shelbys?

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Greenstang
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posted 06-01-2001 08:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greenstang   Click Here to Email Greenstang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I looked over the shleby links at http://links.vintage-mustang.com Thebest places I found were the parts sellers themselves, Tony Branda and the shop runing shelbyparts.com. The only problem is they lists lots parts, but I have no idea if I(he) will need them to bolt the thing together or if they are mostly just needed for show with the proper part numbers and such. For instance, the bumper brackets...
I also checked Sam's page and the Shelby stuff on his site but came up empty handed.

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posted 06-01-2001 08:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The best thing is to get branda's catalog. They have a parts list for each year. It gets a little pricey.

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Greenstang
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posted 06-01-2001 10:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greenstang   Click Here to Email Greenstang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanx Pete, Iwas hoping to do it without Branda's catalog. I have one at my apartment, but I am 100 miles away and don't have time to trek up there to get it

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posted 06-02-2001 11:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If your friend is planning to put Shelby panels on the front {68} he will need different bumper brackets and end brakets because the glass front protruds furthur. Front support brackets, different headlight buckets @ 54.95 ea. Headlight bucket support [email protected], the glass pieces themselves, hood pins and plates, grille, grille surround moldings, @240, There are some more things but those are the bare essentials, not counting lucas lights, which are expensive to get. It's a major job and an expensive one. Also, the monetary return on a clone is not proportionally that much higher than a restored original. It's worth more, I think, but not what he will have to put into the project. This is an opinion and I could be wrong.

I considered a modest upgrade on my 68 cv, more like a Ca Special but with a glass hood with 67 Shelby scoop which allows stock front. I also horsetraded for the decklid, 1/4 extensions and side scoops. I abandoned the idea as I didn't like the rear view of a Ca Spc. that much, on 2nd thought. I didn't include all the parts as it takes a lot of stuff and even more money. If you have any more questions, ask. I had a 68 Shellby and had to put it together as it was apart when I got it. Pete

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posted 06-02-2001 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by mellowyellow:
It's a major job and an expensive one. Also, the monetary return on a clone is not proportionally that much higher than a restored original. It's worth more, I think, but not what he will have to put into the project. This is an opinion and I could be wrong.


I considered a modest upgrade on my 68 cv, more like a Ca Special but with a glass hood with 67 Shelby scoop which allows stock front.


Good call Pete on both counts. I think the price of the 68 Shelby parts are just way too expensive to make a real clone, you'd get more return out of it by making a GT clone. I too am going to go with the 67 Shelby hood on my car, gives it a cool aggressive look but you don't need to put all kinds of other fiberglass on the front end.

As for your question, Marcus, here's what Branda's catalog lists for exterior alone:

hood- one piece fiberglass with scoop and louvers;tow push-twist Dzus fasteners with stock latching mechanism, $500 ,$90

nose- four piece fiberglass (includes front valance), $90, $118 , $118, $255(valance)

front valance (fiberglass), $255

grill- wire mesh, $120

driving lights - two rectangular Lucas or Marchal mounted inside grill opening, (call, may not be available)

brake scoops - fiberglass, non functional, $120

side scoops, upper- used to vent air from interior (not as actual scoops), $170

wheels- stock-15x6 steel wheels with hubcaps and Shelby centers

wheels, optional- 15x7 aluminum 10 spoke, $780

rear spoiler - fiberglass, one piece, deck lid, $295

taillight - 65 thunderbird, sequential turn signals, $160, $85, $120


That is just the exterior list, and doesn't include all the misc. brackets Pete talked about or all the shelby stripes/insignia, gas cap, etc. Then you have things like the roll bar ($549) and console ($400) in the interior, on top of a deluxe black or saddle interior, all of which is really expensive and hard to find, and then the normal engine accessories, suspension etc.

I would personally rather find a real 68 Shelby that is already complete than attempt to build a clone from scratch that would look correct.

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posted 06-02-2001 02:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have a friend in Ft. Lauderdale who has made a 68 350 fastback clone. He did his homework and has replicated that car to Shelby specs where an expert could be fooled save for the numbers and the belts that attach to the rollbar. It has become a major project and he is candid in saying that he could go out an buy a real one for less money except HE know what he has. As nice as that car is, and it IS nice, it would not make it in monetary return should he sell it.

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posted 06-02-2001 02:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Forgot! Sig: Where are you going to get your Shelby hood? Originally, Maier in Ca. was supposed to make a good one but have heard conflicting stories about them.

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posted 06-02-2001 08:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pete,
Not sure yet on my supplier for the hood, still looking into it. I don't know enough about the 67-68 shelby's so can't even decide between the hood with louvers or without, as I don't know what that means.

Saw an NOS one on ebay today at like $1200, so NOS is out. Will probably end up going with Tony Branda as the source, dad has bought numerous shelby parts there and we trust his quality. He also sells a "short" style hood that fits with no mods to the front end and the price is right.

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posted 06-02-2001 11:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrXerox   Click Here to Email MrXerox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazing what people will spend all the sudden to look like they have a "gone in 60 seconds" car

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posted 06-02-2001 11:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The "short style"! That's the one I meant.

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posted 06-03-2001 02:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by MrXerox:
Amazing what people will spend all the sudden to look like they have a "gone in 60 seconds" car

Actually, I have a little index card I've carried in my wallet for about 10 years now that has my dream mustang (options, etc) on it. Whenever I see something cool I like I add or subtract from the list. I've wanted a little extra something in the way of a hood for a long time (actually started out as a shaker hood, but ruled that out as a little too obnoxious for a non-Mach car), but the June 2001 Mustang Monthly has a nice 68 GT in the centerfold with a 67 Shelby hood. I like the look and its really not going to cost much more than the stock hood will, as mine is bent too bad to straighten and will need replaced anyhow.

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posted 06-03-2001 02:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by mellowyellow:
The "short style"! That's the one I meant.

Yeah, that's what I'm looking at, I don't want to change the headlight buckets or grill or anything else up front.

Still need to find out what the louvers are. Is it basically whether the scoop has functional holes or not?

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posted 06-03-2001 07:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There were three different hoods in the 67 Shelby run. I think the louvres were molded into the hood on each side of the rear and were not functional. I'll call a friend tomorrow who has one. Seen that car so many times and I just can't remember. That 68 in June issue is really sharp. It is so tastefully done, that one would think the hood/wheel combo were factory. Conservative restomod.

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posted 06-04-2001 01:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mellowyellow:
That 68 in June issue is really sharp. It is so tastefully done, that one would think the hood/wheel combo were factory. Conservative restomod.

Yeah, I concur.

I still can't get over the look of Torque Thrust D's though for my own car as soon as they hit the top priority in the budget. I'm thinking in a couple years I'll have fresh Alcapulco Blue with a white or gold C stripe, the 67 shelby hood, normal chrome trim and Torque thrust wheels.

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posted 06-04-2001 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greenstang   Click Here to Email Greenstang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanx guys, sorry I didn't respond sooner, I blew up the (censored)laptop..
The guy doing just happens to like the look, the car is his baby and a rise in value don't interest him.
My friend found a guy who claims he can supply all the parts necessary parts for $1800, vs the over 3K I accrued from Branda's online site.

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posted 06-04-2001 05:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Greenstang:

My friend found a guy who claims he can supply all the parts necessary parts for $1800, vs the over 3K I accrued from Branda's online site.


Is that just exterior fiberglass for $1800, or does that include everything, ie the roll bar, console with SW gauges, sequential turn signal parts/wiring, underhood accessories, etc?

Does your buddy already have a deluxe interior with a tach?

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posted 06-05-2001 04:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greenstang   Click Here to Email Greenstang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sam, that's just what I am in the midst of trying to find out...
I'll let you know when I do...

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