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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Just the Details...Restoration Update 1966 Carryover GT350 Shelby

289 HiPo on the dyno
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Our 1966 carryover GT350 restoration (6S033) project continues to progress.  The engine is built, and we just ran it on the dyno!  Check out our pictures and video!

The car should be back on the rotisserie soon for some painting.


289 HiPo on the dyno
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289 HiPo on the dyno
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289 HiPo on the dyno
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Friday, May 22, 2015

Just the Details...1966 Shelby GT350 Restoration

Here some original markings are uncovered on the wheel side of the fender apron area.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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1966 Shelby SFM6S933 is another project in the shop at Maple Hill Restoration. We have other posts on the Blog here about the car. Just to recap, like all of the cars, we will be involved with the research and, of course, will be supplying the parts for this project. This is a fantastic, rust free car, but was painted white at one time. When Jeremy picked it up from the customer, it had already been disassembled. Fortunately, many of the original parts are in super condition and everything was saved.

Today we have more great pictures showing some original markings and primer/sealer colors.

It is interesting to note that the red primer colors are reversed from the earlier carryover cars.  The darker red in on the majority of the floor pan, while that lighter salmon color red is in the rear inside and on the front of the car.

Here some original markings are uncovered on LH front frame rail.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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Here some original markings are uncovered on the front frame rail.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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Very clean shock tower area.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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Very clean shock tower area.  This area usually just collects dirt, moisture and is rusted.  This one is one of the cleanest that I have seen.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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Original "D" marking on front cross member under radiator support.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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Here some original markings are uncovered on the front frame rail.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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The lighter red salmon colored primer was originally used in the front area.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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This shot was taken to document the sound deadener / undercoating originally applied to the firewall.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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The lighter red salmon colored primer was originally used in the front area.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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The darker red  colored primer sealer  was originally used on the underside. The taped up areas are protected original finishes for matching purposes.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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The darker red  colored primer sealer  was originally used on the underside. The taped up areas are protected original finishes for matching purposes.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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The darker red  colored primer sealer  was originally used on the underside. The black blew under the car when the rocker pinch molding areas were blacked out.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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The darker red  colored primer sealer  was originally used on the underside. The taped up areas are protected original finishes for matching purposes.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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The darker red  colored primer sealer  was originally used on the underside. Here you can see the black blown on the rear frame rail from the rocker pinch weld area black out process.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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The darker red  colored primer sealer  was originally used on the underside. The taped up areas are protected original finishes for matching purposes.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show


The third annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show was held this past weekend in Gardena, CA. We were unable to attend, but we are very fortunate to have some pictures posted here courtesy of John Saia at www.ShelbyGuy.net.

Be sure to check out John's web site.  More pictures from the show can be found by clicking on this link:

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Just the Details...1966 Shelby GT350 Restoration 6S933

All of the sealer is carefully stripped before the glass beading process.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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1966 Shelby SFM6S933 is another project in the shop at Maple Hill Restoration. We have other posts on the Blog here about the car. Just to recap, like all of the cars, we will be involved with the research and, of course, will be supplying the parts for this project. This is a fantastic, rust free car, but was painted white at one time. When Jeremy picked it up from the customer, it had already been disassembled. Fortunately, many of the original parts are in super condition and everything was saved.

After working on some other projects that we have posted about here on our Blog, Jeremy is back on this car with the goal of completely glass beading it and getting it in primer.  During this process, all of the primer colors, sealers, paint patterns, markings, etc. are carefully documented.  All mounting holes, particularly for the sheet metal screws are checked and repaired if needed during this process also.  This make reassembly a whole lot easier!

We have tons of pictures.  This is the first post about this process, so please subscribe to our Blog to keep checking out the process.

This is a Sapphire Blue GT350 without LeMans stripes.  Fortunately, there is a lot of nice original paint on the dash.  It is being carefully saved in order to match the exact original color.

Take a look at the captions for more information and be sure to check out our next post showing the red primer underside colors along with some original markings.

All of the sealer is carefully stripped before the glass beading process.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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Sealer and sound deadener locations are carefully documented during the stripping process.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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This 1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang is a super car - very clean and rust free.
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Sheet metal holes that have been checked and/or repaired are marked as finished.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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All of the sealer is carefully stripped before the glass beading process.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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This shot shows the exhaust reinforcement sections on the rear floor area. These are originally found on factory dual exhaust Mustangs.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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The floors are just super nice in this car.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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The nice original Sapphire Blue paint is taped up during the glass beading process. This area will be used to match the paint.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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The nice original Sapphire Blue paint is taped up during the glass beading process. This area will be used to match the paint.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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The nice original Sapphire Blue paint is taped up during the glass beading process. This area will be used to match the paint.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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The cowl area is nice but will be carefully cleaned.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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It is very interesting to note the traces of yellow paint under the dash near the area where the export brace is attached on the other side at the cowl. We have seem this yellow paint on several '65 and '66 GT350s.  1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Just the Details...1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 (Post #6)

1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 restoration at Maple Hill Restoration is progressing with the engine at the machine shop and other projects going on.

If you missed our other five posts about this nice, original car, please click on the below links to read the background story and see lots more pictures;


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Today, we have some cool images of the original C6 automatic transmission.  Jeremy carefully cleaned the case and parts and duplicated the original markings.  The transmission will also be completely rebuilt.  

Take a look at the pictures.

1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang
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