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Sep 19, 2011

1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang Restoration Project

The entire '66 GT350 Shelby body is now completely glass beaded-inside and out.  Here are a few pictures of the details.

This isn't a great image because of the lighting, but it just shows the area behind the dash on the Shelby.  Jeremy at Maple Hill Restoration made sure that every nook and kranny was glass beaded, including this area behind the dash in the Mustang.

Here is a shot of the under rear seat area of the GT350 Mustang.  6S033 is an early carryover Shelby from the batch that did not receive the folding rear fastback seat.  You will note though that the seat brackets were all still welded in place at the Ford Assembly Plant where it was built in San Jose.

This is another look at the interior quarter window area that was modified at Shelby American for the installation of the side Plexiglas window.  This image is for you, Chuck!

Yeah, the factory used some brass in various areas on the Mustang body.  This is in the door jamb / step plate area.

Most all panels on the Mustangs were date stamped.  This image shows the date stamping on the RH inner wheel house.  The date is 6 14, which is June 14, 1965.  You will also note the Shelby American modified rear axle bumper bracket.

Another look at the factory brass in the door jamb area of the Mustang.

Every area of the body was glass beaded, including the area under and behind the rear Mustang Fastback's window.

Here is another look at some factory brass in the tail light panel area.

I believe this is the latest sheet metal date stamp on 6S033.  It is June 21, 1965.
Factory leaded seam at the Mustang Fastback quarter panel.

OK, if you are a geek about these early GT350's, you know what this is.  If not, that's OK too.  Anyway, it is the early style Koni Shock rubber cap that was put on the end studs of the rear Koni Shocks.  These rounded style caps are kind of difficult to find.  This is one of the two that fell out of the body of 6S033 while it was being cleaned.  I assume these caps may have been used on the top and bottom of the rear shocks, and these just dropped into the area where the shocks are mounted and had been there for the past 45 years.

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