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Friday, March 7, 2014

Just the Details...1966 Shelby Mustang GT350

The clean up continues on the 1966 Shelby Mustang.
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As we mentioned in our last Blog post, we are taking a different approach with this 1966 Shelby GT350. Rather than actually restoring it, we have chosen to clean it up and maintain all of the original parts and finishes that are possible.  This task is being performed by Jeremy at Maple Hill Restoration.  We also want to credit him with taking most of these great pictures here.

In performing this "clean up", it was also important that the car run and function like it did when it was new. To do this, we decided to remove the suspension and brake system too.  The control arms had been maintained over the years with new replacement ball joints.  We will be replacing these with the correct control arms.  The rotors were "just okay", so they will be replace with new Ford units.  The original wheel cylinders, master cylinder and proportioning valve will also be rebuilt. Check out the pictures of the original disc brake proportioning valve.  This one was originally black.  Some cars also receive gray painted valves.

With a little play in the steering box, it was decided that it should also be rebuilt.  The gas tank has been replaced and gas and brake lines will be installed.

Lots of original finishes were discovered with gentle cleaning on parts like the front coil springs.  Check out the pictures and captions below for more details.  We will have more pictures soon!


The floor cleaned up very nicely revealing the original red sealer finish.
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We decided to remove the brake system and suspension.
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To clean many of the metal parts, we use Metal Rescue to remove the minor rust and reveal the original finish and paint markings.
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Jeremy at Maple Hill Restoration built this container to soak various long parts like the strut rods in the Metal Rescue.
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The original parking brake assembly and handle was nice but a bit dirty.
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The original parking brake assembly and handle cleaned up beautifully.
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The firewall area will be cleaned and left with its original finish.
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The original tag on the quick steering box has a date of 6C10B.  That represents March 10, 1966.  The HCC AX is the code for a quick ratio manual steering box.
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The original longer Shelby steering pitman arm still has its original yellow paint markings.
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The original front coil springs on the Shelby have a white marking that we have not seen before on the HiPo springs.  They also have the more typical browish red markings.  They were originally painted black before the markings were applied.
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The original front coil springs on the Shelby have a white marking that we have not seen before on the HiPo springs.  They also have the more typical browish red markings.  They were originally painted black before the markings were applied.
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The original front coil springs on the Shelby have a white marking that we have not seen before on the HiPo springs.  They also have the more typical browish red markings.  They were originally painted black before the markings were applied.
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Here is another disc brake proportioning valve with original black paint.  Some of the valves were painted gray, but we've seen a lot of black ones like this.
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The end plate on the Mustang disc brake proportioning valves are stamped with a date.  This one is stamped "28-6".  This represents the 28th day of 1966.
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