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Friday, January 29, 2016

Just the Details...1966 GT350 Shelby Carryover Update

1966 Shelby Mustang GT350. SFM6S033
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Our last update on '66 Shelby GT350 6S033 was over a month ago! I didn't even realize it had been that long. Anyway, if you missed that post, please click here. It showed some pictures of the interior floor and trunk area painting.

Today, we have some pictures of the completed paint on the outside of the car...everything is finally untaped!! The other components such as the doors, fenders, trunk lid, hood, and valances have been painted separately. Assembly will start with the Shelby remaining on the rotisserie and other items installed once the car is removed from the rotisserie.

Take a look at the pictures. Jeremy at Maple Hill Restoration did the work and spent a lot of time planning the painting process. Careful attention was paid to duplicating the original finishes and over-spray patterns shown here. Scroll down to check out more comments and see more images. You can also see larger versions of the images by clicking on one.

1966 Shelby Mustang GT350. SFM6S033
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1966 Shelby Mustang GT350. SFM6S033
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The interior floor pan was painted with the factory color primer and then received some body color to duplicate the original finish.

1966 Shelby Mustang GT350. SFM6S033
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Many components have been restored and will be installed on the car while it remains on the rotisserie. It will be then taken down from the rotisserie and continued to be assembled.

1966 Shelby Mustang GT350. SFM6S033
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The underdash/inside firewall area will be difficult to see once the Shelby is completely assembled, but the original details were duplicated anyway. The yellow paint at the back side area where the export brace was welded on was found on 6S033 and several GT350s. We aren't exactly sure why that was done.
1966 Shelby Mustang GT350. SFM6S033
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 The underside of the roof paint original finish was also duplicated.
1966 Shelby Mustang GT350. SFM6S033
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1966 Shelby Mustang GT350. SFM6S033
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1966 Shelby Mustang GT350. SFM6S033
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1966 Shelby Mustang GT350. SFM6S033
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 The above image shows the axle bumper mount that was modified on the '65 and early '66 Shelbys.

1966 Shelby Mustang GT350. SFM6S033
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1966 Shelby Mustang GT350. SFM6S033
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1966 Shelby Mustang GT350. SFM6S033
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The black out of the firewall in the engine compartment area was duplicated based on what was found on 6S033. The kind of unusual undercoating/sound deadener at the front of the transmission tunnel has also been duplicated.
1966 Shelby Mustang GT350. SFM6S033
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1966 Shelby Mustang GT350. SFM6S033
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1966 Shelby Mustang GT350. SFM6S033
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1966 Shelby Mustang GT350. SFM6S033
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The "drips" on the floor pans were also duplicated.

1966 Shelby Mustang GT350. SFM6S033
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1966 Shelby Mustang GT350. SFM6S033
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 Note that the primer/sealer color on this particular Shelby was darker under the front engine compartment than the floor pan.

1966 Shelby Mustang GT350. SFM6S033
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