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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Just the Details...1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang Restoration

1966 Shelby Plexiglass Quarter Window.
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Today, we have more pictures from the restoration of 1966 Shelby 6S033. If you missed the last post, click here to check it out.

On the '66 Shelbys, Shelby American cut out the sheet metal that held in the quarter window louvers in order to install plexiglass quarter windows. This involved using an aluminum trim on the outside with plastic trim panels on the inside.

The original outer aluminum trim from 6S033 was sent off to be re-anodized. The original plexiglass side pieces were scratched and cloudy. We really wanted to use the originals. They are curved and fit great. I personally thought they were just too rough to use, but Jeremy at Maple Hill Restoration, who is doing the restoration on the car, definitely proved me wrong. After carefully sanding with a progression of various grits of sandpaper, then polishing, the original windows were super clear!

Another surprise came as we were gathering up the original interior quarter trim pieces for the window. The original interior trim panel for the window was taken out of the Mustang when it arrived at Shelby American for trimming and then re-installation when the plexiglass windows were installed. The panels were marked with the serial number of the car that they were removed from. The original ones from 6S033 were from 6S180 though! So, we aren't really sure why they marked them in the first place!  Check out the pictures of the original markings.

1966 Shelby Plexiglass Quarter Window. 
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1966 Shelby Plexiglass Quarter Window.
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1966 Shelby Plexiglass Quarter Window. Interior sheet metal area was roughly trimmed by Shelby American for installation of these windows.
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1966 Shelby Plexiglass Quarter Window. Interior sheet metal area was roughly trimmed by Shelby American for installation of these windows.
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1966 Shelby Plexiglass Quarter Window. Interior sheet metal area was roughly trimmed by Shelby American for installation of these windows. The original interior trim panel was cut to  accommodate the trim that fits in this area.
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1966 Shelby Plexiglass Quarter Window. Interior trim piece for quarter window.
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1966 Shelby Plexiglass Quarter Window. Interior trim piece for quarter window marked 6S180.
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1966 Shelby Plexiglass Quarter Window. Interior trim piece for quarter window marked 180, apparently removed from 6S180 and re-installed in 6S033.
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