Archive for the 'GT500' Category

What a difference a week makes. Just a short update to show you what we’ve just got back from the powder coaters. I’ve just got the coated seats back along with the diff and rear seat panels. It’s all coming together quite quickly now. Still a long way to go and a lot of parts needing attention and assembly. As for these seats I’ve got a nice set of 1967 deluxe upholstery that is going to go on them. Also, i luckily managed to buy and store original 1967 hard seat backs in black with the trim, some will know how rare they are especially since they aren’t cracked. The one issue we’ve encountered is the listing wire. The original ones being far too gone to be reused so we’re having to look around to see if we can find any. If you know where to get some 1967 Mustang upholstery listing wires let me know. In the meantime, stay tuned! © 2018, 67mustangblog.com. All rights reserved.

Good news this past week. The car has been sent out to the body and panel guys for the last bit of work before the long task of putting her together begins. So that means all the smaller jobs need starting, one of which is restoring the old seats. As you can see the original seats aren’t in the best of shape. The frames were bent and broken possibly due to a heavy previous owner perhaps?. So we’ve stripped them all, straightened the frames and welded up the cracks. Once we strip the rear seats they will go off to the powder coaters to get recoated, along with the Diff housing and a few other bits and pieces that need doing. All the tracks will need to be cleaned up as well and painted. Some of the bolts are a bit cross threaded so we’ll replace them and get them recoated as well. After all that we have some nice brand new deluxe upholstery to cover them all. It’s all happening! © 2018, 67mustangblog.com. All rights reserved.

For the regular readers of this site you will know that the building of my car has been a feat that has taken the better part of a decade. I’ve gone through the Eleanor love story and back again and am now setting my sights on a Shelby GT500 resto mod. Not long ago I received the Shelby GT500 front end. You can see it here. Then I managed to get a custom order Classic Instruments Shelby gauge set from Classic Recreations. Custom in the fact that it is metric (KPH). But now as the year begins we are fitting them up and they look rather good as you can see in the picture above. On a side note I am hoping this year to have things move thick and fast. I’m hoping to have the car finished or near to finished by this time next year. © 2018, 67mustangblog.com. All rights reserved.

New Shelby GT500 Hood and Nose Arrive

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

It’s not really a major update this week however the good news is the new Shelby hood and nose has arrived. It was only a few months ago that I decided to give up on the Eleanor dream I had when I was a young adult and build a Shelby GT500 clone. Now we’re in the midst of gathering all the parts needed to press forward. A few weeks back we got the Shelby gauges. See them here.. Stay tuned as things should begin to progress faster as the months roll on this year. © 2017, 67mustangblog.com. All rights reserved.

If you would have told me 10 years ago that my loved Eleanor Project will be scrapped one day in favour for a more standard looking GT500 resto-mod I would have said you’re mad. But that is just what is happening this year. When I first saw the remake of Gone in 60 Seconds I […]

*Cringe* It seem the Ford Mustang is cursed, and here is another video that adds to that notion. Take a look for yourself. If you hate seeing beautiful Mustangs damaged by incompetent people then you may want to look away. © 2017, 67mustangblog. All rights reserved.

This past week we came across a piece of Mustang memorabilia for sale. Though it brings back more bad memories than good. An officially licenses Shelby GT500 E Super Snake built by the now infamous Unique Performance. For those not around for the UP debacle well here’s a summary. The company out of Farmers Branch, […]

We’ve seen a couple of shop tours from Classic Recreations over the years though it’s always good to see more and luckily enough the guys from JustAboutCars were given a great tour by the CR team last month. What’s fascinating is probably the amount of donor cars the Classic Recreations guys seem to always have […]

[BARN FIND] 1967 Ford Mustang 390 GT Fastback

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Our friends over at Mustang360 recently published a fantastic barn find story we feel compelled to share here with you all. Junior Deese, a Mustang enthusiast and collector got a call from a lady about a Fastback Mustang she was thinking of selling. The lady, Nancy Snipes, had gotten Juniors number after speaking to her […]

Keeping with the recent theme of barn find and long lost Mustang here’s a fine example of a ‘survivor’ Shelby GT500 that has been tucked away from the elements for quite a few decades. The owner ofr the Ebay listing claims the car is an “Original and un-restored low mileage Shelby that runs and drives […]

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