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« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2011, 11:51:13 AM »


 My mother bought a Shelby Charger new in 1984. She drove it until 1996 when she found another Shelby charger that had a new paint job with lower milage for $1500. The second shelby is in the repair shop getting fuel system fixed. The first one is here under a tarp.
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« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2011, 11:23:14 AM »

I just mailed a check for $1500 to cover supplies and misc. I was kind of hoping he wouldn't get around to it for a while yet. I should be home for a few weeks at the end of Sept, beginning of Oct.
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« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2011, 02:21:10 PM »

Should finally get painted this weekend.


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« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2011, 02:22:34 PM »

The painter should be picking it up in about half an hour.


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« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2011, 06:27:26 PM »

It's looking good!  cheers
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« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2011, 07:15:46 AM »

I have a hard time remembering how old this car is now. Back in '78 when I bought a '59 Coronet, that car seemed ancient. Now that I'm in my 50s, an '83 seems like a late model.
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« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2011, 07:49:41 AM »

I've gotta keep reminding myself my 89 Cherokee is 21!  lol
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« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2011, 07:54:05 AM »

I have a hard time remembering how old this car is now. Back in '78 when I bought a '59 Coronet, that car seemed ancient. Now that I'm in my 50s, an '83 seems like a late model.

That is funny.  This car is older now than my 69 Super Bee was when I bought it in 78 and same as you I thought THAT car was old at the time.
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« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2011, 08:46:29 AM »

Very cool project !!
 I had a Rampage & A Daytona Shelby Z , I had so many problems with both I gave up on the front drive , they were a blast to drive when they were working but I still spent more time wrenching on both of them then driving them .
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« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2011, 12:46:42 PM »

I've had a Shelby Lancer and a Daytona Pacifica. Great driving cars. The Lancer was a bit of a maintenance nightmare. I traded it to a dealership mechanic for the Daytona Pacifica. Even with all the tools and equipment at his disposal, he couldn't get that Turbo II to run right. Even swapping the computers didn't help. The Daytona always ran and ran well. However, the digital dash was a hit or miss kind of thing.
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« Reply #35 on: October 01, 2011, 05:53:29 PM »

Good to see one come back to life        2thumbs
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« Reply #36 on: October 20, 2011, 09:28:20 AM »

It got painted on schedule. However, we had a sudden change in the weather from warm and dry to cold and wet. He had to sand the clear and reshoot it. I didn't get to see it painted before I had to go back overseas.
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« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2011, 09:33:07 AM »

It's finally almost done. I'll be back in the U.S. in another month, so i'll get a chance to put the interior back in and drive it for a while.


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« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2011, 09:38:56 AM »

A couple more.


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« Reply #39 on: November 09, 2011, 07:12:25 PM »

looks good
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« Reply #40 on: November 09, 2011, 07:39:32 PM »

Wow, that looks great. I bet you can't wait to get home and finish it.  cheers
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« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2011, 05:18:12 AM »

I'm glad to see it look so well done!  cheers
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« Reply #42 on: November 10, 2011, 12:30:02 PM »

I may have gotten the last set of 15", 4-lug OZ Crono wheels in the U.S. I tried to get 5 of them, but Tirerack only had 4 left and weren't getting any more. I've not been able to find that elusive fifth. I got 'em cheap on a close out. The factory rims are in pretty grim shape after many, many winters as my daily driver.


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« Reply #43 on: December 13, 2011, 06:42:27 AM »

I hope to start putting the interior back in it today.


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« Reply #44 on: December 13, 2011, 06:45:48 AM »

An interior is a long-overdue improvement.


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« Reply #45 on: December 13, 2011, 06:48:08 AM »

Both front and back


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« Reply #46 on: December 13, 2011, 07:12:31 AM »

Great project!.....I've always had a soft spot for these cars since they were considered the only real performance cars being offered in the 80s by Mopar. And the GLHS version was a Mustang smoker!
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« Reply #47 on: December 13, 2011, 07:31:13 AM »

And it's fun to bug Shelby Ford fans about them.  Cheesy
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« Reply #48 on: December 13, 2011, 12:03:44 PM »

It's hard to believe that 107hp was once a performance car.
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« Reply #49 on: December 13, 2011, 12:44:16 PM »

Very nice, not everyday you see one of them.  2thumbs
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