This week saw the body finally move offsite to the bodyshop where it will be receiving the final work done in preparation for paint and then reassembly.
What a difference a week makes. Just a short update to show you what we’ve just got back from the powder coaters.
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.
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.
It’s a little known fact that back in 1964 there was an independent rear suspension (IRS) designed for the Mustang by Carroll Shelby’s crew. It never eventuated, most probably due to budget constraits but the Original Crew who worked on the car has wondered all these years how well it would have worked. So they set about finding out.
The video maybe a few years old but it’s worth revisiting this incredible machine and what went into making it.
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
Classic Recreations, my Carroll Shelby signature Shelby gauges, in KPH. (hey, i live in Australia!). They are something I’ve talked about quite a bit and whilst I already purchased a great set of Autometer gauges quite a few years ago I just could not pass […]
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.
With only a year to go before the 50th year anniversary of the movie Bullitt, it’s very fitting that the long lost 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback has been found. In a Mexican junkyard of all places!