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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-12-2011, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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67/68 Shelby GT 350 front end parts - worth it?

I have a buddy locally looking at: 67/68 shelby, mustang front end nose Any thoughts on whether or not these Shelby GT 350 parts are worth it? What p/n's would one look for/find to determine originality? Thanks.

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I've only had my 67 gt350 clone for a short time...but those look like normal parts with stripes to me. Maybe its the angles but the buckets don't look nearly deep enough. Also the 67 and 68 have very different front end designs on the shelby which also leads me to suspect...




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Ah yeah, the 67 Shelby nose and 68 Shelby nose have nothing in common, so you'll need to know which.

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I think dodgestang is on the money. Most of that stuff doesn't look like they're for a shelby or even to convert a regular mustang to a shelby.

Shelby looking maybe ...

Definitely not for a 68 shelby as they're different from 67 as mentioned by 22GT.

They look like they're for a regular 67 - shorty shelby type hood, etc. The outboard mounted hi-beams grille maybe the only shelby part but probably a reproduction anyways.

So, maybe someone with a regular stang that doesn't want to do the full front shelby conversion could use the shorty hood and grille. Not sure about all the other parts as I would think you would already have them (if your car is complete). Then you need to repaint ...

I'm sure someone could use those parts especially if they're missing those pieces. Really depends on the what you're looking for but definitely NOT for someone who wants to do a shelby tribute/clone.

Couldn't guess on the value but I think they sell just the hood for several hundred dollars, right?

BTW .. dodgestang your 68/67 combo looks great!

I prefer the nose of the 67 but like the 68 hood better. I'd do it like you (but use a 67 hood with 68 style scoops) but all the 68 shelby parts already were on the car when I bought mine and didn't make sense to start over.

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That all looks like standard 67/68 stock mustang front end parts. The hood is the giveaway too. it's too short, same as stock length hood. the headlight buckets are stock mustang. It just has a different grille and lower valance, that's all.
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Thanks, team, appreciate the input, I'll tell him to keep looking for that needle!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-13-2011, 05:00 PM
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As mentioned above, they are not Shelby parts
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