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My 1968 GT 350 Shelby Cobra - after restoration


Restoration overview



This section of Shelby Cars in The Car is here to offer some assistance to those interested in doing some restoration on an early Mustang & Shelby. Maybe you haven't done much of it before or just have a question.

I've done my share of keeping a couple of Mustangs on the road for 20+ years. I own a 1966 Mustang V-8 Coupe and a 1968 GT 350 Shelby Cobra. The '66 I've had since high school, we won't talk about how long that is. The Shelby I picked up years later, about 15 years ago. I have a number of friends that have much more experience & knowledge than I do, you know the guys you call when you're stuck. Practically anyone with some determination, a set of tools and some reference books can fix or restore an old Mustang. (Let's add common sense and patience to that list, too.) Now, there are some jobs best left to a more experienced hand but even the experts had to learn somewhere along the path. This section will be more basic stuff, for now.

I'm going to break this into sub-sections to make it easier to locate the information you need. Use the menu to the left to find your area of interest. There is an overview article in the restoration and repair sections to read first, particularly if you are new to this part of the hobby.

If you have any tips please feel free to email me and I will share them on these pages and give you credit.

Much thanks to my long time friend, Biff Hitzeman, for leading me down this path. Without his guidance, assistance and support I would not have found my GT 350 much less restored it. He got me re-interested in Mustangs. Without that rebirth of interest I would not be typing this information out. Biff has restored more classic cars than most body shops himself, maybe we can get him to contribute to this section.

This section will be continually under construction as new articles as written. If you have a specific question in the meantime, email it to me.