Shelby Drop thanks to Klaus

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  1. RancheroRandy

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    Doing the old Shelby drop on my '65...got the driver side side finished (and had to reteach myself some of the tricks involved) now on to the passenger side... Shelby drop.jpg
     

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    Wait till you drive it. Noticeable difference. Next roller spring perches.
     
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    I'm holding off on the roller spring perches...going to completely change the front suspension with coil over system from Global West sometime (hopefully before too long) in the future so I don't want to blow the $200 for them. The current spring perches are China crap and the bearing barrel is too big to allow a wrench to get to the inside shock absorber hole that I use for my spring depressor tool so I modified a wrench that works pretty well... modified wrench2.jpg modified wrench1.jpg
     
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    I figured since I'm tearing things up I'd cut out the export braces and install an after market one. They are, or should I say were, welded in very well along the cowl but at the shock towers pretty wimpy...in fact the driver side was held on by only 2 small spot welds that popped off surprisingly easy. L export brace3.jpg R export brace2.jpg
     
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  5. RancheroRandy

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    Got the new export brace in... export brace1.jpg
     
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    Lookin' good! What size bolts did you use at the cowl?
     
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    5/16-18 SS button caps
     
  8. beerbelly

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    That really opens up the area around the master cylinder; I may do this some day.
    Do you remember where you got the 90˚ PCV valve, or a part number? I have a jerry-rigged version on mine, but yours is much cleaner looking.
     
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  10. RancheroRandy

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    It was installed on the engine when I purchased it...but I'll look at the receipts to see if I can find it. The guy who "restored" it kept receipts for just about everything so it may be there somewhere. I added up the receipts the other day just out of curiosity and it came to over $28K not including the price of the engine rebuild and cost of the Strange rear end (or the cost for painting it) so he must have sunk North of $30K in it. Kinda felt sorry for the guy because he got screwed on the cost of a lot of parts, namely from Auto Krafters, but for once I think came on top of the deal....
     
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    Sounds like you got a sweet deal!
     
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    A very sweet deal!
     
  13. 1965 Ranchero 66G

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    If you don't mind, where did you get the export brace from, I like it.
     
  14. RancheroRandy

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    Those export braces are all made by the same (China, ugh!) manufacturer, Dynacorn, so finding the cheapest is the way to go...I got mine off of ebay from zero1inc for $67 buck AND free shipping...
    I plan on adding some tubing to it to brace it more but for now it will suffice...
     
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