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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:09 pm
Post subject: Definitive Shelby Drop Thread

I know there have been other discussions out there on the Shelby Drop, but I'd like to start one that anyone can look at and see what's involved straight away. I just did a search for "shelby drop" and did not find a thread dedicated and detailed on the subject.

Seeing as this is a long weekend, I thought I might have a go at doing mine, and I'll take plenty of pics to put in this thread.

I'll go back through looking at the other threads again and edit this post when I find some more details.

Edit: I've also uploaded the template image to my webserver in case it goes missing from the original website.


The webpage here:
www.ftw.com.au/Automot..._Mod..html

Edit: Ok, so its easy for people to find in the thread, here is what I did.
First I made up the template in steel sheet using the following dimensions. Note, this is including Kerrys suggested additional 3mm (1/8in) drop at the rear. Please note that this image suits the left side of the car and should be flipped for the opposite side (note the front of car arrow).


I drilled the full size holes in the top so that I could put bolts through, and 3mm holes in the bottom.

After bolting the template to the original holes, I drilled the new holes with a few different sizes from 3mm up to the 13mm final size.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:03 am
Post subject: Re: Definitive Shelby Drop Thread

Good posting! Exactly what i wanted as i am to lazy to do the metric conversion .

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:45 pm
Post subject: Re: Definitive Shelby Drop Thread

Guys I have a couple of questions regarding the shelby drop.

1. Do I need to run a weld and grind it flat for the nut to seat on, or not worry? (where the arrow in pic is).
2. I've noticed in a few build thread pics that no one seems to weld up the old holes. Is there a reason for this?

Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:48 pm
Post subject: Re: Definitive Shelby Drop Thread

If I am building a car from scratch I weld the holes up & also run a weld in that gap & grind it flat.

Welding the holes is only a "cosmetic" thing & will not affect it in any way.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:50 pm
Post subject: Re: Definitive Shelby Drop Thread

Hawko wrote:
2. I've noticed in a few build thread pics that no one seems to weld up the old holes. Is there a reason for this?

Thanks in advance.

1. Lazy
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3. Allows you to change it back in the future
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:30 pm
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My Bro did it himself on his 67 and then he had it wheel aligned to the specs kerry dictated and it came quite good. luvhev

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:10 pm
Post subject: Re: Definitive Shelby Drop Thread

Thanks guys.
I'll get the welder out whilst the engine bays empty then.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:28 pm
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tech shop???????

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:45 pm
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jusTANG wrote:
tech shop???????
LH side of the page , under "main menu" then under "home" at the bottom

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:28 am
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Thumbs Up should have really looked at the dates..... Argh must of missed it back in July. I do recall work was bad at that time and different to Cam i did neglect the forum for a few months Shocked

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:14 am
Post subject: Re: Definitive Shelby Drop Thread

This question and information supplied was great. As such I would like to see the article updated (with this and other information that is splattered around the forum).

So what is the procedure to follow update an article?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:27 am
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Write up the bits you suggest are changed and email them through to hybiepoo @@@ gmail.remove.me.com

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:32 am
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OK.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:05 am
Post subject: Re: Definitive Shelby Drop Thread

I can go in & update any Tech Article with any relevant info. So will do that (so can Jeff) when necessary. Let us know.

The above info on welding up the holes is purely cosmetic, but that has made me think of a few other relevant issues that would help while the car is pulled down.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:19 pm
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ozbilt wrote:
I can go in & update any Tech Article with any relevant info. So will do that (so can Jeff) when necessary. Let us know.

The above info on welding up the holes is purely cosmetic, but that has made me think of a few other relevant issues that would help while the car is pulled down.

Well fire away then Kerry. Thumbs Up
I don't plan on pulling it down again in the near future.
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