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Old 02-04-2003, 09:14 PM
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Default Rare Photos of Shelby American circa 1963-65

Thought members would like to see a couple of interesting pics of the SAI facility at their last digs (LAX). The other one is of CSX 2287. I had not seen this one before. Both photos are compliments of the Remington Archives.



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Old 02-04-2003, 09:23 PM
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Are those the lines of S/C's out back of the hanger?

Thanks for posting the photos!
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Old 02-04-2003, 09:24 PM
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...Great pics, Cal.
See them workin' those '65 GT350 hoods in the paint booth?
(rack of 'em on the left, too.)
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Old 02-04-2003, 09:29 PM
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Kris... I think they are '65 GT-350's...
..look at this other view and note the "blast shield" in the background of both pics...
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Old 02-04-2003, 09:31 PM
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CAL,
THE GUY PAINTING, DO YOU KNOW HIS NAME? AT SAAC27 A GUY CAME UP TO RICH AND KEPT STARING AT THE FLIP. HE SAID HE WAS THE SHELBY AMERICAN PAINTER AND HAD PAINTED THE CAR WHEN MILES WAS DONE. HE WAS "LIFTED" INTO THE CAR AS HE WANTED A PICTURE, AT THAT POINT RICH TOOK HIM FOR A RIDE. HE CAME BACK WITH THE BOB HAMPTON GRIN. I VISITED WITH HIM FOR AWHILE AS WE DISCUSSED THE FIBERGLASS FITS ON '67 GT500'S AS I WAS RESTORING MINE AT THE TIME. HE WAS A WEALTH OF INFO, ESP. ON GETTING THE HOOD BOWS OUT THAT MY BODY SHOP HAD GIVEN UP ON. AWH, ITS THE OLD TIMERS WHO WERE THERE THAT REALLY HAVE THE ANSEWERS, GUYS LIKE PHIL.
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Reminds me of my first real job as a body man/ painter for body shop inc. straight laquer ,no respirator. pack a day and all the rainier you could drink between noon and twelve thirty . oh yea and a buck sixty-five an hour.
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That fence along Imperial was a great place to stand and drool.
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Lightbulb Is that the Pacific Ocean in the Back Ground???

The aerial shot has been reversed! The photographer is facing west. The light colored ground near the horizon is the sand dunes adjacient to Dockweiler beach.
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Default Correct View

From Cobra The Real Thing by Trevor Legate. It not the same photo, but it is from the same roll of film. Note the parked cars in both photos are identical.
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KobraKarl....ahhh the salad days! Nothing to get in your way of good days work. No respirators, ear plugs, hard hats, we were invincible, lol.

Cal, Ron,,,,great pics! I love these historic shots.

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I believe the painter is Robert "Tweety" Aldredge. He was the painter and body man back in the sixties. He is a great source of info and stories. He is still painting and restoring in Largo Fl.
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Old 02-05-2003, 05:55 AM
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Kris...
...in Stan's photo, the far cluster of cars on the ramp is the storage area for the 427 Comps .
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Stan is right. I mistakenly flipped the picture the wrong way when I was scanning it into my computer.

Big Bob Evans has corrected me on the Daytona, although I thought Phil said it was 2287. Bob doesn't remember 2287 having the white stripes in any pic he has seen. Any help?
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Old 02-05-2003, 08:42 AM
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2287 had stripes in the pics at Bonneville.
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A bunch of us talked with Tweety at SAAC--what a gentleman. He was the one the one who said there was no one true blue--it's whatever he mixed up on any given day--no specific recipe.

Stan--and I thought those dunes were the LA version of the "grassy knoll" I thought that pic looked alittle funny--I wasn't looking out at the distance like you were--I just never remembered hangers on the southend of Imperial. That assplains it.

Cal--great pics, as usual!
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