Author Topic: 68 Shelby GT500 Shock colors  (Read 262 times)

Offline kgraham1960

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68 Shelby GT500 Shock colors
« on: April 05, 2017, 10:35:15 AM »
Hello all,

Doing a frame off to a 12/67 build GT500. Shocks were replaced and curious as to the original shock colors. Coral Snake shows a lighter blue for the rear and I wanted to confirm the front shock color. Of course, any pics would be great as well.

Thank you for your help!!

Offline Bob Gaines

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Re: 68 Shelby GT500 Shock colors
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 10:59:46 AM »
Hello all,

Doing a frame off to a 12/67 build GT500. Shocks were replaced and curious as to the original shock colors. Coral Snake shows a lighter blue for the rear and I wanted to confirm the front shock color. Of course, any pics would be great as well.

Thank you for your help!!
GT500 and GT350 would be blue front and back . The 66 GT350 shock is very close to the early Ford light blue and the 68 is very close to the dubliclor Ford dark blue  . I only mention the difference because you mentioned a " lighter " blue. FYI for 68 only the KR 4 speed with staggard shocks gets non adjustable  black colored shocks. One shade of blue or black are the typical Shelby variations in 1968.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2017, 11:02:40 AM by Bob Gaines »
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Offline Coralsnake

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Re: 68 Shelby GT500 Shock colors
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2017, 07:40:28 PM »
Dont take this the wrong way, but you cant match colors off the pictures. Every monitor is different . The lighting plays a large role as well. Mr Gaines is correct all four shocks on your GT500 would be dark blue. The Autolite shocks were painted a dark blue similar to the engine color.