'87 Shelby CSX
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Hi, I'm David Reynolds, in Southern IL. This was a very basic start to a new site for my '87 Shelby CSX. I'm in the process of building up a new engine for it. With luck, I'll find some time to finish updating this site with some more current info. A lot of it is pretty old. In the mean time, here are a few pictures and some details of the buildup.
is the once of the pictures that was on eBay. While it had been driven a lot, it
was not in that bad a shape. The interior was dirty, the seats were torn, and
the windshield was cracked, but it had a MP Stage II logic module, and the black
paint was new and shiny. Most important, except for some of the exterior decals,
all the Shelby items were intact. The car didn't meet its reserve price on eBay,
but the next Saturday I went back and bought it.
interior was pretty rough when I bought it. Besides the driver's seat being in
tatters, as usual, the other seats, headliner, and steering wheel were worn, and
everything was dirty. I got a few bits and pieces at Krysler Kars, but it seems
that good '87 interiors are real hard to come by, at least around here. I
decided to just take it to a trim shop and let them have at it.
Bell, at Bell's Auto Trim, did a great job on the upholstery. He found a very
close match to the stock material and re-covered all the seats. He also replaced
the carpet, headliner, and trunk lining. Now the interior looks almost as good
the interior was stripped, I took all of the plastic and cleaned and painted it.
I used a #00 between-coats sanding pad and scrubbed the pieces down with
acetone. Then, after wiping them once more with acetone, I gave each piece three
light coats of color and three of clear vinyl color coat from English Color.
a picture of me and my family. I'm the tall one with the beard. Next to me are
my wonderful wife of almost 19 years, Linda; our older daughter, Leah; our younger
daughter, Becca; and their little brother, Jonathan (a.k.a. "Turbo").
This picture was taken at home for Christmas 2003. (click it to enlarge)