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What does everybody do with the old holes after the arning drop? Should they be welded up or is there a chance that you would need them in the future?

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For aesthetics you might be able to put a very short carriage bolt through from the engine side- it would look cleaner and you could go back to using it if you wanted to.
 

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Welded mine - didn't like the empty holes in my engine compartment. Not too worried about the next owner...

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I just left mine alone. cant really see them unless you go looking for them. Having them there is a great talking point when comparing notes at car show with people thinking about doing the drop.
 

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Left mine open. I first thought of welding them shut, but what if I ever wanted to put the UCA back to make the car truly original again?
Wait. You have an authentic Shelby. Shouldn't the holes already be drilled?
 
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Only '65 GT-350's and early '66 GT-350's had the drop as "factory."
Don't know about the '66 TA coupes, never checked those. (since
the ones Shelby built were basically R-models, they probably
were drilled.....
 
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Only '65 GT-350's and early '66 GT-350's had the drop as "factory."
Don't know about the '66 TA coupes, never checked those. (since
the ones Shelby built were basically R-models, they probably
were drilled.....
That's right. My mid '66 Shelby (1117) didn't have the drop, but I had no hesitation in having it done as soon as I bought it. Much more enjoyable, and had no effect on the value of the car when I sold it 12 years later.

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Wait. You have an authentic Shelby. Shouldn't the holes already be drilled?
Not on a 69. I think that was only some of the early GT350R's. The 69's actually started life as Mach I's and did not get a lot of performance mods, but did get the cosmetics.
Wait. You have an authentic Shelby. Shouldn't the holes already be drilled?

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