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Watch This 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Get Carved From A Block Of Wood: Video

Woodworking is a bit of a lost art these days, practiced by few yet no less impressive in a day and age full of impressive displays of skill. But while some folks are content building shelves or furniture as weekend projects, there are a few people out there carving incredibly detailed creations from basic chunks of wood. That includes the purveyor of this video and his amazing wooden 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.

1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Wood Carving

Like a true craftsman, the carver starts out with nothing more than a few pieces of wood. He then draws out the basic side profile of a classic 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 on two of them before cutting those pieces with a band saw. Once finished, he combines the two with a pair of wooden dowels.

1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Wood Carving

Next, it’s time to make a roof, trunk, and hood for the car. Once those pieces are in place, the craftsman can begin whittling and sanding away at the basic shape to give it some proper detailing. That includes a lot of work with a router, chisel, and various types of sandpaper. And then, he can begin putting together a realistic interior for the Ford Mustang.

1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Wood Carving

Watching the little details come together is nothing less the mesmerizing. That includes things like adding actual tread to the tires, along with a set of knockoff wheels. Next, a chassis is put together along with an engine bay because this Mustang carving has an opening hood, doors, and trunk.

With some finishing work and a coat of stain, this wooden Shelby is nothing less than amazing. Though the process is shown here in just over eight minutes, it reportedly took its creator three weeks to finish. So the next time somebody says that nobody really works with their hands anymore, just point them in the direction of this video.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. mark hopper

    Wonderful woodworking! I’m impressed.

  2. Will

    Pure talent makes it look easy when it ain’t. Loved this presentation, thanks.

  3. Joe

    While the woodworking skills are impressive…the title of the article is not.

    The subject is a replica of a movie prop, “Eleanor” of Gone in 60 Seconds, which is based upon a 1967 Ford Mustang. It is assuredly NOT a Shelby GT500.

    1. Brett Foote

      Not sure if you’re aware of this or not, but Eleanor is based on a Shelby GT500. Might want to look that one up.

    2. Bigfoot

      Joe looks like you put your “FOOTE” in your mouth!

    3. Brett Foote

      Though it is worth noting that Eleanor wasn’t built from a real Shelby GT500, just designed to look like one.

  4. philip tilley

    Love the model, I wish I could buy one for myself, my brother and my two nephews’.

  5. Jay Exley

    Pure talent very nice 👍👍👍should make these and sell them ..


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