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#801 sln583

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:50 PM

The cobra side skirts dont flare out enough in the corners.
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The Saleen sideskirts really make the car look low and wide, almost like it has fender flares. I have begun to add them with styrene strip.
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I will fill in the pockets with body filler and smooth it out.
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Sorry the pics suck, I need a better background to take pics and a coat of primer on everything to make it easier to see.
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All I have for now, hopefully more progress soon. Any and all feedback is appreciated.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:46 AM

Just being honest, Jason. :)

Mike, you are doing much the same as I in converting a Cobra to a Saleen. I cut the rear bumper off below the belt line and grafted on an LX/GT piece from a wrecked 83-84 GLX vert kit, and added the side strakes and vents to the lower bumper. Mine is not 100% correct, but looks the part. Same with the side fairings, I modified them very similarly to yours. The front bumper is where I am straying from your style vastly. Yours looks very good so far, and I hope my method produces similar results. I am hybridizing the GT/Cobra lower with some SVO components and heavy modification/blending. I am unsure how it will come out, but one of these days I will have to get back to it. I am also modifying the convertible Saleen trunk spoiler to fit the hatch, ann adding the HCMSL to it. As for LX tails; like Jason I am making my own patterns based on existing dimensions and will try to cast several copies in clear resin (in case I screw up with a set). The body molding has been changed by adding just a very thin filler strip to convert it to more of an LX looking trim (again, not 100% correct). I will be shooting it in Non-Saleen colors, as I cannot see shooting real Saleen on a 'Faleen'. I am shooting it Emerald Green Metallic with the Tan/Black interior.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:52 AM

That looks smoooooth!

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:47 AM

Thanks Stephen

I would love to see some pics off the progress you have made on your Saleen Bradley. I know what its like to lose interest in a project, this thing has sat in the box for years. Salen actualy converted a few 1990 7up convertables, so I know that emerald green will look nice, the tan interior will compliment the green better than the white leather IMHO. How Did you modify the vert saleen wing? is it the angle thats wrong? I know it doesnt look right, but I cant put my finger on why. Im working modifying the cobra taillights into LX ones. Its a pity someone doesnt sell them.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:17 PM

Mike,
Have you checked your exhaust cut outs, against the exhaust you'll be using? If the exhaust fits....
I probably wouldn't worry too much. It looks great, and it's coming along quite nicely.

The convertible LX started life as a Lowrider Mustang GT. (Probably my second oldest LX project, but the first completed.)
I made the tailights and rear spoiler from scratch. (As well as the front bumper cover.) I was hoping to have them resin cast, but no one seems interested.
I am unsure as to whether it's the subject, the maker, or the compitition that keeps the resin casters away. (Maybe a combination?)

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:09 AM

You got me wondering about the exhaust Jason. It does fit in those openings. Years ago that must have been my reasoning for putting the exhaust openings there.

Its a shame nobody wanted to cast that stuff.

Added some body filler
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Needs more filling and smoothing

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:38 PM

Mike converting a Cobra to a Saleen is a pretty big undertaking. I give You a lot of credit I'm not sure I'd have the maracas to take that on. But, Your doing it justice my man!!!
Lookin' good.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:13 PM

Thanks Roy
If I wasn't trying to replicate my own car, I doubt I would put out this much effort.

Made some progress,

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Still needs some more filling and sanding. Do the openings in the airdam look too tall?
What do you guys think?

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:41 PM

I think it's looking pretty dang good Mike. I was comparing it to a picture on Google, and It looks like there is a slight indent, lower in the center area, but I think You've very much nailed it!!
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:16 AM

Mike, I will have to load up some pics to Photobucket and get them here (of my Saleen attempt so far). I have a crazy work schedule, so my posting can be quite erratic and I never know when I will be on.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:38 PM

as soon as my 93 cobra, 85 SHO, and 92 lowrider vert get here from evilBay get here I'll be posting progress of my own 93 coupe project

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:53 PM

Nice haul Kirt, especially that 93

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 11:23 AM

And the restore continues...
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...So I cut that old version of top away, since I found one top which was pretty close on original Fox Mustang top. That is now glued, but it needs still some styrene before it fits correctly.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 02:28 PM

well some good news the cobra showed up today now I'm just waiting on the other 2 to show up and I can start on this monster

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:59 AM

I built one Cowl Induction Scoop for that blue Outlaw Mustang, it's made from styrene, but I'm not sure if it needs a hole if engine don't fit in.... And front spoiler is made from styrene too, also added some two part bondo on that, some sanding and then it'll look much smoother...

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:03 AM

I did some work for the C/Street Mustang's engine too. I glued that Pro Charger on its place, and I built that tubing for the air cleaner from 3mm solder. Spark plug wires are also installed and all of the Pro Charger tubings etc. are on their places. Belt pullies are from other kit, and the belt is made from paper.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:50 PM

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i have searched for the last three days for one of these cobra style hoods as it is what i have on my 1:1 coupe and can't find one for the life of me.
anyone care to shed some light on the source as i must have one!

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:00 AM

Is this the style of hood you are looking for?...
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 08:30 AM

yea that would be the one

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 08:46 AM

Short answer :

No body makes them in resin. (commercially)

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