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#41 martinfan5

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:51 PM

That should be cool, have you decided if it'll be straight paint; or with a livery? I haven't even gone to my bench since this weekend. Works got me wore out. I think i'll try and muscle through some stuff on mine. It's NOT on the back burner though don't worry i'm in this.


I am not sure yet, I would love to do the stripes, but the only stripe decals that came with the kit are the racing ones, with big circles on them.

Edit- body primer, next up remove the mold lines, started work on the engine , and getting parts painted.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:22 AM

Got a little bit done, mold lines removed, getting the engine started, and started working on the chassis
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:20 PM

Here are the wheels, dechromed and painted using Krylon matte aluminum spray
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:04 AM

Getting more work done on the chassis
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I decided to add some chassis wiring, adding fuel lines, brake lines
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:42 PM

Got the body painted, no clear coat yet
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 03:58 PM

Getting some more done
Radiator is on, and working on the interior
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 04:10 PM

###### thats lookin super. What did u use for the carpeting?

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 04:14 PM

Thanks mate, I used flcoking powder I got from Michaels, its embossing powder

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 04:22 PM

Really? Hmm that looks different than some others i've seen. I really like how that flocking sits in there. I dunno. I'll check that out though, looks killer.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 04:35 PM

Here is what it looks like, I need to get more now.
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 04:46 PM

cool cool thanks. i'll save the pic n bring it when i go next time

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:27 PM

just picked me up a Cobra kit off ebay...will be starting to build it as soon as I can, probably after the 9th (car show weekend here). Still unsure on how I will build this Cobra....too many choices

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:27 PM

Here its sitting on all four's
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:05 PM

Looks good....cant wait to get started on mine...

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:06 PM

Almost done with the 427,
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:08 PM

Mine is about 75% complete. I got the chassis put together with the interior. The body is curing with the clear coat. I opted to do a single wide white stripe and will be doing the short windshield and removable tonneau cover over the passenger seat.

I need to finish the wheels with aluminum next and get them installed and maybe accent with a gunmetal or exhaust colored inserts.

So I'm in the final stages and will get pics when it's done.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:23 AM

I'm still trying to decide what to build for a Tribute , so I dug out something I started a looong time ago ! Back in 1982 I started a 1/16 Cobra modeled after the Steve Arntz Replica that was on the cover of Hot Rod in 1979 . Using the MPC kit , I scratch built the frame and suspension using brass tubing . I just unboxed it for the first time this past weekend and took these photos .
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It's pretty banged up and the paint has yellowed . It was Bright Red with a Bright White stripe !
The interior panels are aluminum and have oxidized pretty badly .
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Overall , I think it looks pretty crude and may not be worth rebuilding . I have anither MPC kit that hasn't been touched yet .
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This shot shows the front frame extension is broken . Also the working suspension can be seen .
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Bottom views showing the frame and all the plumbing . One of the lower control arms is broken . I'm not sure why the rear links are rect. tubing , and there are no uppers !
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The braided hoses are the shielding found in electronic wiring . It looks pretty bad compared with what we have available today .
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The fuel tank is an R/C item and the battery must be from the kit .
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That aluminum floor is probabably the worst part of this thing !
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Okay , like I said it's probably not worth saving , but I'm looking for ideas . Save all or part ? Or set it aside and start over .
I got carried away with the photos , didn't mean to take up so much space .
I really need some input on this one !
BOB .

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 12:54 PM

I'm still trying to decide what to build for a Tribute , so I dug out something I started a looong time ago ! Back in 1982 I started a 1/16 Cobra modeled after the Steve Arntz Replica that was on the cover of Hot Rod in 1979 . Using the MPC kit , I scratch built the frame and suspension using brass tubing . I just unboxed it for the first time this past weekend and took these photos .
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It's pretty banged up and the paint has yellowed . It was Bright Red with a Bright White stripe !
The interior panels are aluminum and have oxidized pretty badly .
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Overall , I think it looks pretty crude and may not be worth rebuilding . I have anither MPC kit that hasn't been touched yet .
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This shot shows the front frame extension is broken . Also the working suspension can be seen .
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Bottom views showing the frame and all the plumbing . One of the lower control arms is broken . I'm not sure why the rear links are rect. tubing , and there are no uppers !
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The braided hoses are the shielding found in electronic wiring . It looks pretty bad compared with what we have available today .
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The fuel tank is an R/C item and the battery must be from the kit .
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That aluminum floor is probabably the worst part of this thing !
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Okay , like I said it's probably not worth saving , but I'm looking for ideas . Save all or part ? Or set it aside and start over .
I got carried away with the photos , didn't mean to take up so much space .
I really need some input on this one !
BOB .


This may not be the most accurate Cobra chassis, but you certainly put a lot of effort and thought into it. I'm sure that your skills have come a long way since '82 and this would make for an excellent foundation for a future project. No matter what you decide, I'm sure that your next Cobra buld will turn out great.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:04 PM

Well I calling the 427 done, there are a few little things I want to do still, but overall its done, I am sure I will be back with another Shelby kit for this CBP
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:35 AM

To Bob. Save that Cobra !!!!