Carroll Shelby tribute community build.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:51 PM
Body in primer, and started painting the engine
Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:04 PM
Cobra CSX 2128 was originally built as a Team Shelby racecar for the 1963 Sebring race for drivers Dan Gurney, Lew Spencer and Dave McDonald. To get it ready in time it was painted with a spray can. The car went on to wide exposure on the cover of the “Hey Little Cobra” record album. Allen Grant was a Shelby employee who aspired to be a team driver. He sold CSX 2128 to Coventry Motors with the provision that he be the driver. Allen Grant was out to impress Carroll Shelby with his racing ability so to make sure his Cobra was as visible as possible on the race track, he had his buddy George Lucas an aspiring movie maker to design an eye-popping livery. Built from AMT kit.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:40 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:46 PM
Some work on the chassis
Started working on the interior, flocking is done
and here is what I am doing to lower it, you can see how much I cut off on the rear springs, and removed part of the mounting tabs for the front axle
and stripped the chrome off the wheels
Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:45 PM
And the wheels painted in gun metal, and the pegasus tires
Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:42 PM
Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:19 PM
I know this CBP has pretty much came to a stop, but I a going to do one, since someone is doing the build I am about to start, might as well do it in here, up next is the 65 Shelby GT 350R , I have already started getting the mold lines removed, I have a few plans, some I am not sure of yet. I want to put a NASCAR ford engine in it, change the wheels and tires, color unsure yet.
I will get pics up when my new camera gets here
Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:12 PM
Starting this one , my plans for it is to swap motors, I a going to use a NASCAR Ford engine , I want to some Shelby seats from one of the newer Revell Mustangs kits, and do a wheel/tire change, I have had some sets of XS tunning wheels that I have not had anything to use them on, but they are the perfect size for this one. Color, I am think white with blue stripes
Getting the body ready for paint
chassis getting painted
and here are the seats that I am thinking of using
the only problem is the head rest makes them to tall , so to solve that problem, cut of the head rest, and fill the hole
Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:25 AM
JW, I love the color, and the finish of Your GT 500. Everything else on Your build is looking great as well.
Phil, I just bought the Shelby annual, read the article on the "The Executor", and to see Your finished replica is pretty awsum!!!
Great work guys!!
Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:12 AM
Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:55 AM
my tribute build entry!: (sorry it took a while for the pics but here it is finally!)
I dont know if i can save the decals?...I HOPE SO!
Comments and Critizisim welcomed!
Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:43 PM
no biggie guys...im not excited about the finish coat. i know it looks decent but idk but here is how she looks
Edited by the weapon x, 26 February 2013 - 09:48 PM.