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#1 Phildaupho

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:02 AM

I am building a Cobra 289 racecar in 1963 configuration from the AMT kit.
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Chassis
- Separated front fender liners to paint aluminum
- Kidney Bean Halibrands from AMT Parts-Pak Tires
- Revell Goodyear Sportscar Specials

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Engine
- Smoothed valve covers and added breathers
- Drilled out Webers and added inner tubes
- Modified exhaust headers to link up further forward with side exhausts made from aluminum tubing
Interior
- Separated foot boxes and spare tire tray for painting to simulate fiberglass
- Re-positioned hand brake drilled out gauges for decal and clear film mounted behind
- Did some grinding to give better fit of chassis and engine

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Body
- Flared rear fender wheels
- Installed spats behind front wheelwells
- Cut away top for driver’s door as was done on racecars for more arm room
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:07 AM

lookin good! love the color!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:15 AM

Awesome engine details!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:19 AM

Wow! Talk about right up my alley! I am working on the exact same car right now! I did a lot of the mods you have done and see a couple you have done that I might have to do, such as the spare tire well. How did you make the front fender skirts? Where did you get your decals? I even have the same wheels and tires going into my kit as well. Talk about cool!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:22 AM

Another Cobra for me to drool over. I loves me some Cobra's. Keep er' coming.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:33 AM

How did you make the front fender skirts? Where did you get your decals?

The front skirts or spats were made from sheet styrene and putty. I made the decals with the Testor'sprogram but will have to wait and see how they look on the finished model.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:50 AM

How did you make the front fender skirts? Where did you get your decals?

The front skirts or spats were made from sheet styrene and putty. I made the decals with the Testor'sprogram but will have to wait and see how they look on the finished model.


I found a set at www.pattosplace.com. They are for slot cars but look pretty good. They have a lot of other decals there as well.

I was planning on using the green epoxy ribbon for the front spats (the same I used on the oil pan).

I'll be watching this one and am sure you will be done long before I am. I tend to get bogged down doing details so my progress is extreemly slow.

What color yellow did you go with?

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:56 AM

What color yellow did you go with?

I used Testor's Blue Angel Yellow enamel which is not really soft enough but none of the other yellows I tested were right either so I am sticking with the color as is.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:09 PM

I'm liking this a bunch. Great work.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

This is going to be an awesome build. I plan on doing CSX2128 when it raced at Sebring in 1963.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:19 AM

Like alot waht im seeing so far.
Have to go on whit my AC ace ok i know its not the cobra and its only got a strait 6 but any way.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:50 PM

Got this site in my email today. Very good photos of a real FIA Cobra.....
http://www.ultimatec...A-Roadster.html