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#41 TooOld

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:50 AM

Can't find a photo but there was a kit to convert a Z car into a Cobra. I think it was called the Tomahawk.

 

This is the only pic I have of the Tomahawk .  It really looks a lot worse in person .

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  And then there was the California Ace built on an MG chassis .  It really defeats the purpose of buying a Cobra !

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#42 cobraman

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:59 AM

That Tomahawk in that photo doesn't look all that bad to me. Anyone remember the Brubaker Box I think it was called and built on a VW



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:10 PM

That Tomahawk in that photo doesn't look all that bad to me...

 

I thought that at first glance.

But then you start really looking at it...

 

The Wildcat was an E-Type jag shaped kit car based on a Ford Cortina (Ford Europe 3 box sedan - 1600 to 3000cc engine options).

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I ran into the owners club years ago at Le Mans.  Very sad people.  Constantly on the defensive about their choice of car.  Some of which made the one shown above look complete and well built.



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:25 PM

 

  And then there was the California Ace built on an MG chassis .  It really defeats the purpose of buying a Cobra !

 

But, the California Ace appears to be emulating the AC Ace which was not a Cobra although it BECAME the 289 Cobra.



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 01:06 PM

And then we have the VW-Camaro, on a shortened pan none the less!

 

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At least with this one you could build a reasonably accurate replica with an out-of-the-box Deal's Wheels ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ/28.



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 03:14 PM

That Tomahawk in that photo doesn't look all that bad to me. Anyone remember the Brubaker Box I think it was called and built on a VW

 

Sure do ,  the Brubaker Van or Box was on a VW chassis .  It was very difficult to get in and out of with such a low roof and only one door ,  a sliding door on the passenger side .  Everett - Morrison got the molds for this along with several other vehicles when they bought out Allied Industries in 1983 .  We never built any and eventually sold the molds back to Dean Morrison .

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 03:28 PM

But, the California Ace appears to be emulating the AC Ace which was not a Cobra although it BECAME the 289 Cobra.

 

That's true ,  but they did an awful job !  Below is an original Ace which was manufactured from 1951 to 1962 .

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:15 PM

Here's a sweetheart...
 
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looks like it has a bad case of hives or got stung by a bee something along those lines

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:57 PM

I think there was a kit to convert a 240Z to a 63 Ferrari GTO.



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:58 AM

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:54 AM

Because of the public's all around bad taste, I can't believe  there weren't more Z Rods built.

 

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:48 PM

I didn't take any pics but just last month I was at a car show and saw a 90's T-bird with the 49/50 Ford front and rear conversions........it didn't look any better or worse than the car they started with.

i think i've seen that car or one very much like it.