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#1 cobraman

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 02:08 PM

Next up will be a meld of these 3 kits. I plan to use the funnycar chassis and motor ect. but extend the front end using part of the rail dragster frame. The Cobra body will then hopefully mated to the chassis. The idea came from a drawing in the last magazine. It shows the idea of building this but with a Gremlin body. I thought it looked cool so I'm going to try to do something along those lines but with a different body. Still need to unwrap a couple of the kits and try to mock it up to see if it will work.  Thanks for looking !

 

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 02:14 PM

Wow Ray, I think it will be a very kool build for sure can't wait to see this one take shape!!



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 02:25 PM

Thanks Larry. I hope I can pull it off.   If worse comes to worse I can always build up the parts in my parts boxes.  : )



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 02:29 PM

Hey Ray, I have seen your work, I have no doubt you will be able to acheive your goal!! those extra parts sure come in handy don't they?



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 05:06 PM

Got me watchin.....



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 05:26 PM

Ray........very interested in this build........I have the Lomka Gremlin drawing on my workbench.......I will be building a replica of the Gremlin drag car drawing.......I think it is really cool........i`m glad you are doing the Cobra version.........I wouldn`t  want to step on your shoes.



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 04:25 AM

John if you were building the same thing as me I would throw mine in the trash.  No, I'm not joking. : )



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:47 AM

I did a minor mock up just to see how things will line up. Not too far off from where I wanted it to be and I think I can massage the difference.  I think this will work without using the rail frame to make it longer. This build will need a lot of work but I think it will be cool when finished. Won't get real deep into this build till I can wrap up the GT6 I am working on. Thanks for looking.

 

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 07:47 PM

This is going to be really cool build! I like how the body looks on that frame, and that Gremlin is pretty cool also. Maybe moving the engine a bit backwards would make it look even better? But then again, it's not bad like that either.



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:44 PM

That is definitely going to be a unique piece.....Anxious to see more.



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 03:03 AM

This is going to be really cool build! I like how the body looks on that frame, and that Gremlin is pretty cool also. Maybe moving the engine a bit backwards would make it look even better? But then again, it's not bad like that either.

 

Thanks. I think it would look better if I moved the engine back but I want to use the front wheel wells as the exit for the exhaust so that will pretty much dictate the engine placement.



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:05 AM

This is going to be really cool build! I like how the body looks on that frame, and that Gremlin is pretty cool also. Maybe moving the engine a bit backwards would make it look even better? But then again, it's not bad like that either.

Looking at where the body sits aligned to the axle it'll come back a touch, but I agree if it could come back more. It may look kool with the engine out front like it is, not sure!!!! Looks kool on the frame though, can't wait to see it with some slicks under it!!!!!



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:34 AM

 

Thanks. I think it would look better if I moved the engine back but I want to use the front wheel wells as the exit for the exhaust so that will pretty much dictate the engine placement.

 

 

Oh yeah, that is a good point, too! I can't wait to see this one, the Headers will look killer when they are coming out of the wheel wells. Keep up the good work.



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 02:53 AM

Very cool build ldea Ray, looking forward to your progress...



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 01:26 PM

Who stole my bag of popcorn???!!! Guess I'll have to watch this build eating Cheetos. So far so awesome Ray.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:34 AM

Thanks guys. I hope to get back to work on this one soon. Now if the darn High Gloss Enamel would dry on my GT6 wip I could finish it and make some space for this one.  : )



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:48 AM

This is going to be cool!



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:55 AM

I hope so Dave.  : )



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:43 AM

Now that the GT6 is finished I will be able to work more on this one. No big changes yet. I just used some sheet plastic to enclose the cockpit so there isn't such a gap between the body and the frame.

 

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:24 AM

Can't wait to see how this turns out, got a good start so far.....