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#1 cobraman

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:53 AM

If you are familure with this kit you know it is a multi piece body. I decided to try one again after many years. Still don't care for them. I did the best I could and think it turned out OK. Not totally happy with it but I never am. Instead of the 4 banger I installed a Ford 289 from the AMT Cobra kit. The fact that this engine seems a little undersize helped to make it fit in this car.  I added a hood scoop from the Cobra kit as well as the headers and modified the exhaust to fit. I opened the rear wheel wells a bit to make room for tht larger tires. I also made a rear spoiler from a piece of sheet plastic. The body was painted Metallic Black and then Ultra High Gloss enamel clear.  Comments both good and bad are always welcome. Thanks for looking.

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#2 bondo bill

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:48 AM

sharp build



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:13 AM

cool !!!



#4 DrKerry

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:27 AM

Now that is kool!!!!!!



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:49 AM

Very NICE Ray, talking about a real sleeper,can you imagine pulling up beside of that and getting your pants dusted!!! looks good! :D 



#6 cobraman

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:04 AM

Thanks guys !



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:15 AM

Welp, for bein a NOT that cool model, you built the heck outta it! NICE job!



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:23 AM

This seems to come under the subject being discussed in the current thread, "Underrated Cars (kits)". Even a poor kit can be made into a showpiece with the right skill and attention.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:28 AM

Cool build. Reminds me of my brother's Ford-swapped Spitfire.



#10 cobraman

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 12:37 PM

Thanks men !



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:38 PM

Cool is strange and strange is cool. But seriously that is cool. I would say it has something to do with your skills .



#12 cobraman

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:43 PM

Thanks ! I think I will be regreting for a long time that I didn't try and fix that awful windshield.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:14 PM

Very nice build!



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:18 PM

Very cool! I like the idea of the V-8 in there......looks good.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:49 PM

Beautiful!!! Just like a Cobra, small sports car and a V8. The ultimate Pocket Rocket!!!!

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:55 PM

Very cool. That thing would be fun to drive for sure.



#17 cobraman

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:04 PM

Thanks guys. I was hoping it would turn out better but these multi piece bodies and me just don't get along that well.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:43 PM

Great looking build Ray, very nice choice on the engine swap. Very Very good work..



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 02:44 AM

Thanks Carl buddy, glad you like it.



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:39 AM

Yeah the windshield is pretty odd. That is a highly visible mistake that kit Manufacturer should have corrected, I think. But you did fantastic job with this kit, the paint and detail is impressive. Stance is just perfect also and I like that wheel/Tire combo. Great work as always Ray.