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AC Cobra 427 CSX3133 in 1/16th Scale


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#21 superbike-shaun

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 10:25 AM

alright curt, lookin good ,great detailand thanks for the fyi,on cato! shaun.s



#22 Bernard Kron

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 05:03 AM

Hey Curt! Pro-built, yeah? Love it, and I'm sure Dr. Bob will, too.

 

What's that cool hole puch you've got? Looks like to goes out to 1/2", almost big enough for scale wheel covers....



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 07:05 PM

Hey Curt! Pro-built, yeah? Love it, and I'm sure Dr. Bob will, too.

 

What's that cool hole puch you've got? Looks like to goes out to 1/2", almost big enough for scale wheel covers....

Yes Bernard...I can punch a 1/2" hole with this "puppy", it's not cheap, though

making slow but gradual progress on this car

c'ya



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 07:14 PM

Got a little more done

resin cast the fuel pumps, lights for the side roundels and the "quick-jack" brackets

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vacuum formed the racing style windscreen

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Trunk almost ready to be installed

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Dash is done...

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and a rolling chassis...

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on to finishing up the body, etc.

more to come soon



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:58 AM

Great Progress Curt!

Real Nice Work... B)



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 08:34 AM

Looking good, looking very good.



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 04:22 AM

great work so far mate I got this and am currently doing it up as a British racing green race car just one question how did you do the lettering on the tyres?



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 09:25 AM

Extra sweet!   Great build, Curt!



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 06:08 AM

great work so far mate I got this and am currently doing it up as a British racing green race car just one question how did you do the lettering on the tyres?

I thinned some Tamiya XF-2 (Flat White) down a little with Tamiya Thinner and hand painted the letters by letting the paint flow into the recessed areas of each letter. It's slow and tedious, but also the only way it can be done...

There are not a lot of 1/16th tire decals out-there.  :(



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 06:12 AM

For your next one-the letters are not actually white. They are a light tan right from G'year and they turn a darker tan color immediately from heat and use. They're sprayed on and pretty sloppy with overspray.



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 08:46 AM

For your next one-the letters are not actually white. They are a light tan right from G'year and they turn a darker tan color immediately from heat and use. They're sprayed on and pretty sloppy with overspray.

You're right about the color on AC Cobra's except for the Doc's...the letters on his Goodyear tires are definitely white



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 09:00 AM

You're right about the color on AC Cobra's except for the Doc's...the letters on his Goodyear tires are definitely white

Forgot you were doing a customer car. His is over-restored but that's his privilege.



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 09:06 AM

Forgot you were doing a customer car. His is over-restored but that's his privilege.

His is not a restoration of this chassis in any of its prior stages of creation...he just built his own version of an AC Cobra 427.

His bank account is definitely at a different level than mine



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 02:42 PM

Curt……..looks GREAT!!!!!……..nothing less from you



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 06:16 AM

trunk finished, roll bar support bracket and fuel pumps in place...ready to be attached to the body:

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Trunk in place, roll bar support rod attached to bracket:

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The body is finished, all ready to be placed on the chassis:

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Headers attached to engine, exhaust waiting for the body to be set on chassis so they can be hung in place.

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I have run into a little problem with installing the exhaust pipes to the headers. With the body in place, the exhaust pipes come up about 1/8" - 3/16" short of mating up with the headers. So, I'll have to extend the pipes for fit

Next should be the final chapter in this build, hope the Doc likes it!

c'ya


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 09:21 AM

Very nice looking Cobra.



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 09:56 AM

His is not a restoration of this chassis in any of its prior stages of creation...he just built his own version of an AC Cobra 427.

His bank account is definitely at a different level than mine

 

So, you're saying his is not an original. What is the builder source? Factory Five? Superformance? Other?



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 10:58 AM

No Skip-it's CSX 3133, not a replica. The owner just made it over in a scheme and with parts he prefers. Many do.



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Posted 10 May 2014 - 01:18 PM

She's Done...

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thanx for lookin'...



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Posted 10 May 2014 - 01:33 PM

Looks spectacular, Curt.  I'm sure he'll love it!