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Just can't get enough of the Cobras.  Started a FIA Roadster conversion based on the Sunny 427.

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Hopefully I can see the progress in person unless we get snowed under in February.

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Hopefully I can see the progress in person unless we get snowed under in February.

We had a good turnout last meeting.  Had all the Cobra projects there.

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We had a good turnout last meeting.  Had all the Cobra projects there.

I planned on going but another meeting I had that morning ran a lot longer than I hoped :-(

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Just can't get enough of the Cobras.  Started a FIA Roadster conversion based on the Sunny 427.DSCN3171

 

You and me both !

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Which car in particular are you doing?

Haven't decided on specific chassis yet Maxx.  Need to see how the conversion turns out before I get too far into details.

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How many Cobra's do you have in WIP currently JC? LOL:D

This is number five (!) Len.

1A

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1B

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There were only five 289 Competition Roadsters built for FIA racing. 

That's right Maxx.  There were several more USRRC Roadsters built to the same basic spec as the FIA cars however.

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That's right Maxx.  There were several more USRRC Roadsters built to the same basic spec as the FIA cars however.

Yep. Are you going to do the Gurney/Johnson car that raced at Sebring in '64?

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Yep. Are you going to do the Gurney/Johnson car that raced at Sebring in '64?

CSX2259.  Bob Johnson destroyed the car at Sebring flipping the car multiple times after crashing into an Alfa GTZ at over 100 MPH. The remains were hauled back to Shelby American, salvageable parts were removed and the rest was cut-up and thrown in a dumpster.

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CSX2259.  Bob Johnson destroyed the car at Sebring flipping the car multiple times after crashing into an Alfa GTZ at over 100 MPH. The remains were hauled back to Shelby American, salvageable parts were removed and the rest was cut-up and thrown in a dumpster.

True, but the remaining parts were used to build a reconstruction of CSX2259 that currently races today. 

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Thank you for the interest and the comments Steve & Bill.

Here I have added the oil cooler scoop.

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Re-scribed the "cut back" door lines and filled the side pipe outlet.

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Engine and wheels/tires for this project.

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Looks nice JC, so does the mockup. What's the body color on this? Blue with white stripes?

 

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Thanks Gene.  I haven't fully settled on an exact car yet.  Pretty sure it will be a '64 car in Princess (Viking) Blue.  I have the Scale Coachwork decal sheet so I do have some options.

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