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Hello all

This is my first project for 2020. A $12 eBay find of a contact cemented early era (??) cobra.

I am posting up here as I know you guys are the real experts on these cars and I am definitely notIMG_1329.thumb.JPG.c74bd138a55322e5119b4ab0aacd1f64.JPGIMG_2255.PNG.07685949935f180396b52b1f83b91261.PNG

 

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That's the AMT kit, looks like the first edition Trophy series release. 

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So she has been torn down and a bit of engine and body work done. I scrubbed up the parts with some airbrush cleaner as she is filthy.

I have quite a few parts to replace including

Windshield, steering wheel, wheels and tires, exhaust system, mirrors, headlights and bezels, taillights, rear bumper.....

After reading numerous threads on this site, I ordered the Hallibrand mags.

Any suggestions on resources would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers for looking

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31 minutes ago, afx said:

That's the AMT kit, looks like the first edition Trophy series release. 

Ha ha sweet right off the bat.

Thank you

I have been reading a number of your great Cobra builds, super impressive!

EDIT: Sweet I found the kit photos and instruction manual online. Thank you, that is a big help!

Edited by Twokidsnosleep

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My advice is to only use the body and pitch the rest and buy a brand net kit for $10-$20.  This kit has been reissued maybe a dozen times and some version have unique parts but overall any of the versions would suffice except I'd avoid the Reggie Jackson one because it is molded in green.  Since you will have a spare body you can cut out the doors if you want to make them open.  I would also sand off the Cobra emblems on the front and trunk.  They are about twice the size they should be and you can use decals instead. I'm sure Cobraman wil chime in but that's my two cents.

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7 minutes ago, vamach1 said:

My advice is to only use the body and pitch the rest and buy a brand net kit for $10-$20.  This kit has been reissued maybe a dozen times and some version have unique parts but overall any of the versions would suffice except I'd avoid the Reggie Jackson one because it is molded in green.  Since you will have a spare body you can cut out the doors if you want to make them open.  I would also sand off the Cobra emblems on the front and trunk.  They are about twice the size they should be and you can use decals instead. I'm sure Cobraman wil chime in but that's my two cents.

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Ok good stuff

I will probably wind up making a bunch of stuff in the running gear anyways....it is kinda the challenge of the build I stupidly like.

Huge help just identifying the kit as now I have the instructions printed off

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I have lots of AMT Cobra spares so let me know what you are missing and I can probably help you out.

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Hey Scott..good to see you back !

Funnily enough I have just started a Cobra build down in the 2020 Cannonball CBP... I have been on the hunt for some proper Goodyear tires for this kit.

I do have some from Fireball Model works, but they are BF Goodrich Fatties

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Keep us updated on your progress...will be watching... Cheers

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1 hour ago, Twokidsnosleep said:

...it is kinda the challenge of the build I stupidly like...

Cool. I have a soft spot for bringing other folk's cast off trash back too, and using as much of the original material as possible.

You have my attention, sir.

Bear in mind that one thing a lot of Cobra models seem to share is much heavier rubber than the cars would actually run, especially on the street. The big-footed-puppy look is favored by a lot of full-scale kit-car builders as well, and I generally think it kinda spoils the proportions and look of lightness the cars have.

I'd respectfully suggest looking at lotsa in-period shots of the real cars if you want to present this one as fairly correct.

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8 minutes ago, Belugawrx said:

Hey Scott..good to see you back !

Funnily enough I have just started a Cobra build down in the 2020 Cannonball CBP... I have been on the hunt for some proper Goodyear tires for this kit.

I do have some from Fireball Model works, but they are BF Goodrich Fatties

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Keep us updated on your progress...will be watching... Cheers

Hey sweet Bruce

yes this site is a wealth of info for domestic cars, so I knew it would be helpful to post

I like you project, especially the custom body support system you have😉

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2 minutes ago, Twokidsnosleep said:

Hey sweet Bruce

yes this site is a wealth of info for domestic cars, so I knew it would be helpful to post

I like you project, especially the custom body support system you have😉

Hey, Bud, you may wanna put some punctuation after your "Hey"......it reads like you're chatting him up, lol

 

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1 minute ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

Cool. I have a soft spot for bringing other folk's cast off trash back too, and using as much of the original material as possible.

You have my attention, sir.

Bear in mind that one thing a lot of Cobra models seem to share is much heavier rubber than the cars would actually run, especially on the street. The big-footed-puppy look is favored by a lot of full-scale kit-car builders as well, and I generally think it kinda spoils the proportions and look of lightness the cars have.

I'd respectfully suggest looking at lotsa in-period shots of the real cars if you want to present this one as fairly correct.

Oh I like your thinking there. I don’t know why I like to torture myself and re-build stuff. It probably has a psychiatric diagnosis

I have a few tire options for a more ‘light footed’ option. I think the second ones are the narrowest.

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Cheers for posting and following along in this madness

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1 minute ago, Dann Tier said:

Hey, Bud, you may wanna put some punctuation after your "Hey"......it reads like you're chatting him up, lol

 

Haha Haha...uhh maybe I was🤪

oh sweet sweet, Bruce

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...By the way, its gonna be great following this!!!......whats the bits like to that Fujimi cartoon kit??

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1 minute ago, Twokidsnosleep said:

Haha Haha...uhh maybe I was🤪

oh sweet sweet, Bruce

LOL

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A much nicer example of the Ford 289 can be found in any version of the Revell '65-66 Mustang or Shelby GT350 kits - that what I use in my Cobra builds. The AMT '67 Mustang and Shelby GT350 kits also have a nice 289.

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23 minutes ago, Belugawrx said:

...I try guys...lol

anyway.. the 289's were usually shown on spokes 

The AMT kit is actually an early 260. B)

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18 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

The AMT kit is actually an early 260. B)

Not difficult to modify a 289 to represent the 260.  The Trumpeter Falcon includes a 260 (I believe) with a generator, in lieu of an alternator. 

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2 hours ago, Gramps46 said:

I have lots of AMT Cobra spares so let me know what you are missing and I can probably help you out.

Awesome and thanks 

I will make up a list of what I am having trouble finding aftermarket or can’t make

I really appreciate the offer👍🏻😎

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2 hours ago, Belugawrx said:

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Holy smokes that is nice. Excellent modelling and photography 

Sheer class, just like you Bruce👍🏻

no innuendoes or anterior motives implied in the posting of this message. Any alternate interpretations by or in part are solely coincidental

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48 minutes ago, Twokidsnosleep said:

Sheer class, just like you Bruce👍🏻

 

uummm...it's not a model.....

Wish it was one of mine ...lol

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I got all for Borrani wires dry fitted and took the pic. Aside from running in Michelins, they look pretty good

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