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    Some Custom Curved Side Vents and Curved Sun Visors and Wind Deflectors

    Custom curved stainless side vents and personalized side badge.





    Curved Stainless Side Vents and Stainless Exhaust Trim.



    Curved Sun Visors and Wind Deflectors.

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    Cobra "attachment".

    The mod might not be visible, but this Cobra actually has a tow-bar.;)


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    Q,

    Those pictures are great but I have never seen one like the top one. Did they have that 383 Emblem custom made?

    Ron

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    Q, are all of these from S. Africa shows? You guys know no boundaries when it comes to customizing.
    -Dean

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    Custom touches in SA.

    Ron
    I have to confess, the 383 Blown badge was my creation. Hey, none of the other badges represented the contents of my Cobras engine bay.

    Seeing there had been strayed from using a Ford power plant, and that the supercharged Chevy motor presented a clearance problem, it was thought that some styling ideas might just as well be borrowed from the Corvette C3 L88 Hood, to resolve the problem.





    Dean
    I have to admit, the guys down this way can become quite "creative". Some ideas work, some ideas can be fixed. It keeps things interesting...

    and to prove it ...


    A Reverse Bonnet Scoop and stainless sheet-metal, laser cut Grille Set.
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    Q,

    You did a great job on everything. Personally I like the Emblems. And the Corvette hood looks good on there. That must be a monster to drive.

    Ron

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    Q, I had an L-88 scoop on my first car (a Camaro). There's a picture posted here under "first car" if you look hard enough.

    The reverse bonnet looks patterned after a '69 Z-28 Camaro cowl induction hood. Probably the most replicated hood scoop in the world (really!). You see variations now on newer Mustangs, trucks, all sorts of hot rods, etc. Chevrolet tried to place a variant of it on the 2nd Generation Camaro (beginning in 1970), but then-GM boss John DeLorean called it a "coffin" and it never made production. You couldn't run a high rise intake on the second gen Camaros without a scoop, so I went with the L-88 and punched a hole in the steel beneath it for air cleaner clearance. :-)
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    Hood scoops.

    Ron.
    Thanks for the positive feedback. Yip, the Charged one is quite a bit of fun.

    Dean.
    Found your 71 Camaro with the L88 hood-scoop picture. Yip, we share hood-scoop designs. Thanx for the info on the reverse bonnet. I was not aware of it's origin. Another picture of the most replicated hood scoop attached.


    Silver Cobra with reverse bonnet scoop patterned after a '69 Z-28 Camaro cowl induction hood.
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    SPF #719. 396ci Stroker Windsor.

    Boot-lid with stainless inlay and gas shocks.

    ... and just in case the judges wants to look in the boot.


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    I think I can lay claim to be the first to do this mod? Not sure if anyone would copy it mind you ..lol :rolleyes:

    ****pit foot box cooling system.


    Another mod, and although not visual, has purpose. This stand off plate reduces heat from the headers at the front of my foot box, as well it extends under the foot box floor, as added protection from possible road debris penetration.

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    Fast at any speed-Cobra

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    Practical modifications

    AC Bill.
    Well, I definitely can't comment on the foot box cooling system but I can vouch for the "stand off plate" reducing the heat from the headers. Definitely a worthy and practical modification.

    Wile on the subject of practical modifications...

    Center Console
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    Q, my foot box blower set up has raised a few eyebrows. :confused:

    Basically, that box houses a 4 speed blower, that moves air via an insulated hose, up to both the left and right front foot box area. Air flow is also controlled by the blast gate. Fresh air is drawn down to the blast gate, from a small scoop I have mounted between the roll bars.

    It takes up a lot of trunk space, but works very well for it's purpose.
    Fast at any speed-Cobra

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    Bill,

    You are doing a great job. And the stand off plate is almost a must if you are going to be driving very far, especially when the temperature is 115+. I had double insulation on mine and also did the whole transmission tunnel. That helped with the road noise more than heat. I also had my brake and gas lines wrapped with insulation to prevent boiling when it was hot and I was running it hard. But remember mine was just a plain build with no fancy things except a ton of money in the suspension. I did put it in a few car shows but it was far from being of show quality.

    Ron

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    Custom Flames on Hood Scoop.


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    Different Hard Tops

    Excuse the quality of these pictures as they come out of my archives.

    My Dad's old Cobra with a sunroof built into the Hard Top. Worked great to reduce the buffeting in the cabbin.



    A hardtop with side windows to reduce buffeting. Stainless steel trimmings was used to mount the windows.


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    Q,

    The quality of those pictures is very good. I believe I like the side windows to reduce buffeting as they look as if they would create less aero drag than the sun roof. But that was a neat idea.

    Ron

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    More custom paint.

    Ron.
    I spoke to the owner of the Cobra with the side windows today, he said that it worked so good that he never bothered closing them. Obviously the stainless steel is a dead give away that it was another Hennie Greeff creation.

    Checker flag design on the front end.

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    Q,

    I probably wouldn't close them either. Even rain couldn't get in if he drove it in the rain as the air going by would stop that. I must admit I haven't sen one like the checker flag design above.

    Ron

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    I have seen that car in person at the Knotts show......man that is one CUSTOM COBRA.....a lot of time and work went into it.....

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