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    Checkered/Blue to Red

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    I surely am glad that there is another Cobra with a checker flag design. The Cobra in the picture actually won the "Tops only" section of the Cobra Club of South Africa Concourse for two or three years in a row. It was a unique, clean and stunning example. The Cobra was later sold and the new owner did not like blue, so he had the Cobra painted Red.:confused: The picture below is the checkered flag Cobra in it's new guise.



    Oh, this Cobra also features here because of the Custom Grille set.
    Last edited by "Q"; 05-12-2011 at 11:34 AM.

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    I do like the grills....

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    SPF #719. 396ci Stroker Windsor.
    Subtle, but the custom curved number plate with the stainless trim gives a nice flush look.


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    SPF #719. 396ci Stroker Windsor.

    Vents, rear exit pipes ...

    Uhm...





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    1969 NASCAR Cobra, 428SCJ engine bored .065 and sonic tested and balanced and blue printed.
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    That Cobra still looks great in red. The Blue one is nice also and they have plenty of louvers in the hood and vents in the side. I think I would want the exhaust tips turned down to keep the wind from pulling fumes back onto the paint.

    Ron

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    Did a couple things over the winter.

    First is some aluminum quick jacks. Did not like the quality of the polished stainless ones. Plus I saved close to 5 pounds.



    I also made up some aluminum brackets for the new sway bars. Since this picture was taken I have added bronze bushings and grease fittings.


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    You did a nice job with the aluminum. I took the quick jacks off of mine when I had it as I thought they were just there for me to hit my knees on every time I walked around the car, so I put the Bumpers on the front and back. I still hit my leg and knees but it didn't hurt so bad.

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    Excellent, Silverback!
    Aluminum quickjacks - nice!!

    What, no titanium handy? ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodneym View Post
    Excellent, Silverback!
    Aluminum quickjacks - nice!!

    What, no titanium handy? ;)
    Actually I do have a piece of titanium in the garage, but I have not figured out what to build with it yet. I'm thinking maybe a new mounting bracket for the clutch slave cylinder. It will be a project for next winter.

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    Silverback,
    Great looking quickjacks, the angle makes it a much cleaner look than the welded stainless.
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    Silverback.
    Excellent idea and great workmanship. It's amazing how much weight a person can shave of a Cobra if you just put a bit of thought into it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    SPF #719. 396ci Stroker Windsor.

    More Customizing

    Custom Cobra Head Grille.





    Recessed Tail Lights.

    Last edited by "Q"; 02-17-2012 at 07:22 AM.

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    If we pool our resources and talents, we might be able to hand build an awesome Cobra.
    I'll provide the encouragement and beer chilling.
    RedB, what's up with the welding rig?

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    Darren,

    Awesome, I have never seen anything like this before. I like the way the bonnet opens - much easier to work on the motor and to clean.

    Cheers
    Alex

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    Having trouble seeing what's behind you?

    Bigger side mirrors might be the answer.



    or even bigger side mirrors with built in indicators.

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    Another Grille.

    What about a Honeycomb topped with an AC badge...


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    That grill is not only nice but it is functional too as it looks as if it is made of a heavier screen than most I have seen. And the AC badge can stop any big rocks or chunks of rubber.

    Ron

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    Angry Rearward vision a problem with bullet mirrors.

    This is one of my favorite mods. With a standard lenses in the bullet mirrors you can usually only see the "bum" of the Cobra, by fitting these lenses, the rear view just opens up (albeit a little distorted).

    Standard bullet mirror on right compared to the modified one on the left.




    What you'll need to get from your local spare shops is one of these. (also referred to as a truck blind spot mirror).




    Taking the standard bullet mirror (this can also be done with the mirror already mounted to on the Cobra).




    Carefully press on the mirror so it moves away from the plastic retaining ring (the mirror lens is spring loaded). Now using a thin shafted object (small flat tip screwdriver), carefully dislodge and remove the plastic retaining ring. Take note of which way the plastic retaining ring comes out, as it should go back the same way. Be aware that a spring and plastic "cup" covering the spring will fall out if done while mounted on the Cobra. Don't lose them as they must go back the same way they were.




    You should have this collection at this stage.

    05.jpg


    Replace the standard mirror with the new 3 3/4" "blind spot mirror" and reassemble. This should give you a final product looking like this.

    06.jpg

    Or if that was to much effort, you could simply stick the "blind spot mirror" on the standard lens.

    Hope this works for somebody.
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    Hi "Q",

    I must agree that this mod absolutely works 100%, without it you are "blind" out there and have to look over your shoulder each time you want to change lanes. Brilliant concept!

    Alex

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    Q,

    That is a great idea and doesn't look as bad as one of the long see both sides type mirrors that I used for a while. I had mine mounted inside on the dash right in the center and I could see well on both sides but I didn't really like the looks of it. I wish I had thought about something like this as I moved my side mirror to where I could adjust it to see in the blind spot on the drivers side.

    Ron

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