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Old 05-29-2023, 06:45 AM
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Well, if itís not completely symmetrical that will just be in keeping with the rest of a typical Cobra body.
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Well, if itís not completely symmetrical that will just be in keeping with the rest of a typical Cobra body.
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Old 06-02-2023, 05:37 PM
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Default Wind Wings

I'm in a holding pattern awaiting arrival of the primer and new gaskets, so I moved on the the relocation of the wind wings. I plan on building side curtains so the clamp mounts needed to go. A buddy of mine had some mounting hardware so I went at it. Drilling the sidebar is nerve wracking, because, unlike fiberglass, there are no do overs. I got the top mounting block where I needed it and used the full wing assembly to locate the bottom block.









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Old 06-08-2023, 05:05 PM
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Well, at least itís all one color.







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Old 06-09-2023, 04:51 PM
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Well, Iíve sanded down to 180 and filled some small defects. The gaskets I ordered arrived, so I wanted to see if theyíll work out. I clearly have to do a bit of glass work at the anchor points behind the doors, but I knew those cuts were a wild guess











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it is coming along nicely!
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Old 06-16-2023, 05:06 PM
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Well, I think this is the final shape. I've tweaked the PS corner a bit and repaired the cuts and holes where the old mounts were, just need to touch up the primer.







Looking forward, I need to decide on a finish. Im debating a color match, such as this...



or a two-tone look, perhaps an old English white, something like this....



Bring on the discussion, mean while I'll start on mounting brackets for the windscreen.
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Old 06-21-2023, 05:00 PM
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Default Sidebar catches

Iíve started work on the mounting hardware. First up are the catches for the windscreen side bars. When I got it everything was done with aluminum pop rivets. Iíll use stainless fasteners ,new stainless catches (seen here) with a safety and nyloc nuts.



I added a thicker piece of aluminum to give the catch more support.




Iíll clean them up and polish everything for final assembly.
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Very nice work. It should look and function great when you get it painted.
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Yes, good job. Looks very much like a craftsman has been at work

Colour comment? I think I would forget the white; that works OK on an MGB, but if it was mine, I'd be tossing up between a colour match, or a matte black or satin black.

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I cleaned up the inside of the top and sprayed a coat of primer.



Leaning toward using a perforated vinyl headliner with a foam lining, something like this

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My $.02 color match with the car. Can't hardly beat BRG for a Cobra, my next one will be another BRG 289FIA. Cheers Tom.
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I misted it with black as a guide coat and blocked it. Could have been worse.



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After blocking the second guide coat. Looks better.

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Default Final Fitting

Hereís the final fit. If goes well, next post it should have color.














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Very impressed with what you have been doing. Not sure I would've taken on as much as you. Great job, keep it up. BTW, nice color on your car
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Old 07-09-2023, 06:28 PM
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Very impressed with what you have been doing. Not sure I would've taken on as much as you. Great job, keep it up. BTW, nice color on your car
Thank you!

I'm not sure I would have had I known what I was getting into.

I'm looking forward to seeing how your top turns out.
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Looking really good, John!
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Default Itís Green

After a lot of thought, I decided to farm out the paint. Mike at Spotlight Customs knocked it out of the park. He generously gave me an A+ on the prep work. The last photo shows the test panel used when I built the car 12 years ago.







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