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Old 04-06-2021, 07:09 AM
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His frauds go beyond his Cobra ventures. Read the entire saga before doing any business with this guy.
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I’m on my way to Vancouver when we can travel and am going to check out the molds on the way

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Old 04-06-2021, 11:14 AM
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Iím on my way to Vancouver when we can travel and am going to check out the molds on the way. It was obvious back then Classic Roadsters would not make a comeback. I canít believe people sent him money. If he could make a top, cash on pickup itís worth a try. If the devil himself had bucks for Shelby body parts we would be all over it
Whatever you do don't give him a nickel for a deposit. Explain to him "the chances of me coming to you with money after it's done are 1000% higher than you coming to me with a cover after I give you money. Let me know when it's done". Then don't hold your breath.

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Just spoke with Ryan. To be honest he sounds like a stand-up guy and was pretty straight and honest with me. I appreciated the time he spent chatting with me and sad that he already sold the hardtop mould but he was going to reach out to some people he had worked with in the US to see what options they had for our cars.

I appreciate the warnings and I wouldn't be sending money without a product in my hand but he did seem like a straight up guy (again I dont want to start a fight with lots of back and forth).

If anyone has any other lines for hardtop or soft-top options I would be open to hearing about them.

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Old 04-06-2021, 02:09 PM
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Nobody to my knowledge makes a top, one pops up here and there. Normally told just have a local shop, yadayada,"any upholstery shop can do it". Some reference photos here:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...eplica-427-sc/
Note center forward bar in third photo in the sequence (never seen that) any close inspection you see the bars slip into each other like most cobra tops.

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Old 04-06-2021, 02:55 PM
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That’s a real Classic Roadsters soft top on that car. Really nice sidewindows. An attempt was made a while back to make new tops but nothing came of it. MrBruce Lemans top is sweet. He adds a 4” filler across the front. He said he would ship it separate for me to modify. If you can do it or get it done see if he would send you the top and strip separate

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Anyone see the thread about someone in Mother Russia who is selling a complete what appears to be a CR fiberglass body on egay?
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Old 04-06-2021, 07:33 PM
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@incoming, Yes 74proii (Thanks John) has a post on here, about that exact Ebay ad, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if Ryan was involved somehow in that. @eaks, Most Con-Men, always sound like "Straight up honest guys" that's why their so good at screwing people over, you have been warned. TommyRot.
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:00 PM
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@eaks, Most Con-Men, always sound like "Straight up honest guys" that's why their so good at screwing people over, you have been warned. TommyRot.
I was going to say that but you beat me to it. The con starts with gaining your confidence.

Let's see, I've got a truck load of musical instruments I need to unload...

Just be careful.
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I understand it guys. I also made it clear to him if I were to purchase anything I would not be paying till I had my hands on the items and he completely understood.he gave me his side of some of the things and to be honest I don't want to get into it because only he and the others involved know the truth.

I just know to me he seemed like a good guy willing to help me out and even if it was with another company he would try and get me some info..I appreciate that from him and again if I do purchase anything from him it will be face to face or once I have the goods he will be paid.

With the boarder the way it is now and the limited access to any classic roadster stuff it's good to know there is someone somewhat close who may be able to help me out (he is about an 8-10 hour drive away)..

I appreciate the heads up from everyone on here about him but would like to just leave it at that for now. Without this previous knowledge from everyone I would most likely send money if he offered me anything.I just don't want to continually hear this negativity non-stop (there's enough going on in this world to add more negativity to it).I appreciate the heads up and as discussed will ensure I have items before payment is made.

If anyone has more info or details on soft tops or hard tops I would be interested to hear that here.
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Jean-Paul and Jean-Pierre Lussier bought the molds for DD Cobra in Quebec and I know there is a mold for a top..Jean-Perrier has a DD Cobra for sale on Facebook...514-829-3568...wouldn't hurt to give him a call...Steve
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Jean-Paul and Jean-Pierre Lussier bought the molds for DD Cobra in Quebec and I know there is a mold for a top..Jean-Perrier has a DD Cobra for sale on Facebook...514-829-3568...wouldn't hurt to give him a call...Steve
Sorry I am not familiar with DD cobras? My understanding is that since the size of the CR cobras are so much different then all the others only a CR cobra top will fit. And Quebec is a bit of a trek from me (40+ hours) if they needed to modify to fit my car.

Maybe you can clarify the above? Thanks for the suggestion though.
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Old 04-07-2021, 10:59 AM
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Here is another option for a top:

New Cobra Top
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Here is another option for a top:

New Cobra Top
Thanks RockBit.. I just sent you a PM. Hopefully you can provide me with some details.
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Just spoke with Ryan. To be honest he sounds like a stand-up guy and was pretty straight and honest with me. I appreciated the time he spent chatting with me and sad that he already sold the hardtop mould but he was going to reach out to some people he had worked with in the US to see what options they had for our cars.

I appreciate the warnings and I wouldn't be sending money without a product in my hand but he did seem like a straight up guy (again I dont want to start a fight with lots of back and forth).

If anyone has any other lines for hardtop or soft-top options I would be open to hearing about them.

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If he sold the hard top mold, why not ask him who he sold it to? Maybe the person who bought the mold would be willing to make you a hard top.
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If he sold the hard top mold, why not ask him who he sold it to? Maybe the person who bought the mold would be willing to make you a hard top.
I did. He said that is one of the guys he is going to reach out to along with a couple others.. Haven't heard anything back from him tho but I'll give him a couple weeks and then follow back up with him
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Old 04-07-2021, 07:25 PM
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If he (Ryan) sold the mold/"s to the top, #1 why deal with him at all ? #2 why can't he just give you the info. to who he sold it to right now???? Red Flags !!!
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Attached are pictures of an original Cobra hardtop on my Kirkham.
Since the Kirkham body replicates the original, the top is a good fit.
The hardtop was sourced from someone that had some original Cobra parts.
It came with a nice vinyl outer finish but the liner was gone as were some of the brackets to hold the top to the windshield and to the brackets for the soft top bows. The top also came with the "deluxe" metal side curtains but the posts were positioned differently from my car. I'm told that Kirkham's post are differently placed from the originals.
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Mark? (marklotus) what a beautiful 289 Street, really love the painted Spokes, light blue (Viking Blue?) and black top, just right. I had chromes on my 289 Street, just too "flashy" Cheers TommyRot.
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