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Old 07-29-2016, 07:54 PM
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Pumpkin installed


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Old 07-29-2016, 08:00 PM
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You must have a target date looming Bill. You sure are making significant progress there. Well done mate, keep it up.

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That looks slick! How did you get it in?
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Old 07-30-2016, 03:56 AM
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Way to go Bill. Patience!

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Old 07-30-2016, 05:06 AM
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That looks slick! How did you get it in?
Blood, lots of sweat, and lots of cursing. I placed it on a floorjack nose up turned 90 deg (axles parallel to the 4" tubes). My wife manned the floor Jack while I maneuvered it in place. As she raised the unit, I slowly turned the unit until it pointed towards the front, still turned. Then when it cleared the cage, I turned it to the correct position. After that I just put the hardware and rear mount (which required surgery to clear the ribs on the aluminum case) on. Took two hours and the garage was 96F

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Old 08-31-2016, 07:16 PM
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Rear suspension and brakes all installed




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Nice, Bill. Very nice.

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Old 09-01-2016, 02:56 PM
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Bill, what length are those wheels studs?
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Standard but cut down for pin drive
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Standard but cut down for pin drive
Yeah, I was hoping you found some magic studs for purchase.
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On to the e brake system. Earlier I removed all the FFR e brake chassis mounts. I then fabricated custom mounts for the cables at the brake calipers, for the end of the cables under the car, and for the Lokar e brake handle. The mounts for the cable ends under the car and the handle were welded to the frame prior to powdercoating.



The brackets for the cables at the calipers bolt to the mustang cobra big brake option





After the floors were permanently installed this week. I tightened everything up and installed the boot and trim ring

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Old 09-18-2016, 07:09 PM
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Hi Bill,
It is looking great. Looking forward to seeing the finished Cobra.
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Rear suspension and brakes all installed
what number is that on the vin-plate? do i read csx2929?...
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Vintage Wheels?
Build is awesome................
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what number is that on the vin-plate? Do i read csx2929?...
csx 2323
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of course, what else 😉
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Finally got back to working on the car. Made a new dash after ruining the original from FFR. The new dash is made from .060 6061 aluminum. It's padded in marine leatherette with 1/8" padding underneath. It was done by Conejo Upholstery in Thousand Oaks, CA

After cutting the piece to the correct dimensions and using the bottom lip from the FFR dash (my brake isn't wide enough to bend ), I fabricated angle brackets that are riveted and epoxied on the back of the panel. 1/4-20 bolts go thru the hoop and mount the dash to the hoop so the fasteners are hidden.



I had to make a patch panel for the steering column because the dash moved while drilling the hole, damaging it.



I took the panel to a local car upholstery shop since my first go at putting the padding on was a disaster.



I spent the day installing all the gauges, switches, and switch panel


Closeup of the switch panel I had made
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Sweet work.......
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Old 11-01-2016, 05:32 PM
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As usual, Bill, splendid work!

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Looks Great!!! Glad to see that I am not the only one who uses my dining room table as a workbench
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