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Old 04-17-2017, 11:10 AM
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Outstanding! It will be worth the wait. ERA Cobras and their service are second to none.

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That seems pretty fast to me--I started contemplating building an ERA in 1999!
I witnessed my first Cobra in action in 1968 and never forgot about it. It took a visit to the Shelby Heritage Center in Las Vegas in February 2014 to resurrect latent memories and get the fire going again. I joined CC after returning from Lost Wages and 4 months later I became an owner.
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Welcome aboard. You'll love your ERA as the product is great!

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Old 04-17-2017, 05:39 PM
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Phil,

How far are you from Lexington, Ohio? I should be there June 22-24 for the Vintage Grand Prix of Ohio. Would be nice to see your car. When I had my ERA, it was number 717, they were probably about the same age.

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Good choice. I love my ERA 797. Great guys and excellent product.
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I am #2019. There are seven cars in front of me to be built.
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If you are going to have your car painted prior to ERA shipping it, you probably need to add the paint time to the delivery time you were quoted. I would also talk to the painter about getting in the queue. Paint time can be long...don't ask me how I know.
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If you are going to have your car painted prior to ERA shipping it, you probably need to add the paint time to the delivery time you were quoted. I would also talk to the painter about getting in the queue. Paint time can be long...don't ask me how I know.
Yes, I heard that. I'm still on the fence whether to have it done up there or locally.
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:42 PM
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Yes, I heard that. I'm still on the fence whether to have it done up there or locally.
Painting an ERA Cobra is more than just painting it. What I mean by that is there are services, like rolling the edges, getting all the body lines perfect, and half a dozen other things that I can't remember, but that CCC has on their Cobra services list. You're not going to get a better job than Connecticut Custom. A cheaper job, yes; better, no.
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The door gaps have to be set. The wheel lips have to be trimmed and finished. All body panels have to be flushed up. The cowl edges should be rolled. As good as ERA's body is, it still takes a lot of work to prepare one for painting. I would suggest finding someone who works with fiberglass a lot. Here's what mine looked like after body work.



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You know, I actually kind of like that look.
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You know, I actually kind of like that look.
Ehh - I don't know. I was more partial to this stage.

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Painting an ERA Cobra is more than just painting it. What I mean by that is there are services, like rolling the edges, getting all the body lines perfect, and half a dozen other things that I can't remember, but that CCC has on their Cobra services list. You're not going to get a better job than Connecticut Custom. A cheaper job, yes; better, no.
Oh you are quite correct. I'd guess the prep time to paint time is like 100:1.

Peter gave me CCC and one other contact to paint the car. Certainly their experience at painting ERA Cobras is worth a few extra bucks.
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