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Old 03-07-2018, 09:42 AM
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Nice work Andrew, looking forward to seeing more as you go. I just received my Jag rear from David at Everyday XJ, along with all of the part numbers from Doug at ERA, so I hope to get started on it in a few weeks.
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Old 03-07-2018, 10:05 AM
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Nice work Andrew, looking forward to seeing more as you go. I just received my Jag rear from David at Everyday XJ, along with all of the part numbers from Doug at ERA, so I hope to get started on it in a few weeks.
Exciting! Feel free to hit me up if you get stuck on something.
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:37 AM
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The paint job really is nice.
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Your car looks fantastic! Don't want to add to your to-do list, but I suggest you paint the underside of the spare tire try black at some point before it's all put together.

Painting Underside of ERA FIA Spare Tire Tray ?
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Looking great, I would concur that while you have it up and not fully together, paint the under side of the spare tire tray black.
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:54 AM
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Great suggestion, thanks! I'll add that to the list. I wish I did that before the rear went in, but better now than later I suppose. I'm liking the idea of using bed liner/undercoating for durability. Anyone know what the originals looked like? In going through my picture archive, I am not finding a real good angle of the well in a car that was not overly restored.
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:41 PM
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No, leave it alone! I love the combination and I think it's perfect.

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I was really struck by the princess blue/red color combination, but I understand its not for everyone. I'm sure I'll hear a few "shoulda done a black interior" but that's OK by me. I am a bit concerned though that I might have chosen a red leather that is too bright. ERA offered a great selection of swatches and now I feel like I should have chosen a darker version. I'll cross that bridge when it comes to it, but as of now that is a future me dilemma.
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Great suggestion, thanks! I'll add that to the list. I wish I did that before the rear went in, but better now than later I suppose. I'm liking the idea of using bed liner/undercoating for durability. Anyone know what the originals looked like? In going through my picture archive, I am not finding a real good angle of the well in a car that was not overly restored.
In looking around for a good photo, it appears in the original cars some of the spare tire tray tubs were dark and some were light. I tried to upload photos, but it wouldn't let me, so links are below.

light - https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2015/0...rs-to-auction/

light - http://phscollectorcarworld.blogspot...2135-some.html

dark - http://www.motortrend.com/news/1964-shelby-cobra-289/

dark - http://www.legendarymotorcar.com/inv...obra-1636.aspx

dark (and with a red interior like your car) - https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctio...9-cobra/175168

Anyone know the answer as to how they originally came from Shelby?

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Thanks for the links! I've ordered up a quart of Herculiner so we'll see how that looks.

John, I'm definitely sticking with red. I'm just not positive that I selected the right shade. It's supposed to be sunny this weekend (gasp!) so I'll try to push it out and take some pictures in natural light to illustrate.
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Unfortunately not a whole lot as we've been quite busy the past month. I did end up Herculine'ing the underside of the spare tire well black and it came out great. I got some time this weekend to work on the engine and got the front cover, water pump, and rocker studs installed. Hoping to button up the rest of it in the next week or two.

Here's a few pictures I took back in March.

Getting some vitamin D.


Found a somewhat appropriate 1963/64 Washington plate and had it restored.


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That last picture is funny. I've got shots from when my ERA was new just like it... but they grow up and now he has his own roadster (a BMW Z4) and is pushing hard for his "first drive in the Cobra." Time absolutely flies by.


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I've often wished he were a bit older so his contributions to the project could be more substantial, and for him to have solid memories of the process other than pictures, but I already feel that the days are really flying by and they are growing up uncomfortably (for me) fast. While I do get frustrated that we are not further along, spending time with family always has to come first.

I guess that is just an excuse to do another build down the road!
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I've often wished he were a bit older so his contributions to the project could be more substantial, and for him to have solid memories of the process other than pictures, but I already feel that the days are really flying by and they are growing up uncomfortably (for me) fast. While I do get frustrated that we are not further along, spending time with family always has to come first.

I guess that is just an excuse to do another build down the road!
Yeah you need a 427 to complement that slabside!
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Well a street 427, narrow hip, on sunbursts, perhaps ivy green does make me feel all tingly in my nether regions.
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