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Old 09-09-2020, 12:27 PM
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Default Got the call ERA 3027 started

Looks like the crew at ERA are starting to churn them out. Peter called me today and gave me the chassis #3027, starting the frame today. Excited to say the least. He told me there was about 7 chassis ahead of me being powdercoated.
Hopefully my vision comes out looking good.
Slabside with the ERA rearend, Brandon is going to cut and mold the fender flares to match the early comp cars. CSX2433 or dragonsnake CSX2472.
Cant wait for the body to complete to really get a good idea what the finish product will look like.
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Congratulations. I must be one of the others just ahead of you for powder coat.

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If they're starting the frame today, how does that translate to a delivery date? I had heard from someone that the virus thing shortened the wait time (because guys dropped off the list), but I would think the build time is still probably the same. Maybe before next summer?
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Honestly not really sure, Peter said things should really start moving along now. My guess is that maybe Jan-Feb time frame it could be going to paint but it will probably be a 5 month paint process due to backlog at Brandon's.
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After I spoke with Peter, I am planning for late next Summer.

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John, are you getting it painted by Brandon or local to you?
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My current plan is for Brandon to paint it. However, if he has a large backlog I will go with Connecticut Custom.

Brandon is quite a bit cheaper and I don't see a difference in quality.

Connecticut Custom painted 755. It was a very straight and slick black car.

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Looks like the crew at ERA are starting to churn them out. Peter called me today and gave me the chassis #3027, starting the frame today. Excited to say the least. He told me there was about 7 chassis ahead of me being powdercoated.
Hopefully my vision comes out looking good.
Slabside with the ERA rearend, Brandon is going to cut and mold the fender flares to match the early comp cars. CSX2433 or dragonsnake CSX2472.
Cant wait for the body to complete to really get a good idea what the finish product will look like.
Congratulations! A roadster (slabside) 289 with guards modified to replicate CSX2433 is what I was originally going to build, until I found that I could do an FIA replica. You will end up with a very nice car!

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I have # 834, hopefully will get it soon, ordered 1/19, powder coated 10/19, still waiting.
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My current plan is for Brandon to paint it. However, if he has a large backlog I will go with Connecticut Custom.

Brandon is quite a bit cheaper and I don't see a difference in quality.

Connecticut Custom painted 755. It was a very straight and slick black car.

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I think Brandon had my car (828) for 5 - 6 months. Very pleased with the results.
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I think Brandon had my car (828) for 5 - 6 months. Very pleased with the results.
It takes 5 to 6 months at the body shop alone?
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Looks like the crew at ERA are starting to churn them out. Peter called me today and gave me the chassis #3027, starting the frame today. Excited to say the least. He told me there was about 7 chassis ahead of me being powdercoated.
Hopefully my vision comes out looking good.
Slabside with the ERA rearend, Brandon is going to cut and mold the fender flares to match the early comp cars. CSX2433 or dragonsnake CSX2472.
Cant wait for the body to complete to really get a good idea what the finish product will look like.
OUTSTANDING! Truly a wonderful Cobra and for me the dream of a lifetime come true. Peter and his crew are really great.

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It takes 5 to 6 months at the body shop alone?
Yep, he's backlogged as well.
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Yep, he's backlogged as well.
Jeez, I think Mr. Mustang should set up a body and paint shop in New Britain. I'm pretty sure the time it took 15 years ago was about six weeks.
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....I'm pretty sure the time it took 15 years ago was about six weeks.
Given that my car went to the painter's with amost all prep. work done....but it took one week to give me a truly excellent quality paint job. I remember comparing a Maserati Ghibli's paint (similar blue colour, on display at the local shopping mall) with my 289, and mine was easily the best
Did I mention that the paint job was done by a local boat yard ? ....and that it was quite inexpensive ?

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Honestly fine with the wait. I really dont trust any shops local to do the work especially with the modifications I want done.
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Honestly fine with the wait. I really dont trust any shops local to do the work especially with the modifications I want done.
That's the way I felt. Walt (the daddy) did mine at Connecticut Custom and did an absolutely spectacular job.
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Very pleased with Brandon's work, made the wait worthwhile.
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Wow, that looks spectacular! That color witht the sunburst wheels really gives it that classic look.
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Wow, that looks spectacular! That color witht the sunburst wheels really gives it that classic look.
Thanks! It is Silver Mink, one of the original colors.
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