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1985 CCX 01-31-2010 07:44 AM

289 progress........
Progress has been slow as there are a host of one off parts necessary for the build. Thinking back a 427 would have been much easier as parts are so much more easily sourced.

1) Bought shock's, found them in UK.
2) Ally hood via KarlCSX2498, finishing by Panel Craft
3) Additional hardware via Sagebrush and others
4) Pedals and arms with pivoting action
5) Transverse leafs via custom shop....


somedayaurora 01-31-2010 07:49 AM

Looking good .
Buy Herbalaire

Old Phart 01-31-2010 09:28 AM

Good work! You going to make it looking original with as many original parts as you can?

1985 CCX 01-31-2010 11:55 AM


As best I can! Can afford that is.......:LOL:
Great to hear from you, still hope to add a MKIV someday to the garage along with the 289 of course.

Hope all is well with you in AZ...

Thanks for the encouragement Bill and SDR


Ozgur_Tan 01-31-2010 01:25 PM

looking good

LMH 01-31-2010 02:56 PM

Looks great! In the end, all the work will be worth it as there aren't enough 289 replicas out there.

terry mason 01-31-2010 04:43 PM

Looks great, who's body?

Tin man 01-31-2010 04:59 PM

Very Nice!

somedayaurora 02-01-2010 08:03 AM

original 289 chasis manual , steep price but kinda cool
Thought you might be interested .
Chrysler lebaron specifications

KarlCSX2498 02-01-2010 09:40 AM

Hey Jeff, Yeah, that hood looks nice on there. When you gonna fire it up?
Hurry up, the picnic is getting close. later,karl

1985 CCX 02-01-2010 09:44 AM

Body by Sagebrush. It is a very nicely done cloth body, very light and very rigid.

Thanks Karl............

LMH 02-01-2010 11:45 AM


Originally Posted by somedayaurora (Post 1024481)
original 289 chasis manual , steep price but kinda cool
Thought you might be interested .

Geez! I have an original 289 chassis manual from CSX2335 and it's in much better shape than that one. Didn't know it was worth that much!

MAStuart 02-02-2010 08:38 PM

Hi Jeff,
I have read through your posts that you have made to see if I could get more information about your build. I found some. I was wondering if I could ask a few questions? What rear suspension is going to be in it, specifically if it is leaf springed, what center section will it have? You mentioned something about SAI uprights, what are they exactly? Any pictures? What will it have for brakes? You said you found shocks from the UK, who makes them? I see Edlebrock has some for an original leaf spring car. You can get them through Summit racing and they are pretty reasonable.
Who else makes shocks for leaf spring cars, and any idea what kind of money they are for the different brands? Who made the custom springs? I am not trying to be nosey, but am curious on the price, as I am scratch building a coupe and am looking for similar items. By the way, do you know anyone who makes mounts to install a Jag center section in a 289 leaf spring frame? Maybe I should be building a 289 slab side because
the coupe seems like it will be difficult to get in and out of. Thanks Mark Stuart

Old Phart 02-02-2010 10:21 PM

I have a friend who will sell you his pair of very nice original 289 Cobra mufflers. He is asking $1K for both. CSX2519? (John P. in Prescott, Az.)
PM me if interested. I have some original Cobra parts, too.

1985 CCX 02-03-2010 04:22 PM


I will email....

Mark drop me an email....and buckle up as 289 parts are $$$$$

gdorn 02-03-2010 06:04 PM

any pics of you frame or photo write up of its construction?

I am new to forum so if its been posted elsewhere, excuse my ignorance

1985 CCX 02-03-2010 06:07 PM

I did post many pictures and descriptions before but the scratch builders forum only holds a few threads then they dissappear. :eek:

Maybe a repost is necessary?

Ozgur_Tan 02-04-2010 12:33 PM

did you select as
"Display Options" : "From The" : "Beginning" : "Show Threads"
at bottom of page ?


Originally Posted by 1985 CCX (Post 1025380)
I did post many pictures and descriptions before but the scratch builders forum only holds a few threads then they dissappear. :eek:

Maybe a repost is necessary?

fast_4 02-04-2010 03:03 PM

Repost frame pics
I would like to see frame pictures!

1985 CCX 02-05-2010 02:42 PM

More information and pics.........Thanks Ozgur

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