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Old 05-06-2019, 04:10 PM
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Thanks Lee.

The passenger foot box is as long as the drivers. I made a compartment in the front of it for the battery. I'm using a Dyna Batt small dry cell battery. It's very light. I've used this battery in all of the cars that I've built and I've never had a problem starting any car.

I quickly set the car on scales at the end of today. The only things not on the car that will change the weight are the 2 side mirrors, fuel, and coolant. I have final spring adjustments to do but I'm pretty happy with the initial readings.

I worked on the dash today. I have to make a few tweaks to it.

I'm using Harley Davidson Vrod headlights. There isn't enough clearance for standard car lights. Mr Bruce suggested the Vrod lights. I worked on brackets that will allow for both vertical and horizontal adjustments.





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Old 05-09-2019, 04:36 PM
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I decided to cut a dash out of the 1 piece tub. Being able to wire it and install the wiper system with out the body greatly simplifies things. I then glassed in a flange around the opening that I cut out of the tub. The dash fastens to the trans tunnel and to the flanges. The body can be installed and removed with out removing the dash from the trans tunnel.

I will be shortening the shifter.

I have a drive shaft safety hoop that I will bolt in.

I'm heading to FL this Saturday to visit family. I was hoping to get the car running before I left but that's not going to happen. The next update will be in 10-14 days.

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I decided to cut a dash out of the 1 piece tub. Being able to wire it and install the wiper system with out the body greatly simplifies things. I then glassed in a flange around the opening that I cut out of the tub. The dash fastens to the trans tunnel and to the flanges. The body can be installed and removed with out removing the dash from the trans tunnel.

I will be shortening the shifter.

I have a drive shaft safety hoop that I will bolt in.

I'm heading to FL this Saturday to visit family. I was hoping to get the car running before I left. That's not going to happen. The next update will be in 10-14 days.

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Looks nice! What is your wheelbase please? I believe the original had no driveshaft. It looks like you may have a foot long?

The windshield reminds me of a Jag XKSS.
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Thank you.

My car has a 93 inch wheel base. The Cheetah had a 90 inch wheel base. And, it had the transmission connected to the diff with a single Ujoint. I couldn't fit comfortably in the car with it set up like that. I extended the wheelbase by 3 inches and moved the engine forward. I'm running a 12 inch long driveshaft. Now, I'm very comfortable in the car.

The windshield is from an MGB. I can't take credit for using it. I saw a Cheetah replica build where the gentleman used the MGB windshield. It's the right width, has the right look (IMO), has a wiper system, its DOT legal and its not expensive.
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Sounds good! I was thinking perhaps you had done some of those things. God Knows a Cobra cockpit is no large thing and with the original 80" wheelbase I was wondering where you had to put everything,,,?
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