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On the "steel weave & composite" - I think I have heard of "stainless steel weave" being used for pipe where some of the layers in the resin-impregnated sandwich are a stainless steel mesh instead of fiberglass. I'm guessing this adds additional strength over fiberglass, and it's probably heavier, but less expensive than using carbon fiber. Maybe it will be less likely to do this sort of thing if you get a low-speed bump.

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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

I know what I said and I wasn't going to buy anything today, but at the price I couldn't help myself. redface.gif Seriously, this is nuts.
1965 AC 427 Cobra replica: $31k
- 1965 Contemporary Motors 427SC AC Cobra
- Balanced, Blueprinted new 427 all-alu sideoiler
- Dual quad Holly carbs, Schneider Cam, Billet valve train and MSD IGN
- 540BHP, 570LB/FT torque
- T 4-speed Toploader, Big shaft in and out, W/NOS shifter
- 3800 miles since build
- 2550lb curb weight
- All Jaguar, IRS, 3-way adjustable coilovers
- Twin A-arm independent front suspension
- Brakes: Wilwood discs around, rear inboard
- Wheels: Trigo Pin-Drives and Halibrand spinners
- BFG Radial T/A Eurotech tires
- Porsche tan leather interior
- Smith's gauges, side view mirror
- Wood lade steering wheel
- Assembly manual, documentation
- Pictures of undercarriage during build
- Tonneau cover and custom fit car cover



This is going to be fast, very fast. I've seen others this cheap, but they weren't equipped like this. To have the same thing built from the same company would be >60k.

 

OK, now  I retract my earlier statement about my dream two hours being with the 'Cuda......that would take second place to this beauty.biggrin.gif

post #1008 of 7358
Remember earlier in the thread when I talked about modern cars not having the beautiful style of the older cars? This is a good example. A simple design from 1965, yet it manages to effortlessly be both mean AND graceful at the same time. Yeah, the new cars might perform, but they don't do it with this kind of style. If I'm driving this on a Saturday afternoon, I really don't care about aerodynamics, top speed, skid pads or fuel mileage. I've got gobs of power & torque and I look goooood!
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

OK, now  I retract my earlier statement about my dream two hours being with the 'Cuda......that would take second place to this beauty.biggrin.gif

Well, we've decided there are too many solid black cars, so the Cobra is going to be repainted:

Something different:
Just apply stripes:
British choice:
Iconic Shelby:

I'm leaning towards yellow w/ black or blue w/ white.
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

On the "steel weave & composite" - I think I have heard of "stainless steel weave" being used for pipe where some of the layers in the resin-impregnated sandwich are a stainless steel mesh instead of fiberglass. I'm guessing this adds additional strength over fiberglass, and it's probably heavier, but less expensive than using carbon fiber.

Yeah, after researching it seems that it's steel mesh impregnated fiberglass, which is more durable and rigid than regular fiberglass, with similar weight, but not as good as carbon fiber. Meh, seems like it'll be okay.
post #1010 of 7358
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post


Well, we've decided there are too many solid black cars, so the Cobra is going to be repainted:
Something different:
Just apply stripes:
British choice:
Iconic Shelby:
I'm leaning towards yellow w/ black or blue w/ white.
Yeah, after researching it seems that it's steel mesh impregnated fiberglass, which is more durable and rigid than regular fiberglass, with similar weight, but not as good as carbon fiber. Meh, seems like it'll be okay.

 

Iconic Shelby ftw.

post #1011 of 7358
I think painting it is a good decision - I don't think black does the car justice. Another option would be to use a "race" scheme for the graphics:



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I wonder what the British choice mentioned above would look like on the DB6? 

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

Iconic Shelby ftw.

I'm thinking that's the way, right there.
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

I wonder what the British choice mentioned above would look like on the DB6? 

eek.gif Stay away from my DB6! lol
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

I think painting it is a good decision - I don't think black does the car justice. Another option would be to use a "race" scheme for the graphics:

I'm going to combine your ideas; have it painted a nice traditional Shelby theme (many, many coats, like glass), and then get some high quality race and 60s era product decals. And keep the wheels, since they're SC accurate, but have the spinners chromed. This will be rad. cool.gif Oh, and order a hard-top. I heard back from the former owner, who is very upset with Mecum over the price, they ignored his $45k reserve because he was late getting to the auction. It seems there's a clause in the contract that states that if the seller isn't present for the sale Mecum reserves the right to sell the car for whatever they deem appropriate. confused_face.gif Anyhow, he isn't mad at me, I don't believe. I was surprised to find out it has a heater.

Another interior shot:


Possible configuration:
post #1014 of 7358
Minor nit - I'm not wild about the light tan colored boots on the shifter and hand brake. They don't seem to match either the seats or the carpet. I guess it matches the leather strip at the top of the windshield? I'm not sure if a different color would be better or not.
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Thread Starter 
I think it was to match the upholstery piping, but yeah it is too light. They're probably pretty easy to swap out, though.

That's a maxed out interior for a kit, however, and the steering wheel is an original Shelby. A buddy says it needs a supercharger, he's nuts. rolleyes.gif
post #1016 of 7358
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

I think it was to match the upholstery piping, but yeah it is too light. They're probably pretty easy to swap out, though.
That's a maxed out interior for a kit, however, and the steering wheel is an original Shelby. A buddy says it needs a supercharger, he's nuts. rolleyes.gif

Those madmen near billybob, http://www.nelsonracingengines.com/, would be happy to set you up with twin turbos!  Of course, that would lead to

 

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Thread Starter 
Or Underground Racing. Pure insanity!

Great vid here.
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

Minor nit - I'm not wild about the light tan colored boots on the shifter and hand brake. They don't seem to match either the seats or the carpet. I guess it matches the leather strip at the top of the windshield? I'm not sure if a different color would be better or not.

Now that you've pointed it out, I too am annoyed by it. Didn't even notice it before. I'd either match to the carpet or black. But not that near-white leather.
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

I think it was to match the upholstery piping, but yeah it is too light. They're probably pretty easy to swap out, though.
That's a maxed out interior for a kit, however, and the steering wheel is an original Shelby. A buddy says it needs a supercharger, he's nuts. rolleyes.gif

It needs a jet engine! tongue.gif

Anywho, I vote blue with the GT stripes - it's just "right" for that car. The black/white would look nice too, but I think you're likely the only person in your area with such a car (Cobras being kind of rare and all), so you can be a little cliche. And it looks cool with the luxury style interior. smily_headphones1.gif

I like the product decal ideas too!
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

Those madmen near billybob, http://www.nelsonracingengines.com/, would be happy to set you up with twin turbos!  Of course, that would lead to


Best. shirt. ever.
post #1019 of 7358
After watching that video, it occurs to me that Magick could spend all of his time hanging out with the different kooky car clubs. Monday is the AC Cobra Club, Tuesday is the Mopar Club, Wednesday is the Rolls Club, Thursday is the McLaren club, Friday is the NSX Club AND the Cadillac Club, Saturday is the Aston Martin Club AND the Porsche Club (Mrs. Magic also goes to the Ferrari Club) and Sunday is the Land Rover Club AND the MG Club (Mrs. M goes to the Isetta Club AND the Mini Club). I'm leaving out the VW Beetle Club because, quite frankly, those hippies are weird... tongue.gif

You are going to be quite busy. I understand all of the clubs require the new members to bring cupcakes to the first meeting - you better get to baking... wink.gif
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You are going to be quite busy. I understand all of the clubs require the new members to bring cupcakes to the first meeting - you better get to baking... wink.gif

 

Then how's he gonna find time for us?  frown.gif

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