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    Please Graduate 8769

    Well I will get better pictures once all this rain and ****ty weather stops.... I plated the car this week, and then had it aligned.... There was a break in the rain, so I hoped in and took it to the shop 9 miles away... Holding on for dear life the entire time.. hahaha I used to love riding a motorcycle in the rain, keeps you on edge.... And this car does the same thing... Light touch of the gas and off she goes... I have some little details to work out, esp after I get some miles on her.. But she is complete... So enjoy the little bit of pictures I have for now!

    Basic kit
    added fuel tank, lower control arms, GPS speed hut gauges, Gas'n headers, 2015 IRS setup, 18" rims,

    Forte Parts connection 351w stroked to 427
    I did all the paint and body work. Over 300 hours, and it came out beautiful.... It was supposed to be Subaru Dark metallic grey, but they tinted it a little darker for better coverage...


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    Getting her alignment
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    Last edited by awd-turbo; 11-09-2017 at 09:16 AM.

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    Congrats! Man, black cobras just look awesome.

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    Congratulations. What a beauty. Hopefully you get some move driving weather soon.
    -Steve
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    Looks great! Congratulations!
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    Congrats! very nice!

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    Congratulations! The car looks beautiful. The garage door reminds of movie Ferris Bueller's day off. Now, to be decompress and become a driver and a waxer. Have fun, be safe!

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    Thanks guys.... the pictures of it in the garage are after a ride in wet weather... time to polish her up again!

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    Awesome! I hope you get a nice long stretch of driving weather.
    Roadster #9146 (363, Webers, TKO, IRS). Ordered 5/19/17. Delivered 8/18/17.

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    Very nice, congrats!
    JR
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    That is a beautiful car - enjoy the ride!!!!
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    Great looking car! Your paint job turned out awesome. Good job.
    Started dreaming of a Cobra around 1987
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    Great looking car. Congrats! I have extra respect for anyone that tackles their own paint and body work. Well done.
    Did you leave the knockoffs off the wheels for a cleaner look or just not install them yet?
    MK4 #8900 - complete kit - Coyote, TKO600, IRS - Delivered 6/28/16 First Start 10/6/16 Go cart - 10/16/16 Build completed - 4/26/17 - 302 days to build my 302 CI Coyote Cobra - Registered and street legal 5/17/17
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    Quote Originally Posted by wareaglescott View Post
    Great looking car. Congrats! I have extra respect for anyone that tackles their own paint and body work. Well done.
    Did you leave the knockoffs off the wheels for a cleaner look or just not install them yet?
    I am still debating leaving them off... I haven't decided yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottiec View Post
    Congrats! Man, black cobras just look awesome.
    damn it.... it is dark gray... hahahaha everyone thinks it is black... except when you get it in the garage, then you can see the true color and flake..

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    Beautiful car, man! Very nice job. Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kleiner View Post
    Well done...ENJOY!

    Jeff

    Thanks to you and Da bat for the all the paint knowledge you guys dropped here.... Well done to you Sirs

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    Quote Originally Posted by awd-turbo View Post
    I am still debating leaving them off... I haven't decided yet...
    I never even considered it. Just put mine on since they came with. Looking at your car it actually looks quite clean. If you came up with some sort of custom center cap that might be a pretty unique touch and a cool look.
    MK4 #8900 - complete kit - Coyote, TKO600, IRS - Delivered 6/28/16 First Start 10/6/16 Go cart - 10/16/16 Build completed - 4/26/17 - 302 days to build my 302 CI Coyote Cobra - Registered and street legal 5/17/17
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    Awesome, Absolutely Awesome!

    Congratulations From The Bayou State!

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    You sure it's not black? It looks black! Congratulations! Beautiful car! Hope you get more driving weather soon!
    FFR MK4 #8317, 393 Cleveland, Lunati VooDoo solid roller, CHI 3V heads and intake, TKO 600, Std roadster seats, 8.8 3.55 diff, 17" Halibrand replica wheels, Ford "Magnetic Metallic", silver ghost stripe.

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    Very very nice! Even better that you painted it yourself. Grey? Black? I see green.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wareaglescott View Post
    I never even considered it. Just put mine on since they came with. Looking at your car it actually looks quite clean. If you came up with some sort of custom center cap that might be a pretty unique touch and a cool look.
    I might modify the center cap to see if I can get it to just cover the bolt and fill the hole.... And leave the rest off...
    Quote Originally Posted by KDubU View Post
    Very very nice! Even better that you painted it yourself. Grey? Black? I see green.
    Haha damnit I guess I fail at painting... Hahahaha

    Thanks for all the compliments. I am really happy how the paint came out. It might not be professional, but it is damn near nice...

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    Congratulations

    Looks great love the color

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    AWD, very nice work. Congratulations.
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    Congrats. Enjoy the fruits of your labor.
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    Mk4 delivered 4/28/16. First start 10/15/16. First gocart 11/10/16. Engine Factory 427W. 750 carb. Tremec TKO600. 2015 IRS. Power steering. Whitby power brakes. Wilwood brakes. 18" wheels. Falken tires. Sway bars front and rear. Forte hydraulic clutch and mechanical throttle linkage. Scott's Hot Rods triple reservoir. Ceramic coated headers. Gasín sidepipes. Heated seats. Herb Fraser walnut door panels. Wipers. Console.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydster View Post
    AWD, very nice work. Congratulations.
    Thanks Boyd.... I was in MD the other weekend.. I was gonna send you a message but I didn't have time.

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    Nice build, the 'black' looks awesome

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    Very, very stunning - Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by awd-turbo View Post
    Thanks Boyd.... I was in MD the other weekend.. I was gonna send you a message but I didn't have time.
    Ah, too bad, I coulda put you to work. ;-) Or at least bought ya lunch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wareaglescott View Post
    ...If you came up with some sort of custom center cap that might be a pretty unique touch and a cool look.
    Quote Originally Posted by awd-turbo View Post
    I might modify the center cap to see if I can get it to just cover the bolt and fill the hole.... And leave the rest off...
    Not to derail your graduation too much but kind of like the Halibrand Cobra III wheels:





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    Congratulations on a job magnificently done ...
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    Wow.
    Looks very wicked!
    Good job.

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    Thanks guys...

    Here is a 10 min video with all pictures..

    https://youtu.be/xV_i8q2Jbb8

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    Very nice. Well done. I dont think I have the nerve to try my own bodywork. Tip of the hat to you.
    Ron
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    Congrats. The car looks great.

    What part of NC are you located? I am in Charlotte and considering starting a build in early spring with my sons. Glenn

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    Congrats! Great job all around.

    Time to enjoy the fruit of your labors.

    David
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    Great job, congrats! Fun times ahead!
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    Great job! Love the color and the carbon fiber accents!

    Cool video showing off the build process. That trailer you used was barely big enough, how did you fit everything?

    Congratulations on the build, and I hope you have some driving left before the cold sets in for good.

    Regards,

    Steve

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    Congrats! Looks great. Love the look without the strips. I'm thinking of doing the same.
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    MK4 Build #9035 Delivered 2/17/17, First Start & Go-Kart 6/2/17
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