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    David W's Gen 3 coupe #16 at the body shop

    With the help from a friend with his truck and trailer we took my Coupe to the body shop just before Christmas. Today I went to see it and talk about the details of the job. This shop has done a number of Cobras but this is the first Coupe in the area.
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    He has a good start on the seams. He is planning to glass the spoiler onto the body without the flange so it looks like it was part of the body.
    David W
    Mkll 4874 built in 2004
    Gen 3 coupe #16 under construction

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    Looking good!!


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    Looking forward to cruising with you and Cathy this summer!
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    David-

    Fantastic; you must be totally stoked to be at this point!

    What color(s) are you going with?

    I would love to see some progress pics, if you are able. I have always been impressed with how well and how fast these shops work on our cars.

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    I will be going to check on the progress every few weeks and there will be pictures. The plan is red. likely something close to Ford Ruby Red, with silver stripes but that could change? we will see.
    David W
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    That looks real good.

    What color is it going to be?

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    Looks great! Nice to see progress in such a short period of time.

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    Great progress, David!

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    looks great. On my #50 the mold seams right behind the side window are really off. The rear quarter looks like it slipped in the mold and it is set in. Might need a lot of mud to try and make it smooth and look good like yours

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    Great to see some body progress pics on a Gen 3 coupe. I haven't been able to find too much on actual body work on these yet. Get as many pics as possible for us please!
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    I made another trip to the body shop yesterday and here are some more pictures. The rough cutouts that I did for the door hinges and latch are fixed along with the hood cutouts. The hood was curved in too much to fit over the cowl properly without messing up the paint or cutting the weather strip so he made some cuts in the hood and opened up the profile to fit better. The doors open and close perfectly.
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    David W
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    and a few more pictures also from Feb 12
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    David W
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    Some more pictures from the body shop. The spoiler is on, he cut the flange off and glassed it to the top of the body. A slight adjustment was done to the pontoons to get the wheel cutouts perfect, the hood hinge was at full adjustment, guess I did not get it quite right when I fitted it. He sanded down the top of the door jam so the weather strip fit is the same from the top to bottom, it was tight at the top.
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    David W
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    David-

    This is very exciting! Looks like they are doing solid work.

    Have they given you a time frame for completion? It looks to me like you will have most of the summer driving season behind the wheel!

    You must be very stoked! Thanks for the update.

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    Steve

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    They are clearly doing a good job!

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    i am looking forward to getting it back for Spring driving. Can't wait to see it painted. The fit of the doors and hood are now perfect, maybe about 6 weeks more until the paint is done. I will have lots of work left to finish it off after I get it home but it will be drivable while I do the work.
    The guy doing the body work is a perfectionist and he has many years (40+) of experience with both fibre glass and metal custom cars. He has done a number of FFR cars but this is the first Coupe.
    David W
    Mkll 4874 built in 2004
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    Looks great David - Perfect timing for the driving season!

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    Back at the body shop again today and a few more progress pictures. He has made the top of the doors straight so the side windows will seal, added to the body at the front of the doors so there is more area for the weather strip to seal against. The 3 holes on the top of the doors are for the side mirror bolts and wires, there is a small metal plate inside the door to add strength to the mirror mount. There are LED turn signal lights in the mirrors. He has closed up the hole in the body for the side pipes. It is getting closer all time.
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    David W
    Mkll 4874 built in 2004
    Gen 3 coupe #16 under construction

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