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'tool time' story: how I recreate my MK 4
« on: January 17, 2007, 08:26:11 »
Has anybody interest in a picture story of how I recreate my MK 4?
   
   Starting from here:
   


   Now, I am here:
   


   
   I can tell you that it is not possible to remove the boot without cuting it into some pieces (well, not as long as the body is still on the frame).
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2007, 11:16:19 »
Looks like a big job. Are you going to change the color when you restore it? Have you been able to source new interior components? If so, please let us know where. John

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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2007, 14:30:00 »
The previous owner modified the complete interior so I will _not_ restore it in it's original state. I will use the Smith instruments (Cobra line) and try to reduce the number of switches and lights.
   
   See here the dashboard currently used:
   

   
   Concerning the colour: I don't know. In the SAAC register the car is noted in black with a red interior. Quite nice I think. The previous owner repainted the interior into black. I think of a new black body with a bordeux interior. What's your opinion?
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2007, 16:15:01 »
Make it RED!
   
   What year is your MKIV?
   
   Thank,
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2007, 17:07:22 »
Dark red...!!!

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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2007, 17:21:28 »
I like black with a dark red interior or silver with black.  My car is Mercedes Nautical Blue (medium blue) with a white stripe and black interior.

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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2007, 17:42:08 »
Black and black gets my vote, I think your car looks great in the first photo - John.

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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2007, 20:03:23 »
I wonder why you like black/black John..? But you have a point. I nearly went down that route on my car - one day maybe...
   
   dkp - as well as being a good source of all Cobra parts, it might be worth contacting Gerry at Hawk Cars. He has just converted a MkIV to 'original' (MkIII-type) specifications, with the advantage of a longer pedal box, with the pedals mounted about 50cm forward and the seat mounted further back. It has a recessed wing-mounted fuel filler, original-style dashboard. The car has MkIV suspension, but with better springs, and the looks of an original - a Mk 3.5 ? I took a couple of photos yesterday and will try to load them here. It could be one of the best, most useable of all Cobras! Maybe. I look forward to trying it out some time soon.
   contact: gerry@hawkcars.co.uk  or call (UK) 1892 750341

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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2007, 20:36:38 »
Could the nose be a "lightweight"?
   Linklaw, give me a call...I'm having the interior redone. had the seats re stuffed/restretched. Have a "colorist" cleaning, stripping and redying seats, doors, dash and misc interior parts. Seats are done and you'd never know it sat in CA sunshine...seats look like new!!!

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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2007, 21:24:55 »
quote:
Originally posted by dkp_cobra
   
Has anybody interest in a picture story of how I recreate my MK 4?
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   Definitely!
   The Dash will certaily benefit from de-cluttering, what other work needs doing?

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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2007, 14:47:52 »
The car looks real nice to me in it's current state, like the rims as well !!

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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2007, 21:28:35 »
I don't see the point of messing with it! What are you trying to accomplish?
   
   Emmanuel

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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2007, 22:08:18 »
Jan, Aren't the rims standard 15 or 16 inch compomotives? Jim

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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2007, 23:31:24 »
Those are the 15" rims.
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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2007, 15:09:27 »
I'm really getting fired up about the 15's, I might pick up a set with the Goodyear billboards to alternate once in a while...