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« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2007, 12:52:25 »
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slick idea...it made me go back and look at MKV photos...malta had the same idea!!! It appears you are using the same cylinder assembly, but relocate the plastic resevour only?
   

   
   Yes, that's correct. For the backside it was no problem, because the gasket is part of the brake master cylinder thus I needed only a plate. But the front was more complex because there I had to make a cone.

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« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2007, 12:02:52 »
Ok, here it goes on.
   
   The brackets for the bonnet handles are missing:
   

   
   So I made new ones from stainless steel.
   

   
   After fitting them they are waiting for the welding profi (well, that's not me).
   
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« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2007, 15:17:16 »
Can anybody explain me the purpose of these cutouts? Has it something to do with the heater?
   

   
   The picture is made from below the gear tunnel.
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« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2007, 18:11:17 »
Good question.  The cut outs look very crude so it is unlikely that it was done by the Autokraft  factory as the quality of their workmanship (even in the places you cannot normally see) is usually  immaculate.  Judging by the dashboard one of its previous owners had done quite a few modifications.  Only possibility I can think of is that it could have been a radio mount hole - though there would be very little clearance to fit a radio here.

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« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2007, 08:25:42 »
dkp, any chance of a pic from the top?

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« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2007, 17:00:40 »
ok, here comes a picture from top.
   

   
   The rectangular hole is _not_ for the radio because the gear box is directly below this hole. I doubt that one of the previous owner made it because it is a professional cut-out (you can't see it on the picture).
   
   One of the round holes was used for the speedo shaft.
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« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2007, 08:13:20 »
hi Peter,
   
   never a dull moment with a Cobra...
   I have digitised the spare tire insert (boot, trunk) to get it laser cut from aluminium.
   Funny enough, it is cheaper now than a glassfibre part...
   
   I can mail you the file for a little fee :-)
   
   Dominik

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« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2007, 13:25:58 »
quote:
Originally posted by Dominik
   
hi Peter,
   
   never a dull moment with a Cobra...
   I have digitised the spare tire insert (boot, trunk) to get it laser cut from aluminium.
   Funny enough, it is cheaper now than a glassfibre part...
   
   I can mail you the file for a little fee :-)
   
   Dominik
   

   
   Hi Dominik,
   
   thank you for the offer, but I think that you have the plan for the MK III style boot. The early MK IV boot looks totally different. This can't be rebuild with aluminium due to the many concavities.
   
   Regards, Peter

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« Reply #38 on: April 19, 2007, 15:53:57 »
Here are some news. After some weeks spending at the welding expert I have a new fitting for the petrol cap:
   

   
   The holes for the side rear lights and the sight signal lights are closed:
   

   
   and there are no holes for these small rubbers for the front hood:
   

   
   The problem with the original solution is that it is hard to find replacement for the rubbers and that the water is dripping into the tube.
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« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2007, 17:06:32 »
FYI, I think the small rubber stoppers are from a Ford Capri fuel filler flap, they have a long "tail" which needs to be cut to length
   John.

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« Reply #40 on: April 21, 2007, 11:36:31 »
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Originally posted by cobham cobra
   
FYI, I think the small rubber stoppers are from a Ford Capri fuel filler flap, they have a long "tail" which needs to be cut to length
   John.
   

   
   Thank you John, but it is to late for me [:)]

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« Reply #41 on: April 21, 2007, 12:09:41 »
Cobham cobra, can I convince yoy to obtain ten of these for me. i'll advance the check for puchase and feight of couse..Just advise price. these are unobtainium components here. Jim

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« Reply #42 on: April 25, 2007, 13:57:33 »
Hi Jim,
   They are unobtainium here as well, I was lucky to find a few. I plan to go to a couple of cars show during the next few months and I'm happy to look for more, but don't hold your breath :)
   Cheers - John.

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« Reply #43 on: April 25, 2007, 14:55:14 »
appreciate  your help

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« Reply #44 on: April 26, 2007, 15:11:36 »
This will be the new fuel filler cap.
   

   
   The rear view mirror. Not that plastic thing plugged at the windscreen as it was before.
   

   
   Does anybody want to know what is inside your seats?
   

   
   It is unbelievable that it is unpainted steel. These cars were sold for 300000 DM in the eighties and they didn't paint the steel inside the seats. They are quite rusty.
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