1966 AC Cobra Replica

Updated 5-17-2016

Kit purchased from B&B Cobra

This is my dream car from the first time that I watched Gumball Rally and saw the Cobra in that movie!

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This is my build page. The build started with the purchase on 9-20-2005 and continues. (May be the longest build in history!) 

If you are building your own and need pictures of a particular section, or if you see anything that Iím doing wrong, PLEASE drop me an email and correct me before I do any real damage!

Over the past few years, I have stumbled on to a few good sources for parts. If you know of another that is not in my list, PLEASE drop me a email with the link. One of the hardest parts of this project so far has been locating parts and accessories at a reasonable price.

Cobra Parts and Accessories

Standout Companies

Helpful information sites

Progress so far

Places the Snake has been

Arkansas Car Shows and Cruise In

Warning! The large pictures on this site are LARGE, so if you have a slow connection, make some coffee! I did this because I wanted everyone to be able to actually see some of the detail of the parts and applications of the pieces. This is also to help those that are building one of these and trying to use the ďmanualĒ supplied with the kit.

* The pickup!

9-20-2005

* The unload

9-20-2005

* Letís get started

9-25-2005

* Suspension

9-25-2005

* Pedals

9-27-2006

* Brakes and Fuel lines

10-4-2005

* Wiring and Steering

10-12-2005

* Roll bar installation

11-9-2005

* Trunk and Hood

11-19-2005

* Cutting out the holes

11-26-2005

* New Wheels

1-9-2006

*   Gas Cap Mounting

1-12-2006

*   Hood Latch Install

1-26-2006

*   Engine Install

2-24-2006

*   Body off again

3-13-2006

* Heater location

3-27-2006

* Cheap Body Dolly

4-12-2006

* Body Work Begins!

5-10-2006

* Undercoating

8-7-2006

* Hole Covering

10-16-2006

* Louver Mounting

11-21-2006

* Latch Mounting

12-19-2006

* Throttle linkage (Info)

1-3-2007

* Side Pipe Clearance

3-7-2007

* Fiberglassing Gaps

2-11-2008

* Fiberglassing Continues

3-17-2008

* Body Work Ramps up!

2-21-2009

* Getting Close to Painting!

6-1-2009

* Let the Painting begin!

6-24-2009

* Dash Covering

7-7-2009

* Jack Pads

7-7-2009

* Interior

7-20-2009

* Trunk re-work

12-16-2009

* Hydraulic Clutch

12-31-2009

* Pain in the Seat

2-9-2010

* Aluminum Nose

6-1-2010

* Rear End Gear Change

1-12-2011

* 2014+ Updates/Modifications

5-17-2016

Drivetrain ratio spreadsheet

(let me know if some of the figures are incorrect!)

See and Hear it RUN!

Of course, this site is always under construction.

 

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