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Post  cobralcon on August 27th 2009, 9:04 am

This is a pictorial of my build that is getting oh so close Exclamation

It was in the paint booth yesterday and the wheels and tires were delivered. Can driving be far behind Question Question

Here 'tis:

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Post  windsor on August 27th 2009, 9:27 am

Can't wait to see it after paint and running!!!
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Post  Old blue Racin Team on August 27th 2009, 2:24 pm

Lookin good
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Post  61coon on August 27th 2009, 9:44 pm

Killer Build!!Thanks for the pics.I've wore your photobucket out.Glad to see you are over here.---RED
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Post  cobralcon on August 28th 2009, 6:09 am

Thanks for the kind words guys. I will not be doing a lot of picture posting, just what you see and new stuff going forward.

The good news for me is "going forward" isn't that far now. Today I visit the paint shop for approval purposes and pick up the hood and rear deck lid to put more of the shinny stuff on the underside of each before the painter finishes up next week. Then there's about 1/2 to a full week to wrap up the inside as well as a few things left to do 'till after the paint. Now those pics will be posted. I might get a shot or two of Cobralcon as it sits today and will post accordingly.

Later,

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Post  Old blue Racin Team on August 28th 2009, 8:10 am

I look forward to seeing your finished pics Very Happy
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Post  bbf-falcon on September 4th 2009, 12:06 am

Looks good Hal,keep up the good work Wink

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Post  cobralcon on September 4th 2009, 6:37 am

Checked on Cobralcon yesterday, actually had to take some stuff up to the paint shop. The music to my ears was plentiful in that the painter showed me where, after initial blocking and primer, he still wasn't satisfied with about 7 spots. Now I saw the car a week before after the initial blocking and primer and would have declared it "ready" for paint. No! He had it "fixed" and re-blocked and will re-primer today (Friday the 4th). I figure I can't ask for better than that.

More music was the car will be ready 2 weeks from today!!!

More in two weeks with updates as I get more pics

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Post  cobralcon on September 21st 2009, 6:21 pm

Here are a couple of shots on the progress being made. Too bad the clear coat shot had to be taken through the booth window. No sense taking chances when the clear is fresh.

The last pic is the result of the mirror stainless being affixed to the underside of the rear deck lid.

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Post  cobralcon on September 24th 2009, 7:03 am

One more coat of clear after this and we're home free (well not really free, but home at least):

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Post  56Tbird on September 24th 2009, 8:02 am

Wow ,beautiful car !!!Good luck with it Cool
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Post  Nevs on September 24th 2009, 8:21 am

Man, that paint is really going to shine! Nice ride! Cool
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Post  DirkaDirka on September 24th 2009, 1:41 pm

Looks really good.

Just curious how many coats of Basecoat and of the clearcoat??
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Post  cobralcon on September 24th 2009, 2:58 pm

DirkaDirka wrote:Looks really good.

Just curious how many coats of Basecoat and of the clearcoat??

The pic is of 2 base and 2 clear but there are 2 more clear to be applied before buffing. I'm sure I'll be satisfied before Richard, the guy doing the painting is. Very Happy His talent and attention to detail are fantastic Exclamation

Will be posting the final results come next Wednesday or Thursday....

'Till then,
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Post  DirkaDirka on September 24th 2009, 3:24 pm

cobralcon wrote:
DirkaDirka wrote:Looks really good.

Just curious how many coats of Basecoat and of the clearcoat??

The pic is of 2 base and 2 clear but there are 2 more clear to be applied before buffing. I'm sure I'll be satisfied before Richard, the guy doing the painting is. Very Happy His talent and attention to detail are fantastic Exclamation

Will be posting the final results come next Wednesday or Thursday....

'Till then,
Hal R

Thats cool. Whenever I paint a car I only put 2 coats of base and 2 coats of clear. Help paint a 50 Merc with my uncle and we ended up putting 5 coats of base and 7 coats of clear.
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Post  cobralcon on October 12th 2009, 8:50 pm

Here's a few pics from this afternoon. Tomorrow is delivery day cheers

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Post  cobralcon on October 27th 2009, 9:19 am

Mirror stainless on underside of hood: Cobralcon Build 31076290197

Car still in paint shop right after final buff and polish: Cobralcon Build 31076290198


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Post  56Tbird on October 27th 2009, 10:33 am

Wow , that's beautiful!! Nice job. I take it your building more of a show car here ?
totally awesome cheers
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Post  cobralcon on October 27th 2009, 10:54 am

56Tbird wrote:Wow , that's beautiful!! Nice job. I take it your building more of a show car here ?
totally awesome cheers

Certainly it cannot be considered a race car but I will have to take it to a local strip to at least get a time. What really started all this happened in 1964 when I used to take my first new '63 Falcon 4 speed 260 to the local Pensacola, Florida drag strip and get my clock cleaned by a 283 Chevy station wagon. So while I'm not planning on Pinks All-Out I at least have to convince myself I can do a 15.5 pass!

Some shows and as much driving as I can do in between are my objectives. It's just the fulfillment of a 45 year dream of putting a big block Ford in a Falcon.

Thanks for the kind words,

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Post  56Tbird on October 27th 2009, 5:02 pm

Ain't no stinkin 283 wagon gonna stand a chance against that beast!! cheers lol!
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Post  bbf-falcon on October 27th 2009, 7:41 pm

Nice car Hal, can't wait to see it finished. Smile

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Post  cobralcon on November 3rd 2009, 11:22 pm

The self imposed deadline for completion is the Daytona Turkey Rod Run on the 26th so there's still some doing to do but at least we now have wheels so I can roll it in even if the interior isn't done (not cool!)

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Post  windsor on November 3rd 2009, 11:34 pm

Looks amazing! You're going to turn so many heads with that thing. Beautiful street car. cheers
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Post  fastford600 on November 3rd 2009, 11:41 pm

hal i am form n.c. how far are you from m.b.sc?
oh by the way that car i like fine wine it only get better with time
please keep up posted with pic.
i am 30 miles for m.b. sc
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Post  cobralcon on November 3rd 2009, 11:50 pm

fastford600 wrote:hal i am form n.c. how far are you from m.b.sc?
oh by the way that car i like fine wine it only get better with time
please keep up posted with pic.
i am 30 miles for m.b. sc
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Hampton is a long way from M.B. From here to Charleston is about 80 miles and Charleston to M.B. is a long way. As far as cities on the map I'm 20 miles west of Walterboro which is right on I-95. Hope that helps.

I'll be updating as we get closer to Thanksgiving and the Turkey Rod Run at Daytona.

Take care,
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