Repainted my Cobra II *56K WARNING PICS*

Discussion in '1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech' started by 3-0-II, Jun 20, 2008.


  1. 3-0-II

    3-0-II Member

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    I spent the last month repainting my '76 Cobra II. I stripped it down, did what bodywork I could, repaired what was doable and painted to the best of my ability. I finished her up today, just in need of a good bath tomorrow. I thought you guys might enjoy some pics of the build.

    Heres how she started. Don't let the pictures fool you. The paint was baked and would come off on your hand. There were rust holes in the hatch and in the door.

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    stripped her down
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    rust holes patched than smoothed over

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    seams, trim holes, spoiler molded in and old door guard holes filled and smoothed

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    Paint it black!

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    Now what to do about that front end?

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    Buckets blacked out and grill added

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    Blacked the tailight trim out and the 1/4 louvers

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    Spoiler broke, so I fiberglassed it and smoothed it

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    Sidestripes added

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    Foglights wired/installed, new boot for Ebrake

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    Mmmm center stripes

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    Rear bumper painted and attached

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    And finally, finished this off today, the Carb scoop

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuPxgpYkh7k

    Its not perfect. If you ask me, its really more of a 10 foot car, but I love it. This is the first time I REALLY buckled down and did the work I needed to do. I'm also proud to say I did it by myself, save for a few days where a friend helped me with fiberglass, and when I needed more than one set of hands (installing the rear bumper)

    Its not eeeveryones up of tea, but I built it exactly how I want it. well, mostly. Still waiting on a Weiand someday :D
  2. deftsound

    deftsound Please ask me how much my supercharger cost

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    looks good, two things though

    first of all why in all that is sacred would you put a bumper like that on the front? It looks like it belongs on a truck...

    secondly the scoop looks rad but it would look cleaner if the hole was aligned better and or if you could somehow get a new hood and cut a custom hole just for that scoop

    nice car though!
  3. 3-0-II

    3-0-II Member

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    haha

    Alot of people have taken issue with the bumper. I think it gives it a nicec post-apocalyptic look. I watched alot of Mad Max during the build ;) Oh and it is from a truck. a mid-90s Honda Passport :p

    As for the hole and scoop, I do have a spare hood that i am going to cut and do better later on. For now, this hood is good enough. As for being off center, the whole freakin motor is off center :( Such is life when you have a V8 II tho :-\

    Thanks for the kind words!
  4. Vegas Stang

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    If you really want to go the wild route watch Death Race 2000 while downing a six pack of your favorite brew and a coupe shots of the good stuff, then go and add some brush gauards to the push bar. They bolt right up and will really give it an awsome look.
  5. Dano78

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    You're missing something.....

    Oh yeah... Zoomies and a set of blacked out 15x10 and 15x8 wagon wheels.
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    Something like these to protect the headlights and then instaed of side pipes add some truck nerf bars
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    I do want the blacked out wheels AND the zoomies. I'm looking into getting those down the road, along with some rear louvers

    The brush guard is a interesting idea that I'll have to think about some more. The truck
    I got the grill guard from originally had them, but they were busted by the time the owner let me have the grill guard. ill hunt around on ebay, and see if theres anything i like. but i'm pretty content as it is.
  8. Vegas Stang

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    I had true zoomies custom made by a muffler shop a few years ago 4 into 2 into 1, looked and sounded great on my PT Cruiser, also made a fake roots type blower with a functional scoop. It's all fun...

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    :spit:On a PT Crusier?????
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    Yup, along with wheelie bars, nitrous and about everything else I could find to make it a show and go winner, best 1/4 13.965 @101.33, on 100 shot.
    36 trophies over 4 years and 80,000 miles of cruisin.
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    WOW! That is certainly not was I expected! That's a pretty nice PT. I liked the idea Chrysler had when they brought out the PT but I think they chepo-charlied it and that turned me off of the thing. I think they could have spent more time with the concept than they did. However, yours certainly takes it all into a new perspective. Nice job.:nice:


    This thread is just FULL of surprises...:eek:
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    I am smellin what your steppin' in LOL. Road warrior vibe. I have a late 60's road racing vibe going with my II and a 50's hot rod theme on my beater Mazda. Fun with cars.:D

    http://www.starcarhire.co.uk/images/downloads/general_lee_dukes_of_hazzard.jpg

    The "Interceptor" didn't have a grill guard though, I thought for sure it did?! I was trying to find a picture of a II based interceptor replica I saw. It was a II with a 85 fox nose on it, It really looked convincing.:nice:
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    You're really going to regret glassing in that spoiler.

    As far as the scoop goes, it wouldn't be hard to make an offset adapter that would move the scoop over a bit and center it better on the hood.

    Vegas Stang, what did you do, back up into something at a high rate of speed? That's the only way I can think of to lift the front wheels off the ground... on a front wheel drive vehicle...













    Yes, yes, I know it's photo-chopped...
  14. $50COBRAII

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    Thats different

    Thats a different look for a II for sure:) wanna sell the grill COBRA?
  15. 3-0-II

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    The factory one? yeah sure

    I plan on putting any factory parts I'm not using on ebay in a few weeks time. I've even got a set of side scoops around here...

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