"Rising from Ashes" 94 Cobra build thread

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by 95steedamustang, Mar 1, 2011.


  1. Venom351R

    Venom351R Founding Member

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    I'm with you on that, I really like the powder coat look more so then anything else I've seen. And you don't have to polish it haha.
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    BlackVert Mustang Master

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    I am also interested in learning more about home based powder coating setups
  3. Zero Signal

    Zero Signal Active Member

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    Personally, I like a completely built car that kind of looks factory. Blasting and powdercoating instead of polishing ends up giving it a factory look. I also think you'd be more inclined to enjoy it & drive it rather than worry so much about the finish that way.
  4. 95steedamustang

    95steedamustang Active Member

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    I just started out with an eastwood kit and an old home oven and when I had an opportunity to put up a metal building, I was able to expand. I'll try to take some pictures in a few days.

    Once you start powdercoating, you won't be able to stop.
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    Moving to January. I am going to be using Edelbrock Victor Jr. aluminum heads that have been well worked for this engine. I was able to trade for Performer II intake. Here are the finished pics after powdercoating it gloss black, and then hand polishing the letters and fins to give it a machined look. I like it much better than the old one.

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    I also smoothed the casting out with a grinder prior to coating to give it a little slicker look
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    Put together
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    95steedamustang Active Member

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    Next up was more parts off my old car.

    Everything except of course the interior parts, they were just laying on the table. Everything else was powdercoated.
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    I already had a MM K-member that I bought in December, so I sold the one you see to further fund the project.
    Then I disassembled the old brake calipers and tried out the red high temp powder.
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  7. BlackVert

    BlackVert Mustang Master

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    where do you find an oven that is 8'x4'x4' ?
  8. 95steedamustang

    95steedamustang Active Member

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    Designed and built to my specs.
    Below is my material list I used to build all three.

    Number Material Size Gauge
    14 pieces galvanized 4 x 8 16 gauge
    6 pieces galvanized 4 x 8 16 gauge
    20 pieces galvanized 5 x 8 13 gauge
    20 pieces galvanized 3 x 8 13 gauge
    5 pieces cold rolled steel 4 x 8 21 gauge

    Oh and I also had to get some steel studs for the oven.

    The 5 x 8 and 3 x 8 I had to bend 90 degrees in the middle to make everything up. I'll try to shoot some pics later. Right now it a huge mess in there after putting a paint booth in.
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    inphiniti Active Member

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    man, this thread is just amazing!! what a way not to get down when things go bad, and pave forward.

    taking any powdercoating jobs? :D lol justkidding
  10. 95steedamustang

    95steedamustang Active Member

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    Thanks man! Thats why I wanted to put this thread up. No matter how bad things seem, it can always be turned around.
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    95steedamustang Active Member

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    Well here is the 331 forged stroker engine that's going into the 94 Cobra. This is after stripping, wire brushing, sanding, cleaning, and spraying base/clear.
    I am using a Comp Cams Nitrous HP Camshafts Part# 35-556-8 along with Edelbrock aluminum victor Jr. Heads.
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    94gt5.o New Member

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    Wow this thread is awsome very inspiring. Your doing a great job keep the pics coming. By the way all three of your cars are beautiful well the first 2 WHERE and this one is.:nice:
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    95steedamustang Active Member

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    Thanks! Really appreciate the motivation.

    Next up it was time to pull out the stock cobra motor and 5 speed.
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    how do you heat it?
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    Electrical heating elements hooked to a control panel with a thermostat. The big key is to distribute them evenly to maintain proper heat in every part. I use a old dark room timer to keep up with baking times.
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    What wheels are on your car? If you dont mind me asking
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    95steedamustang Active Member

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    They are Godspeed Omega Wheels 18 x 9 / 18 x 10 rears.

    I really dont know if I like them or not, but they came on the car.
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    They seem a bit cheap to me. I've never been a fan of the 'faux' deep dish with the bent spokes. I think your next build will deserve something like say some 18" HRE C95s :D
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    95steedamustang Active Member

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    Yeah even if I kept them, I would have to widen the rears to 18 x 12 anyway, so I will probably do some custom wheels, maybe CCW. Not even close to that point yet.
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    Next up on the project, it was time to go ahead and get this car striped down.

    Rear end out
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    Rear bumper off
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    Front suspension removed
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    Trunk lid, tail lights bumper bar and Driver door off.
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    With all that taking apart, I had to put something back on. Quick fender hood gap check.
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