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Postby Mark » Sat Jul 03, 2021 9:04 am

Stage 71 The Door, well, one of them anyway.

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Screw the door card in place.

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Then push the rivets in the top. I used the end of a paint brush handle to avoid damaging anything. Some of them needed a fairly good shove!

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Stage 72 the door hinge and catch.

Firstly, that spring is really tiny! Don't feed it to the carpet monster! The carpet monster loves tiny springs! His favourite food!!!!

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Push the print on to the handle.

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Then fit the handle and hinge to the door. Don't over tighten the OP15 screw.

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Stage 73 The right door.

This is simply a repeat of stage 71.

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That completes this stage. No gratuitous overall shot this time as there's no easy way of putting this packs parts in place until we get the bodywork.
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Re: Mark's Shelby Cobra

Postby Morris » Sat Jul 03, 2021 2:16 pm

Beautiful, Mark. Thanks for the tip on the steering bracket.
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Re: Mark's Shelby Cobra

Postby Mark » Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:08 am

On with pack 10.

Start with stage 74 which is the passenger door hinge and catch

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Assembly is exactly the same as the driver's door back in stage 72. Here's the finished assembly.

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Stage 75 gives us the windscreen frame.

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Nothing to do with this just yet.

Stage 76 gives us the left sun shade and wind deflector.

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You have to prise open the brackets, fit them on the frame, and then squeeze them shut. It works well as the metal is soft and doesn't spring.

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Stage 77 is the right shade and deflector.

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Rinse and repeat!

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Stage 78 is the wind screen

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This just clips in.

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Re: Mark's Shelby Cobra

Postby Mark » Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:24 am

Stage 79 gives us the radiator and oil cooler

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The front photo-etch grill screws in place. The screws are tiny! And fiddly!!

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The rear of the oil cooler is just dropped in place. Then the tabs on the front are bent over, the front dropped in place, and the tabs bent the secure it all.

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Stage 80 continues with the radiator.

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The back is screwed in place.

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Then the etched grill is screwed in place. More fiddly screws!!

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Stage 81 is the radiator fans and oil cooler mounting bracket.

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The oil cooler clips in place, and that's it for now.

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Stage 82 is the radiator mounting bracket.

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The fans screw into place.

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Then the oil cooler assembly clips into place.

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And that's it for this pack. No gratuitous shot of the overall model as we need the body to fit these parts. Hopefully that will come in the next stage.
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Re: Mark's Shelby Cobra

Postby Morris » Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:01 am

Beautiful Mark / since I’m on the 24 mon plan, your heads up threads are awesome. The dual radiator cooling fans look like the system off of the later Mark GT-40s….cool
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Re: Mark's Shelby Cobra

Postby casper » Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:33 am

This looks fantastic, only flashed through quickly and will take a closer look later. very nice :drool:
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Re: Mark's Shelby Cobra

Postby Mark » Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:59 am

Pack 11, and we get a huge and gorgeous body!!

Stage 83, Oil cooler brackets and hoses.

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The two brackets click in place and are secured with a screw in each.

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Now we screw the radiator in place.

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Now fit the two hoses. A tiny drop of superglue will hold them if they are loose, but only a tiny drop! Make sure you get these the right way round.

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That's this stage completed.
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Re: Mark's Shelby Cobra

Postby Mark » Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:07 pm

Stage 84 gives us the expansion tank and air inlets

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The air inlets screw to the rad assembly.

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The base of the expansion tank is screwed to the bracket on the engine. The cap is screwed to the top, and then the top and bottom clip together.

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That completes stage 84.
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Re: Mark's Shelby Cobra

Postby Mark » Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:24 pm

Stage 85. The one we've all been waiting for!! And it is worth the wait. Not only is it one of the best looking sports cars ever designed, the finish is brilliant. It's just gorgeous.

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Now let's get to work!

Firstly, put down cloth of some sort to protect the paintwork when you're working on the body. I use a towel. You don't want to scratch the paintwork.

Fitting the door catches is easy, but add a drop of lubricant to the screw holes to help the screws go in without stripping the heads.

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Now add the dashboard. The fitted nicely with just a couple of screws.

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Fitting the doors.
I like to fit the doors when they are in the closed position as it helps to make sure the fit properly.
Put the door in position, then hold it in place with some masking tape. Note, masking tape, not Cellotape, or parcel tape, and most definitely not duct tape! Masking tape will come off cleanly without leaving a residue. Other tapes may leave sticky marks or even worse, pull the paint off.

Anyway, once the door is taped in position, fit the screws and then carefully remove the tape. Make sure it opens and closes nicely.

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They look the bees knees !

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Re: Mark's Shelby Cobra

Postby number1 » Sat Oct 09, 2021 2:43 pm

Very very nice.
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Re: Mark's Shelby Cobra

Postby Morris » Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:21 pm

That body work!….. :o :o :o
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Re: Mark's Shelby Cobra

Postby steve131 » Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:56 pm

Yep sure is an awesome body.
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Re: Mark's Shelby Cobra

Postby Mark » Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:11 pm

Stage 86, assorted details.

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Firstly, the wing mirror (or side mirror as it's an American car which has fenders not wings, and fender mirror just sounds silly!!)

Assembly the mirror, using tweezers to add the reflective sticker. Then screw it in place. Be careful not to damage this while the car is upside down. It's a little vulnerable.

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Add the hinges to the hood.

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Then attach the radiator bracket and mounting plate. Easy stuff.

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Finally retrieve the Shelby emblem from your box of parts, digging all the way back to pack 1, and fit this to the body.

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This completes stage 86.
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Re: Mark's Shelby Cobra

Postby Mark » Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:31 pm

Stage 87 left inner side panel.

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The chrome trim clips into the side panel, and the panel is fitted to the body with 3 screws.

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Stage 88 right inner side panel.

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Same as above!
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Now fit the firewall. This clicks into place and locates positively, but it's bit fiddly to get in. A couple of screws makes sure it isn't going anywhere.

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Re: Mark's Shelby Cobra

Postby Mark » Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:46 pm

Stage 89 Electrical wires

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These just clip together, matching the numbers.

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Stage 90 Grill and front jacking points.

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The grill goes on with one screw.

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The jacking points each go on with one screw.

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Finally for this stage, a gratuitous shot showing the car loosely assembled!

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Re: Mark's Shelby Cobra

Postby Morris » Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:30 pm

Again, just beautiful Mark. :clap:
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Re: Mark's Shelby Cobra

Postby number1 » Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:22 pm

:text-goodpost:
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Re: Mark's Shelby Cobra

Postby Mark » Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:34 pm

Thanks guys. I have to agree, it’s a stunning car!
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Re: Mark's Shelby Cobra

Postby royjess » Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:55 am

Wow, looking good
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Re: Mark's Shelby Cobra

Postby casper » Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:25 pm

Beautiful looking bodywork Mark 8-)
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