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Shelby
04-10-01, 09:57 AM
Advise please, Who out there can tell me who makes the most authentic body these days. Would like to build another Cobra, but have been out of the scene for a few years now. Previously built a Dax back in the late 80s, and decided that its time for another build.

robert
04-10-01, 10:28 AM
Crendon S/C, talk to Wilf.

All the best

Robert
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wilf
04-10-01, 01:59 PM
Shelby - assuming you are considering UK kit suppliers only, then Rob is right, Crendon (01296 651985 - John Kerr). If you have really (50k plus) deep pockets, then the Kirkham ally bodied car (made in Poland!!) is available through Hawk cars.
In the USA, also Superformance (made in S Africa!), but only purchaseable as complete less engine/box. Mucho Dineros.

If you are a mere struggling mortal like the rest of us and are happy with a fibreglass body, (hereafter known as a PSB - plastic sh*t box) then Crendon (John will do you an ally body if you want, probably less than the Kirkham). You can buy a Crendon at any stage of completion, right up to turnkey. (no Rob, that's not turkey). The new Crendon bodyshell is a faithfull replica of the 427 s/c shape.

If you want to see my Crendon, and are in the Leics area, come on down!!

Faithfullness of replication is all!!!!!! Right behind you there bro'.


Wilf

robert
04-10-01, 02:04 PM
>Faithfullness of replication is all!!!!!! Right behind you there bro'.
>
>
>Wilf

Authenticity can be taken too far through, the AC 427 product was crap in the first place so being totally authentic, it is still crap.

It is what is underneath that needs to have changed, the body is fine.

Robert
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agwebsites
04-10-01, 04:59 PM
Technically the body is crap too, aerodynamics of a parachute. But the fact that it looks ssoooo good, especially with lots of shinny bits, means that people will always want it, including myself.

robert
04-10-01, 05:23 PM
Absolutely, it has curves in all the right places.

Robert
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paul
04-10-01, 08:56 PM
Hi there yes I'm afraid Wilf is correct about the Crendon it's just a shame a Chevy won't fit
cheers
Paul }> }>

wilf
04-10-01, 09:29 PM
>Hi there yes I'm afraid Wilf is correct about the Crendon it's just a
>shame a Chevy won't fit
>cheers
>Paul }> }>

How, in the name of all that's holy, could that possibly be viewed as a "shame"?????? Only Fords "belong" in Cobra's - A Chevvy in a Cobra is a grim reminder of the fact that there is no accounting for folks. And remember how this thread started - the guy wanted faithfullness of replication!!!

So there.


Wilf

wilf
04-10-01, 09:32 PM
>>Faithfullness of replication is all!!!!!! Right behind you there bro'.
>>
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>>Wilf
>
>Authenticity can be taken too far through, the AC 427 product was crap
>in the first place so being totally authentic, it is still crap.
>
If it was so crap, why are we driving replicas??? (OK, I'll allow you the point that our chassis/running gear is a lot better than the original, but how many other 60's performance cars would not be viewed with some disdain nowadays?? And how many are copied??)

Wilf (not really rising to the bait, just stoking it up a bit).

PS -I.ve just thought about this some more - if I could afford a real 427 s/c, there would be one in my garage,faults and all, along with many other fine vintage vehicles.

robert
04-10-01, 10:39 PM
>A Chevvy in a Cobra
>is a grim reminder of the fact that there is no accounting for folks.
>
>So there.
>
>
>Wilf

Wilf

If you check back on your history, the Cobra should have had a chevy. That was Shelbys engine of choice, but they wouldn't let him have them, so he had to talk to Ford. So second best choice. :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P

Robert
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wilf
04-10-01, 11:55 PM
Ok, so Chevvy were afraid to put up. Like I said - Shelby used FORDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So Chevvies are an aberation (and you wont understand that either)



Wilf

robert
05-10-01, 08:31 AM
>Ok, so Chevvy were afraid to put up. Like I said - Shelby used
>FORDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Only coz he couldn't use Chevys

>
>So Chevvies are an aberation (and you wont understand that either)
>
>
>
>Wilf

This is like a pantomime, it could go on for ages!!

Robert
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paul
05-10-01, 07:00 PM
Hi there Wilf if the guy who started this thread want's the ultimate Cobra replica then he should put a Chevy in it as what's been said before "THAT'S WHAT SHELBY WANTED" in the first place plus was it not you that said us Chevy people can get our spares from Halfords ????
cheers
Paul }> }>

wilf
05-10-01, 10:12 PM
Paul - and Rob.

For some reason I am feeling soft and cuddly this evening, even accommodating.

If you wish to continue your fantasies about Shelby wanting Chevvy <clear throat and spit> engines in his car then please do continue. I do not recall making any comments about Halfords, why would you wish to leave your current supplier, Mothercare?

My view, after an exceedingly trying day at work which has left me somewhat depleted, is do as you wish, enlightenment is only granted to a very few.

Rob - my comment elsewhere about your needing to find employment came only after you informed us all about the end of a contract leaving you with far too much spare time on your hands, thus able to bugger about with the forum again. I am sure your time is spent wisely.

And to finish this thread - all replicas are different. All originals were different, usually slapped together with whatever parts were around at the time, over-trading hugely on race track success.
If your cobra suits you, great. Each to his own, and long live individuality.

Wilf

cgnw28517
06-10-01, 12:44 AM
Wilf would you agree with me that while Ford engines have won virtually every catagory of racing in the world and are by far the most successful in motor racing history even over the likes of Ferrari in formula one the only thing I can ever remember G.M. winning is a couple of rally's with a 2.3 Chevette.

Your's stirringly Col}> }> }> }>

Shelby
06-10-01, 09:14 AM
O Dear, what have is started, it seems everone is agreed on one manufacturer, but opinions seem to differ as to what engine should be squeezed into the engine bay. I have just received the info from Crendon, and what a lovely piece of kit (no pun intended) it seems. However, it seems faithfull replication of the body comes at a price. Wilf your a lucky man to be building this because its a bit strong for my bank balance.With regard to engine choice, if you have gone this far to replicate a car, there is only really one choice of lump, and that is a Ford. (this should stir it up a bit!) But this is only my opinion.

robert
06-10-01, 09:20 AM
>Rob - my comment elsewhere about your needing to find employment came
>only after you informed us all about the end of a contract leaving you
>with far too much spare time on your hands, thus able to bugger about
>with the forum again. I am sure your time is spent wisely.

Wilf

The comment regarding finding employment was to another user on the site. My username is Robert, the other guys username is rob.

I think you owe him an apology, not me.

All the best

Robert
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"Play nice, please."

wilf
06-10-01, 09:31 AM
>>Rob - my comment elsewhere about your needing to find employment came
>>only after you informed us all about the end of a contract leaving you
>>with far too much spare time on your hands, thus able to bugger about
>>with the forum again. I am sure your time is spent wisely.
>
>Wilf
>
>The comment regarding finding employment was to another user on the
>site. My username is Robert, the other guys username is rob.
>
>I think you owe him an apology, not me.
>
>All the best
>
>Robert

Told you I had had a bad day, now I'm "elderly and confused". Find me a Home.


WIlf

robert
06-10-01, 09:32 AM
>Shelby - assuming you are considering UK kit suppliers only, then Rob
>is right, Crendon (01296 651985 - John Kerr). If you have really (50k
>plus) deep pockets, then the Kirkham ally bodied car (made in
>Poland!!) is available through Hawk cars.

I think american speed specialists also import the Kirkham body also.

robert
06-10-01, 09:34 AM
Each to their own, I like Chevy, Wilf likes Ford, it gets both of us from A to B, I just get there a bit quicker. (couldn't resist that one) :7

Robert
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wilf
06-10-01, 09:44 AM
Shelby - you are right about costs. I saved for many years after the first time I ever saw the Crendon, becuase I knew it was what I wanted. BTW it's built, on the road, just not painted yet. You could easily build a Crendon for the same 's as a top class DAX or GD. (Just because I mentioned them in the same breath, Robert, implies no comparison). John Kerr would be cold in his grave before he let a client fit anything other than a Ford, in fact if you insisted he wouldn't sell you a kit!!!! A man with principles. If you price of a new car is high, considered s/h? I happen to know that the very same Crendon as featured in "Lock, Stock etc" is up for sale for under 20K???


Wilf

wilf
06-10-01, 09:45 AM
>Each to their own, I like Chevy, Wilf likes Ford, it gets both of us
>from A to B, I just get there a bit quicker. (couldn't resist that
>one) :7
>
>Robert
>Forum Admin
>
>But I can resist rising to it.


Wilf (worn down with age)

robert
06-10-01, 09:56 AM
Wilf

Are we going to get that beer sorted out with Tisbury? Time isn't an issue to me, all I do these days is play with the forum.

Robert
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"Play nice, please."

imported_admin
07-10-01, 10:57 AM
No apology needed now when I understand that the comment wasn’t aimed towards me. We all have our bad days don’t we?

I have noticed that my handle is sometimes confusing. Having a frequently poster like you Robert and that sometimes also uses the signature Rob (witch is fully understandable) together with another user like me using the handle Rob is far from perfect. Maybe I should change my handle? Is there a way for me to do so by my self? I haven’t found one yet...

Maybe you Robert could change my handle to something like "The member formerly known as Rob" or something, just let me know. :7

/ Rob

imported_admin
07-10-01, 11:00 AM
Don’t forget the results on the drag strips. That is motor sport to you know.

/ Rob