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Newbie1972
27-08-13, 04:48 PM
Hi guys
great site, looking to buy a cobra around the 20,000 mark ,ideally with a hard top . My question is this ...if I can't find one with a hard already fitted , how hard is it to get on fitted ? And costs .
cheers any comments are helpful

kdavies3
27-08-13, 04:53 PM
Hi and welcome (name)?
If you buy a Dax, Dave Brookes (DB Replicas) could supply a fabulous hard top circa £3k I believe?
There's a Cleveland powered Dax on here today in the for sale forum, I'm sure for £20k.

Newbie1972
27-08-13, 05:24 PM
Cheers for that I'll have a look and my names Paul , must change my user name

cobracol
27-08-13, 05:40 PM
Hello and Welcome Paul, You can also buy a hardtop for almost every other make Cobra!, AK, GD ect if you choose a 'current' production model, you can usually buy these at any stage you wish ie fitted/painted, to just out of the mould, also makes not in production or not producing there own hard top, can usually be fitted with another makers top, ive never done my own hardtop (Yet!) but I don't think it would be difficult if you wanted to DIY. regards Col

Newbie1972
27-08-13, 06:01 PM
Cheer col ,yes was thinking of fitting the hard top myself ,are they usually a good fit ,I can do do a bit of sculpting but don't fancy struggling to much

Newbie1972
27-08-13, 06:40 PM
Also one other thing , with a hard top on a dax do you think that'll I'd be able to use her all year ,or on for fun in the sun ?

Happy Jim
27-08-13, 09:45 PM
Paul,
Welcome, you'll be able to use it year round, only question is whether you want to (i've got a softop and use it year round.....but if it's lashing it down I'd rather not!).

Rgds

Jim

KevinW
27-08-13, 10:25 PM
you are unlikely to stay completely dry in a cobra - its a crap design thats >50 years old.
if you want to stay dry get an MX5!

Cobras, are noisy, brutal, unpredictable, uncomfortable, No ABS, no air bags, radio is pointless as you will be deafened anyway by the engine, and in fact, pretty much no safety features, and best avoided as a daily driver. But we love'em. Still interested? ;) :-P


hardtops can be bought and fitted. If DIYing, budget £1k+ for a little bubbletop, but if you want a Lemans style top with fitting, budget £2-2.5k+

Ragtops: budget £500-£1k, depending on hood quality, side window design and how much you can DIY, fitting wise.

N.B. These are had made objects, and the economies of scale mean that they cost a lot lot more than your average Beemer/MX5/MG hardtop.
They are also more difficult to use, its far more difficult getting in/out the car, and you'll get a wet knee :cry: ....at least.


..... still here??? :) :) :-P

Newbie1972
28-08-13, 07:53 PM
Who needs a radio ,with the sound of a v8 its enough for me

KevinW
28-08-13, 08:13 PM
Yes, thats the correct answer, you win your starter for 10.
We'll now be starting on your specialist subject. There is only one specialist subject here ofcourse.....

Q1, worth double marks.....

What is the CORRECT type of engine fitted to a cobra?

[Quiet at the back now, give the new boy a chance]

Happy Jim
28-08-13, 08:53 PM
Yes, thats the correct answer, you win your starter for 10.
We'll now be starting on your specialist subject. There is only one specialist subject here ofcourse.....

Q1, worth double marks.....

What is the CORRECT type of engine fitted to a cobra?

[Quiet at the back now, give the new boy a chance]


Catch up...he's already answered that one...V8 of course ;-)

garyjettrike
28-08-13, 09:41 PM
LS3 Chevy with a supercharger

KevinW
28-08-13, 10:47 PM
Bracknel Bees and Bishops Tickle... settle down.....

1. far too generic, you might as well just say a metal one.
2. Dont much like the Mk VI, a Dax is a much better product imho. So nope.

.... still awaiting a correct answer from the new boy.

yours,
Bamber.

Happy Jim
29-08-13, 12:10 PM
Bracknel Bees and Bishops Tickle... settle down.....

yours,
Bamber.

Ice Hockey references....good skills :-)

Do I win a prize as well

Jim

KevinW
29-08-13, 05:39 PM
Nope, you're going to be sent to the back of the class for putting off the new boy.

kdavies3
30-08-13, 10:11 AM
a clue is that the Dizzy must be at the front. LOL.
I know it's not the only one.
Of course it must have a Dizzy. ;)

KevinW
30-08-13, 10:33 AM
FFS Davies, this is a no conferring round.
We're not letting any old riff raff into this club.

.... mind you he's gone a bit quiet now.

Lloyd Barnes
30-08-13, 10:49 AM
Of course it must have a Dizzy. ;)


and a carby......


sorry..... shutting up :razz:

kitcarsareus
30-08-13, 12:49 PM
and a carby......


sorry..... shutting up :razz:

Or two? and who said LS and supercharger in the same quote join the que at the back of the class ;)

BobMin
30-08-13, 01:07 PM
Yes, thats the correct answer, you win your starter for 10.
We'll now be starting on your specialist subject. There is only one specialist subject here ofcourse.....

Q1, worth double marks.....

What is the CORRECT type of engine fitted to a cobra?

[Quiet at the back now, give the new boy a chance]

Ooh, Ooh, I'm sure I know this one !!! :D

tonym
30-08-13, 04:32 PM
a clue is that the Dizzy must be at the front. LOL.
I know it's not the only one.
Of course it must have a Dizzy. ;)

Ah, rover then :-) :-) :-)

kdavies3
01-09-13, 09:28 PM
As I said it's not the only one, FORD did however own Rover for a while, even though the RV8 was originally Buick design.
FORD. :p

garyjettrike
02-09-13, 08:59 AM
a clue is that the Dizzy must be at the front. LOL.
I know it's not the only one.
Of course it must have a Dizzy. ;)

I like the idea of that but I think a Skoda engine mite devalue the car a bit