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  1. #1
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    Dax 427 Make over....

    Hi Folks,
    Had some work done on the Dax and thought it rude not to share some pictures etc. It all started after putting the car up for sale last year and realising that I should keep it. I reversed into the garage one afternoon and got it slightly wrong and took a little chunk out of the passenger rear wheel arch, then to add insult to injury, I dropped a socket on to the boot. Despite the cover being on, I managed to put a chip in the silver stripe.
    Made enquiries locally to get the repair work done, but either too expensive, not interested or too busy. One chap said that as it’s a Cobra replica and made of fibre glass, the repair work would have to be carried out at their premium rate. I politely declined..
    Last chance saloon, I tried Anthony at Absolute Horse Power and nothing was too much trouble. Got a rough idea how much it would cost over the phone and Anthony arranged transport to his place to make a full assessment.
    The brief was to repair the damage and change the bonnet to an original style one.
    Here is the damage:





    Next step was to await the Painters verdict..


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    HAAAHHAAHAAA!!!!!! Damage? That's not damage! Sheeeeez, I'd touch that in with a bit of Humbrol and carry on! 'Tis but a scratch!'.....
    DAX Cobra. May contain nuts. Always read the label.

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bannon View Post
    HAAAHHAAHAAA!!!!!! Damage? That's not damage! Sheeeeez, I'd touch that in with a bit of Humbrol and carry on! 'Tis but a scratch!'.....
    I tried, but they wouldnt "buff" out..

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    So, the repair work was not a problem, the only issue was that I would potentially end up with a nice and shiny rear end and bonnet, let down by the rest of the car. It turns out the paint job was looking a little dull and didn’t appear to have been done very well.
    Have I considered a full respray?
    Actually, I had, but I assumed it would be eye wateringly expensive and if going down that route, I would really like to make a few more changes as well.
    So here are a few pictures of the car pre “repair work”…. :






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    I'm obviously missing something here - that car looks perfectly fine to me.
    I await your eye scorching finished paint pics!
    Crendon Chassis No.49
    Huddart FE428 + toploader

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    My Gallery: http://www.cobraclub.com/gallery/showgallery.php/ppuser/3240/username/kevinw

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    New bonnet and scoop



    Passenger side roll hoop is being “deleted”.



    Stone guards are also being removed.


  7. #7
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    That's a totally neat one!

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    Body prep was not as straightforward as hoped, a few issues with uncatalyzed resin and lots of high and low spots.

    Also the bonnet required a lot of work to get the gaps correct.

    This was also the case with the boot.

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    Plenty of work required to get the door gaps better as well.

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    What colour are we going for ??

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