Here are some of the pictures I took while building the car. Now I wish I had taken more pictures along the way.
The assembled 8.8" Ford Racing rear end. Came out pretty good.
Since I did most of this without help, I had to get creative when it came to doing things that normally required 4 hands. I taped a bunch of towels around the 3-Link bracket and anywhere else the rear end could touch and slowly raised it into position with tiedown straps. Worked great.
The kids got creative one day. How cool are they? Hi Hunni!
I had to put my plumbing skills to work to get the heater inlet/outlet where I wanted. No comments on the way the solder looks.
I also wanted a third outlet from the heater for defrost vents, so I made my own insert.
Here's the heater, ready to install in the car.
I've always admired the way metal artists finished their work, and I wanted to do something very different than what I'd seen anyone else do on their Cobra.
The racing stripes are actually polished into the aluminum and then the swirled finish was applied.
This looks so much better in person, in the sunlight it really pops.
I went with a trick Wilwood pedal setup.
Here's a shot of the rear of the car almost done.
Pretty cool battery box from FFmetal.com
This is how I fastened the carbon fiber dash to the chassis (that a 1/4 turn fastener)
Once I put the body on the car I realized that I had installed the wrong axle/spindle components. The front tire stuck out too far and rear tire didn't stick out far enough. I then installed longer axles in the rear (SN95 vs Fox) and narrower spindles (1994/95 vs 1996 SN95) and tires in the front (255/40/17 vs 275/40/17). Perfect.
I also had to modify my transmission cross brace to allow me to scoot the tranny over a bit to clear the chassis more.
Niffy fuel vapor canister to keep the gassy smell down in the garage. Just PVC parts filled with petstore charcoal.
Here it is installed.
You can see the fresh air vent hose, the brake/clutch fluid reservior hoses and such.
Here's the body down at the body and paint guys shop in North Carolina.
Here's Dave (big guy in red) and one of his guys putting the finishing touchs on the car when I went down to pick it up.
I can't possibly say enough about Dave. He lives his faith outloud (his shop's name is Worship One Customs). He's just a great guy and talented craftsman. His main business are these fiberglass Cobra bodies.