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Here we go again lol.1st delivery of parts for build馃
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Ya unless you need to sell it I鈥檇 keep it ready to switch out in case you run into any issues.
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Received my gauges from nisonger today馃槂. Sneak peak of the 1馃槈 View attachment 237546 View attachment 237547
We all know that Shelby engine can go past that red line, just get a sharpie and move it about 1k 馃槀馃槀
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So excited to follow this build!
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馃嵒. between planning and fabrication,I鈥檝e been waiting well over a year for this lol.theses last few weeks are just killing me now.this will be my first rear engine build so I鈥檓 pretty stoked about it.
We鈥檙e all stoked about it as well! Especially because we鈥檙e not paying the bill 馃槀 I鈥檓 absolutely jealous 馃槀馃槀
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It鈥檚 officially down to single digit days till delivery 馃檶馃徎馃檶馃徎馃檶馃徎馃檶馃徎.idk about you guys but this has been torture for me lol
Ya we鈥檙e definitely living this through you! 馃槀
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Not what we been waiting for BUT still a big day today lol. Motor is home馃檶馃徎 View attachment 248587 View attachment 248588 View attachment 248589
Congratulations Joe!!!! Looks amazing. Can鈥檛 wait to see the build progress.
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Hey Joe. How many hours do you estimate it鈥檒l take you to complete your build? I don鈥檛 have a good sense of scale here given my mechanical incompetence. 1000 hours? More? Less?
Joe is truly a master at this, he comb鈥檚 over every detail! It鈥檚 exciting to watch and see the progress with explanations. I鈥檓 sure he puts more though into his builds than many of the big car makers do on their stamped production cars. I highly recommend going through his Cobra build page.
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Ohhhhhhhhh Shit it鈥檚 a party
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Im off this week due to COVID so I鈥檓 on a garage quarantine lol.I鈥檓 on a mission to have car for next season so need to maintain a good pace,not to mention I been waiting over a year and 1/2 for this.I鈥檓 going to try the video And see how it goes.
Joe the video idea is so cool! I absolutely vote Youtube! I started a YouTube just to host videos for here.
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coffee time and sit back at its Current situation 馃槵. She gonna be one BAD B*#@$ lol
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I wonder if while Picasso was painting people ever watched it and said yep that鈥檚 art going to last forever.

I鈥檓 sitting here going WTF Joe how frikkin amazing being part of this thread watching this absolutely piece of automotive art being born!
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Yessir,trying lol. So much different with most of the wiring going to the back compared to front. No fender wells or radiator support to tuck wires away or hide components. I refuse to Mount anything on the bulkhead like all the other gt40 builds do. I want a clean look 馃槑
It鈥檚 super clean, looks awesome!
Cant decide where i want to put key馃槕. In between gauges where yellow mark is or opposite side in green or in aluminum panels in blue?
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I like the look of the yellow area BUT the blue area below it might offer less area for the key nest to scratch the dash.
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Up to the fun part, where it all ties in 馃槵.who dont like some spaghetti 馃ぃ馃.before i pulled dash back out I use the blue tape just as a reference so i know where to bring the individual harnesses out.
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Joe you are an excellent builder. Nothing is overlooked and everything is done right! I really appreciate this thread! There鈥檚 still people building cars the right way!
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Need opinion on gauge location as im not to crazy about it on top.Leave where it is or move to A lower spot?
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Im with ya I think a lower spot would be better. You don鈥檛 want the eyes picking it up in that spot.
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Dash wiring complete. Just need to wire gps module. Once i do that ill wrap the remainder of wires to fuse box.first start is right around the corner馃槂 View attachment 256748 View attachment 256749 View attachment 256750 View attachment 256751 View attachment 256752 View attachment 256753
Oh HELL YEAH gotta hear that beast roar!!
LMFAO馃槀馃ぃ馃槀 that is hysterical, I literally choked on my coffee lol
I nearly inhaled my entire cigar 馃槀馃槀馃槀馃槀馃槀
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This is the funniest sh$t lmfao
I鈥檓 not the first to use it but it definitely applies here 馃槀馃槀 Kermit loves that build 馃槀
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shifter and linkage complete.catch can is temp in spot where I want it but wont mount till headers installed just incase need to move alil. Everything is mounted,as you can see my bulkhead is clean just as I like it lol.only thing on it is expansion tank馃槈.most likely will not see another gt40 with a clean bulkhead atleast I haven鈥檛 yet lol馃槑. There is so many ways to make a build unique in its own way, get creative,a lot of fab work & patience in the end the result is well worth it. Have big plans on the interior aswell for a clean simple look馃
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I鈥檓 just amazed every time you post photos!! That looks amazing!! Picasso couldn鈥檛 paint it better!
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