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Old 20th February 2017, 23:08
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Well, I did it! I put a deposit down for TWO kits. A D-Type body for a Factory Five Roadster frame I'm rebuilding and a MX250 convertible kit for my '97 Miata. This should be great fun. Best part, my wife is totally on board.

Chris said, production in two weeks!

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Old 21st February 2017, 07:50
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Another mx250 convertible, nice. I'm in the middle of building my second.
One on a mk1 and this one on a mk2
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Old 21st February 2017, 13:28
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Well, I did it! I put a deposit down for TWO kits. A D-Type body for a Factory Five Roadster frame I'm rebuilding and a MX250 convertible kit for my '97 Miata. This should be great fun. Best part, my wife is totally on board.

Chris said, production in two weeks!

Pat
However one of the following is bound to apply:

1. You haven't heard the whispered under the breath "But....."
2. This harmonious state of repair will not last long.

Good luck anyway.
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Old 21st February 2017, 14:10
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However one of the following is bound to apply:

1. You haven't heard the whispered under the breath "But....."
2. This harmonious state of repair will not last long.

Good luck anyway.
Not a rookie to this game, I've built a Factory Five Roadster (over the course of 4 years) and rebuilt another. She knows this is a far better way of spending my time/money rather hanging at the local gin mill.
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Old 21st February 2017, 14:16
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As I explain to my long suffering wife - it is better that my hobbies have tyres, not tits!
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Old 21st February 2017, 18:50
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Welcome upstatecobraguy! Any questions about the mx250 convertible kit, I'm happy to help, having just finished mine (sorta)

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Old 21st February 2017, 21:05
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Welcome upstatecobraguy! Any questions about the mx250 convertible kit, I'm happy to help, having just finished mine (sorta)

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Thanks! Great looking build, you should be proud
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Old 26th February 2017, 12:45
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Pat - Congratulations on your double order.

I hope you will post a build thread on here so we can follow your progress.

I might even try to arrange a visit next time I'm in the States.
( See details on your "Intro" thread. )

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 26th February 2017, 12:57
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costs/company who arranges shipping ect I would imagine would be of great interest of prospect builders from across the pond.
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Old 9th March 2017, 23:23
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Default D-type

UpstateCobraGuy,
What a great idea, to put one of these bodies on a FF5 chassis, several years back I put a different Cobra body on a FF5 chassis, I'm doing it again, now.
I think I'm only a week or two behind you in ordering an XKSS to place on a Bennett Cobra chassis. Bennett built purely racing Cobras, he was a one man band, awesome chassis.

So, on another thread you were searching for shipping to USA, any luck?

Wayne
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Old 10th March 2017, 00:29
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Thanks! I was planning on finding a 289 body for it, but when I saw the D type a light bulb went off...
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Old 17th March 2017, 18:27
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Hi there 427and all the esses!
Am interested in your XKSS build as I built one out of one of Chris's
A352's last year.
So what exactly did you order?

Mine was made from a long-nose D type body, rather than the usual short nose which ( as far as I know) all XKSS's were made from)

I had to do quite a lot of heavy modding to get what I wanted out of the body-shell, including making my own front screen surround, bumpers, seats complete exhaust, side windows etc

Here is a pic of the result: Hope it inspires you!!

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Old 17th March 2017, 22:36
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Scottie,

That looks great! I'm planning on building a 1/2 D-Type, 1/2 XK SS, taking elements from each and using what I like. I kind of did that my Cobra build by using what I liked between the Street and S/C models. Your red interior looks outstanding! I'm sure I will be asking for help with the small bits you included in you build.



Thanks,

Pat
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Old 17th March 2017, 23:01
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Wow Pat, that snake looks really nice! You should make a good job of the D.

It took me two years to build my XKSS, and somewhere in the dark depths of this site there are all the pictures on how I did just about everything. I will see if I can find the thread and post something so it puts it back on the front page if you are interested.
My windscreen on the XKSS is actually the rear screen from a 1950's Morris Minor car. It was the only glass I could find that was narrow enough to fit, and look right on the car.
It took one hell of a lot of welding, double skinning etc to get it all fitted/braced and so on, but it was worth it in the end.

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Old 2nd June 2017, 17:24
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I am scheduled for a delivery between 3-5PM EST. I will post pictures of the uncrating ASAP! Hopefully every thing goes as planned
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Hope all is well with the delivery Pat.
Best

Jack
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Need pics ��
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Old 6th June 2017, 02:05
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Default It arrived!

After about 4 months, one very large crate has appeared in my garage. Seriously it was huge!







Jag D-type! Cobra in the corner....



MX-250



With great nervousness, I put the nose on my Factory Five Racing Mark II Cobra frame. IMHO, it passes the eye test with flying colors. A whole boat load of work ahead of me but that's why I went for it.

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Old 6th June 2017, 02:17
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Excellent Pat!

Congrats on step one..
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Old 6th June 2017, 05:58
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Pat Glad to see your kits arrived safe and sound.

Im really looking forward to seeing your builds progress.

Good luck, Paul.
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