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Old 7th September 2014, 18:56
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Some more pics - MOT this Thursday so need to keep cracking on now to get it finished. Paint was a hassle - kept making wee mistakes which meant respraying sections but its all compounding up well now!

Excuse the pic quality - just quick snaps with my phone




Wheels are Dotz fast sevens - gun metal grey - didnt want anything to retro looking as wanted to make it look like a 'modern' tribute. Standard cobra side vents.




Kept the standard mirrors as its a daily driver and wanted it as practical as possible - hence why I'm fitting two reversing sensors as well. Good quality chromed handle covers - not a perfect fit but look the when on.




Fairly standard rear arrangment of chrome numberplate light, T-handle for boot and chrome boot hinges.

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Old 7th September 2014, 20:03
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Looking good, are you adding stripes?
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Old 7th September 2014, 20:31
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I want to - possibly in gun metal grey but I'm fed up painting for now so might do it next year after getting use of the car for a while.
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Old 7th September 2014, 22:13
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The colour looks great. i know your done with painting but If you have any paint left over then I think matching brake callipers would be a good touch!
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Old 8th September 2014, 11:17
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Thats a good idea - but really cant be bothered masking off and painting anymore! Maybe save that for the Spring and do some more work on it. Still got a Hardtop to spray right enough!
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Old 14th September 2014, 17:47
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Passed the MOT on Thursday so now road legal again. Had a nice spin in it yesterday and it certainly attracts attention!

Still jobs to do as I havent even got the inner boot panel fitted yet or inner wheel arches. Have to sand and compound the paintwork yet as well to leave a real sheen to the paintwork. Oh yes, have to fit lowering springs to probably just the front.





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Old 14th September 2014, 18:58
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If i were you, I'd try fitting bigger tyres 1st before loosing the driving comfort of the BMW suspension.
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Old 14th September 2014, 19:01
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Understand where you're coming from but the cobra front is sitting higher than the original z3 panels were plus I already have a set of eibach springs to fit so will change just the front and when the rear tyres are due a change go for bulkier rubber there perhaps.
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Old 17th November 2014, 10:16
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Hi Blue,

I am giving in to the amount of people asking if someone stole my grill, as you already have the experience of fitting, any chance you could let me know how you attached yours please?
A photo would be great.
Any new photos of your car with the suspension lowered?

Thanks in advance,

Lumpy.
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Old 17th November 2014, 12:19
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Hi Lumpy, will try to get fresh pics of it as soon as i get the chance but the dark evenings may stop me from getting any til the weekend now.

I just attached the grill using polyeurethane adhesive (tiger seal is the same stuff I think) just held the mesh in place with tape and then used blobs of the adhesive every 10-15 cm around the parameter. If I every need to remove the grill it should pull off without breaking the mesh but I shouldn't ever have to take it off.

I toyed with the idea of sticking in threaded rods and using washers and bolts to hold in the mesh but was just getting too complicated to get the all in place and measured correctly.
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Old 25th November 2014, 20:10
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Suspension lowered 30mm on Eibach springs at the front only.




Grills cut out of ABS sheeting from Ebay and stuck in with blobs of polyurethane adhesive (not as permanent as it sounds but it is pretty solid!)



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Old 14th December 2014, 14:12
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A few pictures from a photoshoot yesterday using my Kobra (not for commercial usage)










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Old 14th December 2014, 19:42
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Nice, the one-from-last is just great.
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Old 23rd February 2015, 22:31
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Hi i live in NI too was wondering if it would be possible to see the car once done as im very interested in building a kit myself. will you be going to any shows in ni?
where abouts are you based?
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Old 23rd February 2015, 22:36
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Hi there. I'm based in the Cookstown/Magherafelt area and would be happy to meet up some day to show you the car. Do you know of any shows coming up by the way? Where are you based?
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Old 24th February 2015, 09:49
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I think there is a car show in Ballymena which is usually pretty big. I'm based in Portglenone so not too far away. i could give you a shout next time im on annual leave?
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Old 28th March 2016, 16:06
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In the spirit of Grand Designs revisited how has it been living with the Kobra over the winter?

Would be great to get an update if possible

Dave
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Old 5th April 2016, 20:19
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Not really much to update on to be honest!

Only recently got around to installing the hardtop after wrapping it in matt black vinyl. It fits but its too tight on top of the new bulging rear arches so I'll need to trim them a bit (but not much).

I intend respraying the car a rich blue metallic as I cant really settle with the Burnt Orange - it just looks too dull most of the year round.

The car itself is spot on. Easy to live with and everything working as it should. Turns heads everywhere it goes. Went to one of the largest shows in N.Ireland last year and 3 guys who were marshalling saw every car coming in and made a point of tracking mine down as it was the only one they couldn't work out what it was. They loved it!
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Old 5th April 2016, 20:32
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Thanks very much for letting me/us know. I like to see what happens longer term as it adds an extra dimension. Not only building but then living with the results.

Thanks again

Dave
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Old 8th April 2016, 09:49
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Default N.Ireland Cobra build

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Hi there. I'm based in the Cookstown/Magherafelt area and would be happy to meet up some day to show you the car. Do you know of any shows coming up by the way? Where are you based?
Hi mate, I am in Belfast and have just started an MX250. You mind if i hassle you with questions? Nice looking Kobra.
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