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UpstateCobraGuy 29th June 2017 01:45

Quick update...
Working to fit the D-type to the FFR Cobra frame. Let's just say, my Sawzall has gotten a workout. Low and behold, FF Cobras are much taller than D-types. I've cut away much of the 1" square tubing and the entire trunk (boot) structure. The gas tank will be relocated to over the rear end. Here's a few photos of my progress. 👍🏻


Mick O'Malley 29th June 2017 07:04

Hi Pat

Good to see it's taking shape. Keep those pictures coming!

Regards, Mick

G-Pete 4th July 2017 18:17


UpstateCobraGuy 16th March 2018 15:30

Build on hold until the kitchen is done...
Sorry guys,

I'm in the closing stages of a kitchen/bath/laundry room remodel. I've been hard at work keeping the wife happy.:nono:

I did rebuild the Ford 8.8 rear end with 4.10 gears, so that will be ready to go when the time presents! :lol:

I'll get back at it in a little while and keep everyone updated.:biggrin:


JG 17th March 2018 08:54

Please do, looking forward to see how this progresses, plus have got garage envy!

UpstateCobraGuy 3rd April 2020 14:50

Shes a runner!
Sorry for the delayed updates on this build. I’m a big fan of posting photo on my build and since photobucket decided to lock down my pictures, it’s been to much of a pita to post properly. I’m try this for the first time so, bear with me...

Body on in “proper” position

In the Factory Five Racing Cobra world, this is a go-cart. The best way to test out the major components and a absolute blast to drive!

Running great!

UpstateCobraGuy 4th November 2020 15:05

Sort of a lame excuse of an update, but I have been working on it.

Dash is "in"


Aluminum work

Paul L 5th November 2020 06:18

Good to see you back, but those photo links don't seem to be working for me. :icon_sad:

Good luck, Paul. :)

UpstateCobraGuy 5th November 2020 14:07


Originally Posted by Paul L (Post 105373)
Good to see you back, but those photo links don't seem to be working for me. :icon_sad:

Good luck, Paul. :)

:icon_sad: With the lost of Photobucket, Im struggling to find a good place to host my photos. Any better solution out there?

Paul L 5th November 2020 14:29

You could try the Album option on here:

I use Google, but that became a pain and requires me to use an old iMac to create the links needed on the forum. :rolleyes:

Cheers, Paul. :)

Mick O'Malley 6th November 2020 04:49

Image Hosting
Flickr. Works for me.

Regards, Mick

UpstateCobraGuy 17th November 2020 18:15

Long overdue update...
I purchased a 4 post lift to add parking space and make my build easier. The Cobra will be stored off site and I'll be able to move the "D" up and down to access the build better.

Side view: Yes, I'm a HUGE fan of side pipes! Ford 8.8 rear end w/ 4.10 gears. The rear suspension is Factory Five Racing's 3 link

Better view of the rear end...

Here's the heart of the build, Ford Small Block 302 from an '00 Ford Explorer SUV. This is what will drive the Jaguar purist crazy. Simple cam change and valve spring upgrade will net 300+ HP. Personally, let 'em pound salt, I have less the 1K in the entire drivetrain.

Dash board: Built from a combination of a bunch of different gauge types. Some Alfa Romeo Jeager, ELING speedo & tach

I'll post more as time allows, I need to finish the final wiring and get the hood hinges figures out.


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