cobra truck tribute

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Re: cobra truck tribute

Postby Southern N.M. Cobra » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:17 pm

You are right about the roll bar being higher. After your comment, I went and did a little studying to figure out why. The bucket seats they used in the truck sit about 5-6 inches lower than stock seat. I based my dimentions on my son sitting in the truck and making them same height as his head. Didn't take into account the buckets being lower. Now I have to decide if I want to leave the seat stock height or lower it and change everything. Leaving it as is will mean a higher windscreen as well.
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Re: cobra truck tribute

Postby HUMVEE Driver » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:59 pm

Photos can be deceiving, and for some things I think you're better off just giving it your best guess. For example, I don't think you cut the rear and too short. I assume you plan on adding in the diamond plate bumber? Its corners are very rounded, and that alone might give you another eight inches in the rear.

But for the windshield, I say go with the pics you have already. I'd use the windshield height as a starting point for the rollbars behind the seats.

I know some people get crazy about all the details (such as the angle you mentioned on the tow assembly) but it looks to me like you're doing fine.

About the louvers, I say go for the rear thing for sure.

I'm loving this project! Keep it up!

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Re: cobra truck tribute

Postby PursuitSpecial » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:27 am

Pictures can be deceiving, but I do like the idea of comparison shots to check accuracy.

These two images may not be exactly lined up top to bottom, but they're pretty close. The wheelbase is just about right on, but the door locks are slightly farther forward on the blue truck.

Anyway, I think this shot gives the best example of what I was talking about with the rollbar. I also drew a green line on the red truck from the center of the rear wheel up through the body line and then copied that same line over to the blue truck.

Maybe I'm not helping? Hopefully I am. I copied the windshield over too.

:D

Very cool build!!
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Re: cobra truck tribute

Postby Taipan » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:35 am

That is an amazing build. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think this will be the first snake truck replica and a really faithful one at that! Good luck! 8-)
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Re: cobra truck tribute

Postby Big Bopper Bart » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:33 pm

It woulda been the 2nd if Dee would get off his arse on his F100 :P :mrgreen:
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Re: cobra truck tribute

Postby toecutter » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:10 am

i am really enjoying this thread.

Outstanding work.
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Re: cobra truck tribute

Postby Southern N.M. Cobra » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:51 pm

Second cut on the bed. Right side done and a little red paint to top it off. The roll bars appear to be grey in color, but I have a case of this cheap aluminium paint that goes kinda grey after a couple of weeks in the weather. I'll paint the bars with this and if it don't look right I can hit it with a little grey to fix it.
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Re: cobra truck tribute

Postby MWFV8 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:20 am

Really enjoying following this build, great work!
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Re: cobra truck tribute

Postby aussie muscle » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:35 pm

PursuitSpecial wrote:Here.... hope these help.... If you're in firefox right-click the image and click "View Image".
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This pictures shows they did in fact attached the window to the top of the door.
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Re: cobra truck tribute

Postby Big Bopper Bart » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:44 am

This build is sooooo daaaamn awesome! 8-)
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