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post #196 of 203 Old 01-14-2013, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys! I did all the body work and I primed it myself then I took it to a local painter who sprayed the base and clear for $300. the paint, clear, primer, sealer, wax & grease remover, sandpaper, and sanding blocks came to about $500. People don't believe me when I say it cost under $1000 which makes me feel awesome. lol


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post #197 of 203 Old 06-26-2013, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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well i broke my ankle last week and had surgery yesterday so i decided to update this thread! haha since the last update i replaced both front brake calipers, ball joints, wheel bearings, and the ujoint in the rear driveshaft. Noticethe weld on the yoke in the pic. that's because the tab wore out when the ujoint was going bad. I also switched from the hard top to the soft top.

I just ordered some paracord to make grab handles to keep me busy. I also ordered some parts to make a hand throttle.

In other news the cobra has been running awesome! and I picked up an '86 c10 in great shape from the original owners with only 38,000 miles on it for $1500 so i just did some minor work to the engine to get it running strong again. Once I'm done with making the exhaust i'll sell it and should be able to make a couple grand on it






















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post #198 of 203 Old 07-19-2013, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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replaced the door handles with some paracord.. made some grab handles too

aand i made a hand throttle out of a bmx brake lever and cable. works perfect and cost me about $10 (cost of cable) if anyone's interested i can do a more detailed write up on it












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post #199 of 203 Old 07-19-2013, 09:04 PM
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replaced the door handles with some paracord.. made some grab handles too

aand i made a hand throttle out of a bmx brake lever and cable. works perfect and cost me about $10 (cost of cable) if anyone's interested i can do a more detailed write up on it










Why the brake handle? Doesn't it retract back add soon as you let go?
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post #200 of 203 Old 07-20-2013, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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Why the brake handle? Doesn't it retract back add soon as you let go?
yeah it does I used to ride stand up jet skis with a finger throttle so it's a natural feel to control the throttle that way. I don't see the need in it holding any rpm anyway

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post #201 of 203 Old 07-20-2013, 11:33 PM
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yeah it does I used to ride stand up jet skis with a finger throttle so it's a natural feel to control the throttle that way. I don't see the need in it holding any rpm anyway
Oh ok, most people install them for the winch and stuff
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post #202 of 203 Old 07-31-2013, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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found a major kink in a fuel line replaced it and it cured the rough idle how the hell does that even happen?!


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post #203 of 203 Old 01-24-2015, 01:57 PM
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So the first thing after getting home i had to take it off road! So much more fun then in the Dodge, it was awesome! the next day (yesterday) i worked on flushing the coolant, changing the engine oil, and taking the top and all of its brackets off (until i order a new one) We also spent a good amount of time looking it over high and low to get a feel for all of what i want to do to it.

I called discount tire and they had a one day rebate deal going on where you get $100 off any wheel purchase and $100 off any tire purchase. It just so happened that they had the tires and wheels i wanted in stock!! I decided these tires are a good choice for me because they should last a good long time and i don't plan on doing any deep mud bogging anyways.

What size tire you running with the 4in lift? Any issues or any driveline stuff that was replaced to make it work? Looks awesome. Love the color
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