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Unread 11-14-2011, 09:57 PM   #1741
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Mike, yours is just a awesome looking Jeep and more. Still should have went with the heart rims though.

Bill
Thanks Bill, I'll have to reconsider those when I'm contemplating bead locks.

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The Cobra emblems... ROCK! You make me want to go out and KICK my Jeep!
Thanks Scott. All in due time and your's will be shiny too.

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You finished the Jeep before I finished reading thru the build pages. Couldn't resist flipping to the end of the book though! Great job.
Thank you, it is a long read for sure.

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Your Jeep is a thing of beauty. Now that it's 'done' you will need to post a monthly picture of it to keep this thread alive so we all don't go through withdrawl.
Thanks. I think I might be able to dream up a couple before, during and after montages. I'll also be frequenting the thread on winning every summer.

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Nice fit on the top and doors Mike. What's next on the list of things to do?
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yea whats next?
Well the list is pretty short now for sure. I need to run interior lighting, get the 4x4 light working, install a stock pitman arm, decide if I want to install my steering stabilizer, build or buy a center console, install a CB radio and I should probably mount my Hi-Lift jack to the bumper. I might look into getting my seats dyed black or possibly some nice seat covers. Oh and I also want to upgrade to a G4 150 amp alternator.

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Is that SuperTop? I just did the tinted windows and upgraded to sliding glass doors on my ragged old SuperTop. I'm happy with it.
I bought that Bestop right before I parked it for those 9 years so it has only seen a couple thousand miles worth of use, the rest of the time it was stored inside. Other than just a bit of yellowing of the windows I think it has held pretty well. The screws that hold the handles on the doors are surface rusted so I'll replace those with SS hardware.

I finally got the last emblem installed too.


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Unread 11-20-2011, 12:22 PM   #1742
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Wow, I'm on page 77 of 117... I'll probably comment more later. All I have to say so far, is beautiful work, and also:

Thanks a lot, now I'm gonna have to go to the P-A-P and get myself that NP435 and 302 I've been pondering over. I think that video when you fired it for the first time after the rebuilding sold me on it. I think that would beat the issues of fighting this carb I've been fighting.

One question on the engine though. Do the 5.0 hunt for idle as much as my 2.3T does?
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Unread 11-20-2011, 02:09 PM   #1743
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I had a 1987 2.3L turbo coupe for a while and I don't remember having any rolling idle concerns but that was also a vane air meter car.

The 5.0L is a little unique in that I have a PCM for an automatic but obviously have a manual trans. At first I had issues with the idle stumbling and sometimes even stalling when coming to a stop. I remedied that by grounding the neutral safety switch at the PCM. This provided an additional dashpot mode so the idle basically hangs about 200 rpm higher then normal for about 2 seconds before returning to base idle.
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Unread 11-20-2011, 07:41 PM   #1744
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What do you think, is this too much?

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Unread 11-20-2011, 07:44 PM   #1745
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Never to much.

If it's a Cobra shouldn't the strips be blue?
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Unread 11-20-2011, 08:00 PM   #1746
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I don't think its to much, with the Jeeps I have, yes.

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If your jeep looks nicer than mine
You can't park here.

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Unread 11-20-2011, 09:23 PM   #1747
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I just cast my ballot for CobraJ-7 to be CJ of the month for December 2011!!

Awesome, awesome build, Mike. I finally spent some time and looked at the first half of the build thread, which I had never done before. WOW!!!
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Unread 11-20-2011, 09:43 PM   #1748
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Just cased my vote also
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Unread 11-20-2011, 10:12 PM   #1749
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Great sign! Glad you put your name on it... in case you forgot!!

You know... a very thin blue pin stripe between the black, and another on each side of the black MIGHT be cool!

Mike, do you remember where in your thread you were cutting your wheel openings and fitting the stock fender flares? I need to revisit that. I think that's what I need to do on Clay's Jeep. Would you take a minute and check out his thread (last page) and see what you think I should do for the rear openings?

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Unread 11-20-2011, 10:54 PM   #1750
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Very nice COIZ! On a side note, how do you like your 2011 Super Duty? I have had mine about 5 days. Have you done the new software flash for the 405 HP and 800 ft lbs. of torque?
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Unread 11-21-2011, 10:02 AM   #1751
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Well, now CJ has two meanings, Civilian Jeep and Cobra Jet!

Mike, you are an inspiration, thanks for the pics and write up.
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Unread 11-21-2011, 10:24 AM   #1752
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That sign and that Jeep will look great in my shop Mike. You've done enough, I'll take it from here.

Best of luck on the CJ of the month contest.
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Unread 11-21-2011, 12:12 PM   #1753
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Never to much.

If it's a Cobra shouldn't the strips be blue?
Not when it's my resto mod and I like black and white. I debated for a long time to go with a solid blue as compared to the Cobra theme with racing stripes. I'm glad I went this route because it certainly is a one of a kind.

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I don't think its to much, with the Jeeps I have, yes.

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You can't park here.

Bill
lol, nice.

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I just cast my ballot for CobraJ-7 to be CJ of the month for December 2011!!

Awesome, awesome build, Mike. I finally spent some time and looked at the first half of the build thread, which I had never done before. WOW!!!
Thanks for the vote. You're just reading the beginning now? It seems that 75% of the build is on the first 10 pages.

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Just cased my vote also
Thanks Glenn. That package was placed in the mail today.

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Great sign! Glad you put your name on it... in case you forgot!!

You know... a very thin blue pin stripe between the black, and another on each side of the black MIGHT be cool!

Mike, do you remember where in your thread you were cutting your wheel openings and fitting the stock fender flares? I need to revisit that. I think that's what I need to do on Clay's Jeep. Would you take a minute and check out his thread (last page) and see what you think I should do for the rear openings?

Thanks
Sure Scott. The part where I cut and rewelded the lip is right here. I installed the flares in this post.

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Very nice COIZ! On a side note, how do you like your 2011 Super Duty? I have had mine about 5 days. Have you done the new software flash for the 405 HP and 800 ft lbs. of torque?
Thanks. I love my 6.7L! So much nicer than the 6.0 and 6.4L engines. I do have the 400/800 power upgrade and average about 18.5 mpg with the 3.73's. A coworker has the 3.55's and he averages almost 20. I love my truck and it just rolled over 35,000 miles.

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Well, now CJ has two meanings, Civilian Jeep and Cobra Jet!

Mike, you are an inspiration, thanks for the pics and write up.
Thanks. Coming to an end it is hard to come up with stuff to post but I do have a few more things to take care of.

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That sign and that Jeep will look great in my shop Mike. You've done enough, I'll take it from here.

Best of luck on the CJ of the month contest.
Thanks Jim. You know, I've got the week off, maybe I should borrow a car hauler. That would sure free up some space in the garage for the winter and you could bring it back to me when you visit Byron in the spring.
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Unread 11-23-2011, 02:03 AM   #1754
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Well, I finally finished reading it all. Very informative, and it gives me a lot of thoughts and plans on how to go about the future plans of mine. I still love how you used the stock air cleaner system from the T-bird, those cone filters just make it look more hacked, like throwing the cheap chrome open-element air filter on the SBC swap for the hot-rods. Other things that you have done based on the "factory" design like the underhood PDC for your relays makes for much cleaner looks.

Any chance you could make a parts list of where you got all of your swap pieces, like the motor mounts, what trans mount, harness donor, PDC donor, etc? I figure that would help us all to know where to look for pieces for our own swap, and also for you for future reference for any repairs you may need.

Also, any chance on a couple side pics of the finished shifter lever in the forward position and also the rearward position? I would like to see how much room there is, and how it has to be shaped.

Now to start perusing the classifieds, CL, and pull-a-parts for engines, transmissions, and other items.. So much for my savings account!
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Unread 11-23-2011, 02:18 AM   #1755
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awesome build, now its time to get it dirty!
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