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Unread 02-25-2015, 03:57 PM   #1
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Ever Hear of Cobra King brand

Hey guys...got a quick question for the forum. Has anyone ever heard of or had any experience with a company that makes replacement panels by the name of "Cobra King". I know the company is in Taiwan. I've got a line on a replacement hood and windshield frame...CHEAP! It would be a 2 hour drive to go pick them up so any insight would be greatly appreciated!!!!!

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Unread 02-25-2015, 04:02 PM   #2
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Oh look, someone can buy something cheap from Taiwan.
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Oh look, someone can buy something cheap from Taiwan.
LOL.

I wold pass on the frame. The glass wont seal righr and the wiper holes will have to be reinforced or the wipers will bind.
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Oh look, someone can buy something cheap from Taiwan.
It was a simple question...either answer or move on. Skip the remarks. Besides...have you EVER bought anything from Harbor Freight?!?!? Some stuff isn't bad...other stuff is horrible. Just looking for input.
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erik...anything on the hood?
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I've read that the foreign made panels are constructed with metric sized sheet metal. Most of them are 1 mm, which is thinner than the factory 18 ga sheet metal.

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Here's a JF member who bought some of their products:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ne...-jeep-1383012/
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Here's a question about pre primed parts. How do you ever know what's been covered. They may very well have shot primer right over rust. I would not consider foreign made body panels unless I had no choice at all.
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I have one of the Cobra King windsheild frames (new in the box) in my shop that came with a parts CJ I purchased a couple years ago. I had already purchased a frame for my son's CJ from Quadratec prior to that. I painted his frame and started the install before measuring the two. The width at the bottom of the frame was closer to OEM on the Cobra frame. I plan to install the Cobra frame on my 84 when I get that far along. You won't find any made in the USA, so you may as well buy the cheap and reinforce where needed.
Just my opinion, but you know what they say about opinions.
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Oh look, someone can buy something cheap from Taiwan.
That was helpful...
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It was a simple question...either answer or move on. Skip the remarks. Besides...have you EVER bought anything from Harbor Freight?!?!? Some stuff isn't bad...other stuff is horrible. Just looking for input.
I buy their spray paint - quite good quality and made in the US.
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That was helpful...
No but it was funny!!!
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erik...anything on the hood?
I don't know about that. It's really up to you. Are you doing a show quality restoration? Or just going to beat it up on the trail?
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In the other thread there's a bit of a debate over the Jeep stamping being wrong. It clearly doesn't match. I did a bit of research and couldn't find any claim the Cobra King held a license to stamp the logo.

And no, the panel will not be the correct thickness. It's not a problem unique to them though, it's simply that it's metric and not domestic.

If it was me, I'd buy used OEM parts. You can only buy foreign made new replacements.
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Here's a question about pre primed parts. How do you ever know what's been covered. They may very well have shot primer right over rust. I would not consider foreign made body panels unless I had no choice at all.
Yeah, when I bought my replacement tub the guys at Willys Overland said something to the extent of "The tubs come primed from the factory, and that's not a good thing."
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