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2000 Cobra R #111 Build Thread

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  1. Used Oil

    Used Oil Well-Known Member Established Member

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    $8,000 for which part?
     
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    72MachOne99GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    All of it with those knock of pieces you went with.

    What are you going to use to mount the R wing on when it’s on the street?

    Is the factory wing already using a simple bolt pattern through the trunk that you’re keeping?
     
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    My94GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    This is awesome and those ccws are going to look amazing on it
     
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  4. Used Oil

    Used Oil Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Yea about there for wheels and tires haha.
    Stock trunk and wing most of the time, V6 trunk and drag wing for big speed.
     
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    Kevins89notch Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I think the issue at hand is what faces some classic car owners. They find some rotted to all hell classic, and are able to save basically the VIN and nothing else. They replace the fenders, quarters, floor, roof, firewall, literally everything, but keep the Shelby VIN and call the finished result a Shelby. Some argue it's not longer really one.

    Now you had a 2000 Cobra R, gutted it down to the shell and are going to build it differently. I'm not a hater, I just question the cost aspect. The car was worth... I don't even know, 50K? If you make 50K+ selling off the stock parts, then ok, makes sense. If you only make 25K selling off parts, that means you paid 25K for a 20 year old shell. You could have bought a low mileage V6 for like 5K, spend 10K on paint and then have better paint than the factory and you're 10K ahead still.

    When I see your finished project, it will be a badass built to me, and just that. Never would I ask "but is it a REAL cobra R?" So I'm not angry or a hater, I just question the financials of the build. Seems it could be done cheaper for the same result.
     
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    Used Oil Well-Known Member Established Member

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    When I started I intended to end up with my idea of a fun car or dream Cobra. Not to build a budget racer.
     
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    Oh, that works then. I envisioned you swapping out the wings. Just changing whole trunk lids out with the wings attached makes a lot more sense.
     
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    Still doesn't make any sense. The shells are all the same.
     
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    Used Oil Well-Known Member Established Member

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    So by that philosophy why buy a Terminator when you can buy a V6 and swap it for cheaper? jUsT aS gUd
     
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    Interesting build... not sure I understand it though. I could be wrong but I can't see this decision aging well.
     
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  11. Kevins89notch

    Kevins89notch Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Depends on cost. If it was 2005 and you couldn't find a terminator under 20K, but you could get a wrecked one for 7K, and a V6 shell for 3K, then you turn a lot of wrenches, and you have one for 10K.

    10K < 20K

    But that's not the question at hand. Similar would be buying a low mile 04 Cobra and then gutting it into a pro-mod 7 second race car. Why spend the 20K on the 04 Cobra when a V6 is 5K.

    It's not an attack on you, I just don't see the financial point.
     
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    SSSSSSSSSSSSVT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    LOL at the the responses. This build is AWESOME! Some douche telling you that with a V6 car you could save 10k LOL! Man these 2000 Cobra R's are SLOW JUNK! New Toyota Corollas will rock you at the stop light and at the track. Most over rated mustang of ALL TIME! But I have a binder! LOL, No one cares!
     
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    SSSSSSSSSSSSVT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    And for the record to the haters this car is ALWAYS A COBRA R. The vin number indicates that. Always will. Even without the binder lol.
     
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    If I was going to buy a Cobra, strip it down and build something completely different, then yes, I'd start with a V6.

    But if you buy a V6 to build a Terminator clone, you'll spend Terminator money.
     
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    Used Oil Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Haha I don’t mind at all! I don’t worry about what other would have done. Sounds like fun so I’m doing it. Should make a good burnout.
     
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    Been following on IG but this thread is awesome. Love the R in stock form but as you said, its your money, go wild with it. If we want to see a virgin unmolested car we will look back at your photos in the first few posts.
     
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  17. Used Oil

    Used Oil Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I put a listing on FB and got my asking price of 2000 Oreos for the front end
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    They are still quick on track (road course)... many other cars are pretty slow. And if you quote any kind of magazine review shit.... remember they are all shit. Real world use the R's are still very capable against even the new 600+ cars and with the right driver can still hang with a GT350 (on hoosiers)
     
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    This will be interesting.


    Pick your poison.
     
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    I want the fender/buck tag.
     
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