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A Very Cool (and rare) 1995 Cobra R video segment.....

Discussion in 'Cobra R's' started by Robert M, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. Robert M

    Robert M 800 HORSE FUN!! Established Member

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    I was looking through the remainder of my 95R stuff and came across this, I knew I had it, but could not put my hands on it until this morning. It is a Ford "FrontLine report" that was videoed at Ford and released as a news cast to employees, some dealerships also used this video information for training.

    It begins as a news cast.........

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    There is a roving reporter on the assy. line as the 95R is being put together, below the dash has just been installed.....

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    Then there is discussion about specifics......

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    Then there is an interview, not sure who this is?? but I think he may have been the person who named a Cobra a Terminator....Not sure.......

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    The assy. being readied for installation.....

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    The reporter pointing out that assy. line workers had installed a larger ring on the transmission fixture for the larger Cobra R tail shaft housing while leaving the smaller ring for regular production............

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    "Stuffing" the 5.8 assy. on the assy. line......

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    Assy. line worker attaching......Note Koni.....

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    The famous "off assy. line" hood install......

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    A couple more interviews........

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    The finished product.....

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    For more information.....

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    There is soooo much more cool info. in this video, it is quite a unique piece of documented 95R history.

    The video is a little more clear, but it is old......and the Nikon CoolPix camera I was using to take the pictures is from 2001..........

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  2. SLOWBRA

    SLOWBRA Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    This is fantastic. Thank you for sharing
     
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  3. JRStrout

    JRStrout New Member Established Member

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    I wonder which car that was? Would be good value added to the car possibly.
     
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    Pretty cool find!
     
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    98 svt Premium Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Wow, very cool. Thanks for sharing it with us all.
     
  6. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member

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    That was really interesting. I wish you could post the video. Thanks for the narrative and photo clips.
     
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  7. Robert M

    Robert M 800 HORSE FUN!! Established Member

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    Years ago, and I do mean years ago, when we lived in our previous house (we have been in our current house since 2006) I came across a 100+ page collection of 1995 Cobra R build documents that had been kept in the manila folder shown below by someone at the Dearborn Assy. Plant who was close to the 95R production. These documents came up for sale by the son of the late employee. Also included in those documents was the magazine in the lower right of the picture below.........Could that magazine be the same exact magazine that was used in this video and then came with these 100+ pages related to the 95R build? I would say probably yes, but there would be no way of knowing for sure....

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    ^^^^^The Dearborn employee even kept the meeting rosters related to the 1995 Cobra R build.

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    TFStang Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Cool!
     
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    brianz426 Member Established Member

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    This is really good stuff, thanks for sharing. It would be great if that video could be downloaded to YouTube for all to see.
    I’m thinking Todd (CobraR77) would like to put this video on his YouTube channel by the same name. His channel has the most amount of Cobra R race footage available anywhere. I highly recommend it for any Cobra R fans. Here's the link;
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  10. bret a ewing

    bret a ewing Member Established Member

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    I think the '95 in the video was mine.................yeah I'm sure of it. ;)
     
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    598 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    No, it is clearly mine. My car is white, just like that one.
     
  12. 1995COBRA-R

    1995COBRA-R 15 Year Member Established Member

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    Thanks Robert,
    I had no idea this video was available.
     
  13. Talleywacker

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    If I had me a 95R I'd track the living piss out of it :)
     
  14. SLOWBRA

    SLOWBRA Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    I wish we could track down this video. Be nice to have.
     
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  15. SLOWBRA

    SLOWBRA Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    I enjoy tracking mine.
     
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  16. 1995COBRA-R

    1995COBRA-R 15 Year Member Established Member

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    I have been in vintage racing for the last 25 years.

    I did race the Snipes Stars and Stripes car at The Walter Mitty a few years ago.
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    The rules changed when the car was faster than the older Corvettes.
     
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  17. 93SVTCobra

    93SVTCobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I'm positive I have one of the VHS tapes containing this segment. Now I just need to figure out where it is.......
     
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  18. SLOWBRA

    SLOWBRA Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    No pressure, but find it!
     
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    You are making me cry looking at that car.

    Tom
     
  20. 1995COBRA-R

    1995COBRA-R 15 Year Member Established Member

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    Thanks Tom,
    I own a signed issue #1968 of 5000 issues of the SVT Recogntion Guide (both are signed by the authors). It has a few pages on you. That is very important.
     

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