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Bought the most neglected Cobra ever

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  1. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Dont be a Hybred Established Member

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    Dude good for you... Im a sucker for a good project but wow... that is enough of a project for 10 guys like me.

    Well done sir!
     
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  2. Revvv

    Revvv Infinity Poster Established Member

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    I really like those seats. Looking good.

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  3. AustinJ427

    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Apparently, to dress up the interior of a NE, all that's needed is a pair of those seats.

    They make it look 15 years newer.
     
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  4. DSCobra01

    DSCobra01 Member Established Member

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    Great job and thanks for saving this car! Please tell me you documented this whole process on YouTube because this is something I would love to watch. The progress is amazing!
     
  5. Murder Snake

    Murder Snake SnakeBT Established Member

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    excellent work and a great service to rescue this poor car. well done.
     
  6. Helomech74

    Helomech74 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    What's the model name of the seats? I was looking at the TMI website and seen several types, but didn't see these. I probably overlooked them. Did you order directly from TMI or through a different vendor?
     
  7. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member

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    Smart move. The Cypher seats look nice, but the color mismatch is glaring. Those TMI seats definitely look like a perfect color match; and look factory or custom. The interior in general looks really nice. That Mustang has been reborn. ;)
     
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    paulyboy928 Active Member Established Member

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    Excellent, OP. Saves like this make my day.
     
  10. Sonic605hp

    Sonic605hp I have a large member. Established Member

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    Those seats really set off the interior. Great choice.
     
  11. foofinator

    foofinator Engineer/Lawyer Established Member

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    I suppose they were leaking, so PO JB welded them all in place!

    We might do a few videos but haven't done any yet. I have a face for radio. :D

    I got them from CJ Pony Parts:

    https://www.cjponyparts.com/tmi-sea...ory-correct-medium-parchment-pair/p/SEAT203P/



    Here's the motor as it sits:

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    Here's the before. In addition to all the JB weld, the PO used the rest of the Flex Seal (I found the can) to paint the engine bay, alternator, etc.

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    Here's the trunk with it's K-member that goes on after the IRS rebuild. I wish I had a before. There were kids toys, syringes, broken glass, etc. strewn about. The trunk interior parts (and floor) were spray painted red, and a quart of gear oil (that ultimately made it's way into the seats and carpets) was busted open and had filled the spare tire well. I cleaned everything up, put in new (to me) trunk interior, and added a trunk mat.

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    I went with UPR for the K-member (but will be doing MM for the coil overs) so that I can run two of these:

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    Before that, I need to pull the engine, have it refreshed, and have the engine bay repainted. I may end up going with a budget forged shortblock if it's cheaper. Will probably send the heads to Fox Lake for a basic rebuild; they did an amazing job on my 04 Cobra's.
     
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  12. 72MachOne99GT

    72MachOne99GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I would’ve let it rot.

    Looking good though.
     
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  13. Helomech74

    Helomech74 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Thanks for the info. Did you use the included sliders or did you use a different brand? I read in the description that using the included sliders will increase the seat height by 2" which I'm trying to avoid. I might give these a try, but see if I can use a Double locking slider and seat mount from Wedge.
     
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  14. Mike's03Mach

    Mike's03Mach Active Member Established Member

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    Wow, you brought that thing back to life!
     
  15. NasteeNate

    NasteeNate 2V Warrior Established Member

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    Wow, this is amazing. Can you rebuild my 02 True Blue Vert GT like this? Lol.

    Thank you for posting the link to the seats, my project Stang has an identical interior and I was looking for a worthy replacement.

    My project car has a similar story. The car was severely neglected and used as work truck for the final days of its life. It only has 104k on the drivetrain but the motor is hurt (rod knock)

    I was thinking of a N/A 4V swap and turning it into a gloried cruiser. I bought it for pennies by the way...

    So far the fuel pump is replaced, new e-brake cables, and battery...but I have long way to go. Here is mine:

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  16. My94GT

    My94GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Stellar work on this so far. Talk about a trashed car.
     
  17. ViciousJay

    ViciousJay Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Love the interior but if I would have done it, it would have been black but to each is their own.
     
  18. mysticsvt

    mysticsvt southernmustangandford Premium Member Established Member

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    Amazing! I build injectors for Bosch so that pic hit me hard! hahaha
     
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  19. svtfocus2cobra

    svtfocus2cobra Opprimere, Velocitas, Violentia Operandi Established Member

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    If you dont mind, could you divulge how much you paid to get it back to its stock form? Curious if there is a margin there compared to the value of the car itself in the condition you restored it to.
     
  20. 98Vobra

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    I have been looking at the seats that you put in your Cobra Project, unfortunately it says in the description that they wont fit a 94-98 convertible due to the factory seat belt retractors, could you send me a picture of how your seat belts attach to the floors? Also, how do you like the seats? Are they quality seats, how do they feel? Also, they are supposed to be 2" higher, do you notice it at all or is that any issue with the style bar?
     

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