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Shelby Cobra 427 (4-wide), V2.0
An almost complete rebuild of my 4-wide Ford AC Cobra 427, including some bling-bling.
About this creation
I wasn't 100% satisfied with my 4-wide Cobra, and while waiting for the Pick-A-Brick order I had placed a few days ago, I thought about making the wheelbase of this model one stud shorter. The width/lenght relation didn't look right, especially compared to my scale models of the Cobra.



So I decided to shorten the wheelbase and rebuild the rest of the model around the shortened interieur section.

I think, it looks better with the shorter wheelbase:


I also had played around in LDD with different sizes of wheels. I thought that the "Hot Rod Set" of wheels with bigger rear wheels and smaller front wheels would look cool, so I put this combination on the Cobra:


I also had ordered some chrome pieces with my last BrickLink order. The rollbar was just like made for the Cobra:


I didn't change the rear end, it's still the same design as Aaron used for his Cobra. I didn't want to wait for the white headlight bricks I'd ordered at the LEGO store. So I looked in the boxes with my old LEGO in the basement, if I could find some of these. As you see, I was successful.


Although I already had ordered the hinge plates for the front bumper (as used in my LDD model), I played around with some alternate designs. When I tried the small chrome part, it made "Click", and I knew this was the new bumper. Looking at some photos of real Cobras I decided to lower the headlights by one plate. And then I changed the window frame by a chrome part, just to get some more bling-bling on the model.

I like the new front view:

So, that's it for now! Have fun and let me know if you like this one as much as I do :-))

Update October 31, 2011: Some new chrome wheels for the Cobra.


That's why I like 4-wides so much: Once you've built one you can easily build more of them. :-) - And then there were three...



So this is V2.0 of my 4-wide LEGO Shelby Ford AC Cobra 427.

Update October 1, 2012:
Now in dark blue, too: I've finally collected enough dark blue parts to build the Cobra in classic "American Racing Blue". As there still is no "1x1 brick with bow" in dark blue I used two metallic silver ones instead. They work quite well, as there are some Cobras with silver aluminum panels on the rear mudguard for gravel protection.

Rear right view: As you can see on the pictures I tried a plastic film on the "floor" for a "mirror effect". Thanks, Malte, for the tip! - I love the effect :-))

I also bought some tan parts for the "leather" seats.

The black one has tan "leather", now, too.



Comments

  September 3, 2012
Summer Cars 2012 Contest scores: Use of tecnique: 15/20 Exterior detail: 10/15 Interior detail: 10/15 Overall: 35/50 Good luck!
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  August 7, 2012
Summer cars 2012 contest scores Use of technique: 6/20 Exterior detail: 10/15 Interior detail: 8/15 Overall score: 24/50 Good luck! Harry G
 I made it 
  November 18, 2011
Quoting Hot Rod I saw you don't comment, for now, my 4wide Cobra... Well maybe you miss her, or you don't like it? Maybe, but I don't mind (don't worry), but I can easly see you'r a pretty lover of this car! : ) As me!!! :D i thing I will start a 4wide Cobra contest... What do you think about that?! Would you liked to be in? reply this comment please! ; )
You have 58 4-wides and I just don't remember where I've written a comment and where not :-). I like your Cobra and I'll write a comment, now :-) And yes, I'd like to participate in a 4-wide cobra contest.
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  November 17, 2011
I saw you don't comment, for now, my 4wide Cobra... Well maybe you miss her, or you don't like it? Maybe, but I don't mind (don't worry), but I can easly see you'r a pretty lover of this car! : ) As me!!! :D i thing I will start a 4wide Cobra contest... What do you think about that?! Would you liked to be in? reply this comment please! ; )
 I like it 
  October 29, 2011
Instantly recognisable as a Shelby Cobra. The shape is spot on. Great work!
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  October 21, 2011
5/5 This cobra of yours is freakin epic! Great job!
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  October 20, 2011
Stunning. Amazingly realistic for the size.
 
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