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How To Build Your Own Sports Car That Will Actually Run

Everyone has probably heard or replicars, you know the car kits that you build on your own. It’s a way to get a cool and unique looking replica of a more expensive and possibly out of financial reach dream car. A true replicar fan is concerned with building the most accurate and high quality replica available so that one has to really look close to tell that it isn’t the original model.

One of the favorites of replica car builders is the Cobra, which is also a favorite of mine. If you build one of these right it will be very hard for the average person to be able to tell that yours isn’t the real deal. These clones of the old muscle car have nearly universal appeal and will turn heads everywhere you go.

It can be very rewarding to build a replica of your own. You may want to build one based on a dream car that is just way out of the realm of affordability like a Ferrari or Lamborghini. You may decide that you want to do one as a project to bring you and your son closer together. The cool thing about these kit cars is that they allow you to build a working, drivable vehicle using the body you get from a replicar company and a regular drivetrain and engine that you can get parts for anywhere.

When you build your own sports car it not only gives you a sense of pride and accomplishment but it also gives you a much stronger connection to the car and since you are the one that built it you know what it is capable of and not capable of. When you take your time and build one of these correctly you can actually end up with a higher quality vehicle than one bought from an automaker because of the time and attention to detail that you put into the project.

Another great point is that you can find lots of support both online and off in the replicar community. These people are usually very close nit and open to helping and sharing ideas and tips. There are also an excellent resource for finding parts and asking questions on how to deal with a particular issue you may be having in the building and assembly process.

Building a replicar is a great way to get a really cool looking replica of dream car that may be out of reach. It can also fool a lot of people, you may build one so good that it can’t be distinguished from the original, kind of like the relatively new moissanite stones are to diamonds. What are you waiting for, go build your own dream car.

Kit Cars are cars that can be purchased in kit form and assembled at home. It is common for Kit Car enthusiasts to obtain their material from several “donor cars”. There are a lot of Kit Car enthusiasts out there and people enter the Kit Car hobby for different reasons. Working with your hands and assembling something from the beginning can be extremely relaxing and riding in a car that you have built yourself is an indescribable experience. Kit Cars are however not for everyone, and if you know that you become frustrated by having to change your wind shield wipers a Kit Car might not be a wise idea.

Assembling a Kit Car can be a way of getting a cheaper car, but you should keep in mind that you will need a place to work in as well as the necessary tools. A lot of Kit Cars are assembled not primarily because they are cheaper than ordinary cars, but because a Kit Car can be made to suit your own particular needs and fill niches where it is hard to find ordinary cars. One of the most well known Kit Cars is for instance the Dune Buggy. The Dune Buggy is also known as Beach Buggy and Sand Rail. This Kit Car is not intended for high ways; it is a recreational vehicle that can be used on beaches and sand dunes where ordinary cars experience problems. The Dune Buggy is small and low-weight and has much larger wheels and tires than a normal car. The engine is mounted on an open chassis that is perfect for hot summer days at the beach. The Dune Buggy is usually constructed from older Volkswagen Beetles.

Replicars – Motorsport Gifts and Collectables

www.replicars.com.au/

Kit Cars – Build Your Dream

Kit Cars are also popular due to the possibility to create a car that resembles historic or contemporary cars. One of the most frequently replicated cars is the AC Cobra. The original AC Cobras was powerful and stylish Anglo-American sports car that was creating during the 1960s. In 1968, the last Roadster platform was produced which put an end to the AC Cobra since the AC Cobra was built on this platform. The public had however taken a liking to the potent and beautiful AC Cobra and Kit Car enthusiast started to build their own AC Cobras. Today, there exist more Kit Car AC Cobra cars than original AC Cobra cars. Some of these Kit Cars are exact replicas while others are only inspired by the original AC Cobra. Some replicas can even be said to be improved versions of the original AC Cobra, since the Kit Car builders can utilise the inventions and automobile engineering advances.

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Carroll Shelby was the main mastermind behind this elegant automobile. His first race took place in 1958 followed by his final race shortly after that. He was forced to retire due to heart problems he thought he can handle even when racing. Unfortunately it was not safe for him to drive with this type of condition. But this ailment didn’t stop him from being involved with cars. After retiring, he became a car constructor with various companies. Even today, he owns a website where his merchandise can be found and his company’s history.

What I find so fascinating about Mr. Shelby, is the fact that he had such little exposure to the racetrack, but was able to build such a beastly vehicle, that could beat any car put up against it. There is only one reason behind this success and that would be his passion for racing. To me he is the type of guy that has no quit in him, just like his vehicle.

Going back to the Shelby Cobra model, this car had almost 500 horsepower. It weighed approximately 2,550 pounds and had a three speed automatic transmission. It could go for an estimated 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds. Apart from these facts, many people have also stated that this model was one of Ford’s best Mustangs.

Another interesting fact is that a Shelby Cobra chassis alone can go for tens of thousands of dollars. Just recently on the popular TV show, Pawn Stars, an original Cobra chassis sold for $30,000! Then to have the car rebuild it cost another $50,000.

This alone should give you a very good idea of the value of this car, and how much it is sought after.

Check out these web sites for some great builds.

http://www.gforcesportscars.com.au/

http://www.mycobrabuild.com/

http://kevinscobra.homestead.com

http://www.ak-427.co.uk/site/index.html

http://www.clubcobra.com

http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/australian-cobra-club

http://www.cobralads.com/

Books that my help;

http://www.kitcarlinks.com/kit-car-build.htm

and check out the books listed below Forsale..


How to Build Cobra Kit Cars + Buying Used (Project Series) (Performance Projects)


How to Build Cobra Kit Cars + Buying Used (Project Series) (Performance Projects)


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The original Shelby Cobra left an indelible imprint on the automotive landscape. This nimble English roadster, powered by a raucous Ford V-8, set new performance standards, won countless races, and became an iconic supercar. The Shelby Cobra was only in production for six short years and only 1,000 cars were ever made, but Cobra aficionados yearned for and revered these cars. Then, beginning in th…

Shelby Cobra Replica - LEGO Brick Instructions by 1st Foundations


Shelby Cobra Replica – LEGO Brick Instructions by 1st Foundations



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Shelby AC Cobra Inspired Sports Car Assembly Manual


Shelby AC Cobra Inspired Sports Car Assembly Manual


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Revell 1:12 2010 Ford Shelby GT500


Revell 1:12 2010 Ford Shelby GT500


$31.39


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2002 Hot Wheels 2 Car Box Set Psychedelic Relics with the Twin Mill and the Red Baron


2002 Hot Wheels 2 Car Box Set Psychedelic Relics with the Twin Mill and the Red Baron


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Test Drive 4


Test Drive 4


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Ford M1447SR Cobra Snake Fender Emblem


Ford M1447SR Cobra Snake Fender Emblem


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Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra Pewter Key Chain


Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra Pewter Key Chain


$8.99


You are looking at one Mustang Cobra key chain.

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2002 Lincoln LS / 2005-2006 Ford Escape / 2003-2004 Mustang Cobra / 2000-2005 Ford Focus (SVT Model only) Replacement Fog lights (Right and Left)


2002 Lincoln LS / 2005-2006 Ford Escape / 2003-2004 Mustang Cobra / 2000-2005 Ford Focus (SVT Model only) Replacement Fog lights (Right and Left)


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Ford Shelby Cobra Mustang Pick Your Poison Car Retro Vintage Tin Sign


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Ford Mustang - Poster (Shelby GT500 Cobra - Easton Chang Cars) (Size: 36 x 24) Poster Print, 36x24


Ford Mustang – Poster (Shelby GT500 Cobra – Easton Chang Cars) (Size: 36 x 24) Poster Print, 36×24


$3.24


Decorate your home or office with high quality posters. Ford Mustang – Poster (Shelby GT500 Cobra – Easton Chang Cars) (Size: 36″ x 24″) is that perfect piece that matches your style, interests, and budget….

Mark Feldstein History of Mustang Clock, 13-Inch


Mark Feldstein History of Mustang Clock, 13-Inch


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13-inch licensed Ford Mustang Sound Clock. Dial features twelve of the legendary Mustangs that will take you back to the 1960s through the present. As an added bonus, hear one of twelve corresponding authentic recordings of these classic cars at the top of each hour. Will be a great collector’s item for muscle car enthusiasts. Light sensor deactivates the sounds when the room is dark….

HOOKER HEADERS Metal Vintage Style Tin Sign Chevrolet SS Ford Cobra Garage MAN CAVE


HOOKER HEADERS Metal Vintage Style Tin Sign Chevrolet SS Ford Cobra Garage MAN CAVE


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This classic HOOKER HEADERS Tin Sign will be a great addition to any garage or MAN CAVE! The sign measures approximately 17 3/4″ x 13″ and includes built-in hanging hardware….

Carroll SHELBY COBRA Snake Emblem Embossed Tin Sign Ford Mustang GT 351 MAN CAVE


Carroll SHELBY COBRA Snake Emblem Embossed Tin Sign Ford Mustang GT 351 MAN CAVE


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This Shelby Cobra Snake High Gloss Embossed Tin Sign is perfect to enhance the decor of any car enthusiast’s home, office or man cave. It measures about 12 1/4″ wide x 16″ tall and hangs from a sawtooth hanger attached to the back of the sign. Ideal for that office, bar, garage or the MAN CAVE….

Ford Cobra Neon Sign (Multi) (22H x 22W x 4D)


Ford Cobra Neon Sign (Multi) (22H x 22W x 4D)


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Shelby Cobra T-shirt Officially Licensed Ford Motor


Shelby Cobra T-shirt Officially Licensed Ford Motor



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