obviously, the carpet isn't installed yet, but this is how i did it
1. purchased $5 angle aluminium from Lowes, identical to the FFR supplied pieces for the hood cam-locks
2. cut to size, rounded corners to match Russ Thompson's stuff
3. put a piece of MDF against the left wall and played with position with wood screws
4. once i got the position right, i used the holes in the MDF as pilot holes to drill out thru the footbox side panel
5. cut the side carpet piece, drilled thru the outside for the stud holes
6. 10-24 screws from the outside, secured with fender washers and JB Weld. now i have mounting studs.
7. used the little carpet scraps to cut the aluminum spacers to length
8. sanded everything with 320 sand paper in one direction, it will look EXACTLY like brushed aluminium
9. install, voila!
It's not the kind of dead pedal that Hulk Hogan can press against to get out of the car, but it's stronger than you would think, and more than adequate to rest my size 10 foot.
p.s. the little bungee is to keep the brake pedal from bouncing. as long as you are not 30" tall, it's totally hidden.
What can be said that hasen't been said already.
The car is beautiful. You have overcome everything thrown at you. I think you can call yourself an expert!
Very very nice! Congrats!
FFR #5371 Del 3/06, 302 EFI, E-cam, GT40-P heads, Explorer intake, 65mm TB, 76mm mass air 4 into 4 headers, T5, 3:27's, 3 link, 15" PSE wheels, P/S, P/B, Wipers, Heater, Full width roll bar, Street performer seats, White / Blue Stripes, "WHT-SNK" Legal 4/27/07, over 26,000 miles of smiles!
Eddie, Your super power is the power of "The SCHTIK" And whats with the Italian cookie in the front seat and why the hell wasn't she with you when you picked up!.... Thought about it, better you left her home
Drink me handsome and take me home....Bartender, I'd like to buy the little lady a drink...better make it a double.
Congrats Eddie!!! Beautiful car. Love the paint, dash, and all. I've followed your trials and tribulations from the beginning. You have the patience of Job. I've been frustated by a few of my problems, but you must be the master of frustation. Love your long post also. brought back memories. Hats off to you. Pete
Hello Eddie,beautiful car,I really like it,nice details and clean looks.Congratulations,excellent description of your build also, with .1 % to finish you steel need mmmm like 4.5 more posts?
All of the above, and your driver looks great too! Congrats!
FFR#1495 Mark 1 Restoration. 302-340 HP Ford Racing Crate Motor, Weiand Stealth, Holley 570, Mallory, T-5, Autometers, P & S ENGR. Halibrands, March Performance Front Assy., Power Steering, American Autowire Harness, 4 link with coilovers and LCA'S, 4 wheel discs.
That's a very nice car you have for all of your efforts. I have enjoyed following your trials and tribulations quietly, from across the country. I appreciate your having shared all of your questions and conclusions with all of us. Some of your comments have certainly helped me along the way. I registered my car in July of last year, after a 38 month journey (actually less than that actually building - I shut down the process from about November to April each of those three years). This Forum is interesting, in that we reach so many builders with our questions and comments, so we actually know who we might have helped along the way. Eddie, you helped me with several of your posts, and I am so glad for you that you are happy with your results: it genuinely could not happen to a nicer guy! Best wishes.
4,200 posts and I have just over 4,000. I think I must have posted an answer in just about every one of Eddie's question posts!
Seriously Eddie, when I read some of your posts I thought "this guy's building a whole car?"; and then you persevered and tackled the problems as they came. Which is something not everyone has the you know whats to do. Some send it to a shop, others give up and sell their project, but you did it all on your own. Something to be very proud of. I am so close to graduating I was kind of hoping to beat you to the punch, but nothing can take away this moment. Be proud of what you accomplished, I know we all are of you. Best of luck with it and most importantly, go DRIVE it and ENJOY it!
PS: Permission to steal your hidden trunk panel idea? Very cool!
I have followed your trials and tribulations,you have maintained a great sense of humor thru out, l like that
You should be proud, done good!
Rebuilt 306 EFI stock Fox front w/ 5lug
Hydroboost w /PS PB IRS w/3.27
FFR KONI’s17x9” front ,17x10.5” rear
Black BullettsFord 2006 Screaming Yellow
Street Performer seats
So happy to see that you made it thru this "ordeal" . . . with all the problems you've experienced, your Tag Line should now read "Master Cobra Craftsman". After all you've see and done it all . . . you are now a bonified expert in things that can go bad, and know how to fix anything. You came thru it with flying colors and you car is a dream to look at and enjoy.
See you at Knotts / Huntington Beach in April/
little block, BIG BLOCK . . . HUMMMMMMM? FFR3712K (POPSDRM) in Lost Wages, NV. MKII, 5.0, GT40-EFI, E-303, T5, 17" 5-Lug Chrome Cobra "R's", 315's, PBR 4 wheel Disks, Full Tubular suspension, Flaming River, 3.73:1 3-Link, Drop Butt mod, Dash forward mod, Footbox Air vents, Custom Turn Signals, Custom 4-into-4 headers, Non-Donor build, Ford Royal Blue Pearl w/ Arctic White stripes.
Eddie, it's great to see your cobra in all of it's painted glory. I suffered along with you each time I read one of your posts. Had no idea of how to help you, just hoped I didn't have all the problems you were running into. If my cobra looks half as nice as yours I will be happy.
MarkIII,FFR1003975RD, IRS,3.27's,pin drive,FE,toploader.... SOLD!!
68 F100 Shorty, 418cu. FE, C6, 9inch(in progress?)
2012 Street glide,103
"A man has got to know his limitations" http://s101.photobucket.com/albums/m41/convincor/
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