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JK79Cobra

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Hi everyone, picked up a nice 79 cobra.. Will be looking for what you all have done to yours as well as sharing what I am going to do.
 
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Started to create my profile and realized all the pics (other than the avatar) I have are of stuff I need to fix, change, and or put back together LOL.. will add some this weekend!!
 
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I look forward to seeing / reading this.
 
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Sorry for the late reply, had some "stuff" going on.. All good stuff but, still ... stuff. LOL Here are some pics. Anyone from the Collegeville PA area? Looking for a mechanic to do a once over.. Thanks again for having me, so many users already helped me so thank you! 20211110_191201.jpg 1.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg 5.jpg 4.jpg
 
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Looks good! I am nowhere near PA, but what are you wanting as far as a once over is concerned. We all might be able to walk you through what you want to check, so then you will know and also learn in the process. Just a thought. :)
 

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Sorry for the late reply, had some "stuff" going on.. All good stuff but, still ... stuff. LOL Here are some pics. Anyone from the Collegeville PA area? Looking for a mechanic to do a once over.. Thanks again for having me, so many users already helped me so thank you! 20211110_191201.jpg 1.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg 5.jpg 4.jpg
That is one nice car...Now that you have had time, how come it's not car show clean.
 
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Looks good! I am nowhere near PA, but what are you wanting as far as a once over is concerned. We all might be able to walk you through what you want to check, so then you will know and also learn in the process. Just a thought. :)
Thx! So, I guess I should have been more specific. :) I literally took the interior out of the car dash and all. Fixed a bunch of little stuff like lights, wires etc... Of course, found rust (sold with the bold NO RUST in the ad) But, expected to find it. I will say, it was only on the passenger side floor and it did seem like it was recent. Ran a hose over the car and water dripped down onto the floor. I will figure out where it came from at some point..., wire wheeled it, cleaned it, rust primed it, rust painted it then covered it with some undercoat until I can have the floor pans replaced. (pic attached of the products I used as an FYI) Second issue I found so far was the steering wheel clamped in place yup, clamped together pic below and here is the link to my steering column thread if interested. Third is a body concern, the hatch is off at the bottom but, looks fine at the roof-line (see pics). otherwise "to me" so far the car seems good, seems to run awesome. I am fantastic at replacing broken stuff once I know what it is and I love working on things period this is no different but, I am no mechanic so, I have questions related to: is it running right? Why is the rear passenger brake line running through the inside of the car? Is that the way it was? Why does the car vibrate while driving? I did find the transmission cross-member bushings are shot so, I bought a new cross-member with bushings and will be replacing that hopefully next week. At this point I haven't spent "real" money on the little things so, I am in no way complaining. To be honest, the steering wheel clamp is what threw me into uh oh what else do I not know about?? Right now just trying to get through the rest of the car to determine if there are any serious safety issues. I want to take my family out in this baby in the spring!! I have all winter to check it out but, I don't know any mechanics in the area which is why I posted that question. I can always play directory roulette... :cool: 20211101_200519.jpg 20211205_165140.jpg 20211205_165147.jpg 20211205_165204.jpg 20211017_092803.jpg
 
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That is one nice car...Now that you have had time, how come it's not car show clean.
I am working on it :) tough crowd LOL Thanks for the motivation though!! I was able to get the garage cleaned up this weekend now I can get the car cleaned up.
 
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Welcome! I love seeing these early cars. It is so cool to see how much DNA carried from the 1970s into the 1990s.
 
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