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Old 09-30-2005, 07:40 AM   #21
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the s2k and m are '05s. i lived at 1300 bulding. i had a black '02 accord coupe when i was at tech(lowered with xenons). back then i drove with xenons on all the time. i'm pretty sure i've seen your car around.

i grew up in reston and went to h.s. in herndon. i live in leesburg now, basically down the road from purcellvile.

i recently installed vct tiles in my garage. i'm sure your not at that point yet but give me a PM and i'll let you know how its holding up so far.

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Yeah man, I've lived at Collegiate Suites since my sophomore year. Did you have that S2K down here when you were at VT? Because I'm pretty sure I recall an S2K in Collegiate Suites.

Back home in NOVA, I actually live in Purcellville. I grew up in Sterling, but moved to Purcellville right before I started college. We moved there to get away from everything, but it's becoming so popular now that the surrounding town and roads are just as crowded as the rest of Northern VA.
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Old 09-30-2005, 07:46 AM   #22
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Wow... those tiles are hot. How much are they per tile?

I think those would look great in our garage, but our ground level floor space is something like 1600 SQ FT, so it would probably get really expensive. Like I said before, we'll probably end up going with an epoxy floor coating.

BTW, your M3 is sick... more pics of it!
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Old 09-30-2005, 07:51 AM   #23
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You don't work at ARL do you? I've seen a white M3 with CSL rims here a couple times. Probably just a coincidence

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the s2k and m are '05s. i lived at 1300 bulding. i had a black '02 accord coupe when i was at tech(lowered with xenons). back then i drove with xenons on all the time. i'm pretty sure i've seen your car around.

i grew up in reston and went to h.s. in herndon. i live in leesburg now, basically down the road from purcellvile.

i recently installed vct tiles in my garage. i'm sure your not at that point yet but give me a PM and i'll let you know how its holding up so far.

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Old 09-30-2005, 08:15 AM   #24
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Looks awesome-- the shelby cobra will be my next car!!!

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Old 09-30-2005, 08:15 AM   #25
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I had 400 sq ft and spent about $400 on tiles/materials. Your looking at about a dollar per sq ft. I can't imagine laying 1,600 sq ft though

The M is stock w/ competition package. Only mod is clear bra. Tint and angel eyes will probably be coming soon.


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Wow... those tiles are hot. How much are they per tile?

I think those would look great in our garage, but our ground level floor space is something like 1600 SQ FT, so it would probably get really expensive. Like I said before, we'll probably end up going with an epoxy floor coating.

BTW, your M3 is sick... more pics of it!
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Old 09-30-2005, 08:17 AM   #26
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i work in bethesda.

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You don't work at ARL do you? I've seen a white M3 with CSL rims here a couple times. Probably just a coincidence
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Old 09-30-2005, 08:44 AM   #27
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Oh man, this project of yours has me excited . . . I got wood over it .

Definitely keep us posted on the progress. A 427 replica is something I have planned to build in the next few years. I've been in love with that car since first sight. What company are you getting the kit from?
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Old 09-30-2005, 10:02 AM   #28
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Have you decided what cobra replica company your going to use?
Iím currently helping my friend build one. He is going with a Lonestar Classics replica. I have another friend that owns a Factory Five replica both are great cars.

We just finish prepping the frame with POR-15 and we added some Speed Pans to the underside of the body for high speeds




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Old 09-30-2005, 10:18 AM   #29
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Here is a post i made about another friends Lonestar Classic cobra
it has a short video clip and some shots of the car.

I'm still working on getting my kit.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=293963
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Old 09-30-2005, 10:47 AM   #30
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my neighbor down the street has a replica cobra. i always know when he's taking it out for a spin because i can hear it coming up and down the street. you just know someone is a true enthusiast when their up early saturday morning firing up the cobra.

how long does it take to build the kit?
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Old 09-30-2005, 11:08 AM   #31
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well depends on your skills

One guy i know built his in 6 months.. most people take about a full year to complete.


Lonestar classics has a video of a build they did in 7 hrs
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Old 09-30-2005, 11:50 AM   #32
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What did they put under the floor? Do really have to put tiles in there? As far as i know(overhere) a buffed floor is ready to use when it has dried.
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Old 09-30-2005, 11:52 AM   #33
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atomicgroove - That's awesome man.

Well when we first started looking at Cobra replicas years ago, Lonestar was one of our top picks. But a lot has changed since then... Lonestar still sells great kits, but we're going to go with the Factory Five kit. I like the fact that it's a tube frame chassis, and I also think the kit is one of the most accurate replicas out there. You'll have to update me more on that build... it's great to see that other E46Fanatics are intersted in Cobra replicas! I've seen those pics of your friend's silver Cobra too... sweet car. That is actually one of the color scheme's my dad and I were considering. I think it would look hot to use the same colors used on Eleanor from Gone in 60 Seconds.
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Old 09-30-2005, 11:57 AM   #34
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Nice New Holland. I used to sell those things about six years ago.
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Old 09-30-2005, 12:16 PM   #35
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Factory Five is a good company the only thing i dont like about there kit is you need a donor car.

Check out this cobra on the dyno!

RIGHT CLICK HERE AND SAVE AS.... PLEASE

Video is 12.5 MB in size
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Old 09-30-2005, 12:20 PM   #36
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Lugnut, I've seen my share of home-modding threads on here, but this one takes the cake. That's going to be totally schweet, and I hope you keep us all posted on it. to you and your old man for being two major pimps.

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Old 09-30-2005, 01:57 PM   #37
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Factory Five is a good company the only thing i dont like about there kit is you need a donor car.
No you don't. I know several guys with Factory Five replicas and none of them used donor cars.

I also know 3 guys with Superformance replicas. Now THAT's a nice Cobra replica. I know another guy with a factory-built Excalibur Cobra replica. It's 4 inches longer and wider than the original.

I would kill for a garage like the one Lugnut is building.
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Old 09-30-2005, 02:09 PM   #38
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Old 09-30-2005, 02:13 PM   #39
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They must have modified there kit. You have any pics of there setup? What did they use for suspension components?

I'm not bashing factory five at all I also know some people with them and they look and perform great!

What i really like about LoneStar's kit is there pan are droped so if your tall you can sit in the car and your head doesnt stick out past the windshield and the car is longer so i have more leg room inside.
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Old 09-30-2005, 02:16 PM   #40
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Nice GTO my father is restoring a 66 Vert right now.. he picked it up 10 years ago and just now starting to work on it. i think he paid 500 bucks from the 2nd owner
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