My next sports car is a 427 Cobra replica. The body was a piece of crap I bought for $500 and it wasn't worth it. I had to make doors, trunk lid and the hood all from scratch as the originals did not fit at all and had the wrong curve. It took years, yards of fiberglass cloth and gallons of resin and a lot of beer to finish it. To complicate things further, I was in graduate school and working 40 hours a week at the same time. I did everything on this car by myself and usually the hard way. It was quite a learning experience. I finished the body last summer and took it to a friends paint booth and shot it with Martin Senour Tech series paint. I have a high build primer underneath (Marson) and I let it shrink for a couple of months before I painted it. I shot a sealer coat which I tinted with body color on top of the primer. Next I shot a base coat of 1964 Ford Guardsman Metalic Blue. I let that dry then taped the stripes which are Wimbledon White. Then I cleared it with three coats.The engine is a 351W out of a 1982 cop car. Holley four barrel, Edlebrock Performer RPM manifold, extensively worked heads with big Chevy valves, roller rockers, It is built up to somewhere around 400 hp. It has a four speed toploader, posi rear end, NASCAR four link suspension, 10" wheels rear, 8" wheels front with huge 295/70 x 15 tires on the rear. I have an oil cooler for it but it is not mounted in the pics, nor are the side vents in the fenders. I made those from scratch like a lot of other parts for the car. The dash is wood and I made it in my wood shop. It is tiger maple. I split a board in half on the table saw, planed it, then I butted the bookmatched ends together and epoxied it to the metal dash. It is a beautiful highly figured piece of wood and looks like a 1950-60 era Fender Telecaster guitar with a bookmatched front. I drive this car hard and it is very quick and very loud and a lot of fun.