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Daytona Coupe, 289 and 427 Cobras

Cobra Construction Drawings -
Introduction


Being fortunate to own one original Cobra and two replica Cobras over the years, I wanted to share some of the documentation that I've prepared during this time with other Cobra enthusiasts. For those that want a more through understanding of the Cobra construction details or for those who just want some very interesting bedtime reading, I have prepared several "drawing packages" for each of the three basic Cobra styles; Daytona Coupe, 289 Roadster and 427 Roadster. To date, detailed CAD drawings have been developed for almost 400 individual parts and assemblies.

Keep in mind that this is a hobby, or perhaps more appropriately, a passion for me. This information was originally developed as a means of documenting my cars for my personal reference. These drawings are offered to others for general reference and entertainment purposes with the hope that at the very least it provides documentation previously unavailable for these classic cars

If you are inclined to recreate a Cobra as I did, contact me by email and we can discuss how I can best assist your project.  Contact us at: chuckcobra@aol.com

General Drawing Description

The following sections briefly describe the documents that are presently available and my expectations on how they are used.The links at the bottom of this page display more details for each of the drawing packages. A Cover Sheet and an Index and Notes drawing for each of the packages is included. The Cover Sheet is self-explanatory. The Index and Notes drawing provides a list of the drawings presently included and general notes about each of the project packages. Clicking on the Index and Notes drawing will link to a higher resolution PDF file.

The drawings have been developed in AutoCAD and are fully dimensioned and drawn to scale. They are delivered in PDF format for printing locally by the purchaser.

As new relevant information is found or additional details become available, it is are added to the appropriate drawing package.

All information contained is provided for the exclusive and private use of the purchaser and should not be copied, reproduced; or distributed without my express written consent.

Daytona Coupe Cobra and 289 Roadster drawings:

I have constructed accurate replicas of both the 289 Cobra Roadster and the aerodynamic Daytona Coupe. Both of these cars were built with authenticity as a primary goal. During the construction process many notes, sketches, photos and drawings were developed to document the fabrication of these cars. The drawings are true to the original Cobras leaf spring chassis in design and detail.

427 Roadster Cobra drawings:

This set of drawings is mostly based on details taken directly from my original Cobra (CSX3193). This car has had minimal modifications and is very faithful to the way that it left AC Cars in 1965. The drawings reflect this originality.

Cobra Cast Parts drawings:

This set of drawings is based on details taken directly from original Cobra parts. The intent of these drawings is to document the critical dimensional details for parts that were cast steel, cast iron or cast aluminum on the original cars. The drawings include all critical machined hole sizes and locational informatio. The drawings also provide details on the overall casting dimensions.

DAYTONA COUPE DRAWINGS

289 DRAWINGS

427 DRAWINGS

CAST PARTS DRAWINGS

EXAMPLE DRAWINGS