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by cobrasc427
Today, 17:31
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: Red GT-E - Mecum Indy - May 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 2338

Re: Red GT-E - Mecum Indy - May 2018

As I suspected, the quality is just too great for some back yard yahoo. Now, if not Ford, then who?? And if done by a vendor, the tooling required to produce the quality cuts, certainly begs the question, where are all of the other pieces that were made. They certainly didn't spring for the tooling ...
by cobrasc427
Yesterday, 21:25
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: Red GT-E - Mecum Indy - May 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 2338

Re: Red GT-E - Mecum Indy - May 2018

I waited a while, and no one else has offered an opinion as to back yard, or Ford made, except for one person. When I look at the photos, photo #3, and I examine the "cuts" for the grill bars, they don't appear to be a cut from a saw blade, as one would expect from a back yard inventor. They look to...
by cobrasc427
Yesterday, 05:34
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: Red GT-E - Mecum Indy - May 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 2338

Re: Red GT-E - Mecum Indy - May 2018

SO, where does that leave us? What is the consensus of opinion on these bars, home made by a skilled mechanic/engineer, or done by professionals for a major ( Ford) auto plant? To be used on hundreds of vehicles?
by cobrasc427
15 Aug 2018, 21:33
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: Red GT-E - Mecum Indy - May 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 2338

Re: Red GT-E - Mecum Indy - May 2018

Well you might be a better person to decide the origin/maker of these bars. BUT to me, the photos show "expert" craftmanship in producing these bars, especially the cut outs on the bar where the "grill" bars are. That's a lot of cut outs/cutting of the bar, and while I might be comparing my ability ...
by cobrasc427
15 Aug 2018, 17:21
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: Red GT-E - Mecum Indy - May 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 2338

Re: Red GT-E - Mecum Indy - May 2018

Great work, and photos too, sure, I would love the dimensions, as I'm sure some others would also.
by cobrasc427
15 Aug 2018, 11:44
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: Red GT-E - Mecum Indy - May 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 2338

Re: Red GT-E - Mecum Indy - May 2018

OK, is that with the owner that I know in Henderson NV, or did he re sell one of the 428's to someone else, and if so, you say it's fixed and ready for paint, where is this car, or is it a secret? Jim's, how unusual, one of the cars was from Ohio I think, as it had a Ohio University sticker on the r...
by cobrasc427
15 Aug 2018, 05:52
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: Red GT-E - Mecum Indy - May 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 2338

Re: Red GT-E - Mecum Indy - May 2018

Jim's, how unusual, one of the cars was from Ohio I think, as it had a Ohio University sticker on the rear window., It was a real rust bucket. Any word on it's progress for restoration? Where in Ohio if it can be told. And strange that he bought back to 2 428's The 427 GT-E was sold to a person in O...
by cobrasc427
14 Aug 2018, 21:24
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: Red GT-E - Mecum Indy - May 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 2338

Re: Red GT-E - Mecum Indy - May 2018

Jim,, Instead of a phone call, what is the word on the 3 GT-E's owned by our Military friend in Henderson NV, believe he was a Capt., lived only 3 miles from my house in Henderson. I looked at the cars, and as I think I told you at the time, there was more metal in my mouth that there was in those c...
by cobrasc427
14 Aug 2018, 12:04
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: Red GT-E - Mecum Indy - May 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 2338

Re: Red GT-E - Mecum Indy - May 2018

That's my point, the cost to produce the grill would be prohibitive for a one off, IT HAD to be MASS produced!, As to me, it doesn't screw on, or bolt on, it's all on cast piece. Just remember this old saying about "what if" What if birds had radios in their asses? ,,,, there'd be music in the air N...
by cobrasc427
14 Aug 2018, 05:08
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: Red GT-E - Mecum Indy - May 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 2338

Re: Red GT-E - Mecum Indy - May 2018

The above is all very interesting and technical, a little confusing, but aren't most therories/summations/conspiracies and conjunctures? In a perfect world and if the Sun Spots that occurred after the 3rd full moon within a month, by passing the Blue Moon, causing extreme Solar Storms to interrupt t...