Started on December 1st 2006, Project "COBRA'33" will take
another huge step forward in web based street rod projects.
Project "COBRA'33" will take a 1933 Ford 2-door sedan
and begin a total frame-off restoration. Beginning with only a set of new frame rails, you and everyone else get
to tag along as the guy's at Pro Weld start this awesome build up. The rules are simple, take a car with all the
flair and style of the roaring 30's, and mix it with the modern conveniences and power of today. Sounds simple enough,
but there are several huge issues to deal with. Making it all fit is one.....But making it WORK is the real issue.
points of interest are the Frame, Power Plant, Transmission and Rear End.
Frame: We will
start with two(2) new Frame rails from American Stamping group. From there we will add boxing plates, cross members,
engine mounts, transmission mounts, front ends and a rear axle. All this will be done in real time and presented on
this web site for you to view. The front end has already been determined and so has the rear axle and it's mounts.
Up front we will use a Heidt's Super ride IFS, all polished out and with disc brakes. Out back, will be a Winters
Quick change rear end and a triangulated 4-bar to hold it all together.
We chose to use the Ford 4.6L DOHC Supercharged Cobra engine for this project. It represents the newest engines ford
has, and is loaded with gobs of electronics, horsepower and torque! The main problems here is how to make it all fit
in the the space we have, and how are we going to get all the electronics hooked up and working together with the Ford EEC
Transmission: We chose the Ford 4R70W electronic overdrive transmission,
with it's lock up torque converter. Though we will have to modify the transmission to handle the power, it will
still use all the original Ford electronics and operate like any normal automatic transmission.The Rest....well that's still up in the air, and we will make those decisions as we come
to them. What is different, is many of these undecided issues will be open for your input. We will at times ask
you, the audience what you think and which way you would go. So not only are you watching us build a street car, you
are also helping build that street car. It will be fun, so tell you friends and buddies to tune in to Project