who's owned a GT500 or even 03/04 Cobra? Thinking about going back to a SN95

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  1. MIKE93SVT

    MIKE93SVT Member

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    hey everyone,

    I'm back. after building my last sn95, I took a break from cars to start our family. it's been a couple years and I found a project to get my feet wet. it's a 2010 GT500 affectionately named the "Beater GT500" because it was previous wrecked, poorly repaired and I'm fixing it the right away. I'm also installing cams, ported blower, all supporting mods, shaving the engine bay, etc. I paid 15k for this thing and will be 22-24 into it with all the mods done and chassis fixed.

    The car will be sick when it's done, but I just can't get my old 95 GT out of my head. I spent 3 years building that thing into my dream car and nothing will compare.

    So as luck would have it, a 95 GT with 50k original miles popped up locally. white with black interior. It's everything that my car was when stock with half the miles. I'm going to look at it this week.

    long story even longer: am I nuts for selling this GT500 when it's done and starting over with a stock 95 GT?

    The car would get the same engine bay treatment as the old one. Wire tuck, shaved, but even more attention to detail to make it a master piece. single turbo setup and a great set of wheels. interior will stay stock except for a seat upgrade. it will stay a street cruiser. I'm trying to justify this plan, but it seems crazy to most people

    What say you?

    thanks
    Mike


    here's the build thread for the beater if you're curious:

    http://www.svtperformance.com/forums/showthread.php?1117782-Build-thread-Saving-a-GT500

    and here's the old car

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    chris91 Well-Known Member

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    You're nuckin futs... LoL

    What's the deal with the 03/04 Cobra in the title?
     
  3. MIKE93SVT

    MIKE93SVT Member

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    haha

    it's somewhat comparable to the shelby. drivetrain wise anyways. totally different platform in handling and creature comforts, but the mod motor setup, blowers are similar, etc. so if someone has had one of those, they could have an opinion as well

    Mike
     
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    Youre nuts, even loving the sn95.......gt500? Heck yea. I think for alot of us a termi is a dream car lol. Here's an idea, keep them both :headbang:
     
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    Irs ftw. I think the terminator will hold value more than a 2010 gt500 since it's not the 5.8
     
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    Having driven numerous times a 600hp Whippled Terminator I would have to say they are bad machines. Throw in the IRS and it's exactly what I want in a daily driven street car that can lay the smack down when needed.
     
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    no way I'm buying an 03/04 cobra unless it's wrecked and I swap it all into a fox or 94-98 car.

    I just hate having something that's the same as the rest. my 95 was unique and was the best thing about it IMO.

    that's why I put cams in the shelby and shaved the engine bay (still working on it) because nobody else does that. but it's so plane jane on the outside and interior. just blends in with the rest and I don't have the budget to go all out on this thing. my toy fund is empty for the most part after doing all the mods on it.

    would be nice to bank roll the profit on this car into the 95 and go crazy with a twin turbo 408w and a magnum 6 speed.

    Mike
     
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    Then why ask us if you should buy one?...lol pointless to ask that question then. Just put the gt500 parts into the sn and call it a day
     
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    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    GT500 swap in the 95 is the right thing to do :)
     
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    Just got done reading through your build thread.......man i cant believe im saying it but id keep it lol. Thats going to be a sick car. My vote for paint.....comp orange!
     
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    haha, I've considered it numerous times. but I'd be shopping for a 96-98 if that was the plan.

    thanks. CO would be a cool color, but I'm a sucker for plain old white.

    the more I think about it, the more I need to just stay the course and see how the car is when done. it was stock before I tore it down and they're supposed to be a whole new animal with the mods I've got. having both is what would really make me happy, but I'm not shipping three cars back from hawaii. stationed down here for another 2 years.

    Mike
     
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    Thats what id do. Navy? Marines? Thanks for your service brother!
     
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    Thank you. Army. 5 1/2 years till retirement! can't believe how fast it's gone

    Mike
     
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    This is going to come out of left field but I used your plastic welding technique to repair a few items recently.
     
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    Sn95 no if ands or buts. I see vipers more than clean sn95s.
     
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    awesome! Was worth the write up if it helped one person.

    right! Tried to go look at it today but he's in Honolulu and couldn't meet till 5:30. Would've been hell in traffic. Try another day

    Mike
     
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    Good luck with it! I love sn's which is why im here but those gt500's are really really nice. Out of the newer styles them and the 13/14's are some of my favorites.
     
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    I too say why not both?

    If the GT500 wasn't in such great shape I'd say swap the drive train into the '95. But you've done way to much work to the GT500 already to justify that.

    Now if you could sell the GT500, buy the '95, then find a GT500 drive train to swap... :3some: