roadster coachwork is reinforced at strategic points for extra
strength. All the hinged components (doors & decks) are double-skinned
to add extra strength and rigidity and a "factory-finished"
appearance to your roadster. The splendid shot above was captured
by Backdraft owner Tom Paquin of Beaufort, South Carolina.
Tom's photo above is hotlinked to a MUCH
LARGER view of a this maroon roadster.
each of Backdraft's hotlinked high-resolution images on this
opens in a new, "temporary" window; just click it closed
to return here.
After meticulous preparation, the body shell is sprayed using
PPG paint. The body receives a show-quality clearcoat before
it's buffed and ready to be fitted to the chassis. This 3/4 rear
shot was captured by Backdraft owner Bill Littleton of Burlington,
Above: the image
of the red Backdraft roadster above is hotlinked to a larger,
alternate view of this car. Photos by Bob McClurg.
Chassis. The chassis
is constructed from top grade 2" X 4" rectangular
steel tubing. The chassis is gusseted with steel plates in several
areas to add strength to high stress areas. The final phase of
the chassis building is completed when it's powder-coated, thus
enhancing the overall appearance and helping to protect your
car to help ensure a long life for your investment.
Steering. The car
comes standard with a rack & pinion system. The car can accommodate
a power assisted steering on special order.
The front suspension has cast lower wishbones with a coil-over
strut. We also use a stabilizer bar to further refine the car's
The car utilizes a full IRS (independent rear suspension), system
with a centrally-guided multi-link, two track control arms and
one longitudinal arm. The rear suspension is fully-adjustable
and also comes with 3-way adjustable shocks.
Brakes. Power disc
brakes all 'round. Ventilated discs in the front and solid discs
in the rear provide excellent braking.
Above: the cockpit
and engine photos above are hotlinked to high-resolution
images so you can see the details close-up. Photos by Curt Scott.
Wheels. The wheels
are a 'Halibrand'-style aluminum bolt-on pieces. They come in
15" as standard; you can upgrade them to 17" as an
Cockpit. Your interior
comes fully carpeted with a top-grade carpet and overlay mats
as a standard feature. The seats, door panels and dash panel
are all covered in a top-quality cowhide. The driver's side seat
comes standard with a adjustable seat slider fitted. The interior
is not only functional, it is also very comfortable; your BackDraft
roadster can accommodate a "taller" (in excess of 6-foot),
driver and passenger. The interior is completed with VDO electronic
Stainless steel headers & sidepipes come as standard equipment.
These are custom-made; you have the option to order them ceramic
Rollbar. The car
comes standard with a driver's-side rollbar, which bolts directly
to the chassis. This is a fully-functional 3-piece unit:
Above: the image
of the Backdraft rollbar above is hotlinked to a closeup
view of a
red roadster's fender vent and sidepipe. Photos by Bob McClurg
and Curt Scott.
General. The crate
car comes with an aluminum radiator fitted with dual cooling
fans. The hood (bonnet) has stainless rivets pre-fitted to resemble
the original 427. A tunnel-mounted handbrake lever with an aluminum
handle is fitted as standard equipment.
tuned. This is just our initial foray onto CobraCountry. We'll
with more information, pages and photos over the coming weeks
BackDraft's Reg Dodd. Give me a call at:
West Industrial Ave., Bay 103
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426 U.S.A.
fax (561) 739-5126
"The 10 Golden Rules for Selecting and Purchasing a Cobra
featured in "The Complete Guide to Cobra Replicas."
Cobra and BMW/Bayerische Motoren Werke are registered
Backdraft Racing is not connected to holders of these
Copyright Notice -
2002-2009 by Crown Publishing Company, Inc. Alle Rechte vorbehalten.
All rights reserved. ID-encrypted images. Protected under both
U.S. Federal copyright law and international treaties. No part
of this work, including text, images and computer code, may be
reproduced or copied in any form or by any meanselectronic,
graphic, digital or mechanical, including photocopying or information
storage & retrieval systemswithout the express prior
written permission of Crown Publishing Company. "CobraCountry.com"
and "SideWinder Search Engine" are trademarks of Crown
Publishing Company, Inc.