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Bought a Terminator with a 5 speed.

Discussion in 'Driveline' started by TrevorR90, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. iwhine03

    iwhine03 Banned

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    wha about the top?? did anyone mention that? im going to tell u straight up op: i just "cloned" my 01 vert to a terminator and it look nearly the same as this car. my top looks exactly the same. i thought the terminator tops were much blacker and a different material besides?
     
  2. WhiTriCobra

    WhiTriCobra PDP Established Member

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    +1, it's an 03 cobra that the previous owner switched some parts on the fly. If that Engine bay tag was from the original owner, it has his name on it, try to look him up and ask questions.
     
  3. Bdubbs

    Bdubbs u even lift bro? Established Member

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    I agree, it would be nearly impossible to just swap out vin# and not have the DMV catch it. Especially if the carfax came back clean with similar mileage as stated from the dealer. Did the carfax come back with a clean title?

    To the OP do you have any other documentation, build date, # of cobra, ect?
     
  4. STR8JAKT

    STR8JAKT Tis but a Scratch Established Member

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    This car was on ebay from the same guy all last winter even up till april when i bought mine. Back then i think he was asking 15,500 - 16k
     
  5. 19COBRA93

    19COBRA93 Tire shredder Established Member

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    According to the VIN it's absolutely an '03 Cobra. It is not a 10th though. It originally came with light grey seats, the machined 5 star cobra wheels. It's listed as black (correct). The top is correct, it's just dirty.

    It's legit, but someone's done some "customizing".

    Hope you got it cheap.
     
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  6. 19COBRA93

    19COBRA93 Tire shredder Established Member

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    Build date 09/11/02
    Cobra#1307
    VIN:1FAFP49Y23F319719
     
  7. Tifosi2003GT

    Tifosi2003GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    The vin# is a 2003 Cobra per ford
     
  8. Bdubbs

    Bdubbs u even lift bro? Established Member

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    Looks legit, are there any other hidden vin tags on these cars?
     
  9. 19COBRA93

    19COBRA93 Tire shredder Established Member

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    Stamped on the cowling under the dash. You have to pull the dash to see it though. That's the only other one I know of. There might be a buck tag in the front, but I might be thinking of the foxes.
     
  10. Root1022

    Root1022 100 Shot, 1 Kill Established Member

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    Pull the dash? You mean its not sitting flush with the spot in the windsheild? Could of been an interior swap...I would be leary of that man
     
  11. sneakysnake03

    sneakysnake03 SVT Established Member

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    Well If you havent seen the car then how do you know it has a 5 speed in it the dumb car salesman probably doesnt have a clue if it is a 6,5, or 4 speed in the car.
     
  12. Root1022

    Root1022 100 Shot, 1 Kill Established Member

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    did you read the thread? lol his brother drove it home
     
  13. Black Talon

    Black Talon KnightOfTheOldRepublic Established Member

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    It is indeed a 03 Cobra.




    My question is why the hell would you buy this car?
     
  14. 1wild-horse

    1wild-horse Relax! I'm a Doctor! Established Member

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    uh oh, long warrany history report. AZ car, had warr. trans. work @ 18953 mi. looks like she had a kinda rough life, but originally had a six speed. legit according to ford.
     
  15. FromGTtoSVT

    FromGTtoSVT 10 years later,still here Established Member

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    I really hope you got that car for under 15 grand...otherwise....I am sorry.
     
  16. bubblehead93

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    you don't know its a T-45, could be a tko500 or tko600, you'll really have to look under the car - built 5 speeds are much cheaper than built t-56s.
     
  17. 19COBRA93

    19COBRA93 Tire shredder Established Member

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    Eh?

    The VIN is not part of the dash. It's riveted to the metal cowling at the base of the windshield for all to see. The VIN is also stamped into the sheetmetal of the cowling under the dash. You won't see this unless you pull the dash out and inspect the sheetmetal cowling behind the dash (not the dash itself). The VIN is also on the information label on the drivers door jamb (shown in the pictures).

    This car is clearly a Cobra. Verified by the VIN shown in numerous pictures. It has all the Cobra parts. Aside from the 5 speed, which was obviously swapped in at some point, why does anyone think it's not a cobra?
     
  18. SVT03Chris

    SVT03Chris NASM Personal Trainer Established Member

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  19. WyoTechMSA

    WyoTechMSA Rampage Skeet Hen Established Member

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    Theres no way thats a t45, how much other shit would have to be changed to make a t45 work in that car? Cause I know putting a t56 in my car which originally had a t45 was not as simple as, unbolt t45, install t56.
     
  20. mblgjr

    mblgjr Pay Attention Boy! Established Member

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    I can't believe nobody has said this.

    Instead of asking your brother if it was a 5-speed or not...

    As him the location of Reverse.

    Ask if Reverse is "over and up" being full right and forward; 1-position over from 5th gear.

    OR

    Is Reverse "over and down" being full right and pull back; 1-position over from what he thinks is 4th.
     

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