Well we have been about the Cobra this weekend (so far anyway). Just to get to these stupid upper "A" arm bolts we had to remove the radiator supports, the cooling fan, the radiator hoses, the expansion tank and its mounting bracket, the starter selenoid and wiring and then finally the aluminum engine compartment panels on either side. Then of course we had to crank down the coil over springs (total pain in the backside) and then remove the coil overs shocks. So after playing around with them a bit and making a decision on what we needed to do I had another issue to address. I had not planned to be back this far in the build at least not for sometime, but after getting the motor in place etc. there was a small issue. Well actually a big issue a few hours ago because to address it we would have to had to done all the above before we could deal with it. The issue....? The stance. With all the weight finally in place, even with the coil overs cranked up quite a bit, we still had a very low down, nose down attitude. The whole car had a very nice rake, if it was any car but a Dragonsnake it would be perfect. But those cars all had their noses lifted and although the my car looked very cool, in my oppinion it was missing that stance. After studying the situation for a bit and considering several options we decided moving the upper shock mount down would do the trick and be the least envasive. As you can see above we decided to drop it 1.5" We created a steel template out of 3/8" steel plate to use not only as pattern but a drill guide. We put bolt through it and the original hole. Then aligned it and clamped it in place before drilling the new holes. Then we simply put it all back together. Cranked up the coil overs, installed the wheels and tires and had look see! I am very happy. It was a lot of work but well worth it in the end. AND the cool part is below. After it was all back in place Dad asked what I was going to do with the shock mounts we just made obsolete? Wack them off and round them over? In that moment it hit me and with out even missing a beat I said, nope. I am going to mount a transverse spring right there! It is the exact spot the originals would have been mounted. Of course this one will just be for looks but it will fill the area between the radiator and pulleys that was originally occupied by the cooling fan. Since it got flipped to the front, there is sort a hole there. The spring will fill the place perfectly and give the engine compartment an even more authentic look!