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Rustang351c
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From: Watkinsville, GA, USA
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 07-24-2001 08:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang351c        Reply w/Quote
I'm trying to make some decisions about my next project. Was trying to get an idea about the best cobra kit for the money, and what it would cost.

Has anyone built one of those "Factory Five" kits? Sounds like a good idea. I'd like to get it as complete as i could without having to pay like $35K like for a "Superformance" car.

Thanks for any input. Russ

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Russ
86 Capri 5.0
69 Stang Fastback 351c

unklshu
Gearhead

Posts: 682
From: San Bernardino, Ca
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 07-24-2001 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for unklshu        Reply w/Quote
I had a buddy at work who built one, I believe he paid appr. 10k for the kit he had to buy the engine and trans and have it painted he also opted for the global west suspension. I think he told me that off the top of his head he paid around 28, 29k total.

joe

JAAZZY
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Posts: 918
From: Bay Area, CA
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 07-24-2001 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY        Reply w/Quote
Just last month there were two almost complete ones in the Diablo Dealer newspaper. I think if you look around you could find a used one that is mostly complete that people must sell for financial reasons. It saves you like 50% over what thy paid.

66351stang
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From: sayville,newyork
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 07-24-2001 04:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66351stang        Reply w/Quote
my cousin built a factory five kit, 5 years ago, paid 9,995.00, buy the time he got done he had almost 25,000.00 total into it.. better off buying a particaly done one or just buy a good used one with all the toys..

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jkilroy
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From: Vicksburg, MS
Registered: Dec 99

posted 07-24-2001 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy        Reply w/Quote
I think the factory five kit is the best engineerd kit available. There are also more of them driving around and a large group of owners out there willing to offer advice and even help in putting you kit together.

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Jay Kilroy
68' Fastback GT 390
"No such thing as a cam thats too big"

mellowyellow
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Posts: 8198
From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 07-24-2001 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 66351stang:
my cousin built a factory five kit, 5 years ago, paid 9,995.00, buy the time he got done he had almost 25,000.00 total into it.. better off buying a particaly done one or just buy a good used one with all the toys..



Buying a done vehicle is usually a better deal! I see them advertised in FOrd Trader, etc. and it's not hard to see that many are losing a lot of money. They can really be a money trap. There's a co. that I would be cautious about and that's "Street Beasts". They're a reorganized co. after pulling a Hank Snow {I'm movin' on!} and leaving a lot of people Sh*t Outta Luck!!! The name's different but it's the same group!!

Rustang351c
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From: Watkinsville, GA, USA
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 07-23-2001 02:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang351c        Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the suggestions guys. Buying a partially completed FFR (factoryfiveracing) kit from an individual sounds like a good idea. Where all would you check for something like that? I'm in GA. I'll search for; "Diablo Dealer" (never heard of that), Ford Trader (like the auto trader I presume) Any other ideas on looking.

Good idea, would just have to make sure I got all the screws! (1500 I think the info said)

Thanks

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Russ
86 Capri 5.0
69 Stang Fastback 351c

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