It’s Here!   5 comments

My friend Dennis took these photos of the big delivery on October 9, 2012.

This was a tough delivery for Bob from Stewart Transport, since the delivery day was set right in the middle of a street re-surfacing week. The shipment had to be dragged on the dolly from the end of the street to my house, since the Stewart trailer is 70 feet-plus long, and could not make the right angle turn to my driveway.

Make a note of this and if you are not sure, verify with the Stewart Transport people about what is required (turning radius) to get to your house. I have had large cranes on my street (when a new air conditioning unit was installed at my house), but I think the crane may have been very wide, and not really long.

Another thing to consider is how much room you have to store all the boxes you will get. I received 24 large boxes – enough to fill one side of my two-car garage.

It took me two full days to take inventory of what I received, and I still need to check the “chassis-mounted parts.” Some items are on back-order, and I hope to see them soon.

Here are some pictures of the Big Day, taken by Dennis. The other images of the kit and parts were taken by me.

The famous Stewart Transport trailer with the built-in crane unloads a fresh Factory Five Racing Type 65 Coupe.

The Type 65 Coupe on the dolly at the end of my street.

Bob from Stewart Transport and the first dolly-load of boxes.

Taking Inventory. . .

I used a stack of not yet emptied boxes as my desk while taking inventory. Twenty-four boxes total.

I selected the Auto Meter gauge package from Factory Five Racing for my Coupe.

Beautiful wiring harness kit from Ron Francis Wiring.

I always wondered what that warning sticker said on all the Factory Five Racing hoods.

At the end of the second day, both the Coupe and Prius are in the garage.

The Building Phase begins – soon. Stay tuned!

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5 responses to “It’s Here!

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  1. Got that suspension done yet? You’ve had it for a week now!!

  2. Hello!

    I’m interested in starting my own project with my father but I would like to know if you could Purchase just the fiberglass body without spending 15K plus.

    Thank You

    -Carlos

    • Carlos –
      That would be a question for the Factory Five Racing guys. Best bet is to call them and ask. I am sure bodies and body parts are available to fix crashed vehicles. But you may have to consider this very carefully, since the body fits the chassis – and the chassis is a custom item.
      Factory Five phone is 508-291-3443.

      I recommend looking at the “Basic Kit” and finding a wrecked 1987 to 1993 Mustang. As far as budget – – I have heard of guys getting a Roadster for around $30 to $35k – but this requires very careful planning, assumes some to lots of spare parts on-hand, and a good donor car.

      Visit the 2 Factory Five forums for more info before you do anything – I spent over a year just looking at these cars and ideas. Go to:

      http://thefactoryfiveforum.com

      and

      http://www.ffcars.com/forums/

      Good luck and have fun!

      Wayne

      • Hello Wayne,

        Thank you for your speedy response. I’m currently restoring a 67 Mustang fastback and a 1970 mustang sportsroof. Both are in need of full restorations and although I would love to stay within a budget and we can plan as much as we want but in the end you can’t cut corners unless your happying with the end results. I’m doing research on the factory five kits as they will be an interesting project to do one day.

        Thanks again!

        -Carlos

      • Carlos –
        Sounds like you have some nice projects going on. I owned a 1969 Mustang SportsRoof a long time ago. I had to junk it because the brakes kept failing and the ignition switch, too. The brake problem made me sell it – I was not ready to do that kind of work and because it was a safety issue, I thought it best to scrap it. Sad day….

        Have fun, your restoration project experiences will help you when you start building a Factory Five!

        -wayne

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