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FFR-5355 MK-III.
My son & I picked up the kit 18-Mar-2006, registered & driving (in gel coat) July-2006, disassembled-rebuilt-painted & Graduated Feb-2007.

Special Thanks to:
My wife Lorraine, George DeSantis, Rick O’brien, 5.8 Cobra, Redfish, Iski, Splitfinger, Tom Hardin, Mustang CDJ, Mark Reid, Paddles, and of course Bill for the great forum.

Paint by:
Pete’s Restoration, Danbury CT. (Dodge Patriot Blue - B7 / WB7, Arctic White stripes)

Drive train by:
Mike Forte

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The build started off as a standard donor build, however, as I progressed almost all of the donor parts were replaced with new. The only donor parts that remain are:
· Wiring Harness (computer)
· Front spindles
· Engine block, pistons & crank shaft
· Pedal box
· Headlight & signal switches
· Master cylinder & booster

The Details:
5.0L EFI (1989) – Complete Rebuild (300+ HP)
· Edelbrock Performer Heads
· Ford Racing Cobra Intake
· Ford Racing B303 Cam
· BBK 65mm Throttle body
· BBK Headers
· Cold Air Intake
· Emissions Delete
Borg Warner T5 Transmission (new)
8.8 inch differential, 3.73:1 Ratio (new)
5-lug conversion
Powder Coated Frame
FFR 3-link rear suspension
Coil-over shocks
Manual 15:1 Steering rack
Power Brakes
FFR Front Lower control arms
Ceramic Coated side pipes, w/ heat shields
Chrome plated driver’s roll bar
Autometer Vintage gage package
Bullet Wheels (Anthrocite)
FFR Hood Hinge
Over-Riders
Wind Wings & Sun Visors
Southern Rods Heater
Custom Glove compartment
AM/FM/CD - 6 speaker stereo
Dual Peep Mirrors
Back-up Light (Mini Cooper Style)
Single Wiper (driver side)
5-lug conversion (Lincoln rotors)
Tonneau Cover (Snapless)

Thanks for all the help.

Doug

[ March 18, 2007, 01:46 PM: Message edited by: dhungerf - BLUE II ]
 

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near graduate!
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congrats!
 

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FFCobra Craftsman
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Great job Doug! Bet you can't wait for some nice warm weather.
 

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Doug,

Looks great! Good job.

Chris.
 

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Real nice Doug, I'm sure you and your son will spend a lot of quality time driving this summer!

Congrats

Skip
 

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ChickenCobra
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Congratulations Doug ! I'm building 5255 Rd and I don't even have a go-cart yet so I am very envious !
 

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FFCobra Master Craftsman
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Congratulations! Your car looks great, especialy the engine compartment. I'm about to install the same intake and valve covers.
 

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Doug,
You have done beautiful job! I second the request for sunny pics. I know that patriot blue will pop in the sun. Enjoy!!

Greg
 

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Looks great!! Congratulations!!
 

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Doug,

Looks great...lots of good details and mods. Hopefully we'll have an early spring/summer for cruisin'!

Jay
 

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Slowest Builder in NY
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Hey that's a beautiful Roadster.
Congrats Doug.

I picked up my kit the same day you. Lets just say I'm not quite as far along as you are. But I'm havin' plenty of fun!

Good Luck!
Art.................
 
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