This Factory Five Kit Is One Engine and a Transmission Short of a Complete Build

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Over the past month, we explored together the world of the Blue Oval as part of our Ford Month coverage. We’ve seen everything from brand new cars and trucks to the ones the carmaker used to build, but also tons of Ford-branded custom projects.
Particularly exciting are the hot rod kits supplied for those planning to assemble their own Fords in the comforts of their own garages. We’ve already talked about the two partial kits offered by a Massachusetts-based shop called Factory Five, Stage 1 and Stage 2, but now it’s time for the whole shebang, the complete kit as it’s called.

Stage 1 gives people access to chassis and suspension parts, while Stage 2 is all about the body itself, the interior, and the trim. Each of them is priced at $9,990.

The complete kit bundles both of them together, and for $19,990 offers everything a builder would want in a single package, from the jig-welded tube frame and chassis to the front grille, windscreen, and badging.

The package includes complete suspension front and rear, complete brake, steering, and fuel systems, the doors, trunk, and all the required hinges, among others.

Important to note is that there are more than a few ways to customize the kit, with parts of different makes, and you can learn more about that at this link.

The only things that are missing are the engine and transmission. Technically, the powerplant that can be lowered inside the hot rod’s bay can be either Ford's 4.6-liter or 5.0-liter Coyote, or Chevrolet's SB and LS engines. There is also another option, drop-in powerplants called BluePrint Engines.

Also not thrown into the mix are the fuel pump, wheels and tires, and battery. The kit comes with no paint on, so it's up to the buyer to decide what road to go down on in this respect.
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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