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    Meet the new Factory Five '35 Hot Rod Pick-Up Truck!



    Ask anyone who knows me and they'll admit that I can't keep a secret very well. Which makes this introduction of our latest Factory Five more surprising that ever. Last year, we introduced our all-new Gen 3 Coupe at SEMA. What I didn't tell anyone back then was that we had already begun work on this new, and very different, Factory Five Truck.

    A year later, we are done with most of the tooling and getting ready to go to production at the beginning of 2018!

    This truck is a new direction for us in a few ways. First of all, it has a bench seat so now you can take your girl along with the dog (joke there). This truck has street-rod cruiser style, but, like all Factory Fives, it has performance in it's DNA and will outrun just about anything on four wheels. The chassis is derived from our proven award-winning '33 Hot Rod.

    I hope you like what we've designed. The truck is debuting at SEMA, and pre-orders can be placed on our website now! Click here for more.

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    Looks awesome Dave. Great job.
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    Love it! Looking forward to seeing it in the SEMA booth Today!
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    She's beautiful, nicely done guys!
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    Wow, really beautiful. Can't wait to see it!


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    Looks great.
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    It will be one of my first stops at SEMA on Tuesday!
    Looks awesome.

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    Link to preorder 35 goes to steel 33. whats up with that?

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    Sorry Tom! Link has been fixed.
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    Definitely will have to stop by FF when itís back in the showroom.
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    Just ordered my 35!!!!

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    Ya baby!

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    Just ordered my 35!!!!
    More of you to follow. Somehow I think you'll always be building something

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    That is totally bad-a**!!!
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    Amazing! - Great work Dave and team.
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    I'll bet a black n tan hound would look good hanging out the passenger side!! And I could put another Hemi in the back for traction! Shotgun stock shifter on an old T-90 would fit the theme...

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    Can't wait to see the pictures of it with fenders, hood, etc....

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    Seems like it has many of the problems with the '33. The running boards will be so low that driving real roads will be difficult. The bed is too shallow to be of much value. With no room behind the seats, where's the storage?

    For those who live in states where windshield damage is likely, the curved windshield will be pricey to replace - I know from experience with my car. I also prefer a gasket around a windshield - it's easier to install. A flat windshield would look fine and be far cheaper to replace.

    At least it appears to have a removable dash.

    While fenderless looks cool, builders should realize that it makes for a trailer queen or a car missing a lot of paint, quickly.

    I'm sure the front suspension works well, but it sure isn't pretty compared to a Kugel.

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    From the look of the 2 rectangular side parts on the side of the bed, it may be easy to add a wood extension to the sides. Does anyone know if it comes with roll up or power door windows?
    Last edited by wallace18; 10-30-2017 at 05:44 PM.

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    Congrats on the order Tom, I cant wait to see the build thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wallace18 View Post
    From the look of the 2 rectangular side parts on the side of the bed, it may be easy to add a wood extension to the sides. Does anyone know if it comes with roll up or power door windows?
    Good question. FFR has sold over 1000 '33 kits and the power window kit still sucks. My '37 has framed windows and came with nothing but a Dolphin brand power window motor. The entire frame area must have a 5/8" wide by 9/16" deep channel for a flexible run channel and properly aligned metal channels with the same dimensions inside the door. I spent as much as 80 hours per door to get that done.

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    Great job Dave! If you are not growing you're dying. Way to open up FFR up to a whole new market of truck lovers. Just amazing.
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    How Exciting To See Another Factory Five Masterpiece Come To Life!

    What's Next?

    SEMA 2018 >>> New Type-65 Based Super Sleek, Super Slick, Super Car
    SEMA 2019 >>> New 35 Hot Rod Truck Based Sedan Delivery
    SEMA 2020 >>> New Type-65 Based Ferrari GTO-250
    SEMA 2021 >>> New 35 Hot Rod Truck Based Two Door Woody Nomad Wagon
    SEMA 2022 >>> New Type-65 Based Daytona Spyder? (Would Love To See This Return)
    SEMA 2023 >>> An 818 Based Porsche Style Mid Engine Speedster???
    SEMA 2024 >>> Hummmmmm?
    SEMA 2025 >>> 30th Anniversary Limited Addition Mark-IV Carbon Fiber Roadster (Unpainted Of Course)

    Thank You, Dave & The Entire Factory Five Team!

    We Appreciate Your Hard Work!
    Last edited by GoDadGo; 10-30-2017 at 07:28 PM.

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    Is the wheelbase 112" ?

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    [QUOTE=GoDadGo;299769][SIZE=3]How Exciting To See Another Factory Five Masterpiece Come To Life!
    Awe, Come On Please!

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    I do have to agree with DaveS53 concerns. I will be waiting for the first 20-30 trucks to be completely built before ordering mine. This will allow for some guidance as to issues that will arise, and what the improvements will be. It will give those who wish to built one a chance to plan for this upgrades. I do find, that once you add on all the "extras", the kit starts to become pricy. I currently built and own my GTM. Love the car, but I had to change and or improve a lot of items. Those who built a GTM know exactly what I am talking about. But having said that, I believe this is to be treated as a new toy, a fun truck to drive. Still looking forward to seeing this truck with full hood and fenders. Can't wait to see what builders put in for a power plant.
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    Looks great guys I can't wait to build
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    Cool idea to make a truck. I am more of a fat tires and fenders guy so I will be anxious to see something along those lines.
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    hmm...door handles are backwards. Again does anyone know what the wheelbase is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vman7 View Post
    hmm...door handles are backwards. Again does anyone know what the wheelbase is?
    They are correct, same handles as 33 but doors are not suicide. So they have to be opposite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallace18 View Post
    They are correct, same handles as 33 but doors are not suicide. So they have to be opposite.
    Trust me, they are backwards. FFR has them going the same way as on the 33, they didn't flip them from driver side to passenger side and vise versa, and they should have.

    Let me elaborate a little on this. All swing type door handles always swing away from the latch side. Driver side for example. The door handle should be swinging down on the left not the right.
    Last edited by Vman7; 10-31-2017 at 06:49 PM.

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    A very sexy pick-up kit.

    I emailed FFR yesterday and confirmed that the pick-up bed in 9" deep....Not nearly deep enough for a bag of groceries.

    So I was thinking of some sort of "woody- like" raised bed sides or chop up an old steel pick up bed and attach it to the frame.
    It looks like there is plenty of usable height wihtout interfering with the rear window.

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    Found some pictures on the inter webs of some '35 Fords with fenders and wood bed rails

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...6681559%29.jpg

    Noticed the door handles is on these pics are opposite from the FFR truck.
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    Last edited by flynntuna; 10-31-2017 at 09:46 PM.

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    I like the truck idea. It looks great from the photos and like others, I can't wait to see it with fenders and hood. I wonder if it will be able to tow? If the bed ends up being a bit deeper to actually throw stuff in back and it can tow at least 2,000lbs or so, then I'll be looking into this one for sure.

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    The Factory Five 35 Pickup is a home run, congrats to the Factory Five team and to all the builders who will be enjoying one of these beauties soon.
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    The truck looks great! The guys at FF did a great job on the design and execution.

    I'm looking forward to seeing a version with full fenders and running boards, and getting some info on the ground clearance.

    I'm seriously considering this truck as my next project. Full fenders/running boards and good ground clearance ("good" = not scraping on speed bumps) will be "must haves" for me.

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    I filled out the preorder, but would like to see the improvements to the '33 that have been previously discussed; roll up windows, ground clearance with running board/fenders, weather sealing.

    Ralph
    Last edited by rponfick; 11-05-2017 at 04:08 PM.

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    I would like to order one too but need a method to raise the ground clearance about 4" higher and make the bed deeper for real use.
    (modified front spindles to raise front end 3" without messing with the suspension might work, lower the mounting position for the rear axle ? then lower truck bed)

    A bumper and the ability to add your own hitch, even if it's for low capacity like a small trailer would be nice.

    Just my 2 cents........I really want to order this kit .

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