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    Should be a breeze compared to getting a carry permit in IL!!
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    You need to rent those boys out!

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    Well, well, well- it looks like we may be moving someplace warmer, Florida!
    I had to call the IL office and withdraw my application. Will have to finish it down there
    Life is short, so start living it.
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    There's a bunch of guys here in Florida, Where exactly are you coming down to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenWilkinson View Post
    There's a bunch of guys here in Florida, Where exactly are you coming down to?
    Jupiter
    Life is short, so start living it.
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    I have 2 wonderful long time Factory Five friends in Jupiter; John Phillips and Richard Bailey. Pretty much rank #1 and #2 on the list of the world's greatest guys Both have owned & built a number of FFRs dating back to the very beginning (I always used to tell Dave Smith that John was responsible for selling more of his cars than anyone who didn't draw a paycheck from FFR). I'll hook you guys up when you get there. Also my wife and her horses spend every winter just about 15 miles north in Stuart and I visit frequently so we'll for sure make it a point to get together when I'm there.

    Best of luck to you and your boys on this new adventure!

    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kleiner View Post
    I have 2 wonderful long time Factory Five friends in Jupiter; John Phillips and Richard Bailey. Pretty much rank #1 and #2 on the list of the world's greatest guys Both have owned & built a number of FFRs dating back to the very beginning (I always used to tell Dave Smith that John was responsible for selling more of his cars than anyone who didn't draw a paycheck from FFR). I'll hook you guys up when you get there. Also my wife and her horses spend every winter just about 15 miles north in Stuart and I visit frequently so we'll for sure make it a point to get together when I'm there.

    Best of luck to you and your boys on this new adventure!

    Jeff
    Wow, thanks Jeff! I don't know anyone down there, but now I know couple people
    I will sure keep in touch.

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    Martin
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    I'm building a 65 Coupe and live in Tequesta, a small village just north of Jupiter. My car is at Whitby's in North Carolina awaiting paint. Contact me when you get settled in.

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    It's done! The officer came this morning, took couple pictures and drilled/riveted VIN plate in my PS box.
    https://thefactoryfiveforum.com/show...ion-in-IL-PASS!!

    I was expecting that we would do some functional checking, lights, horn, safety...nope.

    (it was raining and I ordered a hand windshield wiper from Amazon. Didn't even ask if I have one. I guess IL doesn't require one.)

    Car is registered as 1965.

    Now waiting 7-10 days to get the title and plates.
    Life is short, so start living it.
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    Congrats! That's awesome it was that easy and you were able to get it done before the move
    Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe builder

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    Welcome to Florida. Jupiter is a nice place. Quiet and affordable. Maybe all us Florida guys will hook up sometime in the future on a cruise of some type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broku518 View Post
    Hello there!

    I am a widowed father of 3 boys, ages 3, 5 and 7 years old. My wife passed away last year from cervical cancer. I am hoping to build this car with my boys, coworkers and friend along the way. I would love to have my wife here, but can see now, life is short. No more dreaming about things, start living and doing!

    I always wanted to have a sports car of some sort. I have been pretty frugal in my life and just dreamt about building a Cobra. This year I started looking at some older cars, like Fiat 124, MGM midget or Porsche 911. But then I realized and asked myself a question - "What car would really make you tickle?" I would be Shelby Cobra 1965 for sure!
    So I dropped plans on purchasing anything else. Did some research and placed an order with Factory Five this month. Also called Mike Forte and placed an order there.
    I really like this forum with many helpful hint and tips. Thanks!

    Here is what I am getting:
    MK4 Complete kit
    17"/front 9"/back 10.5" wheels
    +Appearance Package FREE

    from Mike Forte:
    SB FORD DART 347 TURNKEY ENGINE PACKAGE carburated
    manual TKO600
    3.55 8.8 REAREND
    REAR DISC 11.65" KIT

    I already spend some time and build the body buck. I am also talking to Al_C user and going visit his place this weekend. Very excited!

    So this is for now.....more to come.

    Thanks,
    Martin

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    I edited your title.

    Ray
    Sorry to hear about your loss, I have been away from this forum since last sept cause of a house purchase. Getting back to it now. Where in Florida are you going to be. I am in a small town called DeBary, halfway between Orlando, an Daytona Beach.
    Baghdad Bob

    Complete Kit ordered Feb 2009, Delivered July 2010, serial @ 7287, Power Brakes, Power Steering w HEIDTS Valve, Hydralic clutch, 15" Wheels, BFG Tires, 331 stroker w Edelbrock Performer RPM Heads, Edelbrock Performer Air Gap Intake and Quick Fuel 650 carb. IRS w 3.27, TKO-600. FFMETAL Firewall Forward, FFMETAL Dropped Battery Box in Trunk, Enlarged Passenger footbox, Breeze Cubby storage, Breeze Seat Brackets, Herbs Door Panels.

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    So my plates showed up in the mail today, yeah!!! I am legal now

    I did some totally unnecessary trips to random place, like get groceries and gas.

    Wonderful drive and I can't wipe the smile off my face!
    Life is short, so start living it.
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    Congratulations!!!

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    Wow! Looks like you were so excited you parked the car on the ceiling

    Congrats Martin!

    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scubasommer View Post
    Congratulations!!!
    Thanks Jimmy! Hope everything is well with you and your build will be fun.
    Life is short, so start living it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kleiner View Post
    Wow! Looks like you were so excited you parked the car on the ceiling

    Congrats Martin!

    Jeff
    Thanks Jeff! I still have couple cosmetic things to do...and then it is all yours! To work your magic!
    Life is short, so start living it.
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    Approaching 500mile mark. So far so good! Car is steady, fast, and loud

    Couple things I learned the last couple of weeks:
    - It isn't easy to order Starbucks
    - Very thankful that I did the trunk mod. I can do Costco/groceries trips!
    - I find every excuse to drive the car.
    - This isn't commuter car, but I am still in denial
    - I may have ~410HP, but I am only using ~120HP
    - Make sure to lock the door while driving, the DO open wide!
    - The sun screen and hat is a must!
    - Manual steering is a work out while parking.
    - I haven't done any more work on the car.

    Boys did some custom paint job and hand prints!






    Last edited by broku518; 07-10-2018 at 07:52 PM.
    Life is short, so start living it.
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    Ive got loud exhaust on my truck, and my solution to #1 is I pull up to the window and shut it down. Only way I can order or pay tolls without shouting or the person in the window choking on fumes.

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    I don't know if you are down south yet but welcome to Jupiter! Its a great place to live and raise children. Let me know when you get down this way and i can show you some nice places for a ride west of town, we have 12 months of good driving weather too. Quite a few cobras around here.
    Terry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyguy561 View Post
    I don't know if you are down south yet but welcome to Jupiter! Its a great place to live and raise children. Let me know when you get down this way and i can show you some nice places for a ride west of town, we have 12 months of good driving weather too. Quite a few cobras around here.
    Terry
    Hi Terry,
    I am still in Illinois, moving out in 3 or 4 weeks.
    Life is short, so start living it.
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    Love the "paint job"!
    Started dreaming of a Cobra around 1987
    Purchased Complete Kit 6/9/2017, Delivered 9/4/2017, Rolling Chassis 3/30/2018
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    Hello!

    Finally here in Jupiter! What a place, really nice place and wonderful folks around here, blessed.

    Last edited by broku518; 08-24-2018 at 11:11 AM.
    Life is short, so start living it.
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    Doing some much needed improvements. This trunk mod is pretty slick, I was afraid I may have to cut the rod and have a less height, but didn't have to. It was pain to add the retaining pin without dropping the gas tank, but couple curse words and it was right in there.

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    The way is closes it appears like it wouldn't go under, but with a small nudge it is right there!

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    done, this is how it looks when trunk is closed. Done!
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    Last edited by broku518; 11-05-2018 at 10:30 AM.
    Life is short, so start living it.
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    Also worked on my safety gear, got this 1.4lb Halotron canister. I tried couple location, but found this to be the most practical, easy to reach and stable.

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    Life is short, so start living it.
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    My first 1/4 mile run, great experience, room for improvement. Practice makes it better, have fun!

    https://thefactoryfiveforum.com/show...ile-run-DID-IT!

    Life is short, so start living it.
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    delivery date: 10/31/2017, first start 2/24/2018, title and registration passed 6/22/2018

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