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    TheFactoryFiveForum.com support thread

    I hate to ask, but...

    As you all may or may not know, this site's bills are paid thanks to the supporting vendors.

    The vendor prices have not changed from the "Introduction" pricing we set up in 2011, and the bottom line is vendor attrition, combined with a slow migration of vendors to the bronze level (not to mention those who choose not to support the forum but fly under the radar via PM or just post about cars built for customers anyway) is now leaving me short to pay some bills.

    So, reluctantly, I'm asking for a little help from the membership.

    I've had a Subscription page set up for some time now that allows you to donate to the forum through PayPal. We have never really asked for donations before, so this is a first: Would you consider contributing?

    I guess this is where I sell you on the benefits of the forum, but really, that's not necessary is it?

    Current direct needs are $$ for keeping the lights on and paying back a promised trip sponsorship to FFR for a past Fedderson Award winner.

    All contributors get an Icon added above their avatar and access to a Subscribing Member Forum.

    Thanks for your consideration,

    Forum Supporting Membership Page


    FFR 5369 Pin Drive, IRS, Trigos, Torsen, Wilwoods, FMS BOSS 302 "B" cam , Mass-flo. CA SB100 (SPCN) Registered
    Delivered 4/23/06. "Finished" 4/2012 (still not done!)


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    More than worth it, couldn't do this without you keeping the lights on over there!
    Aerodynamics are for those who can't build engines - Enzo Ferrari

    FFR33 coupe #997, ordered 2/20/17, delivered 4/15/17, build thread
    Planned: 350SBC, TKO600, hardtop, no fenders/hood, 32 grill, 3 link, GT500 wheels

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    Done, payment sent!

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    Done. Payment sent. I'll be practically living on this forum while I figure out how to build a MK4.

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    Subscribed - pulled my money's worth out of this forum multiple times over.
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    Done Dave,

    Thank you for all you do.
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    Done deal. Glad to help.

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    More than glad to help! This forum has given me so much support on my build, that I'm glad to give a little back. I can't imagine if this went away.

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    I second the motion to keep the lights on!

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    Happy to continue. Stepped up from bronze to gold.

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    Dave,

    Done deal! Your stuck with me for life now.

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    I (finally) joined up tonight. The benefits of membership far outweigh the cost.

    Also, it was great meeting you at GNRS last Saturday! Thanks for all your work holding this forum together and keeping out the riffraff.

    Keith

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    Done! I'm less than a month into my build and have already received more benefits than the cost.
    Thanks for the great work David, keeping the forum efficient and fun!

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    Agreed, too valuable to not pitch in!

    Thanks for all you do.

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    Done. And thank you for all your hard work David.
    MK4 delivered 2/24/2017. Complete kit #9023,IRS, Power Steering, Leather, heater, 17" wheels, sway bar ft & rr, tremec 600 and Gordon Levy Racing SBF 427. First start and go kart 8/19/2017. Graduated 1/15/2018
    MK4 #9230 complete kit delivered 1/27/2018. IRS, PS, leather, Tremic 600, SBF 427. Graduation 10/15/2018
    MK3 #5253 donor bought unfinished. SBF 331, T5 Trans.

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    In like Flynn. Worth the dollars and you do great work David.
    Kyle

    Complete Kit pickup 09/05/2015, 351w, QF680, 3.55, 3-Link, 15" Halibrands with MT's, Painted Viking blue with Wimbledon white stripes on 03/15/2017.

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    I'm in. Thanks for everything. Joel

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    Jumped on board.
    Build 1: Mk3 Roadster #5125. Sold 11/08/2014.
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    Build 3: Mk4 Roadster 20th Anniversary #8674. 03 of 20. 2015 crate Coyote, 2015 IRS. Legal 04/18/2017. #8674 Build Thread
    Build 4: Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe #59. Gen 3 crate Coyote. Delivered 12/2/2017. #59 Coupe Build Thread

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    I'm in.
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    I'm in!
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    Complete kit / 2015 Coyote / TKO600 / IRS / Wilwood brakes / Mid-Shift mod / Power Steering / Heater and Seat Heaters / RT turn signal / Breeze radiator shroud and mount

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    Done. Money well spent!

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    Done, glad to chip in !
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    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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    Done ... Thanks David for all you do to keep this thing running smoothly.
    Mk 4 Roadster
    October 25, 2012 - Kit Arrives
    April 8, 2013 - Build Starts
    August 23, 2015 - Rolling Chassis/Engine & Transmission Installed
    March 26, 2016 - Go Cart

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    In the spirit of helping, I think we should be inviting any vendors we've been impressed with to become supporting vendors on the forum. I've already invited one and he's considering it.

    Dave
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    Done. Thank you for the forum. For me the car is hard enough to build on its own. Without the help I get here I would be even more con fused.

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    I'm in... Thanks Dave for all the work you do on the forum. And thanks to all the members who have shared so much information about build our dream cars.
    MKIV #9122 Ordered kit 5/24/17 received kit 8/11/17 MK4 Base kit +,First Start 4/7/18, First Go-Cart 4/22/18, In gelcoat, licensed and driving 8/11/18. Coyote gen2, T-56, 2015 IRS 3.31, 17" Halibrand replicas w/Nitto NT555 G2, Withby Motorcars power brake kit W/Wilwood pedals, 04 Cobra front brakes, 15 Mustang rear brakes with mods, power steering. Paint Jeff Miller Da Bat, Lexus Spectra Blue Mica W/Toyota Silver Sky Metallic strips. Build thread: http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...Paul2STL-Build

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    I'm in, payment sent.
    MK4 #9130 , complete kit, arrived 8/10/2017.
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    Thanks Dave for making the forum function. I am only too happy to lend my support.
    I can't believe I built it, and it runs!

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    Happy to help, Just signed up
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    David, Thanks for running this forum, Jim
    20th Anniversary MK4 Roadster, #8752, 18 of 20, Delivered 12/03/15, 1st Start 01/28/2017, off to paint 4/13/2017, Forte 351w/ Holley EFI, Forte throttle linkage, TKO 600/Forte Hyd. Clutch, UniSteer Electra Steering, RT's turn Signals, many Breeze parts, Paint by the Cobra Colorist. Finished on 10/08/2017. 500 mile inspection on 10/21/2017, 3000 mile inspection on 1/14/19.

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    Payment sent, well worth it too! Great forum with a great bunch of guys associated with it.

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    Payment sent. This is a great community, resource for a complex undertaking and its a lot of work to keep it running as smoothly as you do David. Many thanks.
    MK4 # 9181 - Complete Kit - 408 EFI, TKO600, IRS - Delivered 2017-10-06
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    Per hour of time spent on the forum it's pretty inexpensive!

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    I've been lurking here for over a year. Glad I can finally give something back. Thanks to everyone who contributes!

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    Payment sent. Well worth it

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    David,

    How is the fund raising going?

    Is there a target?

    Thanks,

    Carl
    Mk 4 Roadster
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    April 8, 2013 - Build Starts
    August 23, 2015 - Rolling Chassis/Engine & Transmission Installed
    March 26, 2016 - Go Cart

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlewms View Post
    David,

    How is the fund raising going?

    Is there a target?

    Thanks,

    Carl
    Well, I am humbled at the response. Thanks to all for helping out. I've receive some support via PM too so thank you to those folks as well.

    The funding goal has been reached! Your help has allowed me to catch up on bills, put away funds for future bills and give support to folks who help out the community. So thank you again.


    FFR 5369 Pin Drive, IRS, Trigos, Torsen, Wilwoods, FMS BOSS 302 "B" cam , Mass-flo. CA SB100 (SPCN) Registered
    Delivered 4/23/06. "Finished" 4/2012 (still not done!)


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    I'm in. Took a few attempts before my Paypal would cooperate.

    Happy to support the group that makes spending money feel like a moral obligation.

    Thanks Dave for the continued hard work.
    -Steve
    MK IV #8901 - Complete kit, Coyote, TKO-600, IRS. Ordered 5/23/16, Delivered 7/14/16, First Start 8/13/17, First Go-Kart 10/22/17, Registered and Completed 10/18/18. Build Thread: http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...V-Coyote-Build Graduation Thread: https://thefactoryfiveforum.com/show...-Roadster-8901

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    Dave,

    Happy to support. Being new to this all I know this is a gold mine of information and great resources. Well worth every $$.

    Thank you for keeping this up and running.

    Steve
    Mk4 Roadster #9319, complete kit Received 4-10-18. Moser 8.8. 3 Link. Wilwood brakes. Blue Print 427, w Holley 850 Double Pumper, manual Choke, 501 hp with 498 lb-ft torque. TKO 600 0.64 OD

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    Dave, you know I support your efforts but this brings back memories. This forum serves Factory Five as well as members. Can't get over the past so have two concerns.

    Can we get clarification of Factory Five's financial interest in forum ownership?
    Written guarantee that should the forum ever be sold for profit, lifetime supporting members would receive a refund of membership fees.
    MKII "Little Boy". 432CI all aluminum Windsor. .699 solid roller, DA Koni shocks, aluminum IRS, Straight cut dog ring T-5, 13" four piston Brembos, Bogart wheels. BOOM!

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