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    Finally!

    I just pulled the trigger and ordered my Mk4 base roadster. My heart is pounding and I feel like yelling at the top of my lungs. The next order of business is a body buck. I live near Ithaca, NY and I was wondering if anyone, within 250 miles, has a buck to pass-on, loan, or sell? I can't wait to get started.

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    CONGRATS!!!! And dude... you ordered your kit... DO yell at the top of your lungs!!!
    Gen3 Coupe: BOSS 302/Coyote & T56 Build Thread - https://thefactoryfiveforum.com/show...733#post312733

    Arrival: 6/21/18 1st Go Kart: TBA Registered: TBA Painted: TBA Complete:TBA

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    I would just spend the $100 bucks to build it yourself. A few reasons

    1. It will give you a project to work on while you wait!
    2. I built a rollover type, that could be stored by rolling over the chassis.
    3. Shelves, I made a great shelf that I stored many parts and tools during my build.
    4. You have to go pick it up and haul it back.
    5. I built it out of strand board and 2x4, got the castors from harbor freight for cheap.
    6. Use drywal screws, they are cheap and allow you to take it apart easy if you need to.



    Good Luck man, this will be the blast of your life.

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    Congratulations From New Orleans!

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    Congratulations let the fun begin

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    Quote Originally Posted by liferdog View Post
    I just pulled the trigger and ordered my Mk4 base roadster. My heart is pounding and I feel like yelling at the top of my lungs. The next order of business is a body buck. I live near Ithaca, NY and I was wondering if anyone, within 250 miles, has a buck to pass-on, loan, or sell? I can't wait to get started.
    Congrats!! I just hung by body from the garage ceiling using a couple of kayak hoists. I put a piece of wood between the front and the back of the cockpit to stop it from bowing but it's been up there fine since march.
    Mk4 Complete Kit #9312 ordered 1/27/18, Delivered 3/24/18 - Coyote, IRS, Power Steering, Wilwood Brakes, 17" Halibrand

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    If you do build your own body buck to roll over your chasis make sure it is wide enough to clear when you put your wheels/tires and side pipes on.
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    MK4 complete kit #9059 ordered 1/19/17 delivered 3/23/17, 2015 IRS, Fortes/DART347,TKO 600, hyd clutch, P/S, 12.88 wilwood brakes front and rear, high back kirkey seats, heater/defrost and vintage gauges
    First start and go-cart 4/11/18

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    CONGRATULATIONS FROM THE Deep South!
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    MK IV Complete kit, Blueprint 347, Holley Sniper EFI, TKO 600, Wilwoods, Power Steering, RT turn signals, FFR soft top
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    Go ahead and yell. Start getting your neighbors used to loud noises coming out of your garage at all hours. Congrats and welcome.
    -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. Build Thread: http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...V-Coyote-Build

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    Thanks for all of the support and encouragement. After browsing the digital manual I found the pattern for the body buck. Now I need to know the dimensions for the 2x4 that goes in the cockpit opening to prevent flex during body removal/installation. Thanx to Dan @ FFR for clarification on the order form.

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    I think the current thinking is that the Mk4 body doesn't need an anti-flex 2x4 strut during body removal. The new under-door sections are beefier than previous versions. If you watch the FF videos showing them removing the body, you'll see how much bend they can take without a problem. It's a little tense the first time you do it, then you realize you're not going to hurt anything.

    Also, look through the forum for a new design of the rear body buck profile. It's not a big deal because virtually any support is enough for the body, but in my 2016 version of the manual, the rear body buck profile didn't match the car at all.
    Mk4 #8861 Complete kit. Delivered: 27 Apr 2016, Roller: 12 Jan 2018

    Forte: 2016 Coyote & cover, alternator, engine controls, clutch kit, bellhousing, Moroso pan, TKO600, midshift, 3.55 axle, 190lph fuel pump, Spectre air inlet and filter. Breeze: battery forward and switch, fuel pressure regulator and braided hose, radiator shroud and mounts. Replicaparts: radiator panel, under dash panel, weathertight connectors.

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    Thanks for the info. The digital manual was version 3. I don't know if this the same version as yours.

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    Congratulations from a little down state!! Are you picking it up from the factory? feel free to PM if you need any info

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    Congratulations ��, if you think you are excited now wait till it is delivered, and the first start. Finally when you get it back from the painter. Please remember we are always here to help you blow thru your budget.
    Doug
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    I got one for ya. I am about 30 mile south of Rochester, NY! Just sent mine for paint.
    Chuck Krueger
    MK4 Kit - Picked up 4/5/14, Complete Kit, 3-Link, Wilwood upgrade, Coyote, TKO 500, First Start 7/25/15
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckrueger View Post
    I got one for ya. I am about 30 mile south of Rochester, NY! Just sent mine for paint.
    I replied to your member page, please check it out and get back to me and we can get this underway. Thanx

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