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    "Aftermarket" parts for the Roadster

    Starting to get prepared to do a build and just wanted to get a list of must-haves or nice to have extras, ex. Russ Thompson turn signal, Moog / Howie ball joints, Breeze battery mount, etc.

    Thanks for any info on the parts, whether they're just time savers, nice upgrades or just for aesthetics .

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    Oh Ben...you know not what you've done As if these guys here need any help spending your money even when they aren't asked now you're inviting them to empty your wallet ON PURPOSE You've opened the floodgates so hang on

    Jeff

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    There are a lot of great aftermarket parts, it depends on wants and budget.

    Breeze Automotive - the list is endless. Seat angle frames, radiator cowl, front battery mount, radiator fan shroud kit, heavy duty shocks, billet side view mirrors, any number of connectors, side pipe flanges, etc.

    Mike Everson at Replica Parts - He has some nice stuff that he mills. He has trim plates for windshield, roll bars and seat belts plus other items.

    Russ Thompson - Turn signal as you mentioned.

    Mike Forte - Any and all parts to enhance engine.

    Finishline - They have some nice stuff and I sourced my 427 shifter and chrome quick jacks from there. The risk you take now though based on what I have read is poor service and slow delivery times. You will not experience this with the others above.
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    Here's my list of the things I'd recommend - get that credit card ready!

    FFMetal: "blank" trans tunnel cover that is thicker than what FFR ships
    FFMetal: under floor battery mount (if you aren't doing IRS or prefer an engine compartment battery mount available from Breeze)
    Breeze: Fan shroud, fan top & bottom mounts and cowl cover, seat mounting system, power steering lines, side pipe wedges, Terry's mirrors
    Boig: Cool tubes
    Gas-N: Side pipes
    CobraHeat: Seat heaters
    Mike Everson (Replicarparts): Trunk support
    Finishline (not a supporting vendor): Shift lever, Cobra emblems, seat belt bezels, quick jack grommets (front)
    METCOMotorsports (not a supporting vendor): Drive shaft safety hoop

    Set up an account with McMaster-Carr for all the miscellaneous fasteners you are going to want to buy

    There are many more that I bought one thing here and there, but this is the main stuff.
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    It probably goes without saying, but as you do your build you will find yourself changing your mind about what you want. I have regretted purchasing stuff too soon more than once.
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    I can't tell you what you will want or like, but here's a list of what I did from my graduation thread last year. https://thefactoryfiveforum.com/show...d-Circumstance

    A couple of things I have 2nd thoughts about, but just about everything I'm happy with.
    If Brute Force doesn't work, you're not using enough of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by delta0014 View Post
    Starting to get prepared to do a build and just wanted to get a list of must-haves or nice to have extras, ex. Russ Thompson turn signal, Moog / Howie ball joints, Breeze battery mount, etc.

    Thanks for any info on the parts, whether they're just time savers, nice upgrades or just for aesthetics .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kleiner View Post
    Oh Ben...you know not what you've done As if these guys here need any help spending your money even when they aren't asked now you're inviting them to empty your wallet ON PURPOSE You've opened the floodgates so hang on

    Jeff
    Ha, it is fun spending other people's money...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boat737 View Post
    I can't tell you what you will want or like, but here's a list of what I did from my graduation thread last year. https://thefactoryfiveforum.com/show...d-Circumstance

    A couple of things I have 2nd thoughts about, but just about everything I'm happy with.
    That is quite the list, thanks. Might have to print that out to go through it.

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    Thanks for all the info.

    I don't want to get too far ahead of myself, but I've been reading / skimming through a lot of builds and it just seems that some things are mentioned in a majority of them. Wanted to get an idea of all of them, for time saving / budgetary / and just something to do until the kit is delivered.
    Last edited by delta0014; 08-14-2019 at 01:41 PM.

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    Here is my list of "must haves".

    Boig Cool tubes.
    Russ Thompson turn signal.
    Russ Thompson accelerator pedal - if you don't need fly by wire.
    FF Metals below trunk battery mount - weight in the rear where these cars need it.
    Heater and heated seats - Note that I live in Florida and still recommend both.
    Fan shroud - easy and fun to make your own. Or you can buy one ready to go.
    Drop trunk - easy and fun to make your own. Or you can buy one ready to go. Less fun on a completed car, but still no big deal.
    Metco drive shaft loop.
    Power steering
    Serious tires
    Passenger roll bar. Yes, they look better without one. Wifes, girlfriends, other friends look better with a head on their shoulders. Track instructors also require one.
    Roll bar trim rings.
    I am a fan of Wilwood brakes. I autocross and occasional track day. But, I would have them for the street too.
    Sun visors and wind wings. For actual wind control. They really help bubble the wind around you.
    Front quick jack grommets, especially if you are putting a front nudge bar (hoop) on.
    3 or more Autocross events. This should be a legal requirement for owning one of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avalanche325 View Post
    Here is my list of "must haves".

    3 or more Autocross events. This should be a legal requirement for owning one of these.
    Maybe in my younger days. But right now, 500+ HP, 500+ Ft/Lb. torque... Hmmm... That car is WAY more car than I am driver. I'm man enough to admit it. Pretty sure most, if not all, of my racing days are behind me.
    If Brute Force doesn't work, you're not using enough of it.
    Basic Stuff: MK4 Complete Kit #8439, Wilwood's, 17" Halibrands. Extra Stuff: Stainless brake and fuel lines, Breeze cooling, Battery mount, SS Roll Bar. Old Fart Stuff: Heater, Seat Heaters, Footbox Fresh Air, Stereo, Keyless ignition, Power Steering, Hyd Clutch.
    Young & Dumb Stuff: 427w Dart, TKO600, 3 link Moser M9/Ford 9", 3.5:1, Eaton TruTrac Posi. Graduation Thread

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    I'm a 1st builder, and I'll chime in with my "Must haves"... (Coyote power)

    Breeze angle seat mounts, front battery box, cubby-hole conversion, radiator mount, shroud
    Russ Thompson's turn signal & dropped trunk kit
    Upgrade side louvers (FFR or Finishline)
    Passenger roll bar (if so inclined)
    Heater kit (FFR)

    These are parts that need to be incorporated into the build process, many of the other accessories can be added afterward/during... the above need to be part of the build process.
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    Seat heaters. Many on here get cobra heat, Forte sells them.

    And just go ahead and buy everything that breeze and replica parts has to offer, you will eventually own it all anyway...
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    I initially focused on bigger ticket items that I knew I wanted and that had to be incorporated into the build. Everything thing else can come later unless you need to powder coat. You will change your mind on certain things and doing it that way might save you some dollars on unwanted items that you purchased up front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boat737 View Post
    .... 500+ HP, 500+ Ft/Lb. torque... Hmmm... That car is WAY more car than I am driver. ..
    That's the point. Most people don't know how to handle a high powered, light weight, short wheel base car. No matter how much they think they are Mario Andretti. And you won't learn the limit of a Cobra on the street and live to tell about it.

    We have a couple guys in their 70s. One of them is crazy fast no matter what he drives. He has an MR2, a 69 Vette, and a 63 Vette. He won the 1972 IMSA GTO championship in the 63. Get back out there!

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    Another vote for the trunk cubby by Breeze. If you want to add a lockable door for the cubby get one of these:

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    Yes on the Breeze cubby for storage.

    Also, radiator hoses and tube kit - upper and lower. Not a fan of the supplied stainless steel radiator hose kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swwebb View Post
    Also, radiator hoses and tube kit - upper and lower. Not a fan of the supplied stainless steel radiator hose kit.
    This reminds me. Lower radiator support. I believe that is another Breeze item.

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    Quite the list so far....

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