Tag Archive: Factory Five Racing

Mar 02 2013

Factory Five/Summit Racing Mk4 Build (Part 4): Body Prep and Fitting Trim

In part three of our Factory Five Mk4 Roadster build, we covered assembly of the 427-cubic-inch 351 Windsor and installation of the drivetrain. Now we direct your attention to prepping the Mk4’s shapely fiberglass body for paint. Body shops and car builders agree that when it comes to painting, it’s all about the prep work. …

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Nov 15 2012

Factory Five/Summit Racing Mk4 Build (Part 2): Rear Suspension

In our first installment on Summit Racing’s Cobra Project, we covered in general the scope of the buildup, and then got down to the details on installing the front suspension and steering rack. With the front end basically done (except for brake lines and alignment, which we’ll cover later), we next proceeded with assembling the …

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Oct 18 2012

Factory Five/Summit Racing Mk4 Build (Part 1): Front Suspension and Steering

When Summit Racing chose to a build a Sixties-style Cobra roadster, focusing solely on the past was not an option. This project not only captures the sound and fury of a classic muscle car, but also benefits from decades of development in automotive technology. Everything on the chassis, from the frame rails to the custom …

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Jul 18 2012

Mk4 Anatomy, Part 1: A Closer Look at the Summit Racing/Factory Five Mk4 Roadster

OK, we’ve had several people ask for the specs on the Summit Racing/Factory Five MK4 roadster project. You ask, and we deliver—sort of. In today’s post, we’ll show you what the guys at SKJ Customs received from Factory Five as part of the kit. We’ll give you the rundown of what Summit Racing used to …

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Jul 02 2012

It’s Alive! More Summit Racing/Factory Five Mk4 Spy Photos

The guys at SKJ Customs in St. George, UT aren’t messing around. Since we last updated you on the Summit Racing/Factory Five MK4 project about two weeks ago–back when bodywork and engine assembly were in full swing–the project has been fully assembled and painted. You can look back at our original Factory Five Mk4 post to get details on the …

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