FFR Mark III Base Kit : $12,990  

The Factory Five Mk3 base kit is the best selling Cobra replica in history. The kit comes with all of the parts you need to build your car except for running gear from a 1987-1993 Ford Mustang donor car. You can also use parts from 1995-2004 Ford Mustangs.

The Mk3 base kit is the most affordable way to finish your Factory Five. You can also purchase selected parts and assemblies brand new to customize your base kit.

  • What You Get
  • What You Need
What You Get:

The Mk3 Base kit gives you everything you need to build your car, except for parts taken from a 1987-1993 donor Mustang. You can also use parts from 1994-2004 Ford Mustangs if you choose. We also offer many of the Ford Mustang parts brand new, for those who choose to select only certain Mustang donor parts.
Here’s a list of what comes standard in the Factory Five Racing Mk3 Base Kit.


Complete jig-welded original style 4” round tube frame. Includes all mounts ready to accept small block Ford and 1987-2004 Mustang running gear. Kit can be ordered to accept a wide variety of engines/suspensions.
Includes three-point roll bar, powdercoated gloss black to match frame
Includes mounts to accept passenger side roll bar.


Hand laid 3/16” laminate composite body and panels made with vinylester resin.
Driver and Passenger doors with new molded door liners
Hood with new molded hood liner, and centered hood scoop
Trunk with new molded trunk liner and improved mount face for license plate light.
Includes secondary body fasteners assembly.
Adhesive backed and foam weatherstrip
C-channel door edge trim and fasteners
Plastic end caps and body u-nut fasteners
Trunk and engine bay seal, push on rubber bulb seal
Rubber hood and trunk bumpers
Includes multi-adjustable door hinges with bronze bushings and kit w/fasteners
Includes vintage trunk hinge kit, hinge support plates and fasteners
Includes competition hood pin set with mount plates and fasteners.
Includes original design quick-jack competition bumpers w/stainless steel sleeves and fasteners.

Chassis Aluminum Panels:

Includes over 40 CNC cut, pre-formed 6061 series aluminum panels for cockpit, trunk, and engine bay.
1200 pre-packaged rivets1/8” short & long, 3/16” short & long
Complete Mk3 cockpit aluminum with optional block-off plates and patch covers
Engine bay aluminum assembly with aluminum nose sections and splash guards
Aluminum trunk lid liner has been replaced by molded unit

Front Suspension:

Includes high quality Bilstein brand mono-tube, rod-end, coil-over shocks, tubular upper a-arms with ball joints, adapter brackets and all grade-8 mounting hardware. Front suspension comes ready to use Mustang lower control arm/spindle and brakes.
Bilstein brand high performance mono-tube, rod-end shock absorbers
Coil-over kit for Bilstein dampers including spring hat, threaded seat and 500lb. black powdercoated performance springs
Adjustable upper control arms with ball joints and fasteners
Grade-8 mounting hardware.

Rear Suspension:

Mk3 base kit includes rear axle brackets, fasteners and axle straps to mount your Mustang 8.8” rear solid axle and brakes. Comes with all fasteners and hardware required to install.

Brake/Fuel Lines:

Base kit comes with pre-flared brake fuel lines, (3/16”, 1/4" and 5/16”) and fasteners to use OEM Ford Mustang fuel tank and system. Includes polished vintage Aston Martin flip top gas cap, integral modern fuel pressure cap and adaptor kit. Fuel lines, connectors, filler neck and fasteners
Pre-flared fuel lines (1/4” and 5/16”) w/unions, barbs, hose clamps and high press flex lines and fasteners
Aston LeMans original polished aluminum fuel cap with integral pressure cap, gaskets, ground strap, fuel hose to tank w/fasteners.

Steering Kit:

Steering adapter kit to utilize Mustang steering rack includes upper shaft, pillow blocks, flange bearings, fasteners, lower shaft and u-joints. Features a collapsible column, Vintage wood and aluminum steering wheel w/aluminum boss, center section and center section badge.
Lower steering shaft w/’87-93 rack adapter (3/4”-36 spline)
Upper steering shaft, spring washer and fasteners
14” Vintage wood and aluminum steering wheel w/boss and ceramic F5R center section and fasteners
Steering bearings and hardware, including flange bearing, pillow block bearing and fasteners

Cooling System/Parts:

Electric cooling fan and mounting hardware, extensions for radiator hoses, and all necessary fasteners.
Electric cooling fan and mounting kit w/connectors
Radiator mount kit and fasteners
Stainless Steel radiator hose kit incl. adapter kit, fasteners and hose
185 degree thermostat switch and wiring

Misc. Engine Accessories/Side Exhaust/Mounts:

The Mk3 base kit is configured to accommodate the 5.0 or 4.6L engines. Kit comes with alternate drive pulley assembly, oil filter relocate kit, and exhaust assembly to adapt Mustang engine and headers to vintage side exit exhausts.
4-into-1 Side Exhaust, bare steel w/rubber hanger brackets, gaskets and fasteners
Oil filter relocate mount with fittings, hoses, barbs and fasteners
Spin-on engine block adapter
Alternate drive pulley, spacer, pulley wheel and fasteners
SB Performance air filter, conical
A/C replacement pulley kit and custom length fan belt* with fasteners.
Accelerator Cable Assembly: includes the cable, return spring and retainer.

Electrical and Gauges/Dash Assembly:

Base kit parts are included to adapt Mustang wiring harness and EEC IV computer. Kit comes with components to build your car with an authentic 427 street style dash. Complete assembly comes with covered aluminum dash, dash buttons, toggles and indicator lights, switches, and horn.

Battery Box and Relocation Kit: Trunk mounted battery box, cables and hold-downs with fasteners.
Battery ground strap
Insulated line clip hardware and fasteners
Cable ties, wire loom and flex grommeting
Mk3 pre-cut 427 style aluminum dashboard w/fasteners
Padded dash cover, black vinyl w/dash buttons and toggles
Dash indicators, Red, Green, Blue dash lights
Mustang gauge conversion kit with machined bezels, spacers, wiring extensions, fasteners and lenses.

Complete Interior Accessories:

The Mk3 Complete kit comes with all the interior accessories you need and want. Authentic 427 seats, door latches, toggles, rear view mirror, and more, create a full interior that is period correct. Check out this full list of standard parts and assemblies.

Authentic 427 roadster metal framed seats, black vinyl w/fasteners
5-point Simpson Brand H-harnesses. 3” wide driver and passenger, frame mounted w/fasteners
Complete cockpit carpet set, black all-weather
Emergency brake boot, black vinyl
Authentic interior rear view mirror w/fasteners
Original MGTF door latches, fasteners and leather check straps
Authentic chrome shifter handle, shift knob, boot, polished ring and fasteners
Original style rear view cockpit mounted and side view/flank mounted mirrors.
Authentic 14” wood and aluminum steering wheel with polished aluminum boss (listed in steering assembly), and F5R ceramic center badge.
Covered aluminum dash with all dash buttons, toggles and indicator lights.
Mustang gauge conversion kit with machined bezels, spacers, wiring extensions, fasteners and lenses.

Exterior Accessories and Lighting:

Along with the goodies on the inside of the car, the Mk3 base kit is loaded with the right exterior parts and trim.
Authentic Chrome-on-Brass vintage windscreen, tinted with side bars and fasteners. DOT safety glass compliant
Authentic 427 three-lock set including T-trunk handle, L-shaped hood handles, matching keys, cam wedges, fasteners, latch pin sleeves and plastic end cap
Authentic license plate light and bracket with fasteners
Authentic 3.5” Aston roller gas cap, polished cast aluminum with adaptor kit and all fasteners.
Competition hood pins.
High quality laser-cut aluminum side louvers.
Ceramic F5R badging nose and tail
Original style headlamp assemblies, including buckets, halogen headlamps, trim rings, and fasteners (DOT approved).
Original style British front turn signals, amber and red twin filament rear tail-lights (DOT on all lighting).
Original style Quick Jack bumpers

Pedal Box Components:

Utilizing the Mustang pedal box, we supply you with pedal box adapter kit, fasteners and accelerator cable, pedal capture, return spring and ball stud retainer, w/fasteners.

87-95 Mk3 Roadster Assembly Manual:

Bound assembly manual that is over 200 pages long.


Over 1500 top quality zinc plated, chrome and stainless steel USS and SAE fasteners, numbered and packed individually by assembly.

1996-2004 Mustang Donor Cars:

Owing to the complexity of different Mustang parts from 1987 to 2004, we have two simple packages that address these parts differences. Basically, all the kit parts that we provide are interchangeable except for a few items. Customers who use Mustang parts from 1996 to 2004 get a few extra parts and don’t need some others. Parts identified in the preceding list with an asterisk * are replaced with the following parts for customers using 1996-2004 donor cars.

Ignition Switch: Includes the key, switch and electrical connectors to use with 96-04 parts.
Brake Hydroboost Mount Assembly: For customers using 96-04 Hydroboost brakes. Includes tool.
96-04 Radiator Mounting Assembly
4.6L Oil Pan and Transmission Mount Assembly: The later model oil pans are too low.
Fuel Filler Tube Assembly and Radiator Hose Assembly
A/C Eliminator Bracket Assembly and Air Filter Mount Assembly
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What you need:

Parts Needed to Complete your Mk3 Base Kit

The Mk3 Base kit is “Donor Capable”. That means you already have all the parts that you need, providing you have a 1987-2004 Ford Mustang. Here is the exact list of Ford Mustang parts that are needed. If you are using parts from a single donor car, expect to pay from $500 to $3,000 for the entire vehicle. If you source the parts separately, buying some parts new and some used, expect to pay a bit more.

Here’s a list of the parts you will need to complete your Mk3 Base kit.

Major Components/Parts 1987-2004 Ford Mustang

Engine and transmission assembly
Ford 8.8” rear end assembly w/quad-shocks, springs and control arms
Ford front and rear brake assemblies, w/master cylinder
Ford front wheel spindles and lower control arm

Minor Components/Parts 1987-2004 Ford Mustang

Ford radiator and cooling fan shroud
Ford Mustang steering rack (w/factory ignition for 87-95 cars)
Ford EFI computer and wire harness (or use aftermarket)
Ford fuel tank, and fuel filter
Ford emergency brake handle and pedal box



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