"This build has been one of the
most fun experiences of my life!"
This website is designed as a journal
for the build project of FFR1003892RD, the first production
Factory Five MKIII Roadster to be on the road & street
My journey started at the 2002 Turkey Run
in Daytona. A few months prior, my good friend Humberto
& I were tossing around the idea of me building a Cobra
and I might be able to see some at the Turkey Run. Well,
that's where I saw my very first Factory Five Cobra up
close and personal. It was love at first sight! From that
moment on I knew I just HAD TO build one. I spent the next
year doing research, planning, and just downright annoying
my loved ones & friends with this new addiction :)
February 2004 my order for a new MKIII
was in at factory Five. This was prior to any MKIII's even
being close to shipped.
I received FFR1003892RD on 4-13-04 via
Stewart Transport. Began working immediately and went on my first ride in the car
(minus body) on 6-27-04. The car was on the road &
street legal 7-16-04.
When I first began this project I would
write in a journal once a week about the steps of the build
that were completed during that week. This system lasted
about 2 weeks :)
I found that it was much easier to simply
take photos as I went along building the car. Then, once a
month I dumped the photos from my digital camera into a
folder labeled with that month. I have hundreds of photos,
here you will find a collection of just some of the
highlights of the build.
I did a lot of planning prior to
receiving FFR1003892RD and it all paid off with a very
smooth build. That preparation, as well as the extremely
high quality of the Factory Five product is what allowed me
to complete the car without any problems.
I would like to thank the wonderful
members of the FFCOBRA.com forum for all their support and
knowledge along the way. They were an incredibly valuable
resource for this project. The amount of knowledge in that
forum is absolutely astonishing.
I'd also like to thank my fiancÚ, Liana for
sticking it out and for supporting my dream of building and
owning my very own Cobra. Thanks to Red and Dre for lending a hand
whenever I needed it and for your enthusiasm throughout my
Anyway, thanks for visiting my website
and if you have any questions please do not hesitate in
emailing me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I can also be found at FFCOBRA under the
Thanks for stopping by!!