Welcome to our Cobra Build Site

This site will document the build progress for our
1965 Shelby Cobra Replica engineered by
Factory Five Racing. This is a no-compromises build
from all new parts picked from some of the top names
in automotive performance.

So Lets Get Started!

Here are just a few of the major brands going into this build.

HERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS

COMPLETE KIT FROM THE FACTORY

NO DONOR MEANS ALL PARTS SOURCED NEW

FORD RACING COYOTE 5.0 MOTOR

TREMEC T56 MAGNUM 6-SPEED

INDEPENDENT REAR SUSPENSION

TORSEN DIFFERENTIAL

WILWOOD BRAKES

POWER STEERING

POWER BRAKES

Latest Posts

Check out our latest posts and follow along with the build process!


New Stainless Headers and Blank Dash Arrived
Factory Five was having a 25% Off Sale this past week, so my wife bought me early Christmas presents: #16267 Stainless Steel 5.0 Coyote Headers...

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Jegs Tubing Straightener
My JEGS Tubing Straightener arrived today. This normally would cost me $219.99 but I got it on sale for $153.99. That is the lowest price...

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Painted the IRS Differential
After I got everything taped up this week, my son and I tag-teamed painting it. While this Differential housing and cover are all aluminum with...

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Prepping the IRS Differential Carrier for Paint
Decided to paint the IRS Differential Carrier after all. Since it’s already installed in the car I’ve got my work cut out for me. This...

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CNC Triple Reservoirs
I just picked up the CNC triple reservoirs off another forum member. Save me some money, and got them for $150 shipped. Two things I’ll...

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GT350 Black Coil Covers
Today I ordered a pair of Ford Performance Black Coil Covers M-6P067-M50BL from the 2015-2018 GT350. I’ll try to experiment with the gray coil covers...

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Painted the Transmission & Bellhousing
I painted my T56 transmission and bellhousing this weekend. To tie everything into my car’s planned color scheme I chose a mix of Ford Red,...

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Driveline Performance and Gear Ratio Tables
I put these tables together to illustrate how our chosen combination of driveline parts will perform. ...

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Build Features

Not a Kit CarStarting off as a Complete Package from Factory Five Racing, this is a no-compromises build from the ground up. All parts were purchased new from Performance Parts Vendors. This is not a Kit Car and no used or remanufactured parts were used in this build.
Old Meets NewThe Shelby 427 Cobra is a legend and an American icon and we wanted to tastefully pay homage to that legacy – maintaining that classic look while bringing the styling up to date. Adding some modern “Restomod” twists to it, this is a Cobra for the modern age.
Modern AdvantagesWhile it may look like an original classic initially on the outside, but as you get closer it becomes evident that this is so much more. Everything underneath the skin will have modern components for performance, safety, comfort, and reliability.

Photo Gallery

Check out the photos and videos in the gallery.


Track The Build

Follow along as we make progress along the way.


Percent Complete
Project Budget
Project Expenses
Hours Spent
ABS
30%
Body
15%
Brakes
80%
Chassis
90%
Dashboard
15%
Driveline
80%
Electrical
15%
Engine
80%
Exhaust
15%
Exterior
15%
Front Suspension
95%
Fuel
15%
Ignition
15%
Interior
15%
Rear Suspension
95%
Shop
98%
Steering
80%
Wheels & Tires
50%
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