Period-Correct Shape, Made Correct. Period.
The body shape of the Factory Five Mk4 is extremely accurate, benefiting from (and a direct descendant of) two original cars: CSX 3042 and the late Dick Smith's famous #198, CSX 3035.
The Mk4 Composite Body
The composite body is a one-piece, hand-laid vinylester part that is engineered to complement the strong steel and aluminum chassis, which provides structural support. The hood, doors and trunk have molded liners and come complete with hinges and pre-drilled mounting holes. The body shell is laminated to a thickness of 3/16” all around, with a .015” red gel coat outer finish.
The composite body is shipped pre-assembled to the frame. The parts are unfinished (requiring bodywork). Panels are CNC router trimmed.
We know molding. Since 1995, we’ve built and shipped more than 11,000 body shells and over 40,000 body panels, and built more than 100 complex molds and tools.
“Station to station at Factory Five, it is clear that quality principles are in full force.”
Craig Fitzgerald | Editor, Hemmings Muscle Machines