Type 65 Coupe Base Kit: $17,990

The Factory Five Type 65 Coupe base 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. This is the most affordable way to build your Factory Five 65 Coupe. You can also purchase selected parts and assemblies brand new to customize your base kit.

What You Get


Complete jig-welded tube frame. 95” wheelbase chassis. Includes all mounts ready to accept small block Ford 302 and 351 engines and Ford running gear from 1987-1993 Mustangs and 5.0L Coyote.

• Optional powdercoated in gloss black
• Includes full roll cage and SCCA style rear crossbar in cockpit


Hand laid 3/16” laminate composite body includes hinged nose, main rear clip and doors with hinged glass rear window. Made with high-quality vinylester resin.

• Driver and passenger doors with molded door liners and DOT door latches
• Front nose with hinge kit; includes gas strut supports, fasteners, and under nose body mount supports
• Original style molded-in hood bump and fog light recesses
• Rear main body section comes with separate rivet-on rear spoiler
• Includes secondary body fasteners
• Adhesive backed foam weatherstrip
• Body mount fasteners
• Engine bay and rear trunk area seal, push on rubber bulb seal
• Rubber hood and hatch bumpers
• Includes adjustable door hinges, latches and fasteners
• Includes an opening vintage rear glass window with hinge, struts, and vintage latch with fasteners
• Includes glass front windshield (DOT safety glass - windshield and hatch)
• Optional side window, air scoops, and framed sliding side windows

Chassis Aluminum Panels:

Includes over 20 precision CNC cut, pre-formed 6061-T6 aluminum panels for cockpit (floors, trans cover, and footboxes), rear trunk area, and engine bay/firewall/splash guards.

• 1,200 pre-packaged rivets; 1/8” and 3/16” short and long
• Complete cockpit aluminum with pre-formed footboxes, floors and transmission tunnel; includes speedo cable block-off plate and trans harness block-off plates, as well as aluminum dash with cut-outs
• Engine bay aluminum assembly with aluminum radiator duct surrounds and splash guards
• Complete aluminum trunk area

Front Suspension:

Includes high-quality KONI™ brand mono-tube, rod-end, coil-over shocks, adjustable tubular upper A-arms with ball joints, and adapter brackets. Front suspension comes ready to use Mustang lower control arm/spindle and brakes.

•KONI coil-over shocks with coil-over kit, springs, and fasteners
• Adjustable upper control arms with ball joints and fasteners
• Grade-8 mounting hardware
• Factory Five spindles and fasteners

Rear Suspension:

Our standard 4-link rear suspension option include rear axle brackets, fasteners and axle straps to mount your Mustang 8.8” rear solid axle and brakes. Comes with KONI™ brand high-performance mono-tube, rod-end shock absorbers, and all hardware required for installation

We also offer two other optional rear suspensions. The 3-link rear suspension includes:

• Adjustable upper link bar
• Adjustable panhard bar
• Forged aluminum lower control arms
• KONI coil-over shocks with coil-over kit, springs, and fasteners

Or select our 2015 Mustang independent rear suspension option includes:

• Welded tubular steel IRS frame
• Upper and lower control arms with bushings, grease fittings, and fasteners, powdercoated gloss black
• Left and right IRS toe adjustment arms with rod ends and fasteners, powdercoated gloss black
• KONI coil-over shocks with coil-over kit, springs, and fasteners
• Right and left CV axles
• Rear wheel studs
• IRS e-brake cable adapter
• Differential mounting components, bushings, and fasteners
• Driveshaft adapter for manual cast iron center section

Brake/Fuel Lines:

Base kit comes with pre-flared brake/fuel lines, (3/16”, 1/4” and 5/16”) and fasteners to use OEM style fuel tank and system. Includes polished vintage Aston LeMans 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”) with unions, barbs, hose clamps and high press flex lines and fasteners
• Aston LeMans style polished aluminum fuel cap with integral pressure cap, gaskets, ground strap, fuel hose to tank with 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 with aluminum boss, center section and Factory Five Racing badge.

• Lower steering shaft with 1987-1993 rack adapter (3/4”-36 spline)
• Upper steering shaft, spring washer and fasteners
• 14” vintage wood and aluminum steering wheel with boss and FFR center section and fasteners
• Steering bearings and hardware, including flange bearing, pillow block bearing and fasteners

Complete Cooling System/Parts:

Electric cooling fan, thermostat, relays and mounting kit with hardware. Cooling system also includes stainless steel hoses, and all necessary fasteners.
• Electric cooling fan, high flow 16” puller, with mounting kit and connectors
• Aluminum radiator, in-line filler neck and pressure cap
• Radiator mount kit and fasteners
• Stainless steel radiator hose kit includes adapter kit, fasteners and hose
• Overflow tank with cap, hoses, hose clamps and mounting hardware
• 185 degree thermostat, switch and wiring

Misc. Engine Accessories/Side Exhaust:

Exhaust/Mounts: The Type 65 base kit is configured to accommodate the Ford 289, 302, 351W, or 5.0L Coyote 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.
• J-pipe exhaust, bare steel with rubber hanger brackets, gaskets and fasteners
• Alternate drive pulley, spacer, pulley wheel and fasteners
• Air filter, conical
• Custom length fan belt
• Universal accelerator cable assembly includes cable, return spring and retainer

Gauges and Dash and Electrical:

Assembly: Base kit includes gauges, and parts to adapt Mustang wiring harness. The Base Coupe kit also comes with an authentic style dash, indicator lights, switches, and horn.

• Type 65 Coupe style aluminum dashboard with fasteners
• Red, green, blue dash indicator lights
• On/off switch, horn button, flasher and connectors

Complete set of 6 Autometer brand electronic gauges, with connectors, terminals and installation kit. Includes the following gauges:

• Speedometer
• Tachometer
• Oil Pressure Gauge
• Water Temperature Gauge
• Fuel Level Gauge
• Voltmeter

OR select optional:

Complete set of 7 vintage FFR Replica gauges with connectors, terminals
and installation kit includes:

• GPS Speedometer, reverse read
• Tachometer
• Oil Pressure Gauge
• Water Temperature Gauge
• Fuel Level Gauge
• Voltmeter
• Clock

Interior Accessories:

The 65 Coupe kit comes with all the interior accessories you need. Authentic seats, door latches, toggles, rear view mirror, and more complement the dash and gauge assembly for a full interior that is period correct. Check out this full list of standard parts and assemblies:
• Authentic style Coupe bucket seats, black vinyl with fasteners
• 5-point Simpson brand harnesses
• Emergency brake boot, black leather
• High-quality fabric headliner
• Interior rear view mirror with fasteners
• Stainless steel shifter handle, shift knob, boot, polished ring and fasteners

Exterior Accessories and Lighting:

Along with the goodies on the inside of the car, the Coupe is period correct on the outside. Check out the standard exterior accessories that come with the Coupe base kit.

• Authentic license plate light and bracket with fasteners
• Aluminum mesh vents for nose/sides and rear brake ducts on tail
• Ceramic FFR nose badge
• Polished side view mirror, original style
• Original style headlamps (DOT) with buckets, halogen headlamps, trim rings, wiring pigtail, adjustment screws and fasteners
• Lexan headlight covers and fasteners
• Front turn signals, original style small amber indicators
• Rear turn signals, red LED rear tail-lights

Electrical Parts and Assemblies:

• Battery tray, J-bolts, cables and hold-downs with fasteners
• Battery cable; pre-cut, pre-assembled 4-gauge positive cable with terminal covers
• Insulated line clip hardware and fasteners
• Cable ties, wire loom and flex grommeting

Complete Pedal Box Components:

Leaving the Mustang pedal box behind, the complete Coupe kit utilizes a Wilwood brand pedal box with fasteners and all the required parts
• Wilwood pedal box and hardware
• Master Cylinders clutch quadrant, clutch cable, firewall cable adjuster, fasteners
• Accelerator pedal and accelerator cable. return spring and ball stud retainer
• Brake line adapters and T-fittings

Ford 302 Engine Accessories:

All parts to install a 302 Ford engine in your coupe:
• Alternate drive pulley, spacer, pulley wheel and fasteners
• Air filter, conical
• Fan belt, six rib


More than 1,500 top quality zinc plated and stainless steel USS and SAE fasteners, numbered and packed individually by assembly.

Type 65 Coupe Assembly Manual:

Bound assembly manual that is over 200 pages long.

What You Need

Major Parts from ‘87-’93 Mustang

• Engine and transmission
• Driveshaft
• Ford 8.8” rear end with quad-shocks, brakes, springs and control arms
• Mustang front and rear brakes

Minor Parts from ‘87-’93 Mustang

• Steering rack with factory ignition
• Ford EFI computer and wire harness
• Mustang fuel tank and fuel filter


• Wheels, Tires, and Paint

Optional 2015 IRS Parts Needed
  • 2015-current Ford Mustang manual transmission center section, spindles, and brakes.



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