Customer Phil Beadnell from Arizona Graduates FFR Mk4 Roadster Build!

Congratulations to Phil Beadnell from Arizona on graduating his Factory Five Mk4 Roadster. Build started September 2020, completed and registered January 2022. An advocate for the Factory Five Forum, he gives thanks to those on the forum and says, “it is a really great source of knowledge. I always found it reassuring to know that whenever I ran into a roadblock, there were always others out there who had the solutions.” Phil built his Mk4 with BluePrint Engines 306CI Crate Engine, 15” Halibrand wheels, heater, power steering, 3-link suspension, front sway bar, a fully sound and heat insulated interior, and much more. The paint is Ford Viking Blue and Stripes are Toyota White. More details on his build specs below.

Base kit:

Powder coated chassis

3 link suspension

Body cut outs

FFR seats

15” Halibrand style wheels

Power steering


Stainless steel side pipes

Drive Train:

Blueprint Engines 306 ci efi 391hp crate engine

Transmission TKO 600 5 speed

Holley fuel injection

Moser 8.8 diff

MSD distributor/ignition

Hydraulic clutch


Center rear view mirror

FFR carbon fiber dash with glove box

Russ Thompson turn signals

Relocated emergency brake

Thermo Tec insulation in interior and trunk

Footbox fans

Driver’s seat adjuster

Seat heaters

Stainless steel dead pedal with headlight hi/lo foot switch

Cruise control

Oil pressure warning light

Fuel pump anti theft kill switch

Passenger grab bar

USB and accessory power points

Wiper / washer switch

Volkswagen hazard switch

Memphis Bluetooth radio

Waterproof Rockville slimline speakers

Rear fuse panel

Trunk courtesy light and door operated switch

Storage cubby

Trunk lid 60lb gas springs

Upholstered door panels


Side wing mirrors

1 3/4″ roll bars

Roll bar trim rings and grommets

Factory Five wind wings

Factory Five sun visors

Factory Five carpet kit

Paint Ford Viking Blue; Stripes Toyota White

Truck bed liner on underside of body and outward facing aluminum panels

Engine Compartment:

Firewall brought forward 1”, upgraded to 1/8” thick aluminum

Fan shroud

Radiator adjustable mounts

Battery forward box

Pegasus Racing radiator stainless steel mesh protection

Mechanical throttle linkage

Windshield washer reservoir and pump

3/8” fuel supply and return lines

Breeze offset bump steer kit