Started on Jan. 17 by Jet Jock

2008 Factory Five 65 Daytona Coupe project


Non-donor build. Roush/Alcon 14” front brakes, IRS, Koni coil overs, fuel cell. Should be receiving 18” Forgeline GZ3R wheels, 10” front & 11” rear, in a week. I installed a stock, for now, 5.0L Ford. I started to accumulate the Trickflow package to turn it into a Challenge Spec motor (my next build??). I also installed a used TKO-600, but I need to pull it to trim the Lakewood bellhousing for frame clearance, and to fabricate hydraulic slave cylinder bracket. (Just got the steel and welder)

Latest updates
May 22
Rear wheels

18x11s on the back. Blue is a fuel-cell-dictated front mounted sway bar.

May 22
front wheels

18x10s… look bigger than I expected!

May 22
instrument panel

instrument panel is wired..painted in truck bed liner. Non-structural cross member on trans tunnel cut …

May 22
engine in

firewall & footboxes shown here. I wanted thicker metal for the front & floor of …

May 22
engine & TKO

5.0 for now. I got a great deal on a TKO600 & Lakewood Bellhousing for …

May 22
hatch area

rear hatch aluminum installed

May 22
rear interior

install of rear interior aluminum.

May 22
wheels on


May 03

Finally recovering from a divorce & surgery…did some work over the last few months… floors, …

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Feb. 4, 2011, 9:49 a.m.

14 inch brakes and 18 inch wheels. I guess you're going for the bling and not performance! Those brakes and wheels will weigh a lot more then 12.5 or 13 inch brakes and 16 or 17 inch wheels.

Feb. 10, 2011, 4:05 p.m.

Very, very nice. I would love to build one of these one day. The Halibrand knockoffs look really nice. Some Fikses would also look great on it and be very light. Good luck!

Feb. 10, 2011, 5:26 p.m.

Thanks... chicken hawk? American Racing makes some Halibrand style in 18", but I'm not sure if they'd lose the look with such low-profile tires. They would require spacers to clear the brakes. I'm looking at RPF1s for the track because if the low weight, but I don't care for the look so much. I'll check out the... Fikses? though. It'll be a fun car no matter! I need to update my pictures with the recent work.

Feb. 11, 2011, 9:35 p.m.

Love the Daytona coupe. I agree that the 18 inch wheels with the low profile will detract from what i am sure will be a great car.

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