Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
January 1, 2008
Photos By: Courtesy Of KR Performance & Restorations
The KR Performance & Restorations crew is getting close to squirting some fabulous Ford colors on our Roadster. Bob Roeder and Aaron Kester even displayed their handiwork to date at their Mustang club's local show. We bet the Roadster was quite the attention getter, even without its topcoat.

In the last installment of our project series (Oct. '07), we barely got a taste of the talent that the crew at KR Performance & Restorations had to offer on our Factory Five Cobra (FFR) replica project. With just a week or two to get some work on film before our deadline, Bob Roeder and Aaron Kester had time to perform only a few basic body prep steps and start on our hidden trunk-hinge upgrade installation.

This month, the KR Performance & Restorations staff had plenty of time to get some serious work done on our project. The FFR body has improved over the years, and the Mk III piece shipped with our Roadster kit needed minimal work to get it looking good. Besides the work needed to get the body straight and ready for paint, we had the KR guys add a few popular upgrades that will take the FFR body to the next level, giving it the look of a real aluminum body instead of a fiberglass one. These extra steps are optional, of course, but as we all know, it's the extra steps that separate the good car builds from the great ones.

At this rate, our Cobra replica will be getting color in the next installment and should be on the road by the end of the year (it's September 2007 as we write this). There's hope we'll have the completed project at the '08 Silver Springs Mustang & Ford Roundup in Ocala, Florida, just weeks away from when you get this magazine in your mailbox. We hope you'll come see our project in person.

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