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95BlkBird
04-11-2010, 01:28 AM
I had the HONOR to help a good friend of mine take delivery of his new Factory Five GTM today. I'm so ready to tear into this thing. Car came with an 02 vette donor car that he will be parting out very soon so keep an eye on the classified boards if you need something. This thing is awesome and I will post as many pics of the build as I can supply. The last pic is us saying goodbye to his Shelby :(

#1 GTM and Vette arrive
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv179/jcgs-gtp/gtm1.jpg
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv179/jcgs-gtp/gtm7.jpg
#2 The boxes lol
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv179/jcgs-gtp/gtm.jpg
#3 The Donor
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv179/jcgs-gtp/gtm5.jpg
#4 The GTM in pieces
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv179/jcgs-gtp/gtm4.jpg
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv179/jcgs-gtp/gtm3.jpg
#5 The Manual!
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv179/jcgs-gtp/gtm2.jpg
#6 Saying goodbye to the Shelby
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv179/jcgs-gtp/gtm6.jpg

95BlkBird
04-11-2010, 11:44 AM
Forgot to post the most important part lol
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv179/jcgs-gtp/gtm8.jpg

VF1Skullangel
04-11-2010, 12:34 PM
This is my kind of build. I wish I can come and join you guys. I love kit cars! keep us posted on the pics.:chug::corn:

Kris Mangrum
04-17-2010, 06:14 PM
John whats up. Nice job, thanks for all the kind words. I thank you again for coming over today and help with pulling and cleaning the motor from the vette. Kris

95BlkBird
04-17-2010, 09:36 PM
Man I had a great time and am looking forward to many more Saturdays. Here some of what we did today....


http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv179/jcgs-gtp/cid__downsized_0417001502a.jpg
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv179/jcgs-gtp/cid__downsized_0417001502.jpg

Erik@Lashway
04-17-2010, 09:46 PM
Awesome! We have one of those in the plans- subscribing!

y2k_ta
04-18-2010, 01:12 PM
So did the donor car come from Factory 5 too? That's a pretty cool deal if it did.

Nice Cobra by the way!

sciff5
04-18-2010, 02:43 PM
Its a damn shame I live about 5 miles from factory five and have never been there but my neighbor has a cobra which I've had a ride in a few times

Kris Mangrum
04-18-2010, 07:46 PM
I built the cobra about 3 years ago. It was a vortech supercharged 5.0 with 420rwhp. If was a blast to drive as it weighed 2250lbs. Here is a couple pic's of it.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/krismangrum/12-9-2009082.jpg

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/krismangrum/blower002.jpg

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/krismangrum/misc027.jpg

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/krismangrum/cobra_111.jpg

The gtm kit with ac and options was right at $23,000. The vette was purchased from a place that sells wrecked vettes. It was $6,700. I traded my cobra for both of them. The guy that had bought both the cars never got a chance to work on it. He did not even open the boxes. So he figured this way he could get a car he could drive and I got to build something else. As cool as the cobra was I enjoy the build as much as anything. Thanks, Kris

Some more pic's and a video..

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/krismangrum/blower003.jpg

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/krismangrum/OurPics349.jpg

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/krismangrum/th_cobrafinish.jpg (http://s115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/krismangrum/?action=view&current=cobrafinish.flv)

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/krismangrum/OurPics319.jpg

after I primered and painted it

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/krismangrum/OurPics321.jpg

getting ready for paint.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/krismangrum/phone032.jpg

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/krismangrum/OurPics297.jpg

test fitting the body, I hande made the dash from african babinga wood veneer.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/krismangrum/OurPics294.jpg

Me pulling the motor for rebuilding, getting it ready for boost!!
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/krismangrum/DSCF1534.jpg

black_sheep454
05-04-2010, 01:15 PM
Those gtm cars are killer, good luck on the build

dcazin
05-04-2010, 01:35 PM
they are very cool cars with a ton of power. If you plan on tracking this car - be prepared to tighten up the rear end - they do tend to get a little squirley.

4SFEDZ
07-25-2010, 12:04 PM
What's the latest on this?

Pipelayaz
07-27-2010, 02:18 AM
Nice build...keep us posted!

dans96ss
08-25-2010, 12:10 PM
just seen my first one the other day.very coool ride!